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By tomorrow afternoon I'll have my sig rig assembled. I'm just waiting on a water cooling solution. I really like everything about the XSPC Rasa kits, except the fans and fittings. I would like to piece together my own beginners CPU loop, but I don't know exactly what I'll need.

I'm looking to assemble:
  • Single loop
  • Triple radiator
  • Pump/Res dual 5.25 bay
  • Compression fittings
  • Black tubing
  • Quiet-ish white/orange fans
  • Matte black as possible

This is what I've thrown together to start:
$56 - Black Ice Pro III Compact High Performance
$50 - XSPC X20 750 Dual 5.25 Bay Res/Pump
$45 - XSPC RASA Ultimate
$33 - Bit Fenix Spectre White (x3)
$32 - BitsPower Ultimate Comp Fittings G1/4 3/8id;1/2od (x4)
$30 - PrimoChill PrimoFlex Pro LRT Tubing 3/8id;1/2od;1/16wall (15ft)
$24 - BitsPower Single Rotary 45deg Comp Fittings G1/4 3/8id;1/2od (x2)
$20 - Scythe KAZE-Q 8 Channel Fan Controller
Total: $291

What's wrong with it? What don't I need? How can I cut back to save money? Will the rad fit?
I was hoping to keep it under $200, is that unrealistic with what I want? Should I just buy the Rasa RS360 and black tubing and black compression fittings?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by tbris84 - 5/7/12 at 7:04pm
post #2 of 8
I can't give you too much info because I am not an accomplished WC'er, but I would say that the extra $91 over the Rasa RX360 kit is not worth it.

And for the case, yes the radiator will fit.
    
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I've revised the build and removed the fan controller. Do I need PWM fans if I want a fan controller to adjust their speed?


Total: $237

Will all these parts mesh well together? Proper sizes and all that fun stuff.
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I wouldn't advise the monsoons but that's up to you since I have only heard they are not that good. Anyways other than that, you can hook the fans up to the mobo and control them that way.

With the parts you picked out I can with almost 100% accuracy say the first thing your going to want to do is replace the Res/Pump combo. Maybe not for 6 months or so but you will, since the 750s are a bit loud and can have a bit of problems, not that I have a problem with XSPC its just a TON of people build with that pump only to upgrade so I would say get a D5 (AKA MCP655) and either the XSPC Bayres for the D5 or whatever you would like. I went with the bayres because it keeps it all nice and contained in one unit.

Anyways the parts look good no reason they shouldn't fit together fine. Just make sure you have the room needed in your case.

EDIT: Also if you like the look of Compressions but Bitspower is too costly then might I suggest some Enzotech comps. I have all enzo comps and bits for the 45s. No rotary think I want a leak from a rotary? (Supposedly not likely BUT I would rather not chance it on something I have no control over) Besides all it takes is a bit of playing with em to get them to tighten ONLY to where you want them. One on my GPU has a bit of hot glue where the o ring goes to make the area a bit more shallow so the O ring cant compress that far and it limits how far it can be tightened which is perfect since it allows the perfect angles prom my GPU. (I forgot what I did to the other 45 on my gpu, I think I added an small (much smaller than a normal one) o ring under the normal one which does the same thing as the hot glue just lets it turn a bit further)
Edited by DarkHollow - 5/5/12 at 5:35am
    
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Is this too simple for my CPU only loop?

I'm looking at a straight fitting exiting the pump/res, entering the rad through a 90degree fitting, exiting the rad through a 45degree fitting, entering the cpu block through a 45degree fitting, exiting the cpu block through a 90 degree fitting, and finally entering the pump/res through a straight fitting.
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Is this too simple for my CPU only loop?
I'm looking at a straight fitting exiting the pump/res, entering the rad through a 90degree fitting, exiting the rad through a 45degree fitting, entering the cpu block through a 45degree fitting, exiting the cpu block through a 90 degree fitting, and finally entering the pump/res through a straight fitting.

thumb.gif Looks like a typical CPU loop setup, no issues I see.
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For my water cooling loop, this layout was recommended to me for ease of removing the motherboard.
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Any problems with it? I will need two 90-degree fittings exiting the radiator the rest will be normal compression fittings.

List so far: Total: $398.82

See anything wrong? Mixed metals?
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I chose to do my loop that way because I wanted the rad fittings away from the electronics. I felt a little better that the fittings were not directly over the mobo and GPU's. I'm using the same case... and it worked out well for me.thumb.gif
    
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