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I am now in the planning stage of my first watercooled build. It will be a pretty expensive NZXT Switch 810 build, and i want to do everything right.
I have all the components planned out, except the color scheme and what fittings to use. I am thinking of using these fans on the radiators http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Swiftech-Helix-120-x-120-x-25mm-1800RPM-Case-Fan--Helix-120-pid-16250.html and white Bitfenix compression fittings, but i have no idea what the color the tubing, coolant or lighting should be! Do you have any ideas/input on this?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, first post thumb.gif'
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bitfenix makes compression fittings? or do u mean bitspower? im in the process as well, and im saving up to buy all my parts at one time. the general consensus is that you should use distilled water over any coolant and if you prefer color, use color tubing. it was so hard to resist not spending my money during black friday week. just one more month of saving and ill begin my first loop. good luck
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bitfenix makes compression fittings? or do u mean bitspower? im in the process as well, and im saving up to buy all my parts at one time. the general consensus is that you should use distilled water over any coolant and if you prefer color, use color tubing. it was so hard to resist not spending my money during black friday week. just one more month of saving and ill begin my first loop. good luck

Haha, i didn't even notice i wrote bitfenix, i ofcourse meant bitspower wink.gif
My problem now is just the colors, been thinking back and forth if i want a black/green build or a white/black build.

I forgot to state that i am building in a NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black Edition
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the only real barrier is your imagination. But, it still partially the parts that you have. so, what is your Motherboard and RAM ? (since if you already have them then it would be easier to decide on a good color scheme that would fit the components)


overall, both schemes are beautiful and i think that it is purely what you personally like better. But, usually black and green builds are more difficult to make (since green has many shades) though both look stunning when done right.
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the only real barrier is your imagination. But, it still partially the parts that you have. so, what is your Motherboard and RAM ? (since if you already have them then it would be easier to decide on a good color scheme that would fit the components)
overall, both schemes are beautiful and i think that it is purely what you personally like better. But, usually black and green builds are more difficult to make (since green has many shades) though both look stunning when done right.

The motherboard i will use is mainly black and the RAM is Corsair Dominator Platinum, which i believe willl be available in many different colors by the time i will order my parts, which is next summer.

But if i go black/green i have to be very careful with the different shades of green?
I guess black/white is pretty much straightforward, pastel ice coolant and clear tubing?
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The motherboard i will use is mainly black and the RAM is Corsair Dominator Platinum, which i believe willl be available in many different colors by the time i will order my parts, which is next summer.
But if i go black/green i have to be very careful with the different shades of green?
I guess black/white is pretty much straightforward, pastel ice coolant and clear tubing?

well, it isn't very clear what and when the Platinum lighting options would be available so consider the possibility that they would light white. (which is very dim only benefits any color scheme)

Next Summer? are you waiting for something or just lack of funds? (because believe me, the waiting game is painful, most OCNers would agree)

What i meant is not to be careful with green (though it wouldn't hurt), but that there are countless ways to do a black and green theme (UV green, stealth black and green accents, mostly stealthy and green lighting etc. green dye, green tubing, black with green lighting, green fittings...).

black and white isn't as straight forward as you think, you could go with white tubing and most other things black or the opposite or anything else.
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well, it isn't very clear what and when the Platinum lighting options would be available so consider the possibility that they would light white. (which is very dim only benefits any color scheme)
Next Summer? are you waiting for something or just lack of funds? (because believe me, the waiting game is painful, most OCNers would agree)
What i meant is not to be careful with green (though it wouldn't hurt), but that there are countless ways to do a black and green theme (UV green, stealth black and green accents, mostly stealthy and green lighting etc. green dye, green tubing, black with green lighting, green fittings...).
black and white isn't as straight forward as you think, you could go with white tubing and most other things black or the opposite or anything else.

Is it possible to incorporate more colors into a black/white build? Because i dont want to have a plain black/white build (quite boring i think rolleyes.gif)
Is it possible to see the coolant through white tubing?

As for the waiting, i am planning to buy all the parts in the UK while on vacation, because WC parts and computer components in general are so expensive here in Norway frown.gif Also, i would like to se if the new generations of Intel and AMD CPUs and GPUs are going to be a better choice.
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