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Well, my new rig is almost on its way. I decided to ditch the H100i on multiple accounts of people referring me to custom loops. (Since I'll be pushing 4.5'ish GHz on the 3770k)

So I went ahead and found one.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=34964

So when I get this and install it, I need to know a... few things.

-Any tips for first time installation? I know to cover all areas of the tubing with towels incase of leak

-Where would be the "Best" place to put the radiator on the Corsair 650D Case? I saw a picture of someone who had done it on the floor, pulling the hot air from the rad into the 200MM stream

-Where is a good place to get colored tubing? Or should I color the liquid itself?

Thanks in advance for the response, I appreciate it.
 
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Colored tubing will avoid extensive cleaning of rad/blocks in the long run smile.gif

You got a great kit however the thick rad always makes it a pain to get it in a good spot.

If you have enough clearance, build your loop outside your case since its your first time, that way you can leak test it and bleed it perfectly, then just move it into your case, mount your rad, your res/bay and then seat your waterblock
(of course measure and do everything inside the case but without water biggrin.gif )

If your comfortable enough, just mount your cpu block, rad, bayres, build it inside, do your best, put some towels/papertowels under all fittings and give it a go smile.gif

Wish you the best of luck mate thumb.gif
  
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Thank you so much!
 
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When screwing on fittings, if you use a wrench, get it finger tight, meaning don't grip the handle of the tool and crank it tight, push your index finger against the handle until it's tight.

Make sure the hoses going into the resevoir are about 2-3 inches longer so you can pull the res out the front to access the fill port. You'll also do good taking some left over hose and taping it or mounting it to a funnel so you can fill easier.

Pumps are made to push water, not suck. Remember that when building a loop. Pump should go as low as you can. Since you're using a bay res, put it in the bottom most mounts in the 5.25

Order new hosing. The stuff that comes with it sucks and discolors easy. Also the barbs that come with it are 1/2" ID. You can use 7/16 or 1/2 ID tubing, if you use 7/16, USE CLAMPS ANYWAYS. People are all HUUURRR it's tight enough and say you can go clampless. You're using water in a 2000+ dollar system, use clamps for piece of mind.
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