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Helldana
post Jul 12 2018, 03:21 AM, updated 4d ago

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Anyone know much about liquid cooling a PC/custom loop?
Looking to begin trying to do custom loop on my PC but don't know where to start honestly, is there a beginner kit available to purchase in Malaysia?
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post Jul 12 2018, 04:54 AM

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Yes beginner kits are available.

Can you spare RM 2,000? smile.gif

Basic kit with 360mm radiator is almost RM 2,000 already https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...jJasS5&search=1

Then to bend the tubes you need a kit like this which is about RM 500 https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...D8GRyn&search=1

Then there's a heat gun for softening the tube, agak agak RM 100 like that for Stanley brand. https://www.lazada.com.my/products/stanley-...swd967&search=1

If you go for TT 240mm radiator kit then it's about RM 1.5k https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...Wpwhxl&search=1

Total up all around RM 2.1k

I'm using the above stuff so I can assure you it works all fine.

On the other hand if you're more familiar with stuff then you can source your own rad, pump, fittings, tube (hard or soft), waterblock, fans and whatever else.
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post Jul 12 2018, 07:43 AM

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QUOTE(goldfries @ Jul 12 2018, 04:54 AM)
Yes beginner kits are available.

Can you spare RM 2,000? smile.gif

Basic kit with 360mm radiator is almost RM 2,000 already https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...jJasS5&search=1

Then to bend the tubes you need a kit like this which is about RM 500 https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...D8GRyn&search=1

Then there's a heat gun for softening the tube, agak agak RM 100 like that for Stanley brand. https://www.lazada.com.my/products/stanley-...swd967&search=1

If you go for TT 240mm radiator kit then it's about RM 1.5k https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...Wpwhxl&search=1

Total up all around RM 2.1k

I'm using the above stuff so I can assure you it works all fine.

On the other hand if you're more familiar with stuff then you can source your own rad, pump, fittings, tube (hard or soft), waterblock, fans and whatever else.
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Ooof that's too expensive for me sweat.gif
I know they cost a lot but didn't think it would go as far as 2k lol

I've seen people said that if you choose the fittings, tubes etc. yourself it would cost less
Thinking of doing something like that but have no idea where to start honestly

edit: I've also seen people recommend budget builds like Bykski, Barrows, XPSC but not sure if they're any good

This post has been edited by Helldana: Jul 12 2018, 07:58 AM
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post Jul 12 2018, 08:10 AM

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a shop once recommend me to use bykski product, custom water loop using hard tubing + 240mm radiator... not more than 1.2k.

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post Jul 12 2018, 11:48 AM

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haha i got saw liquid cooling before
but when survey price
i give up le XD
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post Jul 12 2018, 11:51 AM

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QUOTE(goldfries @ Jul 12 2018, 04:54 AM)
Yes beginner kits are available.

Can you spare RM 2,000? smile.gif

Basic kit with 360mm radiator is almost RM 2,000 already https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...jJasS5&search=1

Then to bend the tubes you need a kit like this which is about RM 500 https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...D8GRyn&search=1

Then there's a heat gun for softening the tube, agak agak RM 100 like that for Stanley brand. https://www.lazada.com.my/products/stanley-...swd967&search=1

If you go for TT 240mm radiator kit then it's about RM 1.5k https://www.lazada.com.my/products/thermalt...Wpwhxl&search=1

Total up all around RM 2.1k

I'm using the above stuff so I can assure you it works all fine.

On the other hand if you're more familiar with stuff then you can source your own rad, pump, fittings, tube (hard or soft), waterblock, fans and whatever else.
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Interesting. I am more into the Liquid cooling coz it looks NICE & COOL! Very much like a decorative talking piece.
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post Jul 12 2018, 01:01 PM

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QUOTE(Helldana @ Jul 12 2018, 07:43 AM)
edit: I've also seen people recommend budget builds like Bykski, Barrows, XPSC but not sure if they're any good
Those are even better. biggrin.gif

The Thermaltake kit I posted is because you are newbie and you're looking for beginner kit.

It's easy to use, all stuff packed inside and you need not headache on missing out which for what and matching stuff.

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post Jul 12 2018, 01:06 PM

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QUOTE(craxors @ Jul 12 2018, 08:10 AM)
a shop once recommend me to use bykski product, custom water loop using hard tubing + 240mm radiator... not more than 1.2k.

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Shop do for you?

Parts alone I think you can do below RM 1.2k.

Waterblock RM 300
Res RM 100 - 200
Pump - RM 300 - 600
The rest for your tubes, fittings and coolant.

Sure why not? RM 1.2k entirely possible.............. not inclusive of bending kit and heat gun.


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post Jul 12 2018, 01:28 PM

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QUOTE(goldfries @ Jul 12 2018, 01:06 PM)
Shop do for you?

Parts alone I think you can do below RM 1.2k.

Waterblock RM 300
Res RM 100 - 200
Pump - RM 300 - 600
The rest for your tubes, fittings and coolant.

Sure why not? RM 1.2k entirely possible.............. not inclusive of bending kit and heat gun.
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yes. shop do.

<1.2k include all hard tubing.... cpu block... 240mm rad.

*but that is last year.... not sure price change much or not. sweat.gif
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post Jul 12 2018, 01:31 PM

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Depends, i have been in pc watercooling many years, actually you can try to look for China brands (via taobao) like Barrow, Freeze, Byski etc, these brands nowadays produced full range of watercooling parts (from waterblock, radiator, pump, reservoir, pump top, fittings and many more) at affordable price and performance not much different with other premium brands like EK and Bitspower. Previously i used alot of EK and Bitspower products like waterblock but nowadays i have started move to Barrow because of its design and pricing.
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QUOTE(Helldana @ Jul 12 2018, 07:43 AM)
Ooof that's too expensive for me sweat.gif
I know they cost a lot but didn't think it would go as far as 2k lol
That's because I added bending kit and heat gun, and also you buy a whole starter kit.

When you said starter kit I'm assuming you intend to DIY.

Shops can do for you for less.

I get my friend to come KiriKaniathran <=- expert level. wink.gif

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post Jul 12 2018, 02:05 PM

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QUOTE(goldfries @ Jul 12 2018, 02:01 PM)
That's because I added bending kit and heat gun, and also you buy a whole starter kit.

When you said starter kit I'm assuming you intend to DIY.

Shops can do for you for less.

I get my friend to come KiriKaniathran <=- expert level. wink.gif
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Oh no I meant something like buying one whole package that includes all the necessary things to start water cooling
Also, I don't really mind not getting those hardline tubings atm, I might invest in them next time when I feel like it
I'm in Sabah right now and I'm not if there's any shops around here that actually do water coolings honestly, might have to ask around
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post Jul 12 2018, 02:25 PM

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QUOTE(Helldana @ Jul 12 2018, 02:05 PM)
Oh no I meant something like buying one whole package that includes all the necessary things to start water cooling
Also, I don't really mind not getting those hardline tubings atm, I might invest in them next time when I feel like it
Yeah those are the ones I mentioned.

All included for you already, it's just that you have to do your own tube bending and assembly.

There's no way for it to be pre-assembled.

The only ones that are pre-assemebled are the AIO types.
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post Jul 12 2018, 02:41 PM

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You can get cheap part from aliexpress or taobao (compare with branded parts).
I did my cheap and custom loop CPU cooler from aliexpress. Choose those with free shipping when buying from aliexpress.
Idle temp around 40c and max 65c (non air-con room) when run full load using prime95 on my i5 2400.

CPU block = USD 12
Pump and reservior = USD 15
Copper radiator 120mm = RM100 (buy locally)
Fiiting = USD 1-2

Btw then I think you can get an 120mm AIO from some lesser brand with that money. tongue.gif

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post Jul 12 2018, 02:44 PM

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QUOTE(hata_ph @ Jul 12 2018, 02:41 PM)
You can get cheap part from aliexpress or taobao (compare with branded parts).
I did my cheap and custom loop CPU cooler from aliexpress. Choose those with free shipping when buying from aliexpress.
Idle temp around 40c and max 65c (non air-con room) when run full load using prime95 on my i5 2400.

CPU block = USD 12
Pump and reservior = USD 15
Copper radiator 120mm = RM100 (buy locally)
Fiiting = USD 1-2

Btw then I think you can get an 120mm AIO from some lesser brand with that money.  tongue.gif
Warranty apa macam?

How's the build quality?
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post Jul 12 2018, 02:47 PM

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A lot of thought must go in planning for your loop and that of course depends on your case and hardware.

I've done custom loops for i7 down to i3 just for the fun of it.
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post Jul 12 2018, 02:52 PM

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QUOTE(goldfries @ Jul 12 2018, 02:44 PM)
Warranty apa macam?

How's the build quality?
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Technically no warranty. But then you do not expect any warranty when buying from oversea with that price point.
Quality so far is ok. The pump used since last Nov-2017 and no leaking from the tank itself.
Do your research first on do and don't on water cooling and you should be ok, google search it.
I build this custom cooling just for fun and I know it is not prefect compare to the much more expensive solution. You get what you pay for.
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please do a lot of research on tis first before u start disassembling all the components~ then end up u couldnt put them back in one piece~ ><
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QUOTE(Jayne K @ Jul 15 2018, 03:29 PM)
please do a lot of research on tis first before u start disassembling all the components~ then end up u couldnt put them back in one piece~ ><
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agreee.... plus ure using liquid on electrical components~
bcareful so tat u dun spoil it. flex.gif

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