Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Corsair custom water cooling

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm thinking of getting a custom water loop. Are Corsair's custom water loop components good? Are they overpriced?

Also, what can be done without the Commander Pro?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Corsair components are good. I am personally leary of the GPU waterblock as its very close to leaking because of poor design for the inlet/outlet area that has been covered by Jayztwocents here: 



I personally use the XD5 Pump/rez combo and its gorgeous and works flawlessly. Its based off a Xylem D5 pump so it is about the best you can get from a pump stand point. There fittings are sources from Bitspower which is pretty much the top dog in fittings in my opinion. 

PSU Tier List Thread


"White Ice"

Ryzen 7 3700x | Asus Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) | EVGA RTX 2080ti | Flare X 16-16-16-34 3600mhz 16gb | Full Custom Water Cooling Loop | 1tb Samsung 970 Evo

2tb Crucial MX500 SSD | 2x 3tb Seagate Drive | Fractal Design Meshify S2 |  EVGA G2 750w PSU | 3x Corsair LL140 | 3x Corsair LL120


Dedicated Streaming Rig

 Ryzen 7 1800x | Asus B450-F Strix | 16gb Vengeance LPX 3000mhz | Corsair RM550x (2018) | EVGA GTX 1060 3gb | 250gb 860 Evo m.2 | Phanteks Enthoo Evolv 

 Elgato HD60 Pro | Elgato 4k60 Pro mk.2 | Avermedia 4k GC573 Capture Card


Link to post
Share on other sites

other than GPU blocks as listed above everything else they make is good.

Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Gell EVO 2866, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 730, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Bearcat (F@H box) core 2 duo, 1x4gb EEC DDR2, 250gb WD blue, 9800GTX+, STRIX 660ti, supermicro PSU, dell T3400.

Rappter(unfinished compute server) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

Spirt  (unfinished NAS) Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List      How to get PC parts cheap    HP probook 445R G6 review


"Stupidity is like trying to find a limit of a constant. You are never truly smart in something, just less stupid."  @CircleTech


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slightly for some products. But that’s to be expected when starting a new line. But so many companies offered new lineups that cost a lot more. 

Main RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 8700k, ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H, G.Skill TridentZ 16GB, EVGA 1080TI SC Black, EVGA 850 GQ, Acer xG270HU 2560x1440@144hz


Spare RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 4770K, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, G.Skill Ares 32Gb, EVGA 1080sc & 1060 SSC, Corsair CX850M, Acer KG251Q 1920x1080@240hz 


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lets be honest about that GPU block though, if you design your runs right so you arent putting pressure on the block then it wont leak, its only when you try to force it into a angle thats not true. Im not saying its a great design, that fault shouldnt exist, but I personally would still buy one if I was doing a full corsair loop (which I might do when Ryzen 4000 series and 3000 rtx cards come out)

CPU Ryzen 3600, MB MSI MEG Ace x570, RAM Corsair Vengence Pro 32gb @ 3200 mhz, Custom Loop, Thermal Take Core P5 TG, GPU EVGA RTX2080 Ti XC  PC Part Picker list for complete build https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/j86vTB


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Ravendarat said:

Lets be honest about that GPU block though, if you design your runs right so you arent putting pressure on the block then it wont leak, its only when you try to force it into a angle thats not true. 

Exactly this. It's definitely built to a price and wouldn't exhibit the issue if it wasn't for penny-pinching, but in the real world there are going to be almost no situations in which directional forces like these are actually exerted within a case. So unless you go around tugging on hoses or hard lines you'll be fine.


Don't think I'd buy one (or the CPU block) but that's mostly as I prefer the aesthetics of the Watercool stuff. It I already had one in my system I wouldn't worry enough to swap it out.


I might use Corsair fittings in my build, I'd initially planned to go with EK but I don't think the Corsair stuff ends up much more expensive. Does anyone know if the bitspower o-rings fit them out of the box?

P R O J E C T | S A N D W A S P
Intel 6900K 4.2GHz (1.260v) | MSI X99A MPOWER | NXZT Kraken X62 | 32GB G-Skill Trident Z RGB 3000MHz CL14
Corsair AX750 | Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic XL | EVGA GeForce RTX2080 XC | Samsung 970 Evo 500GB PCI-E NVMe
2x Samsung 860 Evo 500GB | Gigabyte WBAX200 | ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q | Q Acoustics 2010i | Sabaj A4

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, echo45 said:

Are they overpriced? 

bykski/barrow fittings are much cheaper

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now