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Just wanted to post this. This will be my first MAJOR watercooling attempt outside of a self-contained system, not a n00b to the tech world, but watercooling a computer from the ground up sounds awesome

System
Mountain Mods H2Go Case
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
i7-2600K
Corasair Vengeance 16 Gb ram
EVGA GTX580 HydroCopper 1.5gb
Corsair 1000w modular power supply

Now, the watercooling stuff

2x BlackIce 240MM (120x2) Rads
EK supreme mosfet/cpu waterblocks
Koolance RP-1200 RES/PUMP combo
I am using 3/8 ID 1/2 OD tubing all the way around
4x High pressure 120mm fans (2 on each radiator)

*****EDIT*****

Sorry, I am not using a VGA waterblock, I included it because it was in my initial build until I ordered the EVGA HydroCopper. And I didn't forget Barbs, Sorry I didnt list them. I have 3/8 ID 1/2 OD barbs with matching tubing all the way around.

I plan on using distilled water and adding a little biocide and non-corro to the mix.

Am I

1) Forgetting anything
2) being stupid by using this setup


Thanks
Edited by Sneaky Payload - 10/14/11 at 2:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sneaky Payload View Post
Just wanted to post this. This will be my first MAJOR watercooling attempt outside of a self-contained system, not a n00b to the tech world, but watercooling a computer from the ground up sounds awesome

System
Mountain Mods H2Go Case
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
i7-2600K
Corasair Vengeance 16 Gb ram
EVGA GTX580 HydroCopper 1.5gb
Corsair 1000w modular power supply

Now, the watercooling stuff

2x BlackIce 240MM (120x2) Rads
EK supreme mosfet/vga/cpu waterblocks
Koolance RP-1200 RES/PUMP combo
I am using 3/8 ID 1/2 OD tubing all the way around
4x High pressure 120mm fans (2 on each radiator)

I plan on using distilled water and adding a little biocide and non-corro to the mix.

Am I

1) Forgetting anything
2) being stupid by using this setup


Thanks
I would go with a 360 instead of two 240s - and why would you buy a VGA block if you're getting a Hydrocopper? also - welcome to OCN!
Edited by Broseidon - 10/14/11 at 1:53am
post #3 of 12
I just finished my first custom loop, but I will say this;

-You are forgetting fittings, whether it be barbs or compression fittings. With barbs, don't forget to add clamps.
-The more popular tubing of choice is 1/2" ID. For major watercooling endeavors, 1/2" provides a higher level of water flow.
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Originally Posted by rockosmodlife View Post
I just finished my first custom loop, but I will say this;

-You are forgetting fittings, whether it be barbs or compression fittings. With barbs, don't forget to add clamps.
-The more popular tubing of choice is 1/2" ID. For major watercooling endeavors, 1/2" provides a higher level of water flow.


Sorry, I do have fittings all the way around. 3/8 ID 1/2 OD compression fittings.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Broseidon View Post
I would go with a 360 instead of two 240s - and why would you buy a VGA block if you're getting a Hydrocopper? also - welcome to OCN!
Thanks for the welcome!

I chose to do 240s because there are twin 240 fan holes on the Mountain Mods H2Go Case I chose. And I am not getting a GPU waterblock, brain fart on my end.


The H2Go case isn't cramped, but looking at the design It seemed dual 240s would work better, and leave me room to add a 2nd loop if I needed to later (IE CPU - MOSFET - RAM LOOP 1, VGA - VGA LOOP 2)
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Another thing I figured I will ask is this:

For Cooling mixtures, what gets the best mileage?

Plain Distilled water

Water/Coolant

Should I add Biocide (the little voice in my head says "yes, I should")

If using the EK blocks (Nickel plated) and the HydroCopper block, because I am mixing two different metals, should I get an anti-corrosion agent in the mix as well?

How often should I perform maintenance on the loop (IE how often should I change out the mixture, clean the blocks, etc)?
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Do you have a fan controler?
I use distilled water and a silver kill coil, no issues at all.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by SlideRulz View Post
Do you have a fan controler?
I use distilled water and a silver kill coil, no issues at all.


Fan controllers are integrated into the RP-1200 by Koolance. It also has a connection for a flow meter. you can find it here.
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I though you were getting this one,
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=2032

with this pump
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=858

way more flow and pressure
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I figure I can always add another pump later, or use a dual loop setup. But for 1 video card, 1 cpu, 1 MOSFET, I think this is enough. Considering I want to use it for the occasional LAN party also.
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