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Cheap Custom Liquid Cooling - Is It Safe?

Hi,
Always wanted a liquid cooler, and was wondering is this budget setup is safe/complete?
I am trying to overclock my Ryzen 7 1700x - maybe 4Ghz clock? Am new to cooling so I don't know if this is achievable.
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  2. I am based in the UK - can't buy off of Newegg and I don't think it is on sale here
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  3. 4 Ghz is achievable on the R7 1700X with enough cooling and a good motherboard. What setup are you talking about? If you are new to cooling, I would advise against custom loops and for opting for a pre-assembled liquid cooler or air cooler. Some good options are the Noctua NHD15, Cryorig A40, and Kraken X61. If you really want a custom loop, consider the EKWB A240 which comes with everything you need to get started.
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  4. I am so sorry - my link didn't post for whatever reason - this is the setup I am on about http://imgur.com/a/EZkyb
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    finnjefferis said:
    I am so sorry - my link didn't post for whatever reason - this is the setup I am on about http://imgur.com/a/EZkyb


    Looks good to me. I don't see any issues with that setup. A 240mm radiator with a custom pump should be enough to get your CPU to 4Ghz, so long as the CPU and motherboard allow it. Do keep in mind that custom water cooling requires more maintenance than the other options that I mentioned, so be prepared to perform a leak test before using the PC and occasionally check the inside of your case to make sure everything is in check.
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  6. Don't forget the thermal grease for the cpu. As the guy above said looks good.
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  7. finnjefferis said:
    I am so sorry - my link didn't post for whatever reason - this is the setup I am on about http://imgur.com/a/EZkyb


    Anonymous said:
    Don't forget the thermal grease for the cpu. As the guy above said looks good.


    I forgot to mention that you'll need some thermal paste. Artic Silver 5, Arctic MX4, and Noctua NT-H1 should be easy to find.
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  8. this particular combination of cooling components will work if you add fittings (those things to connect the tubing to components).
    1. A cheaper air cooler from Noctua/Cryorig/Be Quite will do better job at lower noise.
    2. do not count that this pump will work for many years and will be quite - it might, but ...
    3. do not plan on expanding the loop to more components (rads and GPUs) - the pump is simply too weak.

    P.S.
    for the radiator, you'd need a pair of static pressure optimized fans.
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  9. The words 'cheap' and 'watercooling' rarely end up working out for the best. Kind of like when people want to buy cheap tires for their car.

    Why skimp on something that typically means catastrophic results upon failure?
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