First watercooled system

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As a jumping off point...

Water blocks (CPU, GPU, any secondary GPUs or motherboard monoblock)

Pump

Reservoir (often combined pump/Res is popular/convenient)

Radiators

Fittings for chosen tubing type hard/soft (x2 for each component, plus extras for e.g. bends, tight spaces, fitting a drain valve)

Tubing (must match fittings)

Mounting gear like screws, pump bracket etc

Fans

Thoroughly recommend:

Ball valve and T-block/splitter for draining

Fitting and tubing for tube to drain with

Squirt bottle and funnel for filling

Big container distilled water for cleaning, flushing, test runs

Optional:

Fan controller or even full automated controller e.g. Aquaero

Temperature sensor for water

Cleaning kits e.g. Mayhems Blitz Kit

Cool lighting :cool:
 
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Watch JayzTwoCents videos on YouTube about water-cooling.

Without knowing anything about what you want to cool, with all respect, how do you expect us to tell you what you need?

What CPU, what graphics card? Do you want efficiency or looks or both? Silence or not bothered?
 
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Ok it'll be a z390 motherboard and i9 cpu. Not sure on graphics card.

It will be built for looks mainly I guess. But obviously it has to perform too.

This was mostly a thread asking what the cooling components on the infin8 obelisk system were.
 
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Ok it'll be a z390 motherboard and i9 cpu. Not sure on graphics card.

It will be built for looks mainly I guess. But obviously it has to perform too.

This was mostly a thread asking what the cooling components on the infin8 obelisk system were.

Looks like EK blocks in the pictures.

Picking the parts will be pretty easy as you wont have many space restrictions.
The time consuming part will be making it all look good.
Soft tubing would make life easier, but might not be pretty enough.

Personally I would go for something less ambitious on a first build as a case like that needs some scratch building to make it work.
It might take you a lot longer to finish than you think as there is a lot to learn.

z390 might be obsolete before you finish your first watercooling build in such a huge case :p
 
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Looks like EK blocks in the pictures.

Picking the parts will be pretty easy as you wont have many space restrictions.
The time consuming part will be making it all look good.
Soft tubing would make life easier, but might not be pretty enough.

Personally I would go for something less ambitious on a first build as a case like that needs some scratch building to make it work.
It might take you a lot longer to finish than you think as there is a lot to learn.

z390 might be obsolete before you finish your first watercooling build in such a huge case :p

Yeah as the side panels are not available, it's probably better to pick another case, and perhaps use the Phanteks Glacier D140 on the back.

I said z390 as I was looking at the water cooled motherboard bundle's available here, but I'll probably go for for something a bit newer.

Thanks for your input!
 
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