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So I'm trying to put together a cooling loop for the new CaseLabs ITX case that's coming out. I'm looking to cool my CPU and GPU, and I think I have a basic grasp on what I need. So here is what I have so far:


Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper Dual 120mm X2

Tygon Tubing I don't know how much I need for my loop, but they sell it in 1 foot.

EK CPU Acetal

EK Titan Block

MCP35x Pump with reservoir attachment and heat sink.


I'm confused on what fans to get. I'm going for a white, black, gold theme; so I'm not sure what fans for the radiators.
Also, I was looking for some gold colored fittings for my PC.


Let me know if I need anything else. Thanks.
    
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I would suggest some Noise blocker eloop's.
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Ouch. Those certainly add up in price. I like the look of them, however.
    
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post #4 of 11
You can cook food on top of that 120mm in your loop.

The titty and CPU, especially the titty will warm that water under stress to 40c with so little radiative capacity on stock settings. You will need steam pressure release valve if you OC. biggrin.gif

Heres some models i finde useful



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Edited by Cidd - 3/28/13 at 8:46am
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Really? He's putting in 480 mm worth of 60mm Radiator. Seems more than sufficient to me.
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Really? He's putting in 480 mm worth of 60mm Radiator. Seems more than sufficient to me.

Don't quite work that way. The thickens of rads don't scale up linearly, as there is other factors in play here. The 120mm fans that have to push trough 60mm of fins, that will still have 20% less surface than 140mm one and so on.

High end GPU's like my 2x 680gtx can bring my loops water to 32c under OC and stress, and i got 140mm^2 x 4 with 60mm thickness.
I really wish i had more room for rads in my case. Maybe ill squeeze one 140mm more.

But yeah, that one rad will have hard time to keep it all cool in demanding games like Crysis 3, that will use both CPU and GPU. Sure, you most likely will reach air cooled temps, but what was the point of going water, if your GPU is going to run at <60C under stress? You will have to make that one poor rad to be push pull jet turbine.
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Don't quite work that way. The thickens of rads don't scale up linearly, as there is other factors in play here. The 120mm fans that have to push trough 60mm of fins, that will still have 20% less surface than 140mm one and so on.
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I do know that - however, looking at his links, it appears as though he is putting in two 240mm rads. That's 480mm of Radiator. Moreover, they are both Alphacool Nexxos ut60s, which are very highly rated thick rads.

I was also under the impression that 120 mm rads generally perform better than 120 mm rads (especially when they're thicker) because 120 mm fans have better static pressure.
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Ah, i missed the "2x", yeah, that will be enough. thumb.gif
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Alright, now my other concern is tubing length. How much tubing length will I need with a CPU and GPU loop? Also, do I only need compression fittings to put everything together?
    
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Don't quite work that way. The thickens of rads don't scale up linearly, as there is other factors in play here. The 120mm fans that have to push trough 60mm of fins, that will still have 20% less surface than 140mm one and so on.

High end GPU's like my 2x 680gtx can bring my loops water to 32c under OC and stress, and i got 140mm^2 x 4 with 60mm thickness.
I really wish i had more room for rads in my case. Maybe ill squeeze one 140mm more.

But yeah, that one rad will have hard time to keep it all cool in demanding games like Crysis 3, that will use both CPU and GPU. Sure, you most likely will reach air cooled temps, but what was the point of going water, if your GPU is going to run at <60C under stress? You will have to make that one poor rad to be push pull jet turbine.

Depends on the FIN count of his radiator
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Alright, now my other concern is tubing length. How much tubing length will I need with a CPU and GPU loop? Also, do I only need compression fittings to put everything together?

Be safe, get the 10ft retail pack of tubing
example http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19310/ex-tub-1800/PrimoChill_PrimoFlex_Advanced_LRT_Tubing_38ID_x_58_OD_-_10ft_Retail_Pack_-_Limited_Edition_Atomic_UV_Green_PFLEXA10-58-G_w_Free_Sys_Prep.html?id=yYXgUEMW&mv_pc=672
Why? it's better to have more tubing than you need in case you mess up, in case something happens. If you use 3 feet, thats awesome because you have 7 feet of backup in case you change your mind or anything happens.

Don't buy 4feet of tubing, use 3feet, mess up your last foot and then have to reorder more tubing and sit and wait to complete your tubing

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