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post #1 of 40
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UPDATED!
This list will stay updated, please feel free to comment! I'm always looking for advice i have about 2 months still

Watercooled Tsunami!
Here's what i've laid out so far... i'd love suggestions and problems please!
Let's hear what you think!

Res: Xoxide Bay Res
Pump: Swiftech MCP655 1/2"
CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee
Tubing: MasterKlear 7/16" Tubing
Fans: Something 70 CFM or more i think. Mabye a Nidec?
Rad: Black Ice III
Coolant: PrimoChill PC Ice Non Conductive (any suggestions please make them non-conductive... i'm nervous about leaks)
GPU Block: ?? no idea here


I've attatched a photo of my set-up plan too I know the Rad is the wrong one, but i wanna create something similar to that with a different rad... ie same position with standoffs or w/e

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post #2 of 40
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Forgot To Mention... if i add a second 7950 is that ok? and also... what if i come into some money and go with a GX2 or G8xxx instead... will i be in the same boat?
Thanks!
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post #3 of 40
Your loop setup is spot on, though you'll wish later that you installed a drain tube.

Rad: Great choice if you're not willing to DIY mod a Bonnie HC.
Pump: Hard to beat that Laing D5
CPU Block: Best bang for the buck
Tubing: 7/16" won't compromise flow and is easier to manipulate in tight spots
Fans: Your call here unless you wanna go with high CFM and a rheobus
Res: That's a 1/4 - 3/8" and may be difficult to refill anyway
Coolant: Whatever you're comfortable with as long as it's not Water Wetter
GPU Block: If you go with the GX2 try these Danger Dens
  
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post #4 of 40
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Thanks! Will it be a problem that my Res is not the highest part of my system and also that it will be somewhat inaccesible due to the control panel directly above it?
Edit: no i'm not willing to mod a Bonnie, so that was the closest i can find with good reviews and i like how it looks, also i was thinking 1/2 " tubing... will this look fat and obtrusive? should i go smaller?
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post #5 of 40
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At that price i may take the GPU off the loop and get a VF 900 or something for it... that's just stupid expensive! plus that's make it look much neater!
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post #6 of 40
With the D5 pump it won't really matter that the rad is slightly higher. Although the res you linked will restrict your flow as it requires 1/2" adaptors and is more of a water flow/level indicator than a res. And any bay mounted res will be a PITA to refill without a fill port.

As far as 1/2" vs. 7/16" tubing, 1/2" is bulkier but with a roomy case it won't matter, except that with 1/2" some clamps won't fit between the tubing @ the barbs. I use 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD tubing on my external WC system and my case is full tower.
  
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post #7 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaLoveDocta
At that price i may take the GPU off the loop and get a VF 900 or something for it... that's just stupid expensive! plus that's make it look much neater!
Yeah, I've got DD Maze4 I've never installed cause I doubt it will do better than the 630 core/1300 mem @ 41ºC my artic cooler pulls now. Besides maximum CPU OC is my primary concern.
  
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post #8 of 40
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Originally Posted by ThaLoveDocta
So i figure now that i've got the buildplans laid out for Tsunami i might as well plan out the watercooling too!!
Here's what i've laid out so far... i'd love suggestions and problems please!
Let's hear what you think!

Rad: Xoxide Xtream Heater Core
Pump: Swiftech MCP655 1/2"
CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee
Tubing: 1/2" Vinyl
Fans: Something 70 CFM or more i think. Mabye a Nidec?
Res: Thermaltake Aquabay M1
Coolant: PrimoChill PC Ice Non Conductive (any suggestions please make them non-conductive... i'm nervous about leaks)
GPU Block: ?? no idea here


I've attatched a photo of my set-up plan too
I would go with 7/16 masterkleer tubing.. The T-Take Aqua bay will destroy your flow.. Danger Den res is better...The rest looks good...
Danger Den :: Tubing :: Tubing and Clamps :: 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing

Danger Den :: Reservoirs :: Bay Style Reservoirs :: Danger Den Single 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir
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post #9 of 40
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Ok, a few things...
1. I've updated with a new res that's like the one you suggested... but it doesn't look as cool... are there any really cool ones out there?
2. What's with the 7/16" tubing when everything is 1/2" fittings... isn't that a problem?
3. Can i put two of those Res's in series and have a bottom one, then a top one for added cooling? a hot tank, a warm tank then to cool in the rad?
Thanks for all the advice so far!
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post #10 of 40
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Originally Posted by Dryadsoul
With the D5 pump it won't really matter that the rad is slightly higher. Although the res you linked will restrict your flow as it requires 1/2" adaptors and is more of a water flow/level indicator than a res. And any bay mounted res will be a PITA to refill without a fill port.
Can you lay out what i need to make this happen? What is the best setup for me? what should i go with?
Should i look at an external Res instead?
What if i had an external res that sat outside? in the winter?
Should the pump be somewhere else?
I want the following things from my setup:
1. Neat and tidy cable/tube mangment
2. REALLY cool temps.
3. Efficiency of refill, alteration, and repair.
4. Safety and Reliability
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