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I can pick from these unless someone can find a canadian store with better options.

I want to keep the price low, but im willing to hear out why your more expensive choice is worth it.

it will be coupled by (All coming in the mail)

HWLabs GTX Black ice extreme 360 Rad
Swifttech mcp 355 (custom acrylic top)
6 silverstone fans in push pull
fan controller
some bay res

(unknown fittings)-
- Help finding these would be great too.
(unknown tubing)-

planning on using distilled water, no coloring



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So what should i get.
Copper or nickle matter?

also i want the option to upgrade to intell later (im ok with buyiing a backplate later)





heck ya thumb.gif


more pics here , official WC thread

Edited by AlaskaFox - 1/8/13 at 7:07pm
post #2 of 37
i like the koolance 370 sa. try not to mix metals.
unless your talking about cpu->cooler type metals...
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I know the XSPC Raystorm is hot on FrozenCPU: http://www.dazmode.com/store/product/raystorm_cpu_waterblock_amd_/
I dont know how well it is for Intel though.
post #4 of 37
You can order from frozencpu.com

I have a Koolance 370SB as of now, and it looks really nice in real life and performs awesomely. Go with that or the Phobya UC-1 or the Swiftech Apogee HD. Keep in mind that if you want to use compression fittings, depending on the size of the fitting, you might not have compatibility with the Phobya Block.

Post an idea picture for the loop routing and you can get help with fittings from there

Good luck! thumb.gif
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post #5 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by agenttwisted View Post

i like the koolance 370 sa. try not to mix metals.
unless your talking about cpu->cooler type metals...

i dont know what metal the rad is. is it copper? Arent most rads copper?
does that mean i should only get copper waterblocks?


Quote:
Originally Posted by tylergbass View Post

I know the XSPC Raystorm is hot on FrozenCPU: http://www.dazmode.com/store/product/raystorm_cpu_waterblock_amd_/
I dont know how well it is for Intel though.
i assume it wont make a performance diff with intel or not, i just need to be able to mount it across multiple platforms.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

You can order from frozencpu.com
I have a Koolance 370SB as of now, and it looks really nice in real life and performs awesomely. Go with that or the Phobya UC-1 or the Swiftech Apogee HD. Keep in mind that if you want to use compression fittings, depending on the size of the fitting, you might not have compatibility with the Phobya Block.
Post an idea picture for the loop routing and you can get help with fittings from there
Good luck! thumb.gif

I was told that ordering from FCPU will cost me aextra in duty fees and taxes acros the boarder.


this is my case, the way i plan to mount the rad is :

i will take out the HD bracket completely, placing the 360 rad right behind the 3 intake fans.
ill find some way to mount my HD bewteen the PSU and the rad.
The bay res will go on the bottom optical bracket (3rd of 3)
the cpu block will go on the cpu ( odd, i know rolleyes.gif)
the pump will either go on the psu or the case floor, depending on space available after that. (my psu has been modded to flip upside down, bottom intake. so its like a shelf now )
post #6 of 37
Well also what look are you going for? I also don't recommend putting your pump on the PSU unless you are 100% confident on the fittings and the pump seal. I'd still go for the Koolance 370, it is a great performer and it's not that expensive.

I would say that ordering from them would be worth it, I have never had a problem with any product from them (with the exception with some Black Ice rads which were bad from the factory)
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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

Well also what look are you going for? I also don't recommend putting your pump on the PSU unless you are 100% confident on the fittings and the pump seal. I'd still go for the Koolance 370, it is a great performer and it's not that expensive.
I would say that ordering from them would be worth it, I have never had a problem with any product from them (with the exception with some Black Ice rads which were bad from the factory)

I just want a good cooling block without spending a ridiculous amount of money.

under 80$ would be nice.



This is the idea id like


and i plan to leak test with the system off before use. so im not worried about the psu
post #8 of 37
Good call on the leak test, but first a few questions:
1. Barbs or compression fittings?
2. Diameter of tubing? (ID and OD)
3. Angled fittings being used?
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Personally, given all those choices, I would go with either the XSPC Raystorm, Koolance CPU 370, or the Heatkiller if it were my own system. Also, IIRC, the Bitspower faired by far the worst in Strens CPU waterblock roundup.
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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

Good call on the leak test, but first a few questions:
1. Barbs or compression fittings?
2. Diameter of tubing? (ID and OD)
3. Angled fittings being used?

for the sake of cost, probly barbs, depends on the price difference, im willing to spend more on compression if it isnt that much more
when i can find a set that goes good with the fittings ill decide. Likely 1/2, 3/4 like this
I was thinking mostly straight fittings, with a few others here and there:



i drew this up.

so to cover any possibility of 90 degree fittings needed, i opted to get 3. i dont know what kidn of custom acrylic top is on the pump cause im buying it used off a fellow OCN member.



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Originally Posted by Addiction View Post

Personally, given all those choices, I would go with either the XSPC Raystorm, Koolance CPU 370, or the Heatkiller if it were my own system. Also, IIRC, the Bitspower faired by far the worst in Strens CPU waterblock roundup.

im starting to lean towards koolance, ek or xspc

is the 370-rev
worth getting over the 370-SA

the price is much higher, however i like the look alot more.
Mind you i like the look of the raystorm more too. How is the performance comparison. thats what matters first to me
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