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Quick question on my loop

post #1 of 5
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Guys, is this watercooling loop idea viable?

I'm mainly concerned on the fact that there is a FrozenQ Liquid V fusion reservoir.

Someone has mentioned in my build log thread, that by having two reservoirs, I might have problems with it flooding?

I just want to be safe before I do anything else.

Thanks

Min

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post #2 of 5
Hmm, it should be just fine as long as the Frozen Q is being filled from the top (Straight down from the bay res/pump). If the line is coming in the bottom of the Frozen Q air will become trapped and won't fill it without bleeding some away. Other than that looks like you should be set.
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Thanks TeamRushPaintBall,

I'm new to watercooling and building PC rigs.

This is my first ever build, so hence I'm a bit confused and looking to other experts out there for help.

This is how my rig looks at the moment which I'm hoping to watercool
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And this is the look I'm going for, or more like copying (Sorry, for ripping off someone's work, but it looks like the person has invested a lot of care and effort into designing this rig, and I love the look of it. I guess there wasn't much for me to change to the look of this as this was exactly the kind of design I had my idea on in the first place)
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And this is my shopping list of parts for the watercooling, to give you better idea of what parts I'm working with here.

1x Corsair AX850 Individually Braided Modular Cables in Red (to give that extra red to the colour when plugged into the MoBo and the GPU and coming out the PSU)
1x XSPC 5.25" D5 Dual Bay Reservoir and Pump Combo
1x XSPC RayStorm CPU Waterblock
1x XSPC Razor GTX670 Waterblock
1x XSPC Raxor GTX670 Backplate
1x XSPC EX 240mm Radiator
1x XSPC EX 360mm Xflow Radiator
1x FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Red Helix
10x XSPC Compression Fitting (Black Nickel)
2x 90 degrees compression fitting (Black Nickel)
3m Primochill Primoflex Red Tubing (3/8 ID - 5/8 OD)
2x Xigmatek Crystal Fan 140mm White LED (For the rear exhaust and one on the HDD cage which will be on low but more for the lighting)
2x Xigmatek Crystal Fan 140mm RedLED (For the 2 intake fans at the front)
5x Xigmatek Crystal Fan 120mm White LED (3 push fans for 360 rad up top & 2 for the pull fans for 240 radiators down bottom)
3x Xigmatek Crystal Fan 120mm Red LED (3 pull fans for the 260 rad up top running in push/pull config)
1x NZXT Sentry Mix 6 Channel Fan Controller
1x Phoya Thermal Paste Cleaner
1x Arctic Cooling MX4 Thermal Paste
Couple of fansplitters to plug into the fan controller
1x 5L distilled water (From Halfords)
1x Mayhems XT-1 Concentrate (Biocide and Anti-corosive)
3x Red LED bulb (1 for the Bay Reservoir up front, one for the CPU block, one for the GPU block)

So far what I have in my rig is,

Case: NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
Mobo: Asus Maximus V formula
GPU: Asus GTX 670 DCII (Non top version, possibly adding another card in SLI in the future)
RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz in red (4 x 4gb)
PSU: Corsair AX850
SSD: Intel 520 series 120gb (I have my o/s and games on this one)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB (For storage of photos, music etc)
DVD: LG GH24NS90.AUAR50B 24x Super Multi Internal DVD Rewriter
O/S: Microsoft Windows 8
Keyboard: Steelseries 6Gv2
Mouse: Steelseries Sensei

Thanks for all the input and help guys smile.gif

Min x
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As long as the FrozenQ res can handle the pressure of the pump pushing water through it I think it'll work. Seems like you might lose a little flow pushing through a res though. hmmmm headscratch.gif
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First thing, make sure that your graphics card is compatible with that GPU block. From the looks of it you need a specific block for it, I know EK makes a fullcover for the Asus DC2.

I'd recommend the Alphacool line of radiators over the XSPC. Slightly better performance. You'd just need to check your clearance and get the thickest Alphacool model available. They come in ST30 (30mm thick optimized for low fan speeds), XT45 (45mm optimized for low-mid speeds), UT60 (60mm and top performer or at least top 3 for any given fan speed) and Monsta (80mm I think, unsure on fan speed optimization).

The raystorm block is an excellent price/performance block. As a note the new Koolance 380 block is the current best performer.

There a reason you went with the Xigmatek fans? There are much better radiator specific fans available.

You probably don't need thermal paste cleaner, just use isopropyl alcohol and q-tips.

May want to try Phobya HeGrease for tim instead of MX4, application is just as easy but once again performs a bit better.

And finally you could just not get the bay res/pump combo and go ahead and just get a D5 pump and mount below your reservoir.
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