liquid cooling help

chaosrealm93

Power User
hello all, im looking into getting a CPU only loop for my computer. but i dont know what brand to go with. can you help me out? =)
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Phenom ii 940 - 3.60GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe
    Memory
    Kingston HyperX 2x2GB 1066MHz 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4870 1GB
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonix VX2240w
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm
    PSU
    Corsair AX850
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF 932
    Cooling
    Scythe Mugen 2 rev.b
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Keyboard
    Das Keyboard Silent Professional
    Internet Speed
    iunno.

nanohead

New Member
there aren't really "brands" per se for a whole system. We all kind of piece the things together ourselves from different types of components that meet our needs.

I have a couple of different liquid cooled systems, and have used parts from Zalman, Koolance, Danger Den, D-Tek and others pretty successfully. There are always fanbois that will tell you that they read some goofy review somewhere about a specific component, but in reality, it all mostly works pretty well.

The guys are extreme systems in the liquid cooling forum are pretty sober most of the time (not always, some fanbois there too).

koolance and danger den both have pretty broad lines of stuff, all mostly good. Also, FrozenCPU.com has an awesome selection.

Just make sure you get a radiator thats big enough for everything you want to cool. And use at least 3/8" hose (1/2 is overkill most of the time)
 

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