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post #11 of 18
Where did you buy the GTS rads from? I'm trying to find a single 120 for my build but the only place I could find (thekoolroom.com) was out of stock and has been for a while now.
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Where did you buy the GTS rads from? I'm trying to find a single 120 for my build but the only place I could find (thekoolroom.com) was out of stock and has been for a while now.

Hey mate, I got mine from frozencpu, only place I could find the single 120mm ones.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4061/ex-rad-80/Black_Ice_GT_Stealth_120_Radiator_-_Black.html?tl=g30c95s159

Good luck smile.gif
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So after weeks of researching parts and asking a billion questions on OC.net, the water cooling system is finally finished.
Cheers for those who helped btw smile.gif

No, it isn't finished. It never will be, you will be tinkering and upgrading for ever. tongue.gif

Looks good, well done on your first loop. The tube routing is a little messy, but I kind of like how it looks actually. Angled fittings do have some slight restriction but it is not worth worrying about unless you go nuts with them.

Glad to be one who helped, if only a bit.
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So after weeks of researching parts and asking a billion questions on OC.net, the water cooling system is finally finished.
Cheers for those who helped btw smile.gif

No, it isn't finished. It never will be, you will be tinkering and upgrading for ever. tongue.gif

Looks good, well done on your first loop. The tube routing is a little messy, but I kind of like how it looks actually. Angled fittings do have some slight restriction but it is not worth worrying about unless you go nuts with them.

Glad to be one who helped, if only a bit.

That is very true haha.

Thanks mate, appreciated your help smile.gif yeah it's a little bit too loopy but couldn't do it any other way at the time, kept kinking on the angles I wanted them on. I'll invest in some fittings next time I drain the loop wink.gif
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For a first time WC-er, it doesnt look bad thumb.gif
post #16 of 18
you might want to redo your tubing routing. As a first time watercooler you router your tube that way thinking you'll get better temp and is just plain wrong. redo your tubing without the need of thinking that after one rad there MUST be a (cpu/gpu block). you can run first rad to second rad then cpu - gpus block and you'll still get same temp. since you have res-pump combo it doesn't really matter how you run your loop. Make it look best. using 45 degrees or 90 degrees fttings. Before you start, draw your loop in a paper and plan everything so you won't forget what to order. To me it seems that you installed rad/blocks and then started connecting tubing. Don't feel bad i have done my loop like 20 times because of the same mistake. Nice choice on the raystorm which i also have.
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Great Job! very clean looking but I am going to give constructive advice about avoiding the "snake pit' look with the tubing routing. I try to route so as it looks like gravity and my loop are always in harmony.You do have courage putting you work out for all to see and comment on,I will grant you that. All of my previous builds have been with performance as the number one parameter I want to satisify. This was because they were/are working folding rigs. I have two current builds going (one in a double decker acrylic case) and one in a 4U rack mount case. The 4U is to develope my skills with the tubing bender, so it will focus on the practical but the acrylic will have "best looking hardware" as its theme.I like to give my builds a theme and work towards making that theme happen.
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you might want to redo your tubing routing. As a first time watercooler you router your tube that way thinking you'll get better temp and is just plain wrong. redo your tubing without the need of thinking that after one rad there MUST be a (cpu/gpu block). you can run first rad to second rad then cpu - gpus block and you'll still get same temp. since you have res-pump combo it doesn't really matter how you run your loop. Make it look best. using 45 degrees or 90 degrees fttings. Before you start, draw your loop in a paper and plan everything so you won't forget what to order. To me it seems that you installed rad/blocks and then started connecting tubing. Don't feel bad i have done my loop like 20 times because of the same mistake. Nice choice on the raystorm which i also have.
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Great Job! very clean looking but I am going to give constructive advice about avoiding the "snake pit' look with the tubing routing. I try to route so as it looks like gravity and my loop are always in harmony.You do have courage putting you work out for all to see and comment on,I will grant you that. All of my previous builds have been with performance as the number one parameter I want to satisify. This was because they were/are working folding rigs. I have two current builds going (one in a double decker acrylic case) and one in a 4U rack mount case. The 4U is to develope my skills with the tubing bender, so it will focus on the practical but the acrylic will have "best looking hardware" as its theme.I like to give my builds a theme and work towards making that theme happen.

The tubing definitely needs redoing, it's quite obvious that's there's a bit too much used but as I stated previously I didn't have any fittings at the time and as a first timer I wasn't 100% sure where I could connect tubing to and from. But thanks for the advice, I'll definitely take that into consideration when I drain my loop next and fix it up smile.gif

And PCCstudent, thanks mate smile.gif Wasn't so much as a courage thing putting it up on OC but more a milestone of my first build and some constructive advice as to how I can better it next time smile.gif
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