Water cooling question
Planning out a new build and with that I plan on using liquid cooling. I plan on liquid cooling a xfire config as well as an i7 2600k. What kind of equipment will do this? I plan on a blue color scheme as well, preferably through the tubes being lit up rather than blue liquid. Sub-200 dollars would be nice. I am planning on the chaser mk1.
What bout this for the i7? How do I add blue lighting? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106183
thedancingman4321 said:What bout this for the i7? How do I add blue lighting? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106183
That is the worst water cooler there is! I had read a lot of reviews before I went with my XSPC 750 RS240 and that Thermaltake does not fare well. Granted the one I got would not cool your CPU and GPU's wit the rad that it comes with however they have a XSPC Raystorm EX360 that would most likely do what you need with adding the water blocks and fittings for your GPU's. That is the one I upgraded to when I added you 6950's to the water cooler and it is doing a great job of cooling my FX-8120 and Crossfire Sapphire HD 6950's.
If you are looking at kits, then Xspc or Swiftech are the two options to consider,
Xspc's raystorm is a very good block and I'd recommend universal blocks if you consider cooling the cards in future,
you can easily spend $200 on fullcover gfx cards blocks and can't use them on your next cards so uni's are a better option,
lighting is usually either cathode tubes or leds, leds plug straight into the molex line from the psu, cathodes require an inverter which plugs into the psu, and you can get all colours, uv ones help keep your water clear of growth btw,
the sticky is full of handy stuff for you to go over and will help you understand what you need,
but on a $200 budget its going to be a Cpu only loop for now, and add more radiators and gfx blocks later as you can afford to
I think a 240 rad would fit in the front there if you removed the Hdd cage yes, but once you have the case you can measure and then you know the space you have, check measurements of potential rads to see if they fit straight in or require modding
How is this? Any links for clear hose and compression fittings?
Thats a decent enough start, pumps good, as are the block and rad,
if you check the W/c sticky over in overclocking section, theres a list of some sites to check for tubing and comps, although barbs will be a cheaper option for you,
I'd maybe look at a smaller cylinder reservoir to bring the total down if you need to though,
random bargain> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bitspower-Water-Tank-Z-Multi-250-Reservoir-Water-Cooling-CPU-Computer-/280911950890?pt=US_Water_Cooling&hash=item4167a8342a
designed for the pump you selected as well,
This site has a full line of water cooling products and has the best selection that I have seen with Frozencpu coming in second but the prices are better at PerformancePc
I don't believe that there is a way to make the tubes light up outside of wrapping an El light strip around it. Your best option would be for the tubing to be glowing by way of ultraniolet lighting , you can get the tubing that is UV active to ultraviolet lighting or you can get clear tubing and then get the liquid that is UV active.
By getting the cpu and gpu with led spots for what ever color lighting scheme your going for you can at least light up those parts.
For the ram block you need the Corsair Dominator ram sticks so that you can remove the top of the heat spreader and attach the block.
This resivoir can have a led attached to it so that you can light up the inside.
Water cooling is not cheap so if you want to do it and have all the extra's that you looking for be prepared to spend some money.
I'm thinking of this right now?