What You’ll Need to Build a Custom CPU Loop Solution

There are countless benefits to building your own custom CPU loop solution. For starters, you can choose each part yourself, deciding which pieces are best for the product you want. Before beginning your build, decide which components you want to liquid cool and choose products to purchase from there.

What You Will Need:


Water Blocks

Water blocks are used to transfer heat. Choose your water blocks wisely, as they are a crucial part of the cooling process.

EK-Supremacy MX AMD

EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition – Intel 115x

EK-Supremacy EVO – Acetal+Nickel


Your reservoirs will hold water in a loop, replacing air bubbles with water. There are several variations of reservoirs to choose from, the best option for you will depend on your needs.

EK-DBAY Spin Reservoir (R3.0)

EK-RES X3 250 – White

EK-RES X3 150 Lite


Pumps are essential to any liquid cooling loops, as they provide the energy to push water through the system. Choosing a pump that will be both efficient and powerful will give your PC the boost it needs.

EK-D5 Vario Motor (12V DC Pump Motor)

EK-XTOP Dual DDC 3.2 PWM (incl. 2x pump)

EK-XTOP Dual DDC 3.2 PWM (incl. 2x pump)

Radiator & Fans

Radiators are used to cool the liquid that is already flowing through the system. By absorbing the heat from the water, the radiator’s fins cool the liquid down.

EK-CoolStream XE 120 (Single)

EK-CoolStream WE 180 (Single)

EK-CoolStream WE 540 (Triple)


Fittings help you connect all the parts of your CPU Loop Solution. You will need to match your fittings with your tubing so be sure to pay attention to each product you choose.

EK-ACF Fitting – Blue 12/16 | 7/16″ – 5/8″

EK-CSQ Plug G1/4 (for EK-Badge) – Black

EK-HDC Fitting G1/4 – Red 12mm OD


The tubing is the second product that will connect everything together to complete the system. Before purchasing any tubing, make sure your fittings match!

EK-HD Tube 12/16mm 500mm (2 pcs)

EK-Tube ZMT Matte Black 19,4/12,5mm (3m RETAIL)

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