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Hi everyone!

After a little time of rodation of my system, everything seems fine.

Fast is fast, the 4.6GHz OC could - and will - be rised in some time.
The only thing I hate is my GTX580 going all up to 90°C while playing, I don't want to degrade this beautiful card so fast!
This said, I'm planning to go WC!

Easy to say it, a bit harder to make it! Here are the comps I plan to purchase:

CPU Waterblock: Koolance CPU-370 (like the way it looks!)
TIM. Prolimatech PK-1
GPU Waterblock: EK FX580GTX Nickel/Acetal (Yes thats right, I'm trusting
EK once more ) + EK Nickel backplate probably
Resevoir: FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Series 250mm UV blue
Radiator: XSPC RX360 Triple 120mm Rev 2.
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X 12v PWM controlled
Fans: 3x Gentle Typhoon AP-15

Everything's clear? Well here are the questions that I wanna clear up, but before starting.... DISCLAIMER! I might come up with more and more questions as time goes, so don't be a jerk and keep on replying ^_^

- The pump; is it noisy at full rpm? Does it need some kind of isolation material to apply bitween it and the case wall? Do you suggest I get a top to increase the performance too? Or should I go with the more cheaper and less-energy hungry MCP350 pump?

- The tubing; which size and brand do you suggest? UV or not?

- The fittings; oh dear lord these are costy! But I want a clean look...
My question is, do I need 2 of them for every component, or any of the above-specified comes with barbs included? Otherwise, I would need...10 of them? My wallet hurts...

Thanks for your attention!
post #2 of 21
Make sure the nicken is EN type!

tubing size i like is 7/16" on 1/2" barbs and is made by primochill its a tight fit, I don't use clamps, but I would recommencement that you do.

That pump is abit more noisy then the d5 I believe. But on a shogy sandwich it should be fine if it did hum at all that would isolate the noice.

Fitting I use alaphacool... there's no chance that I am paying for bitspower. But yeh even the alaphacool ones added up by the time you have at the 45s. And yes everything will need fittings and 2 of them.

And my 580 was like that too, It would burn me if I touched the ports bracket while in game. But now its idle/load 29/42 v 40/85 stock at a 22C AMB.

PS.. I like the clean look too.. http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post14441861
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/5/11 at 3:06am
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I think the MCP355 is just a bit louder then the 655, Which is silent so it'll be quiet hum sound as long as it can't vibrate.

As for tubing you can't do wrong with the top brands such as, primochill and tygon. Personally I love Primochills primoflex tubing, takes a good bit to kink and is overall great quality tubing. The size you'll want to look for is 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD.

I think the only things that come with barbs will be the res and pump. For the other things, as long as you get colored tubing you wont even notice the barbs. So spend the money elsewhere and just get something that will do the job.

Hope that answered your questions well enough.
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Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post
I think the only things that come with barbs will be the res and pump
Thats the Box part list on most sites for the res.

1 x Liquid Fusion Reservoir
1 x UV Cathode
2 x Reservoir Mounts
1 x Blanking Plug
2 x Black Reservoir End Caps

No barbs there, and the pump is 1/4 screw in so that also needs them also.



this is my rig btw... http://www.overclock.net/14441861-post12838.html .. might put in my sig
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/5/11 at 3:59am
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You can make most pumps loud or quiet depending on how you install them : http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/03/...sting-round-1/
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Even when isolated from the case the pump is noisy at full speed, you'll easily hear it over the fans. However the beauty of it is that if you use the PWM feature you can have it running under 30% speeds when it is quiet and have it ramp up the speed when the system is under load. Most of the time mine are running around 20% using the Asus Fan Xpert to control it.
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be careful about covering the pump, because you want some airflow near it... it does create heat. I love compression fittings... but barbs will do. For tubing size I try and go to whatever is native with the pump, but since the 35x doesn't have one... it is up to you. I like 3/8, because I feel any larger looks tacky and you don't really can that much from larger tubing. On UV or not, it's up to you, it doesn't affect your loop, just looks pretty. Make sure and get some UV lights if you do. I'd look in to primoChill's antikink coils if you are running into tight turns. I'd be careful to trust EK's nickel, but if you want to. Also, I'm going to assume you're running distilled water... don't forget PT nuke and kill coil.
    
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Make sure the nicken is EN type!

tubing size i like is 7/16" on 1/2" barbs and is made by primochill its a tight fit, I don't use clamps, but I would recommencement that you do.

That pump is abit more noisy then the d5 I believe. But on a shogy sandwich it should be fine if it did hum at all that would isolate the noice.
I lol'd on that, but it can be very useful I guess! I'm gonna place a single order to FrozenCPU so I guess I might buy this.

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Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post
I think the MCP355 is just a bit louder then the 655, Which is silent so it'll be quiet hum sound as long as it can't vibrate.

As for tubing you can't do wrong with the top brands such as, primochill and tygon. Personally I love Primochills primoflex tubing, takes a good bit to kink and is overall great quality tubing. The size you'll want to look for is 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD.
Mmm 3/4in means around 19mm... How about a step under that? The system should remain elegant, without huge tubes in it...

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You can make most pumps loud or quiet depending on how you install them : http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/03/...sting-round-1/
Woah, I def need some kind of foam...
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be careful about covering the pump, because you want some airflow near it... it does create heat. I love compression fittings... but barbs will do. For tubing size I try and go to whatever is native with the pump, but since the 35x doesn't have one... it is up to you. I like 3/8, because I feel any larger looks tacky and you don't really can that much from larger tubing. On UV or not, it's up to you, it doesn't affect your loop, just looks pretty. Make sure and get some UV lights if you do. I'd look in to primoChill's antikink coils if you are running into tight turns. I'd be careful to trust EK's nickel, but if you want to. Also, I'm going to assume you're running distilled water... don't forget PT nuke and kill coil.
Thanks for your support!
On the pump I'm not gonna cover it, just put some foam between it and the case metal. 3/8 seems ok as tubing size, I'll keep that one into consideration.

And yes, I'm gonna put distilled water in the loop. Should I use the coil or the PT? OR BOTH? Some of those greeny bastards might escape hahaha
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I'd just go with one or the other... it's really up to you, they both work well.
    
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