So when you order this unit, do not forget to order these two connectors/fittings as well. These are the big ones, 3/8" fittings.
You simply screw them secure, slide tubing over there and then screw the nut tight. This will clamp down the tubing to something completely leak free. We'll show you that during installation though.
Mounting the screws aka retention system. You simply push the four screws each with a washer into/through the backside of the mounting holes. At the frontside you secure it with a plastic threaded washer. It's now a question of inserting the CPU, guide the springs through the CPU block. Slide the brass pipes over them and screw them down.
BTW before doing so, apply a little thermal paste, smeared out evenly like shown above. To distribute thermal paste evenly I simply use a thin plastic bag or something over my finger, and smear it out.
Here we see the tubing being installed. I ended up with green UV reflective 3/8" tubing. It should be quite a feast for the eyes once we pop some UV lights into the system as well. I'm going gamma radiation green my man :)
Alphacool HF 38 Niagara Intel Core i7 CPU water block review There aren't that many companies out there that offer liquid cooling products which you can purchase separately. There's a handful of them. One of them is the German based Alphacool. Recently they introduced a new CPU block called the Alphacool HF 38 Niagara. This new water-block is designed for Socket 1366 processor, aka Nehalem aka Core i7. A high-end liquid cooling CPU block priced fairly. Let's check it out.
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Pretty much install your components and you are good to go. The beauty of this beast is the fact that it is passive water-cooling, the only thing connected to the power circuit is an inaudible pump. That means this system just does not make any noise, at least not that we can hear.