So after a while of research and waiting and money issues I'm finally going water loop. I was thinking of a kit and looked at the ek, xspc and swiftech kits. I have set a budget of around 350$. I like the kits for various reasons but came across a deal I could not pass on. Keep in mind I was really leaning toward the swiftech kit for the 655 pump since i eventually want to put a block on my 480. So the deal I came across is the Swiftech 655 pump 240 rad apogee xt block and micro res all for 140. Basically the whole kit minus tubing and coolant for 120$ less. So my question is what else do i need to complete my loop? I ordered tubing, 7/16 ID, since all parts have 1/2" barbs. I'm gonna use distilled water for coolant. I was thinking screws for mounting the rad and I wanted to use a shroud this one to be exact http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...tl=g30c107s156 so was wondering what screws to get? also I was thinking of an EK d5 top but was wondering what its advantages were? And i know the obvious thing to get with the money I'm saving would be the 480 water block my only thing is if the 240 rad will be enough I had in mind that I would need an extra 120 rad to help out the 240 with the 480 block. Anything else that I may need I appreciate the help and I'm really looking forward to my loop. Oh as far as screws I'm curious as to what diameter to get. the length is not important as I can always use my new dremel to cut them down to size.
post #1 of 10
5/25/11 at 10:56am