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I'm looking to build a whole new rig based on a TJ08 + 4770k + GENE ROG + GTX 780; here is what my FrozenCPU cart looks like:

Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper Single 180mm Radiator
IandH Dead-Water Copper Sulfate Biocidal PC Coolant Additive - 15 mL (will use DI)
EK Geforce GTX Titan VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal (EK-FC Titan - Acetal)
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 1/2"ID x 3/4" OD - 10ft Retail Pack - Onyx Black (PFLEXA10-34-BK) w/ Free Sys Prep
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper Single 120mm Radiator
Alphacool NexXxos XP³ Light CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal Edition - Intel / AMD (12153)
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 1450 RPM (D1225C12B4AP-14)
EK G1/4 Thread Perfect Seal Compression Fitting - 13mm ID x 19mm OD (1/2" x 3/4") - Black
Koolance RP-401X2 Single 5.25" Reservoir for 1-2 PMP-400 Pumps (Rev 1.1)
Koolance PMP-400 3/8" ID Native Liquid Cooling Pump (PMP-400)

Did I goof anything up here? I'm shelling out a lot of cash (I've been saving for a while), so I want to get everything correct. Also note that this is my first water cooled build.

I'll be getting the tools (pipe cutter, screw drivers, funnel, et cetera) at a local hardware shop.

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
That looks pretty good to me. One thing you might want to consider though is angle fittings, they will allow your tubing to have much less stressful bends, which can increase flow.
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If you are cooling your video card and CPU, you are definately going to need a bigger Rad. I would get the 240 at the very least. Also make sure your fans will fit. The fan you picked is a 120, while the rad is 180.

I will echo what Josh said. You will probably need a couple (if not more) 45 degree fittings or rotary fittings incase you meet with some tight turns. Dont want to crimp your hose. I used 6 in my build.

Make sure you have enough fittings for all your blocks, res and rad. Nothing sucks more than getting everything put together and haveing to wait another week for one or two more fittings.

Other than that, Good picks on your parts. I love the NexXxos full copper rads. Look nice and work great. Just be careful you have the clearance for it. They are THICK. And that is a nice powerful pump. Quiet too. You might consider getting the one with a speed control dial on it instead of pwm control. When I got my system setup, I found out that it didnt matter how fast I had my pump going, temps were constant. So I tuned it to the same resonate frequency as the fans in my system and it is now inaudible at about 1/3 speed.
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post #4 of 7
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Thanks for the help!

I was looking at how I would lay it out in the TJ08e and I think that I might be able to get away with only straight connectors, now I'll have to think a little bit more about it...

So, would a single PMP-400 provide enough flow for one 180mm rad, one 120mm rad, and two blocks? The runs are relatively short (compact case).
post #5 of 7
Isn't a 180 rad more surface area than a 120.2? Meaning that theoretically it should get a cooler temperature? That's just my understanding that the larger the surface area the better the cooling.

Also I have a small case (fractal design r4) and thought I didn't need angles and I ended up using 4, plus two more when I add the gpu.
post #6 of 7
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I believe that 180^2 > 240*120; in either case, I will be using one 180x180x45 and a second 120x120x45.

Really? I might have to swap some of my fittings then. Are you using 45 degree connectors?
post #7 of 7
I needed 90deg connectors due to the placement of my res. although I thought I could get away with our any at first. If you want to install everything first the. Order the connectors that's fine it might just cost more in shipping.
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