I recently took “the plunge” and decided to watercool my PC. It is a project I have wanted to do for a long time – but the mixture of water and electronics has always put me off…
In reality it didn’t really take quite as long as I expected. It is definitely essential to leak-test before installation – my loop started leaking in rather short order the first time I switched the pump on!
Since my computer is a Shuttle (SX48P2, to be precise) it was rather a tight squeeze to get everything in there – yep, it’s a fully internal system :)
I had to cut a very large amount of metal out of the inside of the computer case so that everything would fit. My temperatures are around 20 degrees lower now under load – and the computer is far quieter – so I’m very pleased with the end result.