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I'm making a loop and just wanted some advice on the items I am going to get, and what I should get.

Here is what I am getting.

Resevoir:
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/reservoirs/dual-5-25%E2%80%9D-bay-reservoir-alu-front/

Pump:
http://www.swiftech.com/mcp35x12vdcpump.aspx

CPU block:
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/waterblocks/cpu-waterblocks/raystorm-cpu-waterblock-intel/

I am wanting these:

Radiators:

http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p977_Alphacool-NexXxoS-ST30-Full-Copper-240mm.html

http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p974_Alphacool-NexXxoS-UT60-Full-Copper-120mm.html

I would like some help on:

What size tubing should I/can I get? I'm not 100% sure on what size(s) would fit on these products?

What fittings I should/can get? I would like compression fittings. Is this possible? Are most compression fittings the 'same' or are there definitely better ones you guys know of?

I will be using just distilled water, what should I put into the water? Anti corrosion? Anti Algae? I'm not 100% sure again.

What else do I need to think about? Am I missing anything small or even important? Something has probably slipped my mind knowing me!

Any and all help is much appreciated!
Edited by chickenDRUMSTIK - 4/28/13 at 12:37pm
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All your parts look good. More than enough radiator space for just the CPU. Even enough to add a GPU as well.

Any fitting with a G1/4 thread would fit the res, pump, block, and radiators. The most popular tube size seems to be 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD so you would need the same size compression fittings as well. Of which, Bitspower is the most popular and highest quality. But they are expensive. A cheaper alternative, but still really good fittings, would be XSPC, EK, and Enzotech.

For water additive, there are two options. The first is a concentrate, such as PTnuke or Mayhems Biocide. The second is a silver kill coil you just drop into the reservoir.
Have you thought about radiator fans? Gentle Typhoon AP-15's are pretty much the best on the market, but again, are expensive. They have high static pressure and are pretty quiet for their speed. Yate Loons High speed are the best price efficient fan. They offer good performance but are quite a bit louder than the AP-15's.

I'd also recommend a fan controller. That way you can adjust the fan speed either manually or automatically depending on the controller. Turn them down when you are browsing the web or watch a movie, then turn them up when temperatures start to rise.
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Thanks for the reply!

For fans I already have Be Quiet Silent Wings 2. Will these be good enough? Really want the silence from them.

I'm planning on extending the loop to my GPU in the end, but I want a to change it before hand so need some money. Got two 570's right now which is a lot of cooling needed. I want to change them for a 680 or if I'm feeling rich a Titan.

I have a NZXT Sentry LXE Touch Screen External Fan Controller so I'm set there.
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Those fans should be fine. Especially considering the amount of rad space you have
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I bought this bottle for my loop. Do I need any other kind of water agents, or has this bottle got everything I need to keep my water clean?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200871710166?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
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Yup, that is all you need. Just add a few drops to distilled water and you're good to go
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