Custom Liquid Cooling for LESS $ than an AIO Cooler!?

  • Published on Nov 20, 2016
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  • San der
    San der Day ago

    Well i have a more modern version of that case linus used

  • JQ Dan
    JQ Dan 6 days ago

    why dont other videos have back ground music and sound effects? you should bring back the editing in newer videos

  • Scott Murray-Anderson
    Scott Murray-Anderson 15 days ago

    Thank you for not saying "Jenk". Such a dumb word.

  • Zeek M
    Zeek M Month ago

    I'm am old horse Linus and the Jankiest thing about you is that you live in Canada because of fear.

  • dog987us
    dog987us Month ago

    This is beyond janky. This is fucking ratchet....... My soul is crying

  • Deetar Cool
    Deetar Cool Month ago

    I'm looking this video after the other one about aliexpress custom loop, where it magically sucks O_

  • Kevin Miedema
    Kevin Miedema Month ago

    by ''custom'' linus meant ''ghetto hacked together''

  • Eon
    Eon Month ago

    Ok cool, but WHY does this out perform a decent AIO? I just don't understand how that works.

  • Daniel Bolanos
    Daniel Bolanos 2 months ago

    Linus pulling out his skrewdriver with gun background noises in the background is the reason I kept watching

  • xposed11
    xposed11 2 months ago

    i'm sorry...this is an old video and all...but you're complaining about no scale on the cpu part of the cooler...they CLEARLY so 40x40mm in the ad..yet you complain they dont actually show anything for scale?! buy a ruler...

  • Go Kart Gang
    Go Kart Gang 2 months ago

    I have a homemade water cooler but it has a hose going into a mini fridge that is next to my pc and it works well

  • Anonymous _ Gamer _ 15
    Anonymous _ Gamer _ 15 2 months ago +8

    Linus picks up soldering iron

  • james card
    james card 2 months ago

    U ran copper and alimunium

  • Bosko423
    Bosko423 2 months ago

    Garden hose + fishtank pump + fishtank (with fish duuh) + piece of copper from amazon = custom water loop XD
    Linus try that combo, only one had a loop like that in the world... will you be 2d :P

  • Akeel Shah
    Akeel Shah 2 months ago

    do another one of this

  • nicholas merwarth
    nicholas merwarth 3 months ago

    Aluminium rad .. Really -_-

  • Hayden Nester
    Hayden Nester 3 months ago

    Hey Linus,
    Just as a heads up, if your tubing isn't flexible, just dip the end in hot water and it'll slide over the fitting super easy.

  • Seeker of Truth
    Seeker of Truth 4 months ago

    Aluminum Heatexchanger with copper block? Now you can do that but when i want to do all you say is GALVANIC CORROSION.

  • Byron Lefevre
    Byron Lefevre 4 months ago

    It really is not worth it at that point lmao either spend an extra 50 bucks for an entry level all in one liquid cooling loop or just buy a fan cooler lol

  • GTA Online Plug
    GTA Online Plug 4 months ago

    Actually u can get DeepCool Maelstrom 120T watercooling cpu kit only for 47 bucks :) and actually if u build such a thing on your own you also need to buy liquid which is +15 dollars min

  • Kenny Anderson
    Kenny Anderson 5 months ago

    I had to chuckle at 6:30. He is using a pair of electricians wire strippers that has a built in screw cutter for 6/32 and 8/32 screws...could have saved him about 80 washers and 20 minutes.

  • Thomas Calhoun
    Thomas Calhoun 5 months ago

    It took me longer than I wish to admit to recognize that I have the same PC case as the one you're using in this video.

  • JB fctory
    JB fctory 5 months ago

    Linus: "......or member of the corrupt media"
    I knew it, Linus is focking based!
    Linus never says ANYTHING political
    not publicly denouncing Trump=Focking based bro
    Trump trader though, he a Shill for globalism now soo there is that.

  • Ghost North
    Ghost North 5 months ago

    i have that same 200r case. it sucks balls for air flow.

  • Nelson Lopez
    Nelson Lopez 5 months ago +1

    Yes. Yes. It’s. Its alive. Sweet.

  • TheSpoi
    TheSpoi 5 months ago

    I like this channel because he’s always right to the point and I don’t think I’ve been clickbaited in this channel so far

  • Raymond Chan
    Raymond Chan 5 months ago

    Damn sandals

  • nigga lodeon
    nigga lodeon 5 months ago

    Whoever took the sponge from the soldering kit, used it for crack.

  • TAG_Niner
    TAG_Niner 6 months ago

    jank stuff

  • David Brandenburg
    David Brandenburg 6 months ago

    linus just get a bowl of hot water and soak the ends of the hoses until they are soft again.

  • David Brandenburg
    David Brandenburg 6 months ago

    who needs a stinky radiator just use a 5 gallon bucket filled with cold water, and put your pond water pump in bottom run the hoses to water block then back to bucket. if water starts to get warm just dump some ice in and all is ok.

  • spambot71
    spambot71 6 months ago

    but... tubing

  • Ruudi Utšenikov
    Ruudi Utšenikov 6 months ago

    just order the watercooling components from wish

  • Kindyn Jinkins
    Kindyn Jinkins 6 months ago

    "I don't think it's an ENTIRELY UNFAIR assumption, that if you have a computer it probably has 120mm fan it it somewhere." - Linus
    yea Linus?

  • MoltenSnow31
    MoltenSnow31 6 months ago

    Anyone know what song that starts at 3:25 is?

  • Jack Swanson
    Jack Swanson 6 months ago


  • Psycrow11
    Psycrow11 6 months ago

    Out of curiosity...just how loud was that pump?

  • Алексей Рафиков

    or, you could skip the pump and shake around the entire system from time to time to keep water flowing.

  • SaatanaKettu
    SaatanaKettu 6 months ago

    Yes you can do this for only $50, IF you have a warehouse full of parts you don't have.

  • Hairy Stuntwaffle
    Hairy Stuntwaffle 7 months ago

    Tbh looks like most water cooling loops cira 2000s

  • Robert Standley
    Robert Standley 7 months ago

    If you have a workshop of stuff laying around its about $53.00. Not counting extra screws, a soldering iron (i dont have) a drill (i dont have). rather a bunch of BS. I have been binging LTT videos recently and I do believe this is the worst one i have seen because of the so called pricing as for me it would be immensely CHEAPER to buy a AIO solution.

  • logan anderson
    logan anderson 7 months ago

    those wire strippers have holes in them specifically for snipping off small screws and bolt to size........

  • Matthew Ramada
    Matthew Ramada 8 months ago

    "...40x40mm, which I guess should have tipped me off."
    Yeah those measurements, what could they mean?!?!

  • Lukas Marlin
    Lukas Marlin 8 months ago

    how to custom water cool IF you have a warehouse full of spare parts lol

  • ocudagledam
    ocudagledam 8 months ago

    This is actually really impressive. Maybe they've improved more recently, but from what I remember, cheaper AIO water cooling solutions (from reputable brands) will often get outperformed by high end air cooling, so beating a decent Noctua cooler by 5 degrees is quite a good result for a DIY project whose main goals were for it to be cheap and have entertainment value.

  • Tyler Mai
    Tyler Mai 8 months ago

    Linus! You should know this, don't mix metals! The cpu block is cooper while the rad is aluminium.

  • melvin martins
    melvin martins 8 months ago

    fake news

  • VinorSion
    VinorSion 8 months ago

    52$ and we need tubing...and a soldering iron....and a drill....and screws....and a whole other cases side panel...

  • Keen Deng
    Keen Deng 8 months ago

    And today I paid $58 ish for a EVGA CLC 280.....good try?

  • Squanchy FapFap
    Squanchy FapFap 8 months ago

    +Linus I've recently finished my all costum cooled Asus Laptop Here are the temps and some details:
    upgraded stock i3 2230k cpu with a core i7 3940XM Mobile Extreme Edition overclocked at 5.4 Ghz with the wattage bumped up from 55 watts default to 96 watts
    currently it is being cooled by 6 push blower fans and a custom layed heatpipe sinkery.
    The stressed cpu reaches a maximum of 77'C on full load.
    not forgetting to mention the heatpipe layout is compeletly made of copper as the only parts costum made from aluminium are the costum back plate which I'designed to house in all the heatpipes and I'can easily say that my laptop is the fastest in balkans "Kosovo"
    Here are the current specs of this system.
    Win10 operating system x64
    Ram 32Gb of overclocked soddim DDR3L at 1600Mhz
    Cpu Core i7 3940XM 5.4Ghz
    2X2 SSD 2Terrabytes memory for a total of 4 Terrabytes
    The upgraded graphics card is a crudely installed GTX 1080Ti whom settings I'didn't touch.

    I'like to send this piece of art to Linus Tech Tips Media Group to be reviewed and to know the conclusions of what they think about my work.

    BTW the GTX 1080TI has been stripped from its old cooler and been permanently attached to the inside of laptop.
    Which has its own cooling of course .
    The main part that I'like abou this build is that it is compeletly future proof as all of its components can be upgraded.

    This build before moddification was an Asus X54L BBK4
    Native specs
    win 7
    cpu i3 2330k 2.2 ghz
    4Gb Ram
    gpu gt520m 1Gb VRam
    500 GB HDD.

    oh and I'forgot to mention that the default asus battery can keep this system running for around 28Mins Idle then it. dies.

  • Max Taylor
    Max Taylor 8 months ago

    How would one cool a barrel of ethanol down to -50 with liquid co2? Could you spray it right in the alcohol?

  • Tracking Treasure
    Tracking Treasure 9 months ago

    How much would you sell that pc for?

  • Jon Long
    Jon Long 9 months ago

    Anyone know what the name of the song at 3:28 is? I've never been able to find it.

  • Voss Li
    Voss Li 9 months ago

    Please don't do this lol don't mix aluminum and copper

  • Kerigan Creighton
    Kerigan Creighton 9 months ago


  • Patrick Weaver
    Patrick Weaver 9 months ago

    Your custom liquid cooler uses the heater core from a car.

  • Dat Boii
    Dat Boii 10 months ago

    That's it im ordering a sketchy aliexpress loop

  • Mickael
    Mickael 10 months ago

    can you just pour regular water into the system? or do you have to mix it with other things ?

  • Invisible Gnome
    Invisible Gnome 10 months ago

    could you build a water cooled rig from vehicle scrap parts ?

  • Star frame
    Star frame 10 months ago

    I'm GAY

  • Jeremy Oliver
    Jeremy Oliver 10 months ago

    it DID say 40x40mm...

    G POWER DRAGON 10 months ago

    About sticking 3 Intel stock cooler on each other cheaper but maybe if he sees this he's going to experiment that's my level Jenkc

  • Matt Rucker
    Matt Rucker 10 months ago

    All for a *whopping* five degrees. 😂

  • Ogram Brat
    Ogram Brat 11 months ago +1

    Hair dryer to soften your hose.

  • Julian
    Julian 11 months ago +1

    If I build water cooling with distilled water inside it wouldn't do shit if it spilled, right?

  • 13blackg
    13blackg 11 months ago

    so question why is it all watercooling videos I see the temps slowly rise over time but in my watercooled rig they instantly shoot up 25c and then slowly rise over time till reaching a plateau

  • Eric Sonnen
    Eric Sonnen 11 months ago

    Your cooling videos are cool!

  • Berserk Berserk
    Berserk Berserk 11 months ago

    8:58 .... Linus is Bane !

  • madburito
    madburito 11 months ago

    click bait

  • connar wright
    connar wright 11 months ago

    3:31 that screwdriver flip.. You should be in a western.

  • Stylin' Sloth
    Stylin' Sloth 11 months ago

    music at 4:14 i needddddddddddddd

  • Yuri Boyka
    Yuri Boyka 11 months ago

    Dude why in all of your videos u wear sandals and socks? Pls man... wtf is this

  • Mexy
    Mexy Year ago

    Is he mixing aluminium with copper? Great.

  • DaKrawnik G
    DaKrawnik G Year ago

    I thought that waterblock was wood when I first saw it! lol

  • Krankie V
    Krankie V Year ago

    "It's not 3/8 inch, it's like a really ginormous 1/4 inch".... how about 5/16" guy.