Well, first post outside the Introductions forum, so I guessed a wave is in order
I built my first rig 2 or 3 years ago, and I've stuck by air cooling through the various upgrades I've been through. Had the stock cooler, an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64, TT120, Big Typhoon, and now a stock Opty cooler, and now I think its about time to bow down to watercooling
(see what I did there? hahaha)
So, with a bit of help from PV5150 I'm going watercooling! I'm getting a pump (Swifttech MCP600) from him, so I just need the rest of my stuff. Despite never seriously watercooling before, I know a bit about what I'll need, but not everything.
: at the moment, I'm thinking either an Apogee GT or, depending on the price, a V6 with Plexi-top. My budget isn't great so I don't want to invest in an expense waterblock for 939, or the second pump which I will need to keep up the flow, so I'm looking at single intake and output only.
: I plan to add one of these later when I get more money, but I would like it if the loop could accommodate one without the need for an extra pump.
: For this, I'm looking at either the GTS240 (sold at Specialtech) or an XSPC one - I've got room in my new modding case for a 120.2 rad to fit nicely in the front and the pump behind it, so thats what I'm going to go for.
: To keep costs down, I think I'll go for just a Danger Den fillport (in red to match the colour scheme
) which I can mount in the roof, or possibly on a small bracket inside the case - its a big case!
: basically any clear 1/2" stuff will do me I guess, probably buy some from WatercoolingUK...don't know how much I'll need though
: obviously will need some of these (not sure if tape is replaced by clips or what), so if you guys could recommend me some that would be great
: I'm confident enough in my abilities to not bother with non-conductive stuff (I mean, look at the price
) so I was thinking some simple clear anti-algae stuff and then some Feser red UV dye?
I think thats it, I've probably forgotten something though (I often do!)
Any advice would be welcome, I've no problem buying used if you know of any great deals or anything