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so ive never delt with a water cooling system before, and unfortunately it took me a while before i came across this forum. ive already started buying items for the build apart from a few components that have risk of either being doa or i may decide to change. im putting everything in an antec p193 with a 850w psu until my custom build comes to a close. problem is ive already bought some parts that im not too sure about anymore, mainly from lack of reviews. im trying to setup three loops 1 for gpus, 1 for cpu, and 1 for everything else (hdds, ram, and whatever else that ends up getting added)

im doing a 2600k build on a z68 mobo with 2x gtx 580s


what ive got:


15ft of 3/8id 1/2od tubing

2x koolance nx580 gpu cooling blocks

koolance cpu 370 water cooling block

2xkoolance hd-60 w/second hdd kitbitspower galaxy freezer dimm4 ram liquid cooling block

alphacool dual bay dual 5.25 reservoir

alphacool cape corp 250mm reservoir

watercool mora3 9x120 lt extreme radiator

blackice gt stealth 240 x-flow radiator

3x phobya dc12-400 water pumps


what i still need


countless connectors (including koolance sli conector)

probably another 20ft of tubing

1 more koolance hd-60 with second hdd kit

bout 20 120mm fans unsure of brand

enough koolance quick disconects to be on both sides of all my blocks

sleeving kit

cooling liquid



my questions:


should i get rid of the phobya 400s and pick up some higher end pumps?

should i change my rads out? i was going to get another 240.

barbs or compression?(if the bottom line is really just looks im going barbs to save a couple hundred)

which fans are good for cfm dba and not too expensive? i was looking at the coolermaster syckleflow r4s (2000rpm, 19dba, 69cfm @ $10.99).

has anyone had any experience with the single dimm ram coolers, and can i fit 4 of them side by side to cool my memory?

and i could also use some suggestions for a fan controller that can handle between 17 and 20 fans


ill take any advice i can get, im not concerned about space in the case im building or too concerned about price, i still have to order my mobo cpu gtxs and hdds (along with some misc connectors), and ive estimated about $700 more in WC parts (connectors, fans, etc).

EDIT: i appologize if these are questions that come up alot. im currently deployed and i cant use the search tool in the forum(just gives me 404). and i also cant view most pictures on here. have alot of issues with internet in this country.

EDIT:EDIT: also, is it true about coolant addatives raising temps and restricting flow after a short amount of time?
Edited by microfister - 8/22/11 at 6:24pm
    
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Definitely stay away from dyes and other similar additives, as far as I know they eventually turn into a disaster. Restricting flow, clogging your blocks and what not. I really don't think watercooling your RAM is necessary unless you plan on seriously overclocking that, I haven't used the block but that's just my input.

I just recently purchased a Lamptron FC-5 v2 from FrozenCPU, it's wonderful. Beautiful display with color options and temperature options, it handles 4 of my GT-AP15s on one channel and it has four of them.

4x4 = 16, I think it can handle 5 GT's but I haven't tried. What type of fans will you be running?
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Definitely stay away from dyes and other similar additives, as far as I know they eventually turn into a disaster. Restricting flow, clogging your blocks and what not. I really don't think watercooling your RAM is necessary unless you plan on seriously overclocking that, I haven't used the block but that's just my input.

I just recently purchased a Lamptron FC-5 v2 from FrozenCPU, it's wonderful. Beautiful display with color options and temperature options, it handles 4 of my GT-AP15s on one channel and it has four of them.

4x4 = 16, I think it can handle 5 GT's but I haven't tried. What type of fans will you be running?
not major overclocking on the ram, was gonna push it to 1800 never really seen anyone complaining about ram temps either so i mite just nix it. and definately dropping the addatives, maybe ill switch to uv activated tubing and use the clear i have for the hidden parts.

the fan controller seems pretty nice, i think it mite be a little out of place on my build though.

frozencpu is a great site, but seriously lacking on reviews

i was considering the coolermaster sycleflow r4s. the specs sound good, and the price isnt bad either. i think im gonna have a hard time not spending $200 on fans for this.
    
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also since i see it in your build, what kind of temps do you get with your cpu and gpu on load? just saw that you have the same ones
    
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