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You'll need 2 fittings per component, since the res and pump are together they only count as a single component. 2 for the pump/res, 2 for the rad, and 2 per block. If you're only cooling a single 680 and no CPU, that'd be 6 fittings total. Distilled water is definitely the way to go, but for your biocide, it can go either way... It's recommended to not mix silver in with nickel in the same loop, to avoid corrosion of the nickel, but on the other hand, copper sulfate based biocides have apparently been causing plasticiser to leech out of tubing quicker.
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Hey fakeblood,

I'm going for a 2*180 rad like you have as well and was wondering how your temps are with the cpu and gpu being cooled.

Thanks!
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Ok only thing left is the amount of fittings I'll need. I'd like to use some 90degree fittings, so I'm going with Bitspowers and Bitspower straight as well.

This is my case for the most part, and where everything sits:
413

And this is what I was thinking tubing/fitting wise:
413

So I'll need 5 90degree fittings and 3 straight. Probably about 4 feet of tubing but I'll get 12-16 to be safe.

Thoughts? Going with the 3x180 fan on bottom of course and modding the HD cage somehow. I could save a lot of space as well as money on tubing/fittings going with lofats design but I really like the way the tubing runs along the bottom in this build from the other thread.
Edited by Boyiee - 4/6/12 at 10:18pm
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Ok only thing left is the amount of fittings I'll need. I'd like to use some 90degree fittings, so I'm going with Bitspowers and Bitspower straight as well.
This is my case for the most part, and where everything sits:
413
And this is what I was thinking tubing/fitting wise:
413
So I'll need 5 90degree fittings and 3 straight. Probably about 4 feet of tubing but I'll get 12-16 to be safe.
Thoughts? Going with the 3x180 fan on bottom of course and modding the HD cage somehow. I could save a lot of space as well as money on tubing/fittings going with lofats design but I really like the way the tubing runs along the bottom in this build from the other thread.
Here's what I think might work a tad better...
413

90 degree fittings produce more of a restriction than 45 or 60 degree fittings and I think this looks better anyhow. tongue.gif
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pfft, only cause your paint skills are neater!

But really it does look nice, I'll look into that.

edit: have any recommendations on where to get them? I'm not seeing them anywhere. Only found 45's so far.
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post #26 of 32
If you are using 3/8 tubing it will fit behind the motherboard tray. You could try something fancy and hide almost all visible tubing.
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Just waiting on either an EVGA hydro copper to pop up in stock or the 4gb 680's to come out at this point.

Going with the 90degree set up after doing some more research and cause I like the look better. Mimicking this build for the most part. But what is the thing in the middle bottom of his case? Is it a drain valve? Will I need one with the bay res I went with?

Going with distilled water and PT nuke. Also going with all the parts listed, just not all from the websites linked. I'll shop around for better prices of course.
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post #28 of 32
Looks like a flow meter to me, just something that has a little spinner in it that shows the water is moving, not required at all.
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Hey fakeblood,
I'm going for a 2*180 rad like you have as well and was wondering how your temps are with the cpu and gpu being cooled.
Thanks!

my temps are sitting around mid 20s for CPU and low 30s for GPU at idle (celcius)

gets to about 50ish while gaming, both fans on low
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Do I need a drain valve? I know I'm supposed to clean out/change the water every so often, but I don't see how I'd do this with everything connected. Is my only option a drain valve? How would I go about doing this.
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