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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys,
i will be adding onto my WC setup for the next few months.
things i will be getting:
1. EK CPU block
2. Koolance GTX580 block or EK GTX580 Block
3. 2x gtx240 radiators
4. CHV Fullchipset block
5. RAM blocks (honestly just for looks)


What i have now:
1. RASA CPU block
2. 240mm rad
3. a in-res pump
it was a prebuilt rasa kit from about a year ago or so.
the block is garbage.
i like the res but i don't think the pump will handle everything i wanna get

Questions:
1. Which pump will handle all of this (only using 2 radiators)
2. What kind of fluid do you recommend? (i refuse to buy feser-one) i'm changing to red/black color scheme so i want either red or black fluid (if black i don't care if it shows a bit purple. i am using a "fade" technique inside a red UV hose...so the purple really won't show....just need it dark.)
3. If there are recommendations on different blocks than posted, please let me know. I have researched each of these blocks a good bit and see that their performance/restriction is what i am looking for but i am certainly open for suggestions.

rep+ for good educated responses
Thank You All
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Edited by Hazzeedayz - 10/17/11 at 8:15am
post #2 of 11
Honestly for that all the popular pumps will cover it: MCP350, 355, 655 and so on.
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post #3 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Forsaken_id;15341332 
Honestly for that all the popular pumps will cover it: MCP350, 355, 655 and so on.

which do you recommend?
i need something that will maintain a steady preassure.
the CHV block is pretty restrictive as well as the RAM.
post #4 of 11
I like the 355. There are so many tops for it and it is a beast with restrictive loops.
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Forsaken_id;15341373 
I like the 355. There are so many tops for it and it is a beast with restrictive loops.

how does the 655 fair in comparison?
i'm a bit outa the loop, 'so to speak', about pumps and such.
it's been awhile since i've looked into upgarding
post #6 of 11
The MCP355 has more head and the MCP655 has a better flow rate, i believe.

Different tops can change this drastically though.
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post #7 of 11
1. I'd say 355
2. I'd get just plain distilled water + kill coil, and then get primochill black or red tubing. It makes life easier.
3. The new XSPC Raystorm CPU block is nice, martin just did some testing on it and it performed well. Plus it looks pretty snazzy.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Forsaken_id;15341424 
The MCP355 has more head and the MCP655 has a better flow rate, i believe.

Different tops can change this drastically though.

right on, thanks dude.

one more question for ya:
the blocks i picked,
what do you think?
any recommendations?
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by wondergod;15341507 
3. The new XSPC Raystorm CPU block is nice, martin just did some testing on it and it performed well. Plus it looks pretty snazzy.

When I upgrade, I may get this one. I really love the Heatkiller stuff though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hazzeedayz;15341515 
right on, thanks dude.

one more question for ya:
the blocks i picked,
what do you think?
any recommendations?

No problem.

My personal preference is to stay away from EK stuff from the whole nickle plating/corrosion fiasco. They handled it fine after a while, but as with anytime there is a problem with their stuff, they point fingers and say it is user error before weeks later admitting fault.

I like Heatkiller, myself, but there are plenty of great CPU blocks. For the 580, I would get an Aquacomputer or Heatkiller block. I got a Bitspower before I found out about it being killed by the other blocks. frown.gif

EDIT: Your current CPU block is fine, unless you are itching for a new one!
Edited by Forsaken_id - 10/17/11 at 8:38am
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post #10 of 11
I'd go with the EK video card block and get a MCP655, also don't use coolants the best thing you can do is go with distilled water + biocidal and get colored tubing, my color scheme is Black/red as well and I'm using red tubing it gives a really good look as well.
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