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    Just because.... there are some common mistakes people make when doing watercooling the first time, so some tips:

    - Buy more coolant than you think you'll need. If you estimate two bottles, buy three.
    - Buy extra fittings, one extra of each type that you think you'll need.
    - Use a damn tube cutter and not scissors
    - Buy more tubing than you need
    - Avoid 90 degree bends as much as humanly possible
    - Make sure you have taken into account a drainage port, effectively a T-Join with a ball valve attached to it. The last thing you want to do is rip off tubing to drain the coolant. This makes maintenance a breeze.

    That's my 2c

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoFish View Post
    Just because.... there are some common mistakes people make when doing watercooling the first time, so some tips:

    - Buy more coolant than you think you'll need. If you estimate two bottles, buy three.
    - Buy extra fittings, one extra of each type that you think you'll need.
    - Use a damn tube cutter and not scissors
    - Buy more tubing than you need
    - Avoid 90 degree bends as much as humanly possible
    - Make sure you have taken into account a drainage port, effectively a T-Join with a ball valve attached to it. The last thing you want to do is rip off tubing to drain the coolant. This makes maintenance a breeze.

    That's my 2c
    Waaaayyyy before all that he needs to decide what he is going to do. How many rads, pump, res, pump/res combo? Rigid, soft line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flex View Post
    Waaaayyyy before all that he needs to decide what he is going to do. How many rads, pump, res, pump/res combo? Rigid, soft line

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    So many things, i would prefer sending it in to be done but even shipping/courier your PC seems to be a dangerous task. I will think about what i want to do but so far i am thinking no because i do not see myself doing it. On the other hand, yes i know you get lower temps and a more silent environment. The main reason i actually want to do water cooling is because it looks so damn good, is that a good enough reason to do it or would i just be wasting money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie1102 View Post
    So many things, i would prefer sending it in to be done but even shipping/courier your PC seems to be a dangerous task. I will think about what i want to do but so far i am thinking no because i do not see myself doing it. On the other hand, yes i know you get lower temps and a more silent environment. The main reason i actually want to do water cooling is because it looks so damn good, is that a good enough reason to do it or would i just be wasting money?
    Personally I don't think the reward is worth the cost, especially if you start doing a custom water cooling setup. However if you buy a closed loop pre-filled kit and install it you can get away cheap. However you always get what you pay for.

    I don't want to discourage you, but a proper water cooling setup can cost as much as a decent gaming PC.

    Here are some prices to give you an idea (this is based off a build I helped someone with) :

    - GPU Full-Cover Waterblock ~R2000
    - 3m flex tubing - ~R450
    - PWM Pump - ~R2000
    - Triple standalone Radiator - ~R1000
    - Reservoir - ~R1000
    - Fittings and couplings ~R1500
    - CPU Waterblock - ~R1000

    That's ~R9k

    Then again, a kit with CPU Cooler, Radiator, Pump, fans, etc... can cost as little as R1000

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    Watercooling aka the bottomless money and hate pit.
    You're better off getting a decent clc (Corsair H100i GTX/V2) and be done with it.

    Alternatively you can drop Rebel Tech a mail [email protected] and they'll be able to sort you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Joker View Post
    Watercooling aka the bottomless money and hate pit
    I see you have water cooling experience

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    That is the other thing, i dont want to get it done and not be satisfied with the amount spent. I will stay with my liquid cooler
    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoFish View Post
    Personally I don't think the reward is worth the cost, especially if you start doing a custom water cooling setup. However if you buy a closed loop pre-filled kit and install it you can get away cheap. However you always get what you pay for.

    I don't want to discourage you, but a proper water cooling setup can cost as much as a decent gaming PC.

    Here are some prices to give you an idea (this is based off a build I helped someone with) :

    - GPU Full-Cover Waterblock ~R2000
    - 3m flex tubing - ~R450
    - PWM Pump - ~R2000
    - Triple standalone Radiator - ~R1000
    - Reservoir - ~R1000
    - Fittings and couplings ~R1500
    - CPU Waterblock - ~R1000

    That's ~R9k

    Then again, a kit with CPU Cooler, Radiator, Pump, fans, etc... can cost as little as R1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoFish View Post
    I see you have water cooling experience
    Yeah, unfortunately I built many forever scarred by the experience...

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    Lol im starting to feel happy i decided against it
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    Yeah, unfortunately I built many forever scarred by the experience...

    lol

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