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Update: Ok, purchased, everything. Looking for rad screws for the rx240, I believe the screw is a 1 1/8 inch length 6/32 screw correct? This is what I plan on buying. Can anyone confirm this for me?

Ok so I have decided to build a cpu loop for now and later I will add a second loop with my gpu's.

Partlist

Cpu block: EK HF Supreme Nickel plated

Purchased on here from a member who has had it for a while, long before any EK nickel issues. Its all cleaned up and looks brand new.

Rad: XSPC RX240

Seems like the top 240mm rad and can be had pretty cheap on jab-tec once it's in stock.

Res/Pump: XSPC Dual bay res/pump combo

Bought cheap off a member from OCN. Works well with my space constraints and will be fine for the cpu only loop.

Tubing: Primochill UV Blue 10ft retail pack (need advice on ID/OD)

Fittings: XSPC or Bitspower

I have heard good things about the XSPC and with the price difference I am leaning in that direction. Any input here would be great. Will also be picking up a few 45 fittings to clean up the tubing a bit once I get it mocked up.

Fans: 4 AP-15's

Can be had on Aquatuning for ~$19 each after shipping/customs/tax ect ect. Four of them plus an $18 radgrill was ~$86 shipped.



Total cost including the block I purchased and the pump I am hoping to buy tonight will be ~$330 including the bitspower fittings and a couple 45's, closer to $300 using the xspc fittings.

Minus the fans/grill that puts the cost of the loop itself at around $210-$240 which I thought was pretty good considering I got to choose everything and that includes compressions.

Any thoughts/critiques on anything, especially the tubing size and xspc compressions would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by CRosko42 - 7/18/11 at 8:44pm
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post #2 of 14
Everything looks good to me. 10ft is plenty.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
For the parts you're buying you may as well get an XSPC kit.
Well I got the block cheap, hopefully getting the res/pump cheap. Like I said, before the cost of the fans/grill its close to $240 including compressions. For an xspc kit without compressions its $170. Add in the tubing, the compression fittings and the couple 45's and you have $250-260ish. When you disregard the fans (would be bought either way) I got a better block than the kit and came out cheaper than buying the kit and then buying the tubing/compressions after.
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Originally Posted by CRosko42 View Post
Well I got the block cheap, hopefully getting the res/pump cheap. Like I said, before the cost of the fans/grill its close to $240 including compressions. For an xspc kit without compressions its $170. Add in the tubing, the compression fittings and the couple 45's and you have $250-260ish. When you disregard the fans (would be bought either way) I got a better block than the kit and came out cheaper than buying the kit and then buying the tubing/compressions after.
Yeah I forgot that you already purchased the block. Sorry.
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Yeah I forgot that you already purchased the block. Sorry.
No problem man. I agree though, if i didn't get a good deal on the used block+res/pump (under $90 total) I would have just bought the rx240 kit and bought the other parts after.
Edited by CRosko42 - 7/18/11 at 7:18pm
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Ok, all purchased, quick question about rad screws added to op.
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post #7 of 14
you need to buy separate screws if you only getting the rad and not the kit?
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post #8 of 14
you do need 6/32 the length will depend however...for example, I busted some old fans innards out and used them as shrouds so I had to cut and file 3" screws down to the right size. sorry I can't give you info on the length
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you do need 6/32 the length will depend however...for example, I busted some old fans innards out and used them as shrouds so I had to cut and file 3" screws down to the right size. sorry I can't give you info on the length
Same. The ones I used were ~2.4 inches long after cutting.
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you do need 6/32 the length will depend however...for example, I busted some old fans innards out and used them as shrouds so I had to cut and file 3" screws down to the right size. sorry I can't give you info on the length
Ok so the distance from the radiator fins and where the screw screws in is ~5mm from what I've read, add in a 25mm fan, and add in a 2mm grill and I need a 32mm length screw, 32mm = 1.259 inches. So 1 1/4 inch should work out right? I don't need to go all 5mm into the screw hole I would assume.
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