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Hey everyone,
I want to put together my first water cooling kit, I don't want to go with a starter kit and end up changing everything down the road. I'd like to get the experts' recommendations, and also double check if everything is compatible. This is for a i7-970 loop ONLY for now, I'll add more stuff down the road I guess.

    
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You'll need 6 fittings, not 3.

If you get a pump top you'll need 8.
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They come in pairs.
    
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Hmmm $6.99 for bitspower paired fittings, seems cheap...

not heard of that before but if you say so I guess.

Otherwise it all looks good, it's a bit overkill for a single CPU loop, but the expandability on it should be fantastic, and that pump should be able to run at very low settings, so quiet...


Only thing other than that I might questions, the feser water... I wouldn't pay the premium on it, I'd just get it cheaper at a grocery store or get deionised from a garage. There's nothing wrong with it though, just more expensive.

Oh, and you'll need a killcoil.
    
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I take back what I said, I don't know where I read they came in pairs. Must have been a different item. So I'll get 6 of them, and do I just drop the kill coil into the res?
    
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yup just drop it in your loop and it's done!
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I take back what I said, I don't know where I read they came in pairs. Must have been a different item. So I'll get 6 of them, and do I just drop the kill coil into the res?
I was about to say; there's no plural in that description

I've heard you can hide the kill coil inside the end of a piece of tubing.
Edited by Glancey - 5/15/11 at 9:48am
post #8 of 12
Remove the feser water, and add a few more feet of hose. It's nice to have when you decide to re-route hoses, or just cut something too short.
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Agreed with the above. Just use some distilled water at your local shop.

Also, I'm not too sure about the inlet/outlet positions of the bitspower reservoir... If you want more adaptability, the get anti-cyclone attachment as well.
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You guys would recommend another res?
    
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