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Hey everyone,
So I've decided I'm gonna start gathering components to water cool my PC - i5 2400 + 670 in a CM Stormtrooper - I've put together a list of components that I think will do the job and be quiet as well. I've not included fans as I'll decide on them at a later date, plus I have quite a few decent ones already. I'm planning on just using distilled water from a car shop as coolant, hence the biocide.
I'm gonna buy all the components separately, spreading their cost throughout several months when I can afford them, so then I don't feel so bad about splashing out £300+ on new kit, plus the girlfriend and family don't really realise either haha.



Ultimately, my question is, will this do a quiet, effective, long lasting job of cooling my PC?
Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 26
you should consider a drain port and fans tongue.gif
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post #3 of 26
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Is a drain port definitely necessary?
I have lots of fans, lets forget about fans tongue.gif
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post #4 of 26
You should change the CPU waterblock to the newer Raystorm because it looks better with the GPU block as they will end up looking the same. Aside from that, it will perform better and is less restrictive than the Rasa.

A drain port is helpful when you're draining the loop, but it's not really necessary.
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post #5 of 26
just a pain in the a* draining the system if youll ever wanna add an 140/120 exshaust rad in the back of the case or when youll have to change the fluids, i myself have an bay res and it's hard to drain from there and you dont wanna unplug the tubing near any hardware tongue.gif
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post #6 of 26
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Okay, so I'll change to the raystorm CPU block and add a drain port and the loop will be good. Does anyone know how loud the D5 pump is?
Well I'm surprised no ones said the tubing and fittings are completely wrong lol
The fans I'll be using are corsair SP120s
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post #7 of 26
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Also, my knowledge on loop order is limited, would this be fine?
Bay res > Pump > Rad in bottom of case > GPU > CPU > Rad in top of case and back to the res.
Would it make sense to put a 120mm rad at the rear of the case in between the GPU and CPU?
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Also, my knowledge on loop order is limited, would this be fine?
Bay res > Pump > Rad in bottom of case > GPU > CPU > Rad in top of case and back to the res.
Would it make sense to put a 120mm rad at the rear of the case in between the GPU and CPU?
This how i would do
Pump - CPU - 240 Rad - GPU - 120 Rad - Bay Res

For your setup you should ad a 120Rad in the back like Roxycon said
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I'm planning on having two 240mm rads, one at the top, and one at the bottom. would two 240mm rads AND a 120mm rad be overkill?
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post #10 of 26
Im cooling a i7 and a single 7970 atm with a 360 and a 240 lol.

D5 is pretty silent I hear my fans over it. Also you might look at getting a 90 degree roatary compression for connecting your GPU block to bottom rad. Depending oin your case
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