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for a cpu, gpu and motherboard your going to want mor4e then 360 of rad, even for a cpu and gpu if your want silent with your current oc

as for maintenance I haven't done anything to my loop in 14 months and water is still clear and temps have been stable
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for a cpu, gpu and motherboard your going to want mor4e then 360 of rad, even for a cpu and gpu if your want silent with your current oc

as for maintenance I haven't done anything to my loop in 14 months and water is still clear and temps have been stable

Thank you very much for the response, I will be taking out the motherboard since it runs fine with the current heatsink it is using and + the barbs on it would restrict the flow after doing some reading.

Would a 240mm be enough for just a CPU?
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240 should be fine just for cpu
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From what most people have said, you generally want 120mm of rad per block. This is a generalization obviously as different components put out different amounts of heat. I can tell you from my experience though that I honestly think this is a bit overkill. I am currently running a 360mm, 240mm, and 120mm in my current setup. Before I got my 680's I was running 3 GTX 285's which were very hot cards plus my cpu with just the 360 and 240. When I added the 120 it made very little difference, maybe 1-2c. Again, it's all relative to your own setup, that's the beauty of a custom loop. As far as maintenance, its not too bad as long as you have a well placed drain and fill port. I only change my water once a year, I just run distilled water and pt nuke. Never had any corrosion or anything with it.
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360 will have no problem keeping a single video card cool along with a CPU. While being quiet

Really you only need 120mm per component. You would have a entire extra 120mm rad space for overhead. Really you could have two 470's and your cpu on a single loop with that same 360mm rad and still have no heat troubles.


Just make sure your sucking air in from the outside and pushing it across the fin array.



I personally run my entire rig off two 240mm rads, one internal and one hanging off the back. Works Great
Just make sure you get a fan controller as it is pointless to run the Fans on Rads @ 100% 24/7.
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I have a 360 +120 cooling my 2500k and 6870 and yes more rad then needed but then I run the fans at 40% giving a cool quiet rig
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that's a good starting kit has everything you need and the cpu block is good
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Thinking about buying this XSPC RX240 kit with a D5 pump or should I research more and put my own loop together?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17638/ex-wat-229/XSPC_Raystorm_RX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310

It is a good kit, and comes with most everything that you will need.

As for a Block for your GPU ether try and find a used GTX470 block or you can get a swiftech universal GPU block. Though you will need to buy the swiftech VRM/RAM heat plate for it as well, as the stock heatplate on the GTX470 needs to be modified to fit the flatness of the current Swiftech gpu block. Luckily I still had my swiftech mcw60 black that pretty much has a built in shim and fits perfectly with the stock heatplate/fan. My other card is a pallet and is non reference so using the mcw82 was necessary, but fits perfectly fine.
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It is a good kit, and comes with most everything that you will need.

As for a Block for your GPU ether try and find a used GTX470 block or you can get a swiftech universal GPU block. Though you will need to buy the swiftech VRM/RAM heat plate for it as well, as the stock heatplate on the GTX470 needs to be modified to fit the flatness of the current Swiftech gpu block. Luckily I still had my swiftech mcw60 black that pretty much has a built in shim and fits perfectly with the stock heatplate/fan. My other card is a pallet and is non reference so using the mcw82 was necessary, but fits perfectly fine.

Thanks again for your response, I will not be including my GTX 470 to my loop because I plan on getting rid of it soon.

My custom loop: Did I pick out the right compression fittings/tubing and will they work properly together?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16108/ex-blc-1117/MIPS_ICEFORCE_HF_Liquid_Cooling_CPU_Block_-_Socket_LGA_1155_1156_1366_-_Nickel_POM_MCH5000.html?tl=g30c85s139#blank - Block
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14856/ex-rad-332/Alphacool_NexXxoS_UT60_Full_Copper_Dual_120mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s160 - Radiator
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16259/ex-pmp-197/XSPC_Dual_525_Bay_Reservoir_Pump_Combo_-_D5_Vario_Included.html#blank - pump/res
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16653/ex-tub-1331/Monsoon_Free_Center_Compression_Fitting_-_38ID_x_12OD_-_Modders_6_Pack_Matte_Black_FCC-3812-6P-MB.html?tl=g30c409s1032#blank - Compression fittings
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17874/ex-tub-1607/PrimoChill_PrimoFlex_Advanced_LRT_Tubing_38ID_x_12_OD_-_Onyx_Black_PFLEXA-12-BK.html?tl=g30c99s171 - Tubing

Edit: I want 1/2" ID barbs so it would be these? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14929/ex-tub-1103/Monsoon_Free_Center_Compression_Fitting_-_12ID_x_34OD_-_Modders_6_Pack_Matte_Black_FCC-1234-6P-MB.html?tl=g30c409s1609#blank
Edited by WannaBeOCer - 2/27/13 at 5:50pm
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