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So i bought an H100i about a month back and today i plugged it on to my PC for the first time. At first the LED wasn't working, following the pump. SO i thought i should do something nice with it.

So now, i have a completely drained out H100i 240mm RAD, which i'm gonna use for a custom loop. With this, i will cool an FX8350 CPU only. For the graphics cards, i will stick with air cooling.

Here's the CPU waterblock i selected:
http://koolance.com/cpu-370sa-processor-water-block

So what i wanna know is, what kinda tubing, fittings, barbs, compression fittings, reservoir and pump i should buy for this loop?

EK, Swiftech or Koolance.. basically anything is fine by me as long as they are cheap since i have a very tight budget.

Thank you for your help.
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Since you have a tight budget you should be looking at barbs, you're looking at like 10$ compared to ~40. For these I would suggest swiftech. I find the hex shape really goes well with the koolance blocks. I am currently using swiftech fittings alongside BP fittings and I have not had any issue yet. They are the exact same design as BP, but a few bucks cheaper. (5.99 vs 8.99)
My 380 with the swiftech fittings. (kind of a tight fit but the shape allows you to use a wrench if need be.


I believe that 3/8" inner and 1/2" outer is pretty standard for tubing. (Correct me if I am wrong) I use some cheap duralene tubing which is like $.8/ft. Make sure you buy like 2 feet more than you need if this is your first time smile.gif

As for the pump you have two main options, the MCP655 and MCP 355. There are more of course but this choice is usually made depending on how much room you have.

As for res you have 3 options, Mounted res (Tube, or acrylic box basically) ,Bay res, or a Pumptop res.

Can you provide your system specifications and what case you have?
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My casing is a Corsair Obsidian 550D (modded). The first hard drive bay is removed, so there is a bit of space there as well. The optical drive bays are full, not with optical drives, but with cables. And the power supply area is filled with cables too. So basically, where i can fit a res and a pump is the drive bay

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My casing is a Corsair Obsidian 550D (modded). The first hard drive bay is removed, so there is a bit of space there as well. The optical drive bays are full, not with optical drives, but with cables. And the power supply area is filled with cables too. So basically, where i can fit a res and a pump is the drive bay


If that is the case I would look into a combo bayres/pump if you are unable to mount it anywhere else. Can you upload a picture of your pc with components in it?

Also, how tight of a budget are we talking about?

Dual bay res/pump combo with a D5
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/pumps/d5-dual-bay-reservoirpump-combo/


Single bay res for a DDC (MCP 355, and other varients)
http://koolance.com/rp-401x2-single-5-25in-reservoir-for-1-2-pmp-400-pumps
+ ~60-70 for the pump.
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If that is the case I would look into a combo bayres/pump if you are unable to mount it anywhere else. Can you upload a picture of your pc with components in it?

Also, how tight of a budget are we talking about?

Dual bay res/pump combo with a D5
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/pumps/d5-dual-bay-reservoirpump-combo/


Single bay res for a DDC (MCP 355, and other varients)
http://koolance.com/rp-401x2-single-5-25in-reservoir-for-1-2-pmp-400-pumps
+ ~60-70 for the pump.

This rig is still on build stage. Also, i haven't bought all the components yet.
But here is a picture of the casing with my old motherboard (Sabertooth X58 - Same size as the motherboard i'm gonna buy - Gb 990FXA UD5)



Well, i spent about 190 dollars on the H100i. So i was thinking about 300 dollars max. (PS: Without the RAD)

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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post

why not try this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18955/ex-wat-246/Cooler_Master_Eisberg_Solo_Prestige_Water_Block_w_Intergrated_Pump_RL-EBSL-FLNN-R1.html

it has the reservoir, pump, and waterblock all built in.

get some 3/8"s barbs and tubing. apparently that's the ID of what corsair uses.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1323904/cl-corsair-announces-new-hydro-series-h100i-and-h80i-flagship-liquid-cpu-coolers/700#post_18969423

That looks nice. yes
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Well, i spent about 190 dollars on the H100i. So i was thinking about 300 dollars max. (PS: Without the RAD)
That looks nice. yes

Say what? That can't be USD. I paid $95 USD for my H100i.

And you know they have a 5 year warranty on them right? I realize you've already cut yours up, but wow.
    
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Any reason you didn't return the 100i before you decided to tear it down?
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Any reason you didn't return the 100i before you decided to tear it down?
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Originally Posted by Baskt_Case View Post

Say what? That can't be USD. I paid $95 USD for my H100i.

And you know they have a 5 year warranty on them right? I realize you've already cut yours up, but wow.

The country i live in is a tax hungry one. And the dollar goes for 127 rupees here. So it's a little expensive for us. And yes, there was 5 years of warranty. But i had already removed the corsair logo from the CPU block. Which apparently voids the warranty. (who knew)

But lets forget that and focus on my question shall we?
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Yea, I was just curious is all.

Even more curious how you removed the logo from an H100i block as its actually more like a Corsair shaped window with LED's behind it.

Nonetheless, your already elbows deep in modifying it, I'll leave you alone.
Edited by Baskt_Case - 5/17/13 at 11:23am
    
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