View Full Version : Need help installing water cooling

07-17-07, 01:19 AM
Since I'm a noob with water cooling, I need some help here. I ordered this kit awhile back (sans the GPU cooler):


I was going to install it with my current AMD setup, but I decided to hold off on it, and just wait till I upgrade. Well I'm upgrading next weekend, and I've never installed a WC kit before, and the "guide" that came with the kit doesn't give a "step-by-step" essentially. As you can see I have the CoolerMaster Stacker case. I don't need my hand held, but I just need a push in the right direction since I've never done this before. I'm also hoping that, that block will be adequate for my Q6600 (OC'd of course). I appreciate the help, thank you :)

07-17-07, 05:26 AM
The reason the manual dosn't give a step-by-step is because building a DIY kit like this one is a custom application everytime it goes in.
Stick to the basics, take your time and it should go fine.
When you build the liquid circuit, make sure the heat sources (CPU\GPU blocks) return coolent directly to the radiator(not the pump or res.) The pump should pump coolent "from" the radiator(or res) to the blocks. Once together make sure you leak test by running the circuit overnight with no components installed.
The best advice I can give is to: not rush and take the time to carefully plan the setup. You should loosely mount the PC components in the case, then start to figure out how you want to install the liquid components. This way you can dry run different configurations, see problems ahead of time for tube routing and wiring. Once you have the parts placed, its important to measure the tubing lenghts you'll need to run, this will prevent the headaches of excess or short tubings...
btw: I didn't see a reservior in the parts you linked to...if you don't have one get one, imo..they will make fillling and maintaining the liquid circuit worth the little extra work too install

07-17-07, 06:05 PM
I actually bought this one with the kit:


Which I heard was very good. I"m just a little worried I"m going to screw it up, since I've never built one before.