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If you can order from Dazmode, you could get a XSPC DazMode Raystorm Kit like this one. Comes with Raystorm cpu block, EX-series rad, compression fittings, dual bay res and a D5 pump and some other stuff.

This looks like a real good deal. From doing quick math in my head, i think this is actually closer to 300 if you buy all the parts seperately. If you go this route, you would only need another rad, a couple more fittings, and your GPU blocks to add your GPU later. I have no idea what case you have or plan to use, but that is also a huge factor in water cooling.
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EK had some nickel plating issues a few months back (peeling off the copper).
Also, distilled is never non-conductive. Deionized is non-conductive for about 30 seconds after you expose it to air smile.gif Okay, a bit more than that, but you get the idea.

[edited for typo]
Edited by Mize - 2/21/12 at 12:00pm
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Actually a lot of the items I'm picking are from EK. I like this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14133/ex-res-301/EK_D5_X-Res_Top_140_Pump_Top_Reservoir_Combo_w_Alphacool_VPP655_Variable_Speed_Pump_Installed.html?tl=c107s152b133
Any issues with EK parts?
I'm not a huge fan of bay pumps/reservoir. I don't like the way it looks. I don't know I'm weird. But if I have to because the pump/res above isn't enough I would.
(FYI, I'm typing this on an iPhone sorry for formatting issues if any.)
Well no real issues with EK parts, as Mize said they had some nickel plating issues a while back, but that's nothing to be concerned of any more. That pump/res combo sure looks nice but let me tell you, dat price... The kit I linked is 250 (cad or usd, dunno) while that pump/res combo is 170 bucks biggrin.gif You could buy it separately though if you hate bay reservoirs. (I believe this is the one)
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This looks like a real good deal. From doing quick math in my head, i think this is actually closer to 300 if you buy all the parts seperately. If you go this route, you would only need another rad, a couple more fittings, and your GPU blocks to add your GPU later. I have no idea what case you have or plan to use, but that is also a huge factor in water cooling.
Yeah, that's what I'd probably get if I lived in north america...
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This looks like a real good deal. From doing quick math in my head, i think this is actually closer to 300 if you buy all the parts seperately. If you go this route, you would only need another rad, a couple more fittings, and your GPU blocks to add your GPU later. I have no idea what case you have or plan to use, but that is also a huge factor in water cooling.

Corsair 650D... I figured I'd get a 2 fan rad. mount it at the top.

I'm looking at rad's that are $80USD. Do I really need to spend that much? It looks like Koolance has some for $30-$50. Are they decent?
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Corsair 650D... I figured I'd get a 2 fan rad. mount it at the top.
I'm looking at rad's that are $80USD. Do I really need to spend that much? It looks like Koolance has some for $30-$50. Are they decent?

Yah Im using 3 of them they arenot top of the line but they work just fine

Have you seen this bay res? http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=2025
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is it recommend to get compression fittings? i figured it's the recommended cleaner look and feel rather then using barbs and clamps? am i right?
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post #17 of 26
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is it recommend to get compression fittings? i figured it's the recommended cleaner look and feel rather then using barbs and clamps? am i right?

Just personal preference mate.
Some prefer blonde, some prefer brunette. Some prefer mom, some prefer daughter. Some prefer compressions, some prefer barbs. I just think that barbs look A LOT cleaner than compressions if you use 1/2" (13mm) barbs with 7/16"id tube without clamps. It'll hold well but you could use something like zipties in places where you fear it'll pop off.
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Just personal preference mate.
Some prefer blonde, some prefer brunette. Some prefer mom, some prefer daughter. Some prefer compressions, some prefer barbs. I just think that barbs look A LOT cleaner than compressions if you use 1/2" (13mm) barbs with 7/16"id tube without clamps. It'll hold well but you could use something like zipties in places where you fear it'll pop off.

i hear it's 50/50 with compression/barb leak issues and pop offs right?
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i hear it's 50/50 with compression/barb leak issues and pop offs right?

if installed correctly you wont have an issue using either of them
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i want to start buying water cooling pieces bit by bit. ive already blown a lot of cash on hardware upgrades so i need to spread out my water cooling purchases. i just need to know if i've forgotten anything. i want to keep it basic for now then grow as needed. i think i might start with just my cpu or, would it be easier to do cpu and gpu's?
anyway this is what i have listed down in an excel document: radiator, pump/reservoir combo, waterblocks for cpu and gpus, hose, clamps, nozzles, fluids, sli link and/or additives. is that it? i got this list from an xspc rasa kit list.
another question i have is, how nerve racking is water cooling? i plan to be patient and test out the loop for a few days before it makes my system. but can you have clamps too tight? faulty nozzles? nozzles to tight? is fesser fluids truly non-conductive? do i need grease for anything? i just want to prevent leaks and damage the most that i can. any advice helps. thanks in advance. thumb.gif

think back to when you FIRST put together a computer. Were you scared of shorting or breaking something? its about as nerve racking as that. the good news is once you put together your first loop you get the general idea of everything and it becomes a open window that you just wanna keep diving right back into. I would recommend getting a separate loop and pump, it makes it much more flexible as far as upgrading parts and what not. if you were trying to save room get a D5 pump (i.e Laing D5, MCP655, MCP655b are all "D5" pumps that can fit a modded top). the reason to get this is because a lot of bays like the xspc dual bay can mount directly on top of the pump to save room.
- Every fluid eventually gets conductive after prolonged use, and unless you plan on changing out the coolant very often i.e every 1-3months than its definitely gonna be conductive. The coolants are only good for when you first piece together a rig that was rushed or wasn't leak tested properly.

hope you got enough help to spring for WCing.
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