Building a new system top of the line for friend. He wants it water cooled and doesnt want to spend a fortune on the water cooling system. He knows it'll cost a pretty penny but none of these crazy nitro setup suggestions please just somthing that'll work well
I need advice as to what kind of liquid cooling parts I'll need to liquid cool the cpu, mobo, memory and video cards. I also have a case thats well designed for it I think seeing as it even has a hole on top for refilling liquid resevour.
Ok here's what were planning on building parts wise:
Basically I've never done liquid cooling set ups and need advice on what parts I'll need to get the whole thing done, blocks pumps, resevoirs tubing and all. Also somthing that would fit the case well would be great. Any suggestions to a liquid cooling noob would be great. This system will be overclocked and pushed to the limit so it does need to be quality but again no insane prices on parts please
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Hmm, well to really do liquid cooling right with 2 gpu's it's gonna take more than $500.
CPU block is $50-100
GPU blocks are $100-150 each
Reservoir/pump is $100-250
Radiator is another $50-100
Throw is fittings, liquid, smartcoils and tubing for another $80
Chipset cooling is another $50-100
Comes out to $500 minimum, more like $700-800 ish if you want quality stuff. You're also gonna need to do some case modding to get stuff to work, especially if you use a large radiator.
As far as CPU blocks goes, I recommend the Swiftech XT and the EK Supreme HF or HK 3.0 if on a budget. Also, DO NOT use that Koolance Pump + Res; the Koolance is over priced and under performing. Use a Swiftech MCP 655 with a micro res.