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I'm new to water cooling but have been doing some research lately. I figured there's probably no better place to come for info than here. So, first off, system specs(most of the hardware is on its way except for the watercooling components):

Case: SilverStone TJ08B-E
CPU; i5 2500k (Haven't tried past 4.8Ghz but plan to under water)
Mobo: ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77
GPU's: SLI EVGA 670 SC 4GB
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8Gb(2x4Gb)
PSU: Corsair 750AX
SSD's: 128Gb Patriot Pyro SE (x2)

...and the watercooling components I'm pretty sure I want:

-Swiftech Maelstrom 5 1/4" Dual Bay Standalone Reservoir w/ MCP35X Pump
-XSPC Razor nVidia GTX 670 Full Coverage VGA Block - Reference Design
-XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liquid Cooling Block
-Magicool Extreme 180mm x 35mm Slim Radiator
-Magicool Extreme 120mm Radiator - Slim Profile
-Phobya 180mm x 32mm G-Silent 700rpm Fan - Red LED (x2)
-Phobya 120mm x 25mm Nano-2G 1500rpm PWM Fan - Red LED (x2)

...Here's a pic of my loop concept for this build. Any help would be much appreciated! THX!

Edited by h2spartan - 10/2/12 at 5:12pm
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Build a bong cooler for $170 biggrin.gif err..plus GPU blocks..ninja.gif
 
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BEST SUGGESTION EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumb.gif
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I think your loop is great planning. Any plans in terms of tubing or fittings? If you're going for clear tubing stick with Durelene or Mastkleer (cheap and so far appears to have little plasticizer issues) or if colored Feser.

Fittings wise I'm a fan of bistpower for compression fittings, pricier but worth it IMO. Monsoon's new fittings also look great though.
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Yeah, I've heard alot of good things about bitspower fittings. I love the silver ones I found on Frozen CPU. As far as tubing, I was going to get some UV red ones but those have been hard to find(at least ones that dont look pink lol)....Actually, I would prefer to use the clear tubing and the feser like you said but I've heard some negative things about dyed solutions. Any truth to that?
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For most of them yes. Mayhem's is the only one out there which hasn't showed issues with gunking up your loop. I'm actually using their Pastel Mint Green (See sig rig and avatar photo). They have great products. I think they sell them in the US on performance pcs.
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I use clearDurelene tubing (used to use blue Primochill UV, but with all their issues, I switched). I've tried about 4 manufacturers fittings, but I've since pulled all the others and use BitsPower exclusively. As far as coolant ... I've used $33 a quart FluidXP+, but now I just use Distilled water + Silver Kill Coil + Mayhem dye.
post #8 of 20
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This may seem like a noob question but either i havent been looking hard enough or there's really no set answer....How long does it last before you have to drain the water and refill?
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Honestly people suggest yearly, but I think it's safe to go up to 2 years if you've done a good job of cleaning everythign out before and stuff.
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Is their any issues with using Mayhem dye?
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