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Watercooling for the first time and need help

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Well i dont know about teh 360 rad.. i would liek to keep it inside the case. I would probably have to put a thick rad down the bottom of my case and a slim on on top? What rads/pump/otherstuff would i need?
 

mataribot

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The thickness of the radiator does not always correlate to better thermal performace
 
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Like i said i do not know much about watercooling, but am willing to learn.

Yet i havent got much answer to what i am looking, as far as some parts i should be looking into. I said how much i wanted to throw down into that, and the only answers i get are ''go for a custom loop'' or ''get a triple rad''. Those answers arent really much helping me since I do not know what to get. So from now on could i get some suggestions on parts to get plz? (not mad im just saying...)
 

AmuseMe

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The 3/8 over 1/2 barbs do not look odd at all. Many people love the way they look. I personally like it more than compression just because to me, compressions look too bulky and add to much "chunk" to the look. Here is how I have mine. Please excuse the bad picture quality, do not have my DSLR on me at the time.

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BMAN69

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oliverthefrenchy;

here is a good place to start when just "getting your feet wet" (I watched the videos over and over again, and they really paid off) YouTube - Complete Watercooling Guide P1 - How MUCH does it cost? Daz explains all that is necessary to get into watercooling your PC.

As for cost; you can spend as little as $100 (for a single rad XSPC kit) to many $100 for a custom loop, it all depends on what you want.

Another good place to read about watercooling is here Beginner’s Guide to Water Cooling Your PC | Overclockers

Believe me when I tell you, you cannot read (or watch enough videos) too much when you're just starting out; from my experience alone; my budget started at $300, but quickly escalated (there will always be more components required, tools to buy, and odds and ends that you thought you had...but didn't).
 

jigglylizard

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$300 is fine for CPU loop but might be tight if you want to add your GPU's.... Mine hit $300 for CPU only before I knew what hit me (meant to go for $200)
 

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