View Full Version : Help me build a WC setup

Rampant CL
02-09-04, 11:47 PM
Hey guys, as you may or may not have known, a while ago i wanted to get a watercooled setup for my pc. Having done a ton of research, it seems that the best way to go is either Swiftech or Danger Den, and conveniently, i found a site that has components from both ranges.

Heres the link to it:


Now, what i need from YOU is to help me design a kit that covers a barton 2500 waterblock, possibly a chipset block (not essential) and if possible something to cool the fx 5800 i have.

What would be really great is a list of EVERYTHING ill need, in as little as possible. I ahve a couple of ideas, but i first want to see what you guys can come up with.

Oh, and about the price? Well, all prices there are canadian dollars, but i dont want to have to spend an insane amount. I was hoping maybe in the 200 dollar range max :)

Rampant CL
02-09-04, 11:54 PM
Almost forgot, heres a pic of my case (so you can see the space the radiator will take up). As you cansee its not too much, so that needs to be taken into consideration.


Theres a fan on the left behind the cathode, and space for one on the bottom right (but you cant see it).

02-10-04, 08:37 AM
Buy this thing now


It is a GREAT deal and you should get it before it is gone, which it will be.

02-11-04, 12:42 AM
MCW5000-A WATER BLOCK FOR AMD WITH 1/2 INCH (http://www.vibecomputers.com/index.cfm?loc=iview&if=n&vID=191260)

CritiCool PowerPlant Rev. 2 (http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/ex-pmp-08.html)

Swiftech MCP600 12v Water Pump (http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/ex-pmp-15.html)

DangerDen Black Ice Xtreme 120mm Radiator (http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/ex-rad-11.html)

I would get your tubing and fittings here. They have some that are UV reactive, if you want that. (http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/scan/se=Water%20Cooling/se=1::2%20ID%20Tubing%20%26%20Fittings/mp=menu_search.html)

This pretty much sums up what I would get. Then again this is only for a CPU that I would OC. I would get this (http://ohls-place.com/nuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3810) For my VGA cooler and this (http://www.acoustiproducts.com/en/acoustifan.asp) or some other type quiet case fan. I would dremel out the back of the case where you would put the radiator to allow for greater air flow across the cooling fins.

I will say one thing. The price on the CPU block cannot be beat. That is a great price.

02-11-04, 01:09 AM
Although you'll save from buying from vibecomputers.com cause you wont get charged with GST. The shipping cost would be higher. I buy my stuff from either www.bigfootcomputers.com or www.e-compuvision.com. Bigfoot is offering free shipping on all orders over $100 btw. The stuff UDawg suggested are great and you defintely should get the MCP600 pump.

Rampant CL
02-11-04, 01:33 AM
Ok, so this is what ive come up with so far, ill edit it as i go along:


Swiftech MCW 5000 A $30 Canadian

Criticool Powerplant II $33 Canadian

black Ice Extreme Rev 2 (in black) $90 Canadian (but on backorder)


black Ice Extreme Rev 2 (in black) $99 Canadian

MCW 600 Pump $104 Canadian (but on backorder)

Criticool Powerplant II $38 Canadian


MCW 600 Pump $105 Canadian (but on backorder)

The other thing that i need to know (if you could help me on this one, as ima bti confused) is what sort of tubing will i need, and what (if any) fittins i will need.

I already know i'll use the Swiftech HydrX stuff as a dye and water wetter (i think im right on this one) so i dont need to worry about that. Anything else i need?

02-11-04, 03:55 AM
just an idea of where to put ya radiator, see if ya can get one where ya can mount it with the front case fan..

02-11-04, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by shim
just an idea of where to put ya radiator, see if ya can get one where ya can mount it with the front case fan..

Most people don't have enough room to put a 120mm fan in the front. That is why the back is where most put their radie. It is a good idea tho. You get the cool air coming in but that would be a bigger mod job. This is why I like the idea of quiet fans in the front and one at the top with the radie on the back of the case. This way you cool the case and it is quiet. So the air you pass over the cooling fins is cooled a little better since you are drawing air from inside the case.

Anyone here think I am off base or have more experience to imput here would be appriciated.

Oh a fill and bleed kit or you can do it the hard way. :D

02-11-04, 04:30 PM
mmmm danger den... The BEST blocks you can buy