Is this setup a good watercooling solution?

By mossimoboy
Mar 26, 2006
  1. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +7

    nice to see you're putting together your own system :)

    those are all nice parts, although I don't think they're worth the money they cost. But if you don't mind spending the money on that stuff, then it's great. the only thing i would recommend is a bigger reservior
  2. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Ok, thanks for the suggestions. The only problem is I can't find all those parts or similar at other places.

    If you could help me out then that would be great.
  3. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I have a resvor and it's really not need do to the pump doing the same thing. It just adds to the look also make sure you have big case because in a mid size case it looks clutered.

    Best of Luck...
  4. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    I don't really understand what you're saying.. Are you saying that a reservior doesn't do anything? Or that the pump is doing the same thing..?

    Please be more clear.
  5. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +7

    huh?? :confused:

    the pump and the reservior do not do the same thing. They serve 2 separate purposes

    water cools down naturally with or without a radiator. more water = better cooling. In systems such as mine, where I have made it for silent operation (not so much for overclocking) i don't even use a radiator, i just pump in and out of the reservior. On my other rig with an AthlonXP overclocked 700MHz past it's stock speed... i use a radiator on that (but still no fan)
  6. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Oh yes, I had one question,
    what type of tubing is better?

    1/2 or 3/8 tubing?
  7. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  8. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +7

    they each have good and bad qualities...

    1/2" will allow more water to flow, but is harder to bend (tight bends will flatten or kink the hose and reduce water flow)

    3/8" does not allow as much water to flow, but can be much easier to route around in a smaller case like mid-towers, and won't flatten or kink as easily

    another thing to think about with tubing is the outside diameter. Tubing comes in thin-walled and thick-walled types. Thick-walled tubing will not flatten or kink, but is very stiff and hard to bend. Thin-walled tubing can be bent easily, but will kink or flatten when tight bends are used.

    cheap tubing is fine for household use, but when confined in a tight area like a PC case, it's no good. do youeself a favor and spend the extra money on good tubing like clear-flex or tygon, they are made of a soft material that is thick-walled but easy to bend without kinking. hope this helps :)
  9. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +7

    you need to relize that the unit in that picture you provided that you refer to as a pump is actually a reservior with a subersible pump inside. I think this is where you got confused, your system actually has 2 resi's so in your case a second resi would be just for looks

    however... the setup that mossimoboy is looking to get has an inline pump (not submerged in a resi), so it would be best to get a bigger resi than the little fillport resi (the ones that mount in a 5.25" drive bay look nice)

    hope that clears things up a bit :)
  10. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I didn't really look at the pump, thats were i got confused. Sry everyone
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