This is my first watercooling setup. I plan on placing the order this weekend. I have all my desired parts picked out, though i feel like im missing something. Being as its my first venture into this, can anyone help me figure out what else i need to pick up or suggestions. Below is a screenshot of my cart from Frozencpu.
I plan on a single loop cooling an Intel i5 Lynfield (1156 socket) in an HAF 932.
I liked the idea of dropping all Swiftech in there and the parts seemed to be all high rated from multiple sites of read reviews from.
Swiftech Apogee HD CPU block
Swiftech MCR320-XP 120mm slim radiator
Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev. 2
Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Water Pump
Primochill 1/2 ID x 3/4 OD tubing
Primochill Base High Purity Deionized Water - UV Pink
What would be a good res to grab instead? Because if its due to mounting capability or aesthetics, that's a non issue. I personally like the way it looks and I have really solid idea of how I'm going to mount it. Now quality though, that's an issue!
And a few dumb questions...
I'm going to need thermal paste still, right?
Does the rad come with 3 120mm fans or will I need to pick those up as well? If so, fan sugesstion?
Scythe AP 15s
That's just a few.
You will still need thermal paste to mount the cpu block, but I'm pretty sure it will come with the waterblock, check to be safe though. I don't remember what specific things people didn't like about that rad, maybe someone else can elaborate more.
I want color per say. Noob thought process here, but I figured I would get clear tubing with a colored coolant. That way if I wanted to change the color I could just drain it and add a new color.
Though the way it seems, is if I wanted to do that, I'm better off changing tubes instead of gunking up my whole system?
I have. Must have skipped the small kill coil part, thank you. If I'm adding a biocidal do I still need the silver?
Or should I use one over the other? If so, what's the better of the 2?
I figure I would be safer using a solvent type solution than adding a piece of metal to the inside of my tubes. Feared I might somehow mess it up. But im sure I can safely add a drop of water to more water lol.
Don't let amuffin scare you that much lol. Most coolants are bad, but to date no one has found issues with Mayhems and they've been tested. I did a ton of reading before getting it myself and I'm satisfied so far. If you want to stick with distilled water and killcoil just get feser colored tubing then.
Yeah as nice as aurora is avoid it, it isn't meant for regular use but only for taking a rig to a show/exhibit (bizarre lol). That's why I said stick with either their X1 (which is more see through and like standard coolants) or Pastel (which I like more, it's opaque)