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I see. So each part has its own rad?

No, it is one loop. 2 rads for all blocks.
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distilled water and some kind of biocide and silver

For copper blocks only. I would not risk without heavy duty plating.
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No, it is one loop. 2 rads for all blocks.
For copper blocks only. I would not risk without heavy duty plating.

I see. So which is better though? Copper or nickel?
 
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post #33 of 47
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I see. So which is better though? Copper or nickel?

Nickel on blocks is mostly for shiny looks. When performance is in question, the less plating the better thermal conductivity.
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post #34 of 47
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Nickel on blocks is mostly for shiny looks. When performance is in question, the less plating the better thermal conductivity.

So copper it is!
Part:
GPU block
CPU block
120 mm rad
240 mm rad
Res
Pump
Tubing (couldnt find a direct link to primochill's tubing)
Coolant

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Fittings? Fans?
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post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by Moovin View Post

So copper it is!
Part:
GPU block
CPU block
120 mm rad
240 mm rad
Res
Pump
Tubing (couldnt find a direct link to primochill's tubing)
Coolant
Am I missing anything?

where u ordering these things from? you in USA?

I recommend:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php

also that compatibility site is for EK blocks...i m not sure how Danger Dan blocks will fit. so be careful.

If you don't mind the 'bling' factor from EK... look at XSPC stuff... their rads are good, and their raystorm cpu block is better. also everything is 25-30% less.

Also why you like that res? its going be loud with all that water splashing...and once again EK for bling factor.
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If you don't mind the 'bling' factor from EK... look at XSPC stuff... their rads are good, and their raystorm cpu block is better. also everything is 25-30% less.

In what way is a Raystorm better then Supreme??
What test are your conclusions based on?
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post #39 of 47
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Fittings? Fans?

Right, fail xD

Fans x3
Fittings x2
Im going to need some converters it seems for the pipping to the rest of the system, would it make more sense to just get a smaller tube?
Edited by Moovin - 4/1/12 at 2:52pm
 
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post #40 of 47
I would highly recommend getting one of the XSPC Raystorm kits to start out with. They are great kits, and will get you into watercooling without having to know a ton up front. It is what helped me learn all this stuff.

I would personally go with a 240 + 120 setup for the rad.

Either this kit if it will fit in your case.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15402/ex-wat-207/XSPC_Raystorm_RX240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX240_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil_Hot_item.html

or this kit if you can't fit the RX radiator.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c83s137

along with both kits you could buy another 120mm rad to add into the loop as well as a GPU block.
If you go with a GPU and CPU block, I would recommend no less then 360mm worth of rad.

The first kit might be able to do a GPU without a 120mm rad added on because the RX rads are much thicker, and dissipate much more heat.
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