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I never really did any water cooling set up before. This will mostly be just for my video cards (maybe chipset later?). Also is buying a kit easier to set up than custom? I mean a kit is just parts, you have to put together, and custom is also parts you buy, that you have to put together.

So can anyone recommend some parts? I need 2 VGA blocks (x1900) preferably small ones that don't block up the PCI slot.
Here is a list I have in mind, I would appreciate it if someone could look over it and see if it's good. The case I am putting this into is a U2-UFO. Price is not an option (except for waterblocks, I don't want to pay too much for them).

Res: http://www.mountainmods.com/product_...roducts_id=356
Pump: http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=23&page=1
Rad:http://www.mountainmods.com/product_...roducts_id=306
Waterblocks: ???
Misc. fittings/clamps/hose.
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The list looks great so far. A pair of THESE DD Maze4's are great performers, and they're available in low profile if needed.
  
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I just read on another thread that you phase isn't working. Are you sure you don't want to get a CPU block? Thermochill makes a great rad, but if you decide that you don't want to spend that much money go with the Black ice 360GT.
    
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Your right about the difference between a kit and custom made there really is none except buying your own parts you can pick and choose parts and get just what you want, and cheaper to...That is a nice looking group of parts you have picked so far...You might want to go with 7/16 x 5/8 tubing, it's a little easier to work with than the 1/2 x 5/8 and flows just about as well, you use the 1/2 fittings with it also... I like the Thermochill rad but if you don't mind the noise a BIX lll with high cfm fans will cool just about as well, Thermochill rads beat them out when using lower cfm fans...How come your not putting the cpu in your loop? The pump and rad you have picked would handle it all nicely...I dont know anything about gpu blocks so I can't help you there...Good Luck EDIT: The rad Snerp pointed out up there would work well with lower cfm fans..
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Originally Posted by ira-k
Your right about the difference between a kit and custom made there really is none except buying your own parts you can pick and choose parts and get just what you want, and cheaper to...That is a nice looking group of parts you have picked so far...You might want to go with 7/16 x 5/8 tubing, it's a little easier to work with than the 1/2 x 5/8 and flows just about as well, you use the 1/2 fittings with it also... I like the Thermochill rad but if you don't mind the noise a BIX lll with high cfm fans will cool just about as well, Thermochill rads beat them out when using lower cfm fans...How come your not putting the cpu in your loop? The pump and rad you have picked would handle it all nicely...I dont know anything about gpu blocks so I can't help you there...Good Luck EDIT: The rad Snerp pointed out up there would work well with lower cfm fans..
Supposedly the GT line works better with high CFM fans than the Black Ice Xtreme will. The Maze 4 is a great block for your GPU.
    
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Originally Posted by Snerp
Supposedly the GT line works better with high CFM fans than the Black Ice Xtreme will. The Maze 4 is a great block for your GPU.
Dang it , I must of mis-read it...I thought it was only equal with lower cfm fans, I just ordered a BIX ll, I would of got GT instead...
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post #7 of 32
The Black Ice Pro is the one that works better with low CFM fans, the BIX is the best with high CFM fans and the GT is the new line that is supposedly best of both worlds. You will be plenty happy with your BIX. I had a BIX 3 and it did very well.
    
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So what is the best radiator? I will buy 3x120mm 110CFM fans for the rad if I need to.

I'm really not sure if I want to buy a CPU waterblock... but what is a good one?
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post #9 of 32
Best bang for the buck CPU WB still gotta be the Apogee.
  
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What's happening with the phase? Can I buy it so I can have it for 2x PC's?

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