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|Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:43 pm Post subject: Water cooling rig
|Is anyone here familiar with water cooling? I plan on doing one as a fun project now that I have disposable income. Water cooling is a new thing to me so I'm primarily looking for anyone that has any experience/recommendations on that front. I haven't built a computer in a while so I'm a little out of touch with the hardware scene of the present year.
I plan on getting a:
Ryzen 7 1800x
1080 Ti (w/ pre-affixed waterblock)
Samsung 960 EVO
Now I want this to be small and quiet. I don't care too much about overclocking, the hardware I'm buying is plenty powerful enough. For a case, I am leaning towards the NCase M1 and I think I'll need a micro-ATX motherboard but if there is a smaller form factor that supports all the features I want and doesn't impose a bottleneck on any of the components listed above then I'm all for it. For the case, I'm not set on the M1 but I don't want anything too flashy or large.
For my loop, I plan on doing reservoir -> pump -> GPU -> CPU -> radiator -> reservoir but like I said I've never done this before so if someone has some spicy suggestions I'd love to hear them. One thing I can't decide on is whether I should do one or two radiators. I've read that two radiators can be better than one because it allows you to run the fans at lower speeds to achieve the same heat transfer, but I am concerned that my case may not fit two radiators.
So, things I need suggestions for:
- mobo (smallest possible that supports everything I need)
- reservoir and pump (combined or separate)
- radiator fans
PSU/RAM is something I can figure out myself once I've got the rest down. Thanks!