I have nveer looked at customer water cooling before so i decided to price one up, i appreciate someone with more experience can probably shred this up and give better suggestions but based on everything I have read, I think i have everything needed for a basic CPU loop.
so far i have:
1 x Hardware Labs Black ICE Radiator SR1 240 black 340619 £46.93 £46.93
1 x Watercool HEATKILLER Rev 3.0 Socket 1156 and 1155 Processor Waterblock 180002 £43.89 £43.89
1 x Watercool DCC LT Resrvoir Suitable For Laing Pumps 180139 £28.04 £28.04
1 x Laing Original DDC-1T 12v Pump 180084 £56.01 £56.01
2 x Feser Aqua Ultra Pure Coolant 1L 179913 £2.81 £5.62
2 x Feser Tube UV Reactive Clear 2.5 Metre 10/13mm 195798 £5.98 £11.96
1 x PrimoCHILL Dye Bomb UV Blue 3ML 179811 £2.80 £2.80
8 x Bitspower Connection 1/4 Inch To 13/10mm Shiny Black 191918 £8.15 £65.20
2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 5400rpm Case Fan 312587 £16.35 £32.70
Total with delivery comes to just over £360, which seems an awful lot of money to spend on a cooling system.
So, any suggestions for changes to be made to the above set up that would bring the price down but still give a reasonable cooling performance? currently i am looking at adding the H80 or H100 to my system and wanted to see what can be done if i went custom.
I might look to add a GPU block to this loop in the not to distant future once the GTX680 blocks become available.