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Check out mnpctech.com - they have lots of good videos on how to do things.
The logical place to bring your tubes out is through the mesh area next to the pci slots.
you could just snip it out with wire cutters and then cover the edges with split tubing.

Bleeding is always the hardest part. be prepared to tilt the case at some extreme angles, squeeze tubing, etc. Starting and stopping it repeatedly seems to help break loose air bubbles as well.
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I helped a friend build an aircooled Scout. My watercooled cases have been an Antec Sonata franken-rig (an unwieldy disaster), a Cosmos S and a Corsair 650D.
My first setup had sli'ed 9800GT with blocks and heatsinks - just aim a fan so air flows over the vrm heatsinks and you will be fine, just like others are saying.
I used Feser 1 in distilled water and solid color tubing - the clear Tygon gets discolored.

Don't forget to add a drain line or install a drain port - you will need to flush the system once a year or when you sli the system. A simple T fitting outside the case with a stub of tubing and a stopper is enough.
Track down the psu power on trick - you want to bleed your system without power to the mobo.
Your loop ought to go pump>cpu> gpu> rad>res> pump. The rad and the res can be switched. Allow enough tubing to be able to move things around a little.
Have fun!
By discolored do you mean yellowed or tinted to the color of the liquid? Is there any way I can get red water?
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Tubing comes in lots of colors and you can buy colored coolant. They even have UV reactive stuff, hit with the uv light and it glows.

The clear Tygon I used to use gets a film on it and just looks grungy over time.
However clear tubing allows you to see trapped bubbles. I would recommend that for your first system.

And flush everything first. Especially the tubing. Tygon has a powder in it (probably from the mfg'ing process) that will cloud the water. Just run warm water through everything first, then drain carefully, a tiny bit of regular water shouldn't hurt anything if you are using an anti-corrosion additive.
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Tubing comes in lots of colors and you can buy colored coolant. They even have UV reactive stuff, hit with the uv light and it glows.

The clear Tygon I used to use gets a film on it and just looks grungy over time.
However clear tubing allows you to see trapped bubbles. I would recommend that for your first system.

And flush everything first. Especially the tubing. Tygon has a powder in it (probably from the mfg'ing process) that will cloud the water. Just run warm water through everything first, then drain carefully, a tiny bit of regular water shouldn't hurt anything if you are using an anti-corrosion additive.
I'm going to need some one to walk me through all the setup once I have the parts . For now I'm just going to make a list of the parts I want and then get them around Christmas
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I'm trying to decide between this and this. What do you guys think is best?
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post #36 of 45
go with the xspc the rad is alot better then the EK though you will want some better tubing and thermal paste
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And what tubing should I get? Preferably one. of these. I think ill go for arctic mx-4 as my paste.
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Also, where do I get distilled water?
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they don't have primochill and I'm not sure which would be best of what they do have tbh the size your looking for to match the tubing that comes with the kit is 7/16" ID - 5/8" OD (11-16mm) Tubing

distilled water if you cann't get it at a local shop get de-ionized
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they don't have primochill and I'm not sure which would be best of what they do have tbh the size your looking for to match the tubing that comes with the kit is 7/16" ID - 5/8" OD (11-16mm) Tubing
What are the differences between the types of tubing?
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