An ultimate beginners’ guide to PC water cooling

Custom loops vs AIOs

Loop anatomy

Pump and Reservoir

Pump models

Top housing

Reservoirs and combo units

Mounting

Radiators

Size

FPI

Efficiency

Do not mix different metals in one loop to avoid corrosion

Water Blocks

CPU Blocks

GPU Blocks

FE and reference designs are not the same and may feature different board elements’ layouts and\or back I\O panels.

Reference VS aftermarket GPUs

Universal GPU blocks

Backplates

RAM Blocks, Motherboard Blocks, and Others

Fans

Tubing and Fittings

Rigid or flexible?

Tubing and fitting sizes

Choosing fittings

Adapters

Bending rigid tubes

Assembling a Loop

Controlling fans

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James Sunderland

James Sunderland

A writer, a PC enthusiast, a loving father of an english bulldog, a cat and a rabbit. Hoping to hone my writing skills with these stories, comments are welcome.

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