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Here is the story.

A buddy of mine has a WC kit he bought in like 06 an is giving it to me - he doesnt want it and we will bring it by friday (if he still has it) but i have no idea what i'm doing- he has the following.

120mm rad
tubing
res
pump
block - (think's he has the AMD mounts)

but what do i cool it with a special coolant or just water?
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POST DANGIT

edit:

Alright now that the editor works....
If you only have copper (block) and brass (rad) in your loop, then you should use either PTNuke or a silver kill coil in *distilled* water. You cant do that if you have nickel in the loop, it causes corrosion on the nickel plating. In that case, you would need to use another premix coolant of some kind.

More than likely silver kill coil or ptnuke will be all you need. Might replace the tubing too if its 6 years old!
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Wut? i didn't get any of that.
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There is a thing called a killcoil which is a small piece of 99% silver that sits in the reservoir of you loop to get rid of all the nasties. I would recommend using distilled or reverse osmosis water in the loop rather than pre mixed coolants because the coolants are expensive and the dyes in them can congeal and stain the tubing and blocks. As for the radiator I would use at least a 240 mm radiator or a 360mm radiator to dissipate all the heat coming from the cpu.

Do you have any barbs/compression fittings? What type of fans do you have? Do you have more details on the stuff you have?

You have a good start on what you will need for the loop and hopefully I can help with some of the details. smile.gif
 
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I was going to use zip ties but- i also have a YL lo speed sleeve bering 120mm and a antec 120mm vaiable speed. going to use a 120 mm rad.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theamdman View Post

I was going to use zip ties but- i also have a YL lo speed sleeve bering 120mm and a antec 120mm vaiable speed. going to use a 120 mm rad.

If you have that nice overclock running on a single 120mm rad then you will need some seriously high cfm fans to keep it cool. I had a Corsair H-60 cooler on my 1100T and a 4.0 overclock and I would hit 57C under full load with two 80 cfm fans in a push/pull setup and it barely kept it functional. If you kept the 965 on stock then it would be fine but with the OC it wouldn't run stable. I would recommend using official clamps instead of zip ties plus the clamps are like $1 a piece and you wouldn't need more than like 6 max. Also what type of pump is it?
 
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If you have that nice overclock running on a single 120mm rad then you will need some seriously high cfm fans to keep it cool. I had a Corsair H-60 cooler on my 1100T and a 4.0 overclock and I would hit 57C under full load with two 80 cfm fans in a push/pull setup and it barely kept it functional. If you kept the 965 on stock then it would be fine but with the OC it wouldn't run stable. I would recommend using official clamps instead of zip ties plus the clamps are like $1 a piece and you wouldn't need more than like 6 max. Also what type of pump is it?

no idea btw i love my d14 and it's going in my bros rig i'll get calmps but i'm dont know how it will do a x3 740
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Sorry man that didn't make much sense.

Here is a great guide on how to put together a basic loop and will help ya figure out the missing parts ya need to complete the loop. It will help ya decide on what fittings to use, what type of tubing you have and will it work, what type of water blocks you have and a bunch more stuff. Hope this helps clear up any of the confusion!

http://www.overclock.net/t/913181/water-cooling-guide-for-noobs/0_20#post11984918
 
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I have no idea wut I put there.

but, he said it was a kit from long ago it cooled his P4 but i need it to cool a PhII x3 740 unlcoked to quad and Goal oc is 4.0ghz will it match a h50-h60 no, but will it come close probably.
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