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post #701 of 20767
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

I just ordered everything to expand the H220 for a gpu. I like to oc things so I don't think it is reasonable to ask the H220 to cool both by itself. I am adding a 360 size rad to the loop, I will be using the:
Swiftech MCRx20-QP "Quiet Power" Radiator Series: MCR320-QP-RES-R2.
This is a rad with a reservoir because the stock H220 rad will be at the bottom of the case, and you want a reservoir above the pump.

In addition to your gpu water block you will need two fitting for it, and another two for any rad you add to the loop. So I ordered 4 of these:
Swiftech ⅜” x ⅝” Lok-Seal™ Compression Fitting: 5-8x3-8-G1-4-CF-BK

You will need to replace the coolant in the loop, and you always want a little extra so I ordered two of these:
Swiftech HydrX PM 2 Coolant: Hydrx-PM2

The tubing is up to you as to color, but you always want extra not less these packs come in 10 foot loops, and as stated you want 3/8-5/8.
Plain, and less expensive:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13727/ex-tub-991/Danger_Den_DreamFlex_Value_Pack_-_Tubing_Clamps_Tube_Cutter_38ID_x_58OD_-_UV_Black_.html?id=2QbdpVce&mv_pc=1756
Little more money:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17887/ex-tub-1620/PrimoChill_PrimoFlex_Advanced_LRT_Tubing_38ID_x_58_OD_-_10ft_Retail_Pack_-_Bloodshed_Red_PFLEXA10-58-R_w_Free_Sys_Prep.html?id=2QbdpVce&mv_pc=1938

You also want some non-capacitive, and non-conductive TIM to install your block on the GPU.

As shown in the Swiftech video, you need a paper clip or power supply jumper connector to run the pump while filling it. Hope that helps.

This is very helpful thanks very much and having the item numbers will help me source the parts over here, so thanks for that. I won't have space for a triple rad but I was thinking maybe the H220 in the top and a 140mm on the back would be sufficient to cool the cpu and gpu together. I hope. I was thinking of clear tubing so then if I decided at some point I want a different colour all I have to do is add in a different colour coolant. (English spelling). thumb.gif
post #702 of 20767
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Originally Posted by Phelan View Post

Don't forget that if the block doesn't come with any G1/4 plugs, you'll need at least 2 (maybe more if using certain blocks) to plug the unneeded G1/4" ports, since all blocks have at least 4.
Good, point, mine comes with plugs so no worries there, but everyone should check.

I have found that Frozen and Swiftech are more than willing to help complete water cooling newbs so people can contact them with questions about what to order.
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Originally Posted by Magnum26 View Post

This is very helpful thanks very much and having the item numbers will help me source the parts over here, so thanks for that. I won't have space for a triple rad but I was thinking maybe the H220 in the top and a 140mm on the back would be sufficient to cool the cpu and gpu together. I hope. I was thinking of clear tubing so then if I decided at some point I want a different colour all I have to do is add in a different colour coolant. (English spelling). thumb.gif
I am new to water cooling, but I have read that you are not supposed to add coloring to your fluid. You should get colored tubing, then just use the coolant or distilled water. Not that you have to do that, you can do clear tubing and colored coolant, it is just that the preferred method is simple coolant and colored tubing.
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post #703 of 20767
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Good, point, mine comes with plugs so no worries there, but everyone should check.

I have found that Frozen and Swiftech are more than willing to help complete water cooling newbs so people can contact them with questions about what to order.
I am new to water cooling, but I have read that you are not supposed to add coloring to your fluid. You should get colored tubing, then just use the coolant or distilled water. Not that you have to do that, you can do clear tubing and colored coolant, it is just that the preferred method is simple coolant and colored tubing.

Do rads have two or 4 ports? I was mainly looking at clear tubing and coloured coolant as it's cheaper and easier (as i'm lazy). I find it hard to find all Swiftech parts in stock in one online outlet over here in the UK.

Maybe a Swiftech Rep could assist me rolleyes.gif

Thanks for all the info guys it's very much appreciated. thumb.gif
post #704 of 20767
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Originally Posted by Magnum26 View Post

Do rads have two or 4 ports? I was mainly looking at clear tubing and coloured coolant as it's cheaper and easier (as i'm lazy). I find it hard to find all Swiftech parts in stock in one online outlet over here in the UK.

Maybe a Swiftech Rep could assist me rolleyes.gif

Thanks for all the info guys it's very much appreciated. thumb.gif

Our rads have two ports. The only radiators we have that have four ports are our drive radiators. These have an integrated pump with the radiator. As far as UK resellers go the ones I know of are Chillblast, Overclock.co.uk, PIXmania, Scan Computers, and Special Tech. Try them and see if they can help you. There is also our master distributor Bacata.net for Europe.
post #705 of 20767
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Originally Posted by Magnum26 View Post

Do rads have two or 4 ports? I was mainly looking at clear tubing and coloured coolant as it's cheaper and easier (as i'm lazy). I find it hard to find all Swiftech parts in stock in one online outlet over here in the UK.

Maybe a Swiftech Rep could assist me rolleyes.gif

Thanks for all the info guys it's very much appreciated. thumb.gif

On the coolant:

From what I understand (someone correct me if I'm not) the reason for distilled water + colored tubing is that IF a leak happens, there's much less of a chance of damage via the fluid.
I know EK states that their fluid is non-conductive UNTIL it comes in contact with other liquids or dust of any kind (read: airborne contamination of any kind), so that means that in a leak-caused spill, the little dust you do have (which is all ionized) will cause the fluid that WAS non-conductive to freely pass a charge.
I was going to go clear tubing + EK green fluid, but I'm swapping for the opposite...
I'm too much of a worry wart for that. biggrin.gif

Thanks - T
post #706 of 20767
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On the coolant:

From what I understand (someone correct me if I'm not) the reason for distilled water + colored tubing is that IF a leak happens, there's much less of a chance of damage via the fluid.
I know EK states that their fluid is non-conductive UNTIL it comes in contact with other liquids or dust of any kind (read: airborne contamination of any kind), so that means that in a leak-caused spill, the little dust you do have (which is all ionized) will cause the fluid that WAS non-conductive to freely pass a charge.
I was going to go clear tubing + EK green fluid, but I'm swapping for the opposite...
I'm too much of a worry wart for that. biggrin.gif

Thanks - T

The other reason why people suggest not using colored coolant is because some have been known to break down and clog the loop. I have just recently started using a colored additive to distilled water and I'm going to be checking it in a couple of weeks. I'll let you guys know what I find. I'm using Promo Chill's blood red concentrate.
post #707 of 20767
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Originally Posted by BramSLI1 View Post

Our rads have two ports. The only radiators we have that have four ports are our drive radiators. These have an integrated pump with the radiator. As far as UK resellers go the ones I know of are Chillblast, Overclock.co.uk, PIXmania, Scan Computers, and Special Tech. Try them and see if they can help you. There is also our master distributor Bacata.net for Europe.

Thanks for the info, it's good to know they only have two ports, just means I can work out how much it would cost me once I can find your "lock" fittings in stock somewhere... But I'm in no rush so I'll find them eventually. thumb.gif
post #708 of 20767
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Originally Posted by BramSLI1 View Post

The other reason why people suggest not using colored coolant is because some have been known to break down and clog the loop. I have just recently started using a colored additive to distilled water and I'm going to be checking it in a couple of weeks. I'll let you guys know what I find. I'm using Promo Chill's blood red concentrate.

Let me know what you think is the best once you've had a good test of your current setup and I'll go with that instead as it seems coloured coolant is a big no no. biggrin.gif

Probably go with Distilled water and a coloured additive with clear tubing if it doesn't clog the system. I'm not a fan of coloured tubing as clear gives me the flexibility to change colours as and when I want to. thumb.gif
post #709 of 20767
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Originally Posted by Magnum26 View Post

Let me know what you think is the best once you've had a good test of your current setup and I'll go with that instead as it seems coloured coolant is a big no no. biggrin.gif

Probably go with Distilled water and a coloured additive with clear tubing if it doesn't clog the system. I'm not a fan of coloured tubing as clear gives me the flexibility to change colours as and when I want to. thumb.gif

That's the reason I went with clear tubing and colored coolant. It was also my fiance's suggestion because she didn't like the color of our HydrX green coolant. She said that it made her feel like she'd get radiation poisoning from standing too close to it. I told her that was one of the reasons I liked it. biggrin.gif The blood red look though works well in my black Switch 810. I'll keep you posted.
post #710 of 20767
Got the unit shipped in from the states yesterday. Installed and running smoothly so far biggrin.gif
No more of that faint H100i hum wink.gif

Pump @ 1200RPM and fans @ 600RPM it's more quiet than our cat purring.





Bland case I'll admit but it's quiet and gets the job done.

The 5.25in bays were useless so I shoved an acrylic panel for a 120mm fan there with some screws for a magnetic filter to stick to.
I'll post the printable template if anyone wants it.
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