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Need help custom cooling

ronthar

50 months ago

Hi,

I am looking to build my first custom cooling rig and was hoping to find some advice on sites to find parts and really any information or advice I could get from people with experience.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor - https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k

GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card - https://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003622sr

Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case - https://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc5000wkwn1

If anyone happens to know what exact block I need (my understanding is they are each made to fit specific cards), I am hoping to find clear blocks. I am also looking to run a light blue coolant (ideally one that is not transparent and that does glow) And I am looking for a clear reservoir that is clear and can be placed in the front optical drive panel on the case.

Side note: I want to hook up some LED lights inside the case, anyone know what kind of lights/attachments i need for this? Side side not: Anyone know of any kind of led or lcd sound visualizer that could be installed into the optical bay?

Thanks for any help or advice! Looking to make this my Christmas gift to myself

My current build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ronthar/saved/894BD3

Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't recommend custom water cooing for those parts. An h7 and NZXT g10 would be fine for cooling. How intense do you plan to Oc, that is another matter.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

tbh I don't even plan to over clock because I don't do anything that requires it and my understanding is that overclocking wears down the components faster (even if minimally) over time. Mainly I want to do this as a project for myself to learn how to do it and for cosmetics.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I would highly recommend against it if you aren't overclocking. If you want to learn how to do it, learn when you will actually implement it. If you want aesthetics, just attach some tubing to random places in your case lol. It will be very expensive for a decent loop. I would suggest a cheap AIO cooler if you want tubing.

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