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December 17, 2012 4:47:22 PM

Hello, I am considering watercooling for the first time and would appreciate some help with the parts needed. I would prefer to buy parts seperately rather than a kit.

I have a 2500k which I will Overclock
Coolermaster cm 690 ii advanced
Gigabyte p67 ud4 be rev
Gtx 660ti

Only cpu will be watercooled

Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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a c 190 K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 4:53:59 PM

First stop is the Watercooling sticky up top,
this will help you define a few points yourself and generate further questions we can help with,
Don't throw kits off your list just yet, some awesome loops have started from a simple kit, mine included,
and the sticky covers the good manufacturers, and which to avoid,
you can purchase components but we'd like you to educate yourself first as to why you are making a particular choice I.e. xxx radiator over yyy,
It also makes it a lot easier in the long run for you as a W/c owner :) 
Moto
December 17, 2012 4:55:14 PM

Ok cool, I will read sticky, Thanks!
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a c 190 K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 4:59:17 PM

No probs, I'll check in as I can (nightworker) but the US guys are normally on around 23:00UK time so they may pop in as well
Moto
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 5:02:58 PM

Yes, please read through the sticky as much as possible...several times if possible. There is a lot of data in there.

Let us know what questions you might have after doing that.
December 17, 2012 6:39:40 PM

Thank you very much, I will read through properly!
December 17, 2012 7:02:22 PM

Having had a good read through, I think a kit may be best stating point as I guess I can tinker and change bits as I learn more.

The shop im getting parts from sells this "OcUK Tech Lab - V6 Watercooling Kit 120 Intel" for 130£ and it has many XSPC parts. Am I right in thinking this kit will be good enough for a overclocked cpu only loop?
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 7:30:25 PM

Can you provide a link?
December 17, 2012 7:55:25 PM

<a href="http://www.OcUK Tech Lab - V6 Watercooling Kit 120 Intel.com">
December 17, 2012 7:55:50 PM

Sorry I tried lol, im trying to find out how to make link
a c 190 K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 8:01:01 PM

Just go to the page, rightclick the address bar and copy, then paste in a post here :-)
Moto
December 17, 2012 8:12:01 PM

OcUK Tech Lab - V6 Watercooling Kit 120 Intel
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 8:16:10 PM

Only a single 120? I'd strongly consider more unless you don't plan on overclocking the CPU or adding anything else to the loop in the future.
a c 190 K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 8:30:20 PM

I'll check a couple and post links when I'm home in the morning :-)
Moto
a c 190 K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 8:36:04 PM

Out of those 3, the 360 kit, I'm not up on the ek kits tbh
But even the Rs240 kit would let you clock the Cpu adequately, the 360 is headroom for when you add the graphics Moto
!