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A Beginner's Guide For WaterCooling Your PC

Planning & Installation, Continued

Now you can carefully mount the water blocks to the CPU and chipset cooler with the supplied mounting hardware. Remember, you don't have to make it press down with a lot of force: as long as the cooling block is well connected to the CPU and chipset, that's enough pressure. Applying too much pressure is a good way to destroy your equipment.

The CPU and chipset water blocks are installed on the motherboard

With the CPU and chipset water blocks installed, we turn our attention to our video card. We remove the existing GPU heat sink and replace it with the water block. In this case, we also remove the voltage regulator heat sink and apply the second water block to the card. After the water blocks are installed on the card, the coolant hoses can be attached. When everything's together, the card can be installed in the PCI express slot.

Both the GPU/memory and voltage regulator water blocks are installed on the video card.

With all of the water blocks installed in the PC, we can attach all of the remaining fittings and hoses. The final hoses you attach should be the ones that connect into the external liquid cooling unit. Make sure that you know the direction in which the liquid coolant travels and that it is set up to output its cooled water into the CPU block.

All of the cooling blocks and hoses have been installed.