By popular request: image gallery of old, custom water cooling rig

I’ve promised a few friends over the years that I’d put up pics of my water cooling rig that I made a few years back – I designed and had built (by my mum’s then partner) an external enclosure; this contained a reservoir, pump, power supply, a radiator from a motorbike and 2 large fans to keep it cool. Connected to this was a bunch of tubing that entered the rear of the case (with valves in the middle so I could take it all apart easily and safely) and connected inside the PC to a CPU block, nortbridge block and GPU block. Additionally I wired together a device that would detect the PC power supply which then connected to the enclosure power supply so that when the PC turns on so does the water cooling unit.

You can see below the different stages of build (from me receiving the enclosure) all the way up to it working. Unfortunately I don’t have any videos but it was very quite, just a gentle hum, and the temperatures were in the low 20’s. Oh and the guy in the pic was my old house mate from Uni.

Hope you enjoy the pics and if you have any questions feel free to post a comment below.

About Stephen Pickett


Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist, project manager, RightNow and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Professional Services Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.


Stephen is based in south Wales and attended Cardiff University to study Computer Science, in which he achieved a 2:1 grading. He has previously worked for Think Consulting Solutions, the leading voice on not-for-profit fundraising, Fujitsu Services and Sony Manufacturing UK as a software developer.


Stephen is the developer of ThinkTwit, a WordPress plugin that allows you to display multiple Twitter feeds within a blog.


2 thoughts on “By popular request: image gallery of old, custom water cooling rig

  1. Thanks man, it’s really nice to have positive feedback. Took a lot of effort to implement and was worth the effort for myself, but it’s good for it to be appreciated by others 🙂

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