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Hello again. I've given this quite some thoughts, and I'm quite sure I will go for this.cool.gif

first up, here is my curent rig: smile.gif

Case: HAF 922.
Motherboard: M4A89GTD pro stock NB, stock cooling.
Processor: Phenom II X4 965, Voltage- 1,425, clock at 245x17, 4165 MHz.
cpu cooler: corsair H50 in push/pull.
GPU: geforce gtx 460 GLH edition, stock.
Memory: Kingston DDR3 1333MHz 4x2gb.


http://www.hawnutor.org/image/RcsP7xk.PNG

this is the WC system I want to insert. if there is anything I have forgotten, or you think is rubbish out from experience, Please direct me to what you think would perform way better smile.gif
Thanks in advance! cool.gif
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post #2 of 10
only thing i have to say is.

DONT get primochill coolant.

other than that looks fine
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nkrader;14387407 
only thing i have to say is.

Dont get primochill coolant.

Other than that looks fine

+1
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post #4 of 10
What's the single G3/8 threaded barb for?

Couple suggestions, do not use those plastic manhatten clamps, they generally cannot put enough pressure on the tubing to hold it down securely, and they feel very cheap. Get metal/worm clamps, use zip ties or get compression fittings.

Also, as stated above, do not use any type of pre-mixed coolant, no matter how cool it may look. The dyes in those coolants can split from the water and start gunking up the water block/radiator/pump, making it extremely painful to clean. This isn't always the case, but it has been proven to happen. My suggestion, use Distilled water with PT Nuke or a Silver KillCoil.
    
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Is the EK 4.0 a good pump? thinking about getting one myself but having a hard time finding feedback on them
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Thread Starter 
thanks for all the posts guys!

I have no idéa andrewm56, I will sure make one review of it when I get it :>
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have you planned how will you drain your loop ?
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azarah;14391834 
have you planned how will you drain your loop ?

pull tube off barb? stick in sink
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NKrader;14391846 
pull tube off barb? stick in sink

it's not as easy in some case, I personnaly knew I would have difficulties so I added a 4$ T-line solution in my list. Some people need it, some not. That is why I asked if he planned for that
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Azarah;14391904 
it's not as easy in some case, I personnaly knew I would have difficulties so I added a 4$ T-line solution in my list. Some people need it, some not. That is why I asked if he planned for that

who drains their loop anyways tongue.gif

only time I drained my loop was when i was tearing it down.
     
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