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im relatively new to watercooling although i know a bit, please can someone check these parts i want to use to see if it will work or recommend me alternatives

im going with a kit
XSPC Raystorm D5 EX360 - (on 3770k)
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/XSPC-Raystorm-D5-EX360-CPU-Water-Cooling-Kit--D5-EX-Series-Kit-pid-15996.html

GPU block
XSPC razor 7970 new style
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/XSPC-Razor-Full-Cover-Waterblock-for-ATI-7970-Graphics-Card--Razor-7970---Raystorm-Style-pid-17070.html
it will be on an XFX 7970 BLACK
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1373/pg2/xfx-r7970-black-edition-vs-gtx-580-overclocked-vs-radeon-6970-overclocked-the-xfx-r7970-black-edition.html - image of PCB
- im sure it has the reference PCB (my old one had 2 DVI's and a custom PCB so checking)
i have heard mixed views on this block. still debating but i love the look

GPU backplate
can someone recommend me one please that will fit with the block i have chosen (preferebly black and full cover)
i have thought about the EKFC7970 backplate
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/EK-FC7970-Backplate-CSQ-Design--Black-pid-16444.html

fluid
mayhems X1 premix blue
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Mayhems-X1-Premix-Fluid-for-Water-Cooling-1-Litre--Blue--UV-Blue-pid-12527.html

thermal paste
arctic cooling MX-4
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Arctic-Cooling-MX-4-Thermal-Compound-4g-pid-12676.html#tabs

i will add a 60mm 240 rad in push pull once i sort out the GPU blocks

this is all in the NZXT phantom.
30mm 360 RAD in top in push (thanks to KAGED's mount)
60mm 240 RAD in bottom in push pull

ill buy more fittings and angled fittings when ive thought how to organise the build in more detail

if i missed anything its because im writing this at like 2 in the morning and ill update if i did smile.gif
thankyou
post #2 of 6
I'm positive that EK backplates will only work with EK blocks
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post #3 of 6
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i did check earlier and it sais it will only guarantee to fit with EK blocks. thanks for the heads up
any alternatives?
and i guess everything else is ok though? smile.gif
thanks
post #4 of 6
Looks good, I would only switch the paste to Prolimatech PK1. I looked for other 7970 backplates, but all I could come up with was one by heatkiller, however I don't think it'll match the rest of your build.
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A fan controller along with a "T" fitting in the bottom of the loop to put a drain valve of some sort, I use Koolance quick disconnects.
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Originally Posted by Jameswalt1 View Post

Looks good, I would only switch the paste to Prolimatech PK1. I looked for other 7970 backplates, but all I could come up with was one by heatkiller, however I don't think it'll match the rest of your build.
thanks, ive seen this backplate before and your right it wont suit.thanks for thermal paste, performs better than MX-4 from what ive just checked, ill use that. thanks for the help REP+
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Originally Posted by SlideRulz View Post

A fan controller along with a "T" fitting in the bottom of the loop to put a drain valve of some sort, I use Koolance quick disconnects.
my phantom comes with a fan controller and i dont really want another one. i know it will be difficult to run the push pull of the 240 rad on the phantom so ill buy some speed reducers and do it that way
and thanks for the idea of the T fitting. ill consider it. i might just stick without. thanks REP+
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