water cooling system
Posted 25 November 2001 - 02:53 AM
just wondering if anybody knows how to build a water cooling system? so far haven't found a good site yet..just found some pictures..but not very clear.
any further info on this would be much appreciated
Posted 25 November 2001 - 12:13 PM
- A water reservoir (anything from a bucket to a cute alu-box...)
- A water pump (aquarium-thing works fine)
- Some hose
- Nipples for the reservoir, radiator and water block
- A water block for the cpu (swiftech has some good ones)
- A radiator
Put the thing together without mounting it into the computer. Testrun it for a couple of hours to check for leaks. When you're absolutely confident it has none, mount it on your cpu...
A smart move is putting some chemicals in the water to prevent algae growth. You could also get some cool red, green or blue chemicals in order to color the water...
I'm running a T-Bird 1,33Ghz watercooled on 1,612Ghz at the moment... It's quite fun!
Posted 25 November 2001 - 01:45 PM
thanks for the feedback. you've shown some good basic there.they seem clear to me.
but i'm actually very new to this..is there any site that actually shows the pics of how they all should be put together.. 'cause i'm not exactly sure also how those things work..
Posted 04 December 2001 - 02:56 AM
It's been a while since I surfed around for step-by-step guides to watercooling, but again, I'll try to take you through the basics. Start with the pump. Depending on what kind of pump you've got, you'll either have one or two hose-nipples standing out from it. Check the manual to find out which one is outgoing, and if you've got two, which one is pumping in. I use a pump with only one, so it's sitting at the bottom of my water reservoir.
The next thing you do is to put a hose from the outgoing pump-nipple to your cpu waterblock. Then a new hose from your waterblock to your radiator. Another one from your radiator to your water reservoir. Do NOT mount it in your computer yet. Plug in the power of the pump, and let it run for a couple of hours. Check every now and then if you've got any leaks. These will normally show up either in the hose/nipple connections, the waterblock (which is normally screwed together from two pieces) or the radiator. If you're planning to put the whole thing into your computer, you'll want to make sure that there are absolutely no leaks whatsoever.
When you're absolutely sure that you have no leaks, after running the thing for hours, run it again. Let it rest for a little while, and run it for another hour, just to be sure.
After going through these steps, you're just about ready to mount it in your computer. Put the whole thing in, be careful when mounting the waterblock on your cpu, and start the pump. When it seems to be running smoothly, boot the computer and hope for the best...:-)
Posted 04 December 2001 - 10:25 AM
you're the real road killer!!
i'll probably ask you more question as i do those steps....though hehe
Posted 11 December 2001 - 11:52 PM
well, the pics are in some what complicated. so basically, you have a host going out from the water-block(which is attached on the cpu) to the radiator. then there's a new hose from the radiator to the water-pump. then from the water-pump you have a host back to the water-block. is that the way to go?
i mean, for outgoing and ingoing direction, i can probably check with the manual later(as mentioned by roadkill), but is that the way you connect them together?
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and i'm not sure about "red gunk additive"...is that what they use as "red liquid" to see if there's any leaking occur?
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They even dable in refrigeration if your hardcore:)
Posted 21 August 2002 - 03:20 PM
They do it all from basic water to refrigeration:
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