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Hey everyone. I'm building my first water cooled rig and had a couple of minor questions that I'm not 100% on. I actually had planned to water cool my last PC that I built in 2006, but then realized that it wasn't needed for my purposes. I still have the stuff I bought back then, and plan to use some of it in my new setup. Apparently some of it at least is still valid (I noticed that the MCP655 I bought back then is still available). So... on to the questions:

1) One of the parts that I have is a 2x120mm radiator. No branding on it and I don't recall any info about it. I am wondering if it will be adequate for my needs or if I should consider an upgrade to a more current 3x120mm model. I am cooling a 2500K P67 and two 560 TIs, all with Heatkiller blocks.

2) I also still have some black Tygon tubing. It's been sitting in a box for the last 5 years. The environment here is humid (subtropical island). Is this tubing a leak risk after all this time?

3) Back to my water blocks. If I wanted to get custom barbs or compression fittings, is there a specific brand and/or thread size I need for the Heatkiller brand?

I think that pretty much takes care of it. I'd likely come across the answers to at least some of those on my own eventually, but since they are the only questions I have that actually involve buying something, I figured I'd see if I can get a quicker response here.
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Hey everyone. I'm building my first water cooled rig and had a couple of minor questions that I'm not 100% on. I actually had planned to water cool my last PC that I built in 2006, but then realized that it wasn't needed for my purposes. I still have the stuff I bought back then, and plan to use some of it in my new setup. Apparently some of it at least is still valid (I noticed that the MCP655 I bought back then is still available). So... on to the questions:

1) One of the parts that I have is a 2x120mm radiator. No branding on it and I don't recall any info about it. I am wondering if it will be adequate for my needs or if I should consider an upgrade to a more current 3x120mm model. I am cooling a 2500K P67 and two 560 TIs, all with Heatkiller blocks.

2) I also still have some black Tygon tubing. It's been sitting in a box for the last 5 years. The environment here is humid (subtropical island). Is this tubing a leak risk after all this time?

3) Back to my water blocks. If I wanted to get custom barbs or compression fittings, is there a specific brand and/or thread size I need for the Heatkiller brand?

I think that pretty much takes care of it. I'd likely come across the answers to at least some of those on my own eventually, but since they are the only questions I have that actually involve buying something, I figured I'd see if I can get a quicker response here.
1.) For a cpu and 2 gpus you will want to look at like a 480 rad or 2 240s. So you can add a 360 and that 240 you have and be good to go for rads.

2.)Tubing might be ok just bend it around and check the integrity of the tubing.

3.) Bits power is a good brand there are many choices. Most wc components use the G1/4 (threaded) and the other side of the barb/compression should match the ID of your tubing.

Also your pump the 655 is still a great commonly used pump and should work well with your setup.
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