Last edited by nicholastio; Apr 7th, 12 at 02:18 AM.
better to get separate parts rather than a kit
but im totally new in this.
been reading up on WC since last night and learnt abit here and there but still not knowledgeable enough to come up with my own shopping list for parts.
basically the parts must fit each other and aluminium and copper cannot be in the same wc setup. thats what i know. lol
shopping list is easy
1) radiator (and fans)
3) waterblock for cpu
4) waterblock for gpu
5) reservoir or T-Line
6) tubings and fittings
7) additives (if distilled water)
most reputable/recommended brands do not use aluminum, I believe.
maybe firstly you can figure out how big a radiator you want to have.
after which, narrow down your choices with either strong, slight noisier setup, or a quiet setup. this should make up your radiator and fan combo.
depending on how long your loop/casing or how many components you have in the loop, choose a pump. most people will recommend to use either MCP655 or MCP355.
most parts in the market are also in G1/4 thread so no issues there.
then you can choose a configuration for your pump, namely:
1 - stock pump w/ res or T-Line
2 - pump w/ 3rd party pump top w/ res or T-Line
3 - pump w/ res pump top
4 - integrated BayRes and pump
and many others. (the 4 are more commonly used)
with the above, your pump, res, rad and fans settled already.
decide on a color scheme, and choose your waterblocks, tubings, and fittings.
go with distilled water and choose an additive of your choice.
if want color, add dye or use a coolant instead. or solid color tubes
Monsoon Free Center Compressions sells a 6piece pack that's quite cheap and in many colors.
Last edited by ChaoticOrb; Mar 22nd, 12 at 05:36 PM.
bro budget 300 quite tough, need to seek out the pros like Keon, kenclass, lee-turbo, etc for advice.
if you go with the kit, u still need to factor in fans and gpu block
Last edited by ChaoticOrb; Mar 22nd, 12 at 05:24 PM.
from what i can decide now,
Rad = 240mm (so can fit nicely ontop of my 500r case) but thickness not too sure, probably wont mind if i cannot close the top cover.
Silence setup is a must, I dont do extreme overclocking, i usually just overclock till the point stock voltage allows me to do so, currently only 4.2ghz with my 2500k without increasing volt.
Pump im not sure, and what setup also dont know, dont know whats the difference, colour scheme is not important as my 500r has no windows.
so basically i need help with which pump and which config, and i need a setup which allows me to cool my gpu as well in the future when i decide to cool my gpu as well.
Last edited by nicholastio; Mar 22nd, 12 at 05:50 PM.
can pair with gentle typhoons.
stock pumps are usually enhanced with 3rd party pump tops for more performance and/or aesthetics.
anyway all the above is my humble 2 cents, can wait for the real WC'ers pros to come and advice u
what's the fun if you just follow what people tell you to buy?
go and read reviews and see what people recommend, then select a few and narrow down your choice with your own judgement.
I was reading WC reviews and threads for a solid 3-4 months before I started even choosing my parts.
hmm. i just realised if i really do go for individual parts the cost is so much higher.
probably at least 400 for a basic setup.
cause pump and resevoir seperately costs alot more than the xspc 2 in 1 solution.
probably go for the rs240 kit or rx240 kit.
has anyone used those kits?
Apparently the pump is absolete in the kit, join Keon.SG's mass order and order a XSPC MCP655 pump kit for 280USD from Performance PC. I'm going to order that later when I have the money, Keon said that it was really good value, and you save 50-60USD from when ordering everything separately.
XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ RX240 Rev 2 Radiator/D5 Pump/Res Products Model: XSPC-EXT-WC-KIT-240 [XSPC-EXT-WC-KIT-240] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
this is the kit.
the kit plus shipping would still amount to S$400.