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Im looking to build a custon WC for my system in the next 4 months or so . . . price isn't a terrible concern but id rather not get a $300 part what a $50 will give me slightly worse results. Here are the componates.

Radiator:
So far i know im getting the Bonneville Rad but i need help in the other areas.

Waterblock:
What are some good CPU waterblocks? (as that will be all im initially cooling). Ive heard the apogee mentioned a couple times but are there any better ones?

Pump:
Quietness is a concern as well. Can anyone recommend a highflow, not too loud pump? . . the one i have now is a little loud but puts out 400 l/hr which isnt terrible. Also, ill tap into the power lead and relay it for power. . .or find a kit that will do it nice and neat for me. i like my auto off function on my current setup though :-/

Resevoir:
I would like to buy a resevoir as well (ie not make one). i have no 5.25 bays left and the 3.5's are going to be a pain to get at so if there are any free standing ones (that can go in the case) that would be perfect.

Fans:
Ill be getting high output/low noise fans for the rad (silenX as of now). so ive got those covered.

Tubing:
I would like to go 1/2" unless there are any concerns as to why i shouldnt. plenty of room to route the tubes.

Coolent:
Which? premade or should i mix it myself. not to be a pain in the ass but id like to keep it UV blue lol.


am i missing anything?


Thanks for the replies and help!


>>Ill be using the Mozart TX case so space isnt an issue when it comes to the resevoir. Actually id like a substansial one for piece of mind.
 
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i was looking at the DD pump https://www.dangerdenstore.com/produ...&cat=23&page=1
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1- Bonneville is a good one..

2- Apogee is good. But for a few bucks more you can get one of fstfrddy's no plastic in his.... Stinger V6 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

3-Since you an advanced user i would go with the 18W Laing ddc with an after market top they are awsome..I cant really hear mine but you'll have to decide for yourself..Danger Den :: Pumps :: Danger Den DDC-12V
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4-I like the Masterkleer 7/16 x 5/8, it's easier to work with in your case.You use 1/2 fittings with it so you dont really lose any flow...
Danger Den :: Tubing :: Tubing and Clamps :: 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing
5- I use this in mine, there are probably better but this is convienient and good , comes in other colors also... Fluid XP+ HP High Performance Non-Conductive Coolant - UV Midnight Blue 32oz.

6- Almost forgot the res..This is a good one for internal mounting..Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Small Form Factor Reservoir
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Originally Posted by DanNEBTD
Im looking to build a custon WC for my system in the next 4 months or so . . . price isn't a terrible concern but id rather not get a $300 part what a $50 will give me slightly worse results. Here are the componates.

Radiator:
So far i know im getting the Bonneville Rad but i need help in the other areas.

Waterblock:
What are some good CPU waterblocks? (as that will be all im initially cooling). Ive heard the apogee mentioned a couple times but are there any better ones?

Pump:
Quietness is a concern as well. Can anyone recommend a highflow, not too loud pump? . . the one i have now is a little loud but puts out 400 l/hr which isnt terrible. Also, ill tap into the power lead and relay it for power. . .or find a kit that will do it nice and neat for me. i like my auto off function on my current setup though :-/

Resevoir:
I would like to buy a resevoir as well (ie not make one). i have no 5.25 bays left and the 3.5's are going to be a pain to get at so if there are any free standing ones (that can go in the case) that would be perfect.

Fans:
Ill be getting high output/low noise fans for the rad (silenX as of now). so ive got those covered.

Tubing:
I would like to go 1/2" unless there are any concerns as to why i shouldnt. plenty of room to route the tubes.

Coolent:
Which? premade or should i mix it myself. not to be a pain in the ass but id like to keep it UV blue lol.


am i missing anything?


Thanks for the replies and help!


>>Ill be using the Mozart TX case so space isnt an issue when it comes to the resevoir. Actually id like a substansial one for piece of mind.
get an apogee water block

pump: dd d5 or mcp655

resevoir: swiftech micro res

tubing: masterkleer 7/16" ID

liquid: distilled water w/ zerex (or your choice of additive) and then get some frozencpu blue uv dye

missing: any T or Y adapters you might need and hose clamps, also a radbox depending on how you plan to mount the rad
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The Radiator(s), cpu block, and resevoir are taken care of. . . ended up getting the swiftech mcres-mirco from Mikey122687, two bonneville rads for advance auto, and have ordered a Stinger V6 from Fstfrddy (couldnt turn down such a beautiful handmade block).

the D5 is still a month or so away and i think in the meantime i will be using my current pump/res combo.

On a side note: is there some sort of valve i can put in the system? . i want to put a 't' between the two res's and have a valve and an extra length of tubing for quick drainage.
 
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Originally Posted by DanNEBTD View Post
The Radiator(s), cpu block, and resevoir are taken care of. . . ended up getting the swiftech mcres-mirco from Mikey122687, two bonneville rads for advance auto, and have ordered a Stinger V6 from Fstfrddy (couldnt turn down such a beautiful handmade block).

the D5 is still a month or so away and i think in the meantime i will be using my current pump/res combo.

On a side note: is there some sort of valve i can put in the system? . i want to put a 't' between the two res's and have a valve and an extra length of tubing for quick drainage.


Your going to like your Stinger!!.. Take a look at this, maybe it will work..It has G -1/4 fitting so you can use whatever size barbs you want to...Alphacool Ball valve with 2 x G1/4" IG-connection Products Model: 16703 [16703] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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