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I am not involved in this argument going on, I'll probably get 5 feet because I figure I will only need 2 feet, I haven't made any measurements and have only purchased the PT nuke. I'll make some measurements and then decide on how much tubing I will need, due to my barb sizes and tubing availability I will be going wtih 7/16" ID and 5/8" OD red primochill tubing.
Sounds good. What kind of fans do you plan on putting on the radiator?
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How difficult is it to plan your loop so you don't leave something too short. I'm pretty sure OP has half a brain at least so it won't be too difficult. Watercooling is expensive so plan stuff out and make sure everything is right before you do anything permanent. Ever heard of "Measure twice, cut once"??
You obviously did not read everything I posted before. Miss measurement is not the only thing I mentioned.

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I am not involved in this argument going on, I'll probably get 5 feet because I figure I will only need 2 feet, I haven't made any measurements and have only purchased the PT nuke. I'll make some measurements and then decide on how much tubing I will need, due to my barb sizes and tubing availability I will be going wtih 7/16" ID and 5/8" OD red primochill tubing.
Sorry for ruining your thread a little with the argument. 7/16 ID is a good choice and will make a nice tight fit. A good trick to help get the ends on easier is to have a small bucket of hot distilled water and dip the end of the tube in there for a few seconds then slip it on the barb. Primochill is good stuff.
post #23 of 28
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I will be putting 2 1850rpm gentle typhoons on the radiator pushing it up from the bottom of my case. Once I get the fans from the 2150rpm group buy I'll put 4 of them in push/pull on the radiator and probably add a 120mm rad at the exhaust location as well as put my CPU underwater.
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I will be putting 2 1850rpm gentle typhoons on the radiator pushing it up from the bottom of my case. Once I get the fans from the 2150rpm group buy I'll put 4 of them in push/pull on the radiator and probably add a 120mm rad at the exhaust location as well as put my CPU underwater.
Since you are waiting I would probably recommend just going with some Yate Loon high speed if you don't already have plans for the 1850RPM GTs after you get the 2150rpm GTs. That would save you about $25 while getting the same performance with a little bit more noise.
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post #25 of 28
just fyi i was running 7/16" black primochill and black zip ties to the rad. as for fans i cant comment how well the AP-15 would handle but i had 38mm panaflow fans on there and they worked fine.
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Thanks bobfig, also I already have 3 1850rpm gentle typhoons so I'll just move 1 off of my hyper 212+ and add the extra to the radiator.
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Alright my MX-4 arrived today, I need to make a decision, my two choices are to:

A) Disassemble my gtx 295 and reseat it with the mx-4 and hope that with cleaning my temps improve.

B) Pull the trigger and sink $161 into getting a Black Ice gtx 240 rad, an mcp 350 pump, an XSPC reservoir pump top, some red primochill 7/16"ID x 5/8"OD tubing and a gtx 295 waterblock.

What kind of temps could I expect running 2 1850rpm gentle typhoons on the gtx 240 rad with just the gtx 295 being cooled?
post #28 of 28
I just swap out a trio of Scythe Ultra kaze 2000 rpm fans for a trio of AP-15, cooling was the same but the noise factor at max speed is way lower.
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