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post #1 of 13
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Hello there guys...this is my first post and sorry about my english
i just wanted to jump in to wc and need advices/opinions from you.

My current hardware spec :

i5 2500k
asus p8p67 pro mainboard
xfx hd6950 CF
12 GB gskill 1600 Mhz RAM
120 Gb OCZ vertex 3 SSD
asus PA246 q Monitor
Coolermaster HAFX case(case cooling fans : 1 NOCTUA NF-P14 FLX [rear exhaust] 1 NOCTUA NF-F12 PWM [VGA deck] 3 red megaflow)

First of all my aim for wc is cooling 1 CPU + 1 GPU with quietly...im going to cool only CPU firstly then im gonna jump to ivy bridge and gtx 680 or maybe next gen after that

here is my shopping list

CPU block - Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Waterblock - Black
Pump - Swiftech MCP655 Watercooling Pump - w/ Speed Controller
Reservoir - Swiftech MCRES Micro Revision 2 reservoir
Radiator - XSPC RX360 - 3x120mm Radiator Rev. 2
Tubing - Tygon R3603 1/2in. ID 3/4in. OD Laboratory Tubing # AAC00038
Fitting - XSPC G1/4in. to 1/2in. Barb Fitting (Chrome) (bought for rad)
Fans - 3 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fan 1850 rpm Manufacturer's ID: D1225C12B5AP-15
Fan controller - Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25" black
Thermal compound - Coollaboratory Liquid ULTRA
Water - need help about this...can go to pure water or some UV red ready to use products
Barb-compression - also need help about this mostly compressions
Case Lightning - UV but need help

Are these components good to go

Should i be worry about corrosion?

İ want to know your opinions about this setup and if you have feedbacks for me pls dont hold back

My goal is nice quiet and silent computer using
ıs this setup enough for ...lets say i5 2500k 4.8 Ghz 1.4v + nvidia GPU max OC like 580 or 680
post #2 of 13
CPU block - Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Waterblock - Black Not the best water block out there, and you can find better for the same price point. Raystorm comes to mind.

Pump - Swiftech MCP655 Watercooling Pump - w/ Speed Controller This is a great pump

Reservoir - Swiftech MCRES Micro Revision 2 reservoir This works also, have you considered a bay res?

Radiator - XSPC RX360 - 3x120mm Radiator Rev. 2 perfect for a cpu and gpu loop.

Tubing - Tygon R3603 1/2in. ID 3/4in. OD Laboratory Tubing # AAC00038 Maybe consider UV red tubing instead of dye

Fitting - XSPC G1/4in. to 1/2in. Barb Fitting (Chrome) (bought for rad) Don't forget zip-ties!

Fans - 3 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fan 1850 rpm Manufacturer's ID: D1225C12B5AP-15 You've read up on this stuff huh? Good choice!

Fan controller - Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25" black Up to preference, and functions needed.

Thermal compound - Coollaboratory Liquid ULTRA Tuniq TX-2, Phobya HE grease, Prolimatech PK-1 are also very good choices.

Water - need help about this...can go to pure water or some UV red ready to use products Distilled, de-ionized or de-mineralised water. You may need a silver coil more commenly known as ''kill coil'' or some sort of copper sulfate as a biocide.

Barb-compression - also need help about this mostly compressions You had your XSPC barbs up there, why change now?

Case Lightning - UV but need help Start with the water cooling, then move to the gimmicky stuff.

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Edited by Rognin - 3/13/12 at 1:05pm
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post #3 of 13
If you're going to go compressions, bitspower and monsoon are your friends. They're both high-quality. If you're going Barbs, be sure to buy clamps, especially if you're a first time WC'er. Some people will tell you that you don't need clamps, don't listen to them. They're the ones that end up with computer cases that resemble aquariums after a year.

Make sure your tubing size and barbs/compressions are the same ID/OD (inner diameter/outer diameter), lest you will springs leaks.

For liquid, I only recommend DISTILLED water. You can buy some PTNuke and a silver kill coil from pretty much any WC supplier, and that will help fight off algae, bacteria, etc.

You don't really have to worry about corrosion unless you're mixing aluminum and copper/brass/nickel/ etc. Just don't buy any aluminum fittings and you'll be alright.

For Thermal Compound, I swear by PK-1, but everyone has their preference.

If you're going for quiet, I'm not sure Gentle Typhoons are going to be the best option for fans, but they're solid performers.

As for UV lighting, well, if you want the UV color-effect, you'll need to buy UV colored tubing.

Everything else you have there seems pretty legit.
post #4 of 13
forget compression fittings and zip ties etc. Get yourself some 1/2 inch barbs and some 7 1/16 inch tubing. You'll need to heat the end of the tubing to fit it onto the barbs and the heat from your fingers is enough. Oh how I hate bloody fittings on the end. Get this and you will NEVER need any.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
thnx for your opinions guys


that cpu block was at discount (16$ discount)
maybe i need to lean at uv tubes and use distilled water
not forgetting zip ties check
barbs+clamps check
not using dyed water check
PTnuke+kill coil check
im sure there is no aluminium component in my setup..avoid any aluminiumin the future
case modding postponed till settled everything solid

@k62-rıg
i saw that at somewhere and he was putting his tube's end to boiling water and fitting like that

thnx again for opinions

there is a last thing i wonder..what should i do when i get components

should i clean them with vinegar + water?

need advices after opening the packages and doing stuff before installing them..how do i clean them?
post #6 of 13
The one thing I'd change is the pump. If you get the MCP35X instead of the 655, you won't need a speed controller. It is PWM controlled and has plenty of power.
post #7 of 13
To clean, you could use distilled and vinegar, just make sure you flush everything VERY thoroughly afterward. Sometimes new radiators are going to still have a bit of flux and bit of gunk in them when you buy them, so those are going to be your #1 priority to clean out at first. For a 360 rad I usually use a full gallon of distilled to wash them out.
post #8 of 13
Don't use a kill coil and biocide at the same time, one or the other is plenty.
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post #9 of 13
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Hello again guys..im waiting for my shipments and i think in 2 3 days they will be delivered..now i need to buy tubing+hose clamps or compressions and water

there is a local shop here and prob im gonna buy stuffs from there ..so i need some advices

which tubing+ clamp or compressions should i buy?

tubing+water http://www.firebal.net/asp/listgroup.asp?group=HORTUMS%DDV%DD

clamp+fitting http://www.firebal.net/asp/listgroup.asp?group=RAKOR

im thinking

Masterkleer 1/2" (15,9mm OD/11,1mm ID) UV Kırmızı Hortum (tubing)
+
10 http://www.firebal.net/asp/show_stock.asp?product=fb-kelepce1220

water http://www.firebal.net/asp/show_stock.asp?product=3830046999634

are they right choices?
post #10 of 13
haven't seen anything bad on the tubing, about the clamps they should work but compression fittings are a lot more easier to work with than barb fittings, if you haven't bought the fittings yet then get compression fittings if you already get the barb fittings then those clamps should work.
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