Watercool your PC for a few bucks

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Watercool your PC for a few bucks

This project shows you how to build a custom cooling system for the 780i Striker II. Tons of great photos for this one but be careful to check your pipes for leaks before you install the system.

Water-Cooling the 780i Striker II with 3 x 8800 GTX

8 thoughts on “Watercool your PC for a few bucks

  1. B Masse says:

    “a few bucks” in this case does NOT mean cheap. This is a fantastically expensive watercooling setup, but he does a great job building custom waterblocks for his Asus Striker II motherboard, which is undoubtably the highlight of the build. He also has a phenomenal system as it is, so it’s pretty obvious he’s not strapped for cash. Good idea for the watercooling enthusiasts out there with access to milling machines. :b

  2. Toaste says:

    First, the title could not be more wrong. This is not a howto guide for watercooling your PC on the cheap. This is somebody showing off a cost-no-object cooling setup, and commercial off-the-shelf components were used wherever possible.

    Second, this isn’t exactly news. Water cooling has been around since computer components required heatsinks, and nowadays it’s easy to pick up everything you need in a packaged kit. This particular forum post happens to exhibit a particularly thorough build.

    The only part that’s particularly interesting is the custom-machined waterblock for the northbridge and voltage regulators on the motherboard. Designing your own waterblock has many precedents (http://www.google.com/search?q=custom+waterblock) but few people go so far as to cool everything on the motherboard.

  3. Shadyman says:

    I was waiting for a picture of a water-filled bucket :)

  4. dan says:

    in that picture i notice the north bridge is water cooled too, whats cooling the south bridge? did you buy a seperate fan?

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