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Looking for suggestions on a dual bay pump/res combo, CPU waterblock for 4770k, GPU waterblock for gtx 780, tubing and compression fittings

for tubing i was leaning towards primochill advance LRT tubing, and bitspower for the fittings, but the rest i have no idea.
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I am not sure which blocks to reccomend. However do you have a budget for this build? Bitspower fittings look nice however they are expensive if you wanted something cheaper you could save money going for EK fittings, or XSPC Compression fittings.

I have no experience with a bay res, however I have read that they are difficult to bleed and fill etc. Have you considered a tube/pump combo?

EDIT - the reference 780s should be compatible with TITAN blocks.
Haswell CPUs are also apparently compatible with current blocks. (according to EK) so I would probably look at the XSPC raystorm. depending on your budget
post #3 of 8
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Looking for suggestions on a dual bay pump/res combo, CPU waterblock for 4770k, GPU waterblock for gtx 780, tubing and compression fittings

for tubing i was leaning towards primochill advance LRT tubing, and bitspower for the fittings, but the rest i have no idea.

Currently running the xspc dual bay pump/res combo. Nice unit, kind of annoying to fill but any bay res will be unless you install a port. CPU waterblock you can use anything from 1155 I believe since the 1150 socket keeps the same mounting holes. XSPC raystorm (using at the moment), EK supremecy, Koolance CPU-370(i think that is the right one), Heatkiller cpu rev 3 all are great. For fittings I personally like monsoon and bitspower. Monsoon is a bit cheaper and you get a nice tool to tighten them with plus I like the look. I am using the Primochill Advance LRT tubing for the last few months and so far no issues with it. I had a bad experience with both XSPC tubing and compression fittings so I would not recommend either honestly. Don't have a 780 so can't really offer any advice on the gpu block.
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I have ~500-600 to spend on these parts, but mainly i want a good balance between the parts especially the CPU and GPU blocks, as well as the tubing and fittings as they will be seen through the side panel.

For the bay res i would like to get a tube res, but i don't really have the space to accommodate it or necessarily want to mod the case to hold a tube res. As for the tube/pump combo do you have a link to one, since i don't know what that is.
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Up to personal preference. I like the EK CSQ design blocks, add in a coolant dye and it would look good through your window.

I have an EK-D5 x-res. comes in 140mm and 100mm. It's basically a pump top that you have the res with. There's also a bits power one that I can think of.
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I have ~500-600 to spend on these parts, but mainly i want a good balance between the parts especially the CPU and GPU blocks, as well as the tubing and fittings as they will be seen through the side panel.

For the bay res i would like to get a tube res, but i don't really have the space to accommodate it or necessarily want to mod the case to hold a tube res. As for the tube/pump combo do you have a link to one, since i don't know what that is.

Here is a link to a dual bay pump/res combo from XSPC. There are other versions of this one and ones from swifttech or alphacool.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_367&products_id=37679

Here is a tube res that mounts on top of the pump itself. There are different sizes and different models from bitspower, ek and xspc. They make them pretty small so you can still do a small tube res if you really wanted instead of a bay res. What case are you using?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_770&products_id=29869
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Here is a link to a dual bay pump/res combo from XSPC. There are other versions of this one and ones from swifttech or alphacool.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_367&products_id=37679

Here is a tube res that mounts on top of the pump itself. There are different sizes and different models from bitspower, ek and xspc. They make them pretty small so you can still do a small tube res if you really wanted instead of a bay res. What case are you using?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_770&products_id=29869

I'm using the original NZXT phantom, modded in the top so it can accommodate a 360mm rad. The reason i want to use a bay res is to reduce the complexity of my loop if i had a separate res and pump, but the tube res that mounts on top of the pump is interesting, i didn't know they had those. I will definitely be measuring the inside of my case again to see if i can make it work like that.
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post #8 of 8
If you look at the EK ones I mentioned the 140mm is the length of the tube and pump top not including the pump. Just be cautios when you measure it up.
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