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Windows 7: Water Cooling Help!


11 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Retail
 
 
Water Cooling Help!

I'm trying to learn how to setup a simple water cooling heatsink for my i7-2600K.

Does anybody know what items I should get to do this?


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11 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The simplest way would be to use a sealed system, such as a Corsair Hydro:

Hydro Series - Cooling

or Antec Kühler:

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Family=MzY2

Some of these are equalled or surpassed by high-end air coolers, like the Noctua NH-D14:

Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!

The really good air coolers tend to be huge, though, and hang a substantial mass off the motherboard.
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11 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Corsair just released the new H80 and H100 hydro
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11 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Thanks for the info. I'm looking at 2 of them, but I can't tell the difference.

H50
Hydro Series

H60
Hydro Series


So if I get this, then it will have everything I need right? I don't need to get any tubes, fasteners, liquid, etc etc...
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11 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Don't you need a reservoir, pump, radiator, fittings, liquid, etc?
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12 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

They are all in one. Just install it and walk away. By the way you should have someone else help you install the corsair cooler. It can be very hard to install by yourself.
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17 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Why? I don't think any of the parts are that heavy that I need assistance. Are there different sides that need to be held by multiple people?
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17 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No. You'll likely have to remove the board from the case though (to affix the backplate), but other than that you just mount the block/pump, fasten the radiator/reservoir and you're good to go.

Leak test it and just go on about your business. If you want something a bit more sophisticated but still an all-in-one solution, you can look at XSPC and Swiftech kits.
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19 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

I don't need to remove the board. There's a window behind the Mobo on the case specifically for attaching a back plate for water cooling. I do want something simple, but definitely something more sophisticated than the Corsair thing.

I just need to know what to get before I start. Here is a list of stuff I think I need:

1. The water heatsink that goes on the processor.

2. Radiator.

3. Reservoir.

4. Pump.

5. Tubes.

6. Fasteners.

7. Liquid.

Is there anything I'm missing or will that be everything I need to be good to set it up?
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20 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I can honestly recommend the XSPC RS or RX360. The difference between the two is the 360mm is thicker in the RX model. If you want something entirely custom I can help there as well, as I'm certain many of us here can.

What case are you using? Oh, and the only thing you're missing are fittings...unless that's grouped with fasteners.
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