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Hello everyone. This is going to be my first build. I went through the water cooling forums and it was very helpful in deciding how I should plan my WC build.
I am planing to do a CPU and GPU loop. Planning to add another GTX 680 very soon once the price drops.

I will be using my Phantom 820 Cabinet(Black) and the current build in the signature.(CPU Upgrade to Haswell is very possible)
Radiator
1x360mm Rad on top + 1x240/280 rad on the bottom.

Pump
MCP655 Pump

CPU Block
Swifttech Apogee HD/EK Supremacy

GPU Block
EK Waterblock

Reservoir
Liquid Fusion X4 Quad Spiral Reservoir
(not sure where to order this from??)

Coolant and Tubing
Primochill Tubing Blue and Clear Coolant
Unsure what tubing size I could use.

Fittings
Bitspower/Monsoon Compression Fittings

Fans:
Not sure which ones to get


The above the things are what I could come up with for my build. I am hoping to have a blue tubing inside black case(or maybe Red tubing,not yet decided). I need help from you guys to help me decide parts for my wc biuld.
post #2 of 4
Everything looks good to me. Pump is good, cant go wrong with mcp655. For radiators I would recommend the alphacool nexxxos series as they come in different thicknesses depending on your needs and are very high quality. In my opinion I would choose the ek block because I prefer how it looks and there will be little to none performance difference. Again I would go for the bitspower fittings just because I prefer the look. You can get the reservoir here:
http://frozenqshop.com/products/reservoirs/lf250.html.
Primochill advanced lrt tubing is the best at the moment in my opinion and so would be a great choice. Everything else looks good. For fans it depends what radiators you get. If you get low fpi radiators such as the alphacool nexxxos series then you are going to want a high static pressure fan.
 
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Originally Posted by jd2195 View Post

Everything looks good to me. Pump is good, cant go wrong with mcp655. For radiators I would recommend the alphacool nexxxos series as they come in different thicknesses depending on your needs and are very high quality. In my opinion I would choose the ek block because I prefer how it looks and there will be little to none performance difference. Again I would go for the bitspower fittings just because I prefer the look. You can get the reservoir here:
http://frozenqshop.com/products/reservoirs/lf250.html.
Primochill advanced lrt tubing is the best at the moment in my opinion and so would be a great choice. Everything else looks good. For fans it depends what radiators you get. If you get low fpi radiators such as the alphacool nexxxos series then you are going to want a high static pressure fan.

Thank you for the information. I am also confused with what size of the tubing I need to choose for my loop. Is the reservoir worth the money? Is there any other tube reservoir with good looks(I will be using distilled water in my loop).
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The reservoir is completely up to and what you find looks good. For the tubing you need the inner diameter of the tubing to fit the inner diameter of your fittings and if you are getting compression fittings then you need to get the outer diameters to match as well. For example if you get fittings with 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD you will also need tubing that is 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD.
 
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