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I'm about to buy the last things for my loop and I need a little help. What I'm looking to do is one of two things - have a higher oc at my current noise level or have it be much quieter at my current oc.

1. I want to include my gpu - 5830 - in the loop. I'm going to get a universal block and use some heat sinks on the other parts. I'm thinking of a Swiftech MCW80.

2. For tubing I was going to just get some from Lowe's, but I just want to do things once, so I was going to order some Tygon R3603 7/16in. ID 5/8in. OD. I've got 1/2 barbs, but this stuff is on sale and it will be a tighter fit (I'll still use clamps)

3. The last thing is a silver coil with some PT nuke.

Please let me know what you think. - Thanks
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Personally, I think the 7/16 - 5/8 are a little small in an aesthetic view. I prefer the size of the 1/2-3/4 tubing as they seem to fill up the case more.

Your gpu block should be fine, just dont forget those heatsinks for the VRM's.

If you want to do things just once, have you considered compression fittings? I used barbs at first, but then really liked the looks of the compressions and had to redo my loop and spend like 30 extra bucks.

You don't really need both a silver coil and PT Nuke, but I guess it's good to have some redundancies.

Just wondering, what else do you have in your loop?
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Originally Posted by bfeng91
Just wondering, what else do you have in your loop?
- Swiftech Apogee GTX w/ custom AMD bracket
- Swiftech MCR320 "Quiet Power" Triple 120mm Radiator
- Thermaltake P500 12V Pump

Almost all my stuff (but not the ram and cpu) is used. My HAF 932 case is very beat-up and would need lots of work to get to "good" condition, so I'm not worried how things look for this build. I'm sure I'll do a pretty build at some point, but not with this case, so I save all the sleeving and compression fittings for then. I've got some tiny heat sinks for the VMR's.

I had a H50 worked fine on my cpu, but get better cooling from the Ven-X. After I got the 5830, the fan on that is a bit too loud for me. I saw posting for the above used parts and got it all in one batch. So, that's the story.
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get the 1/2" 3/4" tubing much much better
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get the 1/2" 3/4" tubing much much better
Much better meaning lower temps or much better looking?
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I'm pretty sure he means better looking. I saw a test (don't remember where) that showed that 1/2-3/4 was the best meaning highest flow and lowest temperatures, but differences were literally a hair between the different sizes. It's mostly just a personal preference, which is the 1/2-3/4 for me and most likely the gentleman above me as well. It just seems to fill the case better IMO.
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