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My First Custom Water Loop, Compatibility Check Please =)

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Hi guys,

I'm gonna be taking a dive into custom water cooling for the first time shortly, CPU only at first as my GPU's don't get crazy hot unlike my CPU :-\
Now I have read the WC sticky and I picked up a few great bits of info, but I want to check with a few seasoned WC experts if my current selection of Res, Pump, Rad, Tubing and Block are compatible.

Ok, so I will be cooling an i7 3770k on a Z77 Sabertooth in a Antec 1100 case. I've "Crudely" mapped out where the parts would go, but I'm unsure on a couple of things such as the pump and res placement, something in the back of my mind is telling me the pump needs to be above the res. Am I imagining this, or is this correct???

Here are the parts:

Rad = XSPC EX240 Crossflow Radiator
Res = Bitspower Z-Multi 150mm Water Tank
Pump = EK DCP 4.0 Pump (12v)
Block = XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock
Tubing = XSPC HighFlex Hose 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD, 19/12.7mm

And here is my awesome picture lol

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Originally Posted by euphoria4949 View Post

Hi guys,

I'm gonna be taking a dive into custom water cooling for the first time shortly, CPU only at first as my GPU's don't get crazy hot unlike my CPU :-\
Now I have read the WC sticky and I picked up a few great bits of info, but I want to check with a few seasoned WC experts if my current selection of Res, Pump, Rad, Tubing and Block are compatible.

Ok, so I will be cooling an i7 3770k on a Z77 Sabertooth in a Antec 1100 case. I've "Crudely" mapped out where the parts would go, but I'm unsure on a couple of things such as the pump and res placement, something in the back of my mind is telling me the pump needs to be above the res. Am I imagining this, or is this correct???

Here are the parts:

Rad = XSPC EX240 Crossflow Radiator
Res = Bitspower Z-Multi 150mm Water Tank
Pump = EK DCP 4.0 Pump (12v)
Block = XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock
Tubing = XSPC HighFlex Hose 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD, 19/12.7mm

And here is my awesome picture lol


Everything looks good. You even put the pump at the lowest point, and the res above it biggrin.gif that's something most people miss.
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Oh ok brilliant thank you.

From those links you would say everything looks compatible like the ports and such???
Can I also ask your opinion on where would be the best place to put a stop valve or would I need more than 1???

Also as I'm a WC n00b, would these fittings be the correct type for this setup??
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-099-XS&groupid=962&catid=1529&subcat=2586
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-213-XS&groupid=962&catid=1529&subcat=1852
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Originally Posted by euphoria4949 View Post

Oh ok brilliant thank you.

From those links you would say everything looks compatible like the ports and such???
Can I also ask your opinion on where would be the best place to put a stop valve or would I need more than 1???

Also as I'm a WC n00b, would these fittings be the correct type for this setup??
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-099-XS&groupid=962&catid=1529&subcat=2586
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-213-XS&groupid=962&catid=1529&subcat=1852



Most everything PC watercooling these days use G1/4" threads, so as a result they are all compatible. Be sure to have a Biocide in your liquid. I recommend Mayhems Biocide Extreme. It's also an anti-corrosive, and anti-scaling agent.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-020-MH
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Thanks, I was gonna get some Biocide and a Killcoil just to be safe. Any idea on where would be the best place to put a stop valve or would I need more than 1 for easier draining and cleaning???
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