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Old 05-11-2019, 10:57 AM   #1
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Tempted to try custom loop

Looks like real fun. But would an AIO be safer / less leaks? My GPU cooling is good, I'm mainly looking at CPU.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:57 PM   #2
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AIO is the cheaper, easier and safer option, probably will last for a few years before the insides become gunk.

On the other hand, custom watercooling is more expensive and requires some work & planning. Examples are, hunting the components and liquid, soft or hard line tubing, cutting the tubing etc. Same as AIO, the liquid probably need to be replaced in a few years time. Also, i would say custom watercooling is more susceptible to leakages.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:11 PM   #3
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Just get the air cooling kind, cheap and easier to maintain

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Looks like real fun. But would an AIO be safer / less leaks? My GPU cooling is good, I'm mainly looking at CPU.


as a first timer , decide on which type of petg tube and the size to get first

For fittings, the size of the thread is also indicated in inches.
The thread is indicated with a G in front.
The most popular thread size is G1 / 4 ".

then consider Example:
If you order a 1/2 " ID tubing , then you will have to get a fittings with an inner diameter of 1/2" (13 millimeters).

The three most popular tubes ID are:
1) 1/2 "(13mm inner diameter)
2) 3/8 "(10mm inner diameter)
3) 5/16 "(8mm inner diameter)
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:29 AM   #5
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Want do it then do it lor. No one stopping you.

The thing about water cooling is it cool majority of the system, not just cpu and gpu.
Custom loop can cool cpu, motherboard components, gpu, nvme and ram.
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Want do it then do it lor. No one stopping you.

The thing about water cooling is it cool majority of the system, not just cpu and gpu.
Custom loop can cool cpu, motherboard components, gpu, nvme and ram.
I think you mean Air cooling, not water cooling.

Custom loop usually only cools CPU and GPU.
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as a first timer , decide on which type of petg tube and the size to get first

For fittings, the size of the thread is also indicated in inches.
The thread is indicated with a G in front.
The most popular thread size is G1 / 4 ".

then consider Example:
If you order a 1/2 " ID tubing , then you will have to get a fittings with an inner diameter of 1/2" (13 millimeters).

The three most popular tubes ID are:
1) 1/2 "(13mm inner diameter)
2) 3/8 "(10mm inner diameter)
3) 5/16 "(8mm inner diameter)
Oh, I would definitely go acrylic hardline. the whole process of bending the tubes, cutting, deburring, etc, is the fun DIY project part. Just not sure if it makes sense to get all the tools for just 1 project in the long run.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:41 PM   #8
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Oh, I would definitely go acrylic hardline. the whole process of bending the tubes, cutting, deburring, etc, is the fun DIY project part. Just not sure if it makes sense to get all the tools for just 1 project in the long run.
Just need a heatgun, saw cutter, deburrer, sandpaper (800grits & 2000 grits) for hardtube bending.

Tools are 1 time purchase and can last long. The materials will be the costly one as you may need to redo some bends if done wrongly even by few mm.

I think you mean Air cooling, not water cooling.

Custom loop usually only cools CPU and GPU.
Nvme ssd, ram, NB/SB of mobo, HDD, PSU can all be watercooled. Just a matter of want to do or not.
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I think you mean Air cooling, not water cooling.

Custom loop usually only cools CPU and GPU.
Chiu ah, better stick to normal cooling lar.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/water-blocks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-okIdioTAE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1bKysDEEPc

Also hor, mb manufacturers already have waterblock version for their high end mb.
For example https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570%20AQUA/index.html
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Oh, I would definitely go acrylic hardline. the whole process of bending the tubes, cutting, deburring, etc, is the fun DIY project part. Just not sure if it makes sense to get all the tools for just 1 project in the long run.
i have just completed my custom cooling computer and have all the bending tool including Dewalt 2000W heat gun. let me know if you need them
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Chiu ah, better stick to normal cooling lar.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/water-blocks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-okIdioTAE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1bKysDEEPc

Also hor, mb manufacturers already have waterblock version for their high end mb.
For example https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570%20AQUA/index.html
The Aqua one I know. But that then forces you to custom loop.
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i have just completed my custom cooling computer and have all the bending tool including Dewalt 2000W heat gun. let me know if you need them
Thanks!!! Will let you know if I'd like to borrow them
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Chiu ah, better stick to normal cooling lar.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/water-blocks
Wow they have a lot

This looks nice:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-velocity-amd-copper-plexi

I was mainly looking at Barrow/Barrowch/HydroX

EKWB selection is insane!
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Wow they have a lot

This looks nice:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-velocity-amd-copper-plexi

I was mainly looking at Barrow/Barrowch/HydroX

EKWB selection is insane!
Bitspower selection is equally or more insane as EK.
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Bitspower selection is equally or more insane as EK.
Alamak. Choices choices.
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