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post #11 of 21
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Btw I see you're in Norway. First of all, Hello Neighbour biggrin.gif And you could check out Aquatuning.de or Aquatuning.fi, that's what I use. Very nice service and decent selection of wc gear.

Thanks for telling me about those sites, couldn't find much here for water cooling in Norway. So I got them bookmarked! biggrin.gif

I've done a lot of reading and watched a couple of videos. And I just got one more question.

When I'm going to buy parts for a costum loop, what part should I start/choose first?
Edited by Rafdal - 12/17/11 at 6:35am
post #12 of 21
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Thanks for telling me about those sites, couldn't find much here for water cooling in Norway. So I got them bookmarked! biggrin.gif

I've done a lot of reading and watched a couple of videos. And I just got one more question.

When I'm going to buy parts for a costum loop, what part should I start/choose first?

No probs smile.gif

Do you already have any of the parts you're going to WC? It would help if you went to rigbuilder (top right corner), filled your rig specs, then to "my profile", scroll down to Forum signature, click "edit signature" and put your rig to show on your sig.

If you have your CPU already, then I think you should get a block for it along with rest of the stuff that's available. You have to make sure your cpu block has the mounts for socket 2011. I think you must buy them separately for EK HF, and for Apogee I heard that Swiftek will sent them if you contact them. Don't quote me on that one, I suggest you ask someone who has taken a better look on it or ask directly from retailer.

A rough list of what's good and pretty budget-friendly:
XSPC Raystorm CPU block (I've understood that it comes with socket 2011 mounts. Source.)
Laing DDC pump (comes with solid 3/8 barbs, buy a top for G1/4 threads and better performance)
Radiator, XSPC RX/EX 240 or Phobya G-changer (my favourite)
Tubing, Primochill Primoflex is the best but Masterkleer is ok too.
Reservoir. Pretty much any res will do. There are single and double bay reservoirs and cylinder ones. Also tops for pumps with small reservoir.
Distilled water for coolant. You might be able to buy it from automotive shops, or then just order from internet. If you want color, use either colored tubing or Mayhems dye which is the best and safest dye (aquatuning sells it).
Fittings. 2 per block. Either barbs or compression fittings. Compressions are a lot more expensive. Take whichever pleases you. For barbs, I'd suggest 7/16"ID 5/8"OD tubing on 1/2" barbs. Very tight seal and you can still use zipties or clamps if you want some extra grip on it.

EDIT: Check out what I just remembered: http://www.aquatuning.no/
Edited by Blizlake - 12/17/11 at 7:39am
post #13 of 21
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I'll fill out the rig, I haven't gotten everything yet. But most of the stuff for my new rig is on the way atm.

And with the Rampage IV Extreme board, there is a special bracket thingy that let's you use 1366 socket mounts.
So I'm good with either 2011 or 1366.
post #14 of 21
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I'll fill out the rig, I haven't gotten everything yet. But most of the stuff for my new rig is on the way atm.

And with the Rampage IV Extreme board, there is a special bracket thingy that let's you use 1366 socket mounts.
So I'm good with either 2011 or 1366.

Now that I didn't know about RIVE, good job Asus thumbsupsmiley.png

this is what my friend and I ordered for him some time ago:
http://aijaa.com/006639221878.png
He's going to add 2x7950's so he'll just buy a 360 rad and gpu blocks later.
post #15 of 21
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I'll take a look at it, my rig should be showing now aswell.

Btw, with a cost of 264 eur I still have a lot to go on.
As long as there is something to gain and it's not just for looks, I'll go to about 400 Euro / $500.

Edit: And I'm not too concerned about the looks, if I have to put the rad outside the computer that is no problem for me.
Edited by Rafdal - 12/17/11 at 8:12am
post #16 of 21
260 euros plus the cost of distilled water for cpu only loop. Remember than for gpu you need another rad and a gpu block, but it'll fit to the 400€ budget just nicely as gpu blocks are usually less than 100 euros and rads are around 50.

lol btw if you dont mind having a rad outside your case, how about Phobya 1080 rad? biggrin.gif would be probably enough to run cpu+gpu passive...
post #17 of 21
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260 euros plus the cost of distilled water for cpu only loop. Remember than for gpu you need another rad and a gpu block, but it'll fit to the 400€ budget just nicely as gpu blocks are usually less than 100 euros and rads are around 50.
lol btw if you dont mind having a rad outside your case, how about Phobya 1080 rad? biggrin.gif would be probably enough to run cpu+gpu passive...

That one actually looks interesting, could just place it under my window. As it's always open with cold air coming at it.
(I'm freezing to death on a daily basis)

Edit: I'd probably need quite a pump if I were to do that though, right?
Edited by Rafdal - 12/17/11 at 9:19am
post #18 of 21
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That one actually looks interesting, could just place it under my window. As it's always open with cold air coming at it.
(I'm freezing to death on a daily basis)

Edit: I'd probably need quite a pump if I were to do that though, right?

Yeah, you'd need a good pump. Depends on the distance though. Plus that rad is a total overkill (even though it would cool your rig quite nicely) biggrin.gif but then again, who doesn't like overkill?
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rafdal View Post

That one actually looks interesting, could just place it under my window. As it's always open with cold air coming at it.
(I'm freezing to death on a daily basis)

Edit: I'd probably need quite a pump if I were to do that though, right?

Yeah, you'd need a good pump. Depends on the distance though. Plus that rad is a total overkill (even though it would cool your rig quite nicely) biggrin.gif but then again, who doesn't like overkill?

Heh, I certainly do.
I really wouldn't need the rig I've chosen, I just want it to make sure I'll be good for quite a while tongue.gif
post #20 of 21
You'll be fine with that rig for a while, yeah. You should put that i7 of yours folding, I hear OCN could use some more folders.
If you consider buying the 1080 rad I'd suggest you pm juggalo or someone and explain the setup you were considering including how far away from the rig you were planning on having the rad and ask for pump recommendations. It'd make hell of a solution though, huge rad with cold air going through it biggrin.gif

How's the reading going?
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