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Hi guys im pretty new to watercooling and would appreciate you advice. I will be cooling a Zotac gtx 580, and a 2500k in a Nvidia Haf x case. Would like to go with a black green theme. I've read quite a bit of post and have came up with this so far.

Pump res combo thing: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14...Installed.html

Rad: http://www.svc.com/rx360.html

CPU block: http://www.svc.com/rayintel.html

GPU Block: http://www.svc.com/ek-fc580-gtx-a.html

For hose and fittings i am kind of at a loss. I'd probably prefer some compression fittings but not sure. If anyone has suggestions on better options I'd love to hear them. Thanks!
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Looks good mate. - The only thing I'm unsure on is res, I don't think you will have the room.

I love my 1/2" Barbs with 7/16" ID tube, It just looks really clean and its the cheapest way of doing it.
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That rad is a BEAST. I personally like res pump combos like this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12560
and I like the CPU block, I just don't like how they light up. Good thing you don't have to use the LED.

Compression fittings are what you want, even thought they are not cheap.
I'm using 1/2" ID tubing with a 1/8" thick wall and Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black 1/2 Compression Fittings. Love it.

EDIT: Alot of people seem to dislike EK GPU blocks.. I personally have NEVER had a problem with them. I love my FC-480GTX <3
Edited by MountainDewMadOScar - 10/22/11 at 2:49pm
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That rad is a BEAST. I personally like res pump combos like this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12560
and I like the CPU block, I just don't like how they light up. Good thing you don't have to use the LED.

Compression fittings are what you want, even thought they are not cheap.
I'm using 1/2" ID tubing with a 1/8" thick wall and Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black 1/2 Compression Fittings. Love it.
Did you mean this pump/res

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...Installed.html
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Looks good mate. - The only thing I'm unsure on is res, I don't think you will have the room.

I love my 1/2" Barbs with 7/16" ID tube, It just looks really clean and its the cheapest way of doing it.
I'm not loving my similar setup... I feel compression fittings are a lot more cleaner looking.

Definitely cheaper though, and once you're finally able to squeeze the tubing onto the barbs and tighten it down with one of these that tube will never burst off.
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Nah, for single pump this one:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12561

Put your own pump in.

EDIT: Sorry I didn't realise the one he listed was a pre made combo. So yeah the one you linked haha

I think bay res/pump combos are so easier to work with. Like dual loops. So simple.
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thanks for the input guys, andrew what kind of barbs are those you have on your pc? They look really nice.
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thanks for the input guys, andrew what kind of barbs are those you have on your pc? They look really nice.
There are just alphacool 1/2" G1/4 thread. - they are like bitspower barbs but cheaper.. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/95...407s1030#blank

And I have used 45s and 90s in places.
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Finalizing my build i came across http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0355493 for $70 at local microcenter. Would it be worth using these for that price? Can't seems to find a lot of information on them comparing them to the ek blocks.
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