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So basicly I have no idea what so ever and after hours of reading forums, blogs, web pages and the walls in public toilets... wait, scrap the last one, diffrent subject.... I have come to the conclusion I have no idea what I need...

So, if money was no object, what would you buy? (rig is in my Sig)

Theme is red,

1) Which CPU Block?
2) Which Pump?
3) Which 240mm Rad?
4) Which 3/8" Tubing?
5) Which Brand of Compresion Fitings?
6) Which Brand of Reservoir? (I want it in a 5.25" bay/s so i can see the liquid swerling around, so LED's to light it up would be a bonus)
7) Which Liquid, Dye & Additives?
8) Which Fans on the Rad?

I am told you cant mix metals in the loop? so i guess it would all have to be compatible...

Azz

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Water cooling guide in sig.
Information is here all you have to do is look for it. Water cooling sticky is the first thing you will see before seeing post.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/913181-water-cooling-guide-noobs.html#post11984918\

So how can you say you dont know what you need.
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the problem I have is i see lot and lots of blocks and bits and think "i want that" oh no wait, "i want that one" nope "I like this one" but "will it work with that"

Its making me cry myself to sleep lol,

Ill have a read now,
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So basicly I have no idea what so ever and after hours of reading forums, blogs, web pages and the walls in public toilets... wait, scrap the last one, diffrent subject.... I have come to the conclusion I have no idea what I need...

So, if money was no object, what would you buy? (rig is in my Sig)

Theme is red,

1) Which CPU Block?
2) Which Pump?
3) Which 240mm Rad?
4) Which 3/8" Tubing?
5) Which Brand of Compresion Fitings?
6) Which Brand of Reservoir? (I want it in a 5.25" bay/s so i can see the liquid swerling around, so LED's to light it up would be a bonus)
7) Which Liquid, Dye & Additives?
8) Which Fans on the Rad?

I am told you cant mix metals in the loop? so i guess it would all have to be compatible...

Azz

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1.) My only experience is with the XSPC Raystorm and it serves me well. At 1.48V and 5GHz I never top 70C when folding (23.3C ambient). I've read that most of the blocks on the market only vary by a few degrees so it's really down to aesthetics.

2.) Preferably something that has a variable speed. I'm looking at the Swiftic MCP35X for my next build.

3.) The thickest Alphacool rad that I can fit with two fans.

4.) I don't have a clue about this one redface.gif.

5.) I've had my eye on the Monsoon Free Center fittings for a while now. Right now I'm using Bitspower Ultimate fittings and they're great.

6.) This one's really up to you. The res has little to no impact on the performance so pick one that you don't mind looking at.

7.) In my opinion distilled water, <10% antifreeze with an anti-corrosion agent, and a silver kill coil are all you need. I'd recommend getting colored tubing instead of a dye since most dyes can break down and gunk up your components. Alternatively, you can use the anti-freeze to dye your loop. The stuff I used had a deep purple tint and when mixed 1:10 in my loop it gave the water a blue tint. I've heard some AF as a red tint to it so look around and see what you can find if you decide to go that route.

8.) If noise isn't an issue (or if you have a fan controller) Corsair SP120 High Performance fans. If noise is a concern the Cougar CF-V12's are a great alternative. Even at max they only emit a low hum. Nowhere near the turbine level noise of the SP120's. Honestly the best way to pick your fans is to just buy a pair when you place any order and test them yourself. Everyone is different when it comes to noise levels and you'll have to find your desired balance of noise/performance.

Hope this helps!

Edit: Meant to say less than 10% antifreeze
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Thanks for the reply, thumb.gif

I just read and read and read and I end up more lost as I see 30 products for each item I want lol

Im going to get a list together, and then once I have it stick it up and make sure everything looks good, then get it orderd,

Ill do this after I have de-lidded the CPU ,
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Ok so after looking at this, here is the system I have designed,

loop will be this - > Res – iPump – Rad – CPU – Motherboard – Res

Does it look ok? Am I missing anything?

Water Block
1x Koolance CPU-380

Coolant
2x Koolance LIQ-702 Red
1x Mayhams Red Dye (to get it just that little bit darker red)

Fittings/Tube
6x Koolance Compression
2x Koolance Hose Clamp for OD 10mm (3/8in)
10x 1ft Clear Tubing 3/8

Radiator
1x Koolance HX-CU-1402V 240MM Rad
2x Corsair Air Series SP120

Reservoir/integrated Pump/Controller
1x Koolance Reservoir and Pump, RP-1005

TIM – CPU IHS to Water Block
IC Diamond

TIM – CPU De-Lid - Die to IHS
Liquid Metal Ultra
RazorBlades

Total - ish
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