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Hi.

I'm goin to be making a next gen computer in april and i'm getting everything ready for then will either use IVY or S-E or even bulldozer gpus will most likely be 7xxx and case is a U2-UFO from mountain mods case is actually already ordered and on its way i have a couple questions since this will be my first time attempting it. the loop will consist of 2 360rads and will be cooling a cpu and a gpu maybe too any feedback/recommendations would be helpful thanks

I was wondering if this pump is any good for 2 x 360 rads i'm planning on having cpu and gpu on it also just one gpu to start off with its most likely going to be a 7990 or 7970 whenever they get released. i was going to use it with this res

another questions is it safer to use barbs with clamps or compression fittings? i find compression fittings look cleaner but i don't know if there safer then barbs with clamps

last question i hope would be 360rad recommendations i would like to be in the 75-100$ cheaper better since i'm on a 3000$ budget for the whole computer and 600$ is out for case already(live in Canada and shipping + taxes and conversion cost me a tone) if the loop can stay in the 600-700$ i would be very happy if less then even better if the pump is good i can get the res and pump for about 250$

Thanks i hope i didn't confuse anyone my grammar and syntax is horrible
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That pump will be plenty for 2 360s rads and 2 gpu blocks and 1 cpu block. I have that pump and I Think you'll also like to hear it's very quiet. I can not hear it at all (after air is worked out of loop)

They are both just about the same amount of safety depending on how you do it. Compression look cleaner and are easier to work with imo though.

I started with 1/2 bars and 7/16 inch tubing. It was ANNOYING to get them 7/16 tube over the 1/2 barb, but once it was on the only way to get it off was to actually cut it off. If you have the cash I would go compression, but Barbs with clamps or 1/2 barb and 7/16 tubing is just as safe.

As for rad suggestions, I think one of the most widley reccomened is the RX360 as they are great for low rpm fans (thus making for a quieter system) but i think they are about 115$ or so. Black ICE GTX 360 is another good one to look at. If your strapped from room the RS360 is a lot thinner and cheaper.

Hope this helped, much love <3
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I was wondering if this pump is any good for 2 x 360 rads i'm planning on having cpu and gpu on it also just one gpu to start off with its most likely going to be a 7990 or 7970 whenever they get released. i was going to use it with this res
Any reason why you chose a bay res? I would go with the top mounted res ontop of that pump.

Barbs and Zaps/wormdrive clamps are the safest you can get. I have found that compression fittings are difficult to deal with, but if you are like me and wont settle for bad aesthetics, then they are the way to go. Be careful how you bend your tubing when installing the compressions if u chose them, if there is any rotational torque in the tubing, they can undo the compressions.
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Any reason why you chose a bay res? I would go with the top mounted res ontop of that pump.

Barbs and Zaps/wormdrive clamps are the safest you can get. I have found that compression fittings are difficult to deal with, but if you are like me and wont settle for bad aesthetics, then they are the way to go. Be careful how you bend your tubing when installing the compressions if u chose them, if there is any rotational torque in the tubing, they can undo the compressions.
i just like the aesthetics of the bay res
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Haha me and crunk are opposite it seems. I feel like barbs and clamps are annoying to work with and he doesnt like compression haha. I guess its maybe a personal preference thing.
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i just checked i can get the rx360 for 95$ yay thats not too bad so as of now with rads pump and res im at around 450$

just wondering if any of the rads here are ani good since i prefer buying from canada if i can
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he has the RX360
and the RayStorm CPU WaterBlock $69
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he has the RX360
woops i gues i didnt look very well thx
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you should be able to get most of your stuff from dazmode
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