Re: WaterCooling Ideas & Suggestions
Hi. ProfJim asked me to stop by.....
A few things for you to ask yourself while deciding what to do to get started in water cooling:
How big is your budget.
Are you comfortable with picking parts or do you want an AIO (all in one) solution for cooling the cpu. There are kits available that let you expand and build upon, others are closed loop systems and you are pretty much stuck with what you got.
What size radiator(s) can you fit in the case, and are you willing to have a radiator(s) outside of the case.
If you decide to cool the gpu, does it have a reference pcb. (if not then likely you will have to settle for using a universal gpu block)
Also when you say "put some sleeved cables in", does that mean you want to buy cables already sleeved, pay someone to sleeve them, or are you willing to do it yourself? There are sleeved cable kits available all ready to plug in but the quality varies. Sleeving your own can be satisfying but that requires an investment in tools and time. Many people find they do not have the patience.
The single best thing you can do is start carousing various water cooling and mod forums and look at/read everything you can find. There are many options available depending on how much you want to spend and how much time you want to put into it, literally too many to list.
Do the legwork then come back and ask pointed questions about your choices and we can help you sort through them.
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