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Update: http://www.overclock.net/13345697-post20.html

Hey guys, I might in the future build a loop for my cpu only, but here are my requirements:

1. Must have an externally mounted rad, possibly a 360.

2. Must be silent. I will be using extremely quiet fans with this system, and I don't want my noise levels to go up very much, if at all.

3. Must be as cheap as possible, without skimping on quality.

So with that I ask the water cooling guru's, create me a masterpiece!
Edited by Behemoth777 - 5/1/11 at 4:54pm
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Fittings, tubing, etc?

Whole kit and caboodle?
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Fittings, tubing, etc?

Whole kit and caboodle?
Yes, whole bit. I'd like to make it as black as possible. Fittings, tubing, cpu block, etc.
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post #4 of 24
The noise of your loop mostly depends on which fans and which pump you use.

For only the cpu only I think a 240 rad is more than enough.
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Radiator
- Black Ice SR-1
- XSPC RS 360

CPU Block
- EK Supreme HF Acetal w/ Nickel plating
- HK 3.0 LT

Tubing
- Feser 1/2" ID 3/4" OD
- Primochill 1/2" ID 3/4" OD

Fittings
- Go with Bitspower, either barbs or compression fittings, they usually have a great selection of matte black. Make sure you choose the right ID and OD.

Pump
-MCP 355 w/ Acetal top

or

-MCP 655 (variable) w/ Bitspower top

Reservoir
-Anything you want

Look around, check different water cooling sites for prices, I was using some just as a reference.

I was trying to center your build around being black but there are some other options for CPU blocks, the Supreme HF should be a great choice regardless.
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Looks good so far, thanks!

How would I mount it to the back of my case though?
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Ok, I'm going to say start with a Rasa 750 RX360, you have a black block, brushed black aluminium pump/res front cover, back radiator...

You will need to replace of course the barbs and tubing, tubing really doesn't matter, get any black tubing, since it doesn't effect performance, I'm going to say go with 3/8"ID 5/8" OD ~ any brand, it's no different imo.

For fittings, bitspower do a lot of black barbs (for cheapness over compressions).

But for a similar price to that you could get black nickel plated compressions like these: http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...-pid-9843.html

Which I think would look better.


The rasa kit does come with a mounting system for outside the case I believe is silver, personally, I would grab a can of spray paint and just do that myself...
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Ok, I'm going to say start with a Rasa 750 RX360, you have a black block, brushed black aluminium pump/res front cover, back radiator...

You will need to replace of course the barbs and tubing, tubing really doesn't matter, get any black tubing, since it doesn't affect performance, I'm going to say go with 3/8"ID 5/8" OD ~ any brand, it's no different imo.

For fittings, bitspower do a lot of black barbs (for cheapness over compressions).

But for a similar price to that you could get black nickel plated compressions like these: http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...-pid-9843.html

Which I think would look better.


The rasa kit does come with a mounting system for outside the case I believe is silver, personally, I would grab a can of spray paint and just do that myself...
That might be a good option, except for the fact that i've use that pump/res before, and it is definitely not silent, not even close.
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hey behemoth check out my project sig, you might get some ideas
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Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan View Post
Radiator
- Black Ice SR-1
- XSPC RS 360

CPU Block
- EK Supreme HF Acetal w/ Nickel plating
- HK 3.0 LT

Tubing
- Feser 1/2" ID 3/4" OD
- Primochill 1/2" ID 3/4" OD

Fittings
- Go with Bitspower, either barbs or compression fittings, they usually have a great selection of matte black. Make sure you choose the right ID and OD.

Pump
-MCP 355 w/ Acetal top

or

-MCP 655 (variable) w/ Bitspower top

Reservoir
-Anything you want

Look around, check different water cooling sites for prices, I was using some just as a reference.

I was trying to center your build around being black but there are some other options for CPU blocks, the Supreme HF should be a great choice regardless.

You have some things wrong.
First off, he wants a silent system. A RS radiator is more optimized for high speed fans, so for silence, a RX radiator would be better. Also, since silence is his first priority, it would be better to have a 350 over a 355 since they perform around 25% within eachother, yet the 350 takes 10W and the 355 takes 18W; in other words, the 355 works faster, thus making more noise. Since he is only watercooling his CPU, the high head pressure of the 350/355 isn't needed, so the 655 or the 655-B would be recommended. Since the 655 is also quieter, that will also achieve one of his primary goals. The 655 is a speed changeable pump, 1-5; while the 655-B is the same pump, just set to setting 4. Therefore, I would recommend the 655-B (it is also cheaper).

Next, you recommended two expensive CPU waterblocks. He wants to have a cheap loop without skimping on quality.. and what is the killer of that? High-end stuff. I would greatly recommend getting an XSPC Rasa CPU waterblock, they are also black, but perform within 1-2C from the two blocks he posted, also at least $30 cheaper.

I will be posting the watercooling equipment I recommend to you as we speak in a separate post.
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