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So I'm about to start my own WC loop after seeing how amazing abirli's build turned out!


The components I have are;

-3770k
-MSI GTX 780 3GB Gaming Edition
-MSI Z77 MPOWER


I was wondering what I would need to setup a single loop in a 900D? So far I have the following in mind, but am unsure as to which compression fittings, GPU block, pump & which brand to prioritize for fittings and whatnot (thinking BP at this stage?)

-EK Supremacy CPU Waterblock Clean CSQ Plexi
-EK RES X3 250 Reservoir
-Coolgate Copper Tube 360mm Radiator
-Coolgate Copper Tube 480mm Radiator
-will be using SP120QE's for radiators. Would opt to use NF-F12's but they look ugly af.
-also considering maybe just using a Swiftech H320 and expanding on it since this is my first WC experience. (will eliminate need for pump, no?/would I notice huge improvements going with a full blown WC setup?)

Hopefully there isn't too much face palming here. I've done a fair bit of reading around and am not a total assembly/repair noob (actually worked in assembly/repair for 11 months tongue.gif)

As an Australian resident, I don't really want to buy internationally, so my primary source of WC hardware will be purchased at http://www.pccasegear.com/


Help me waste my money plx! All suggestions are welcome and appreciated smile.gif
Edited by Rozayz - 7/26/13 at 11:05am
    
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If your loop looks anything like your avatar, I think you'll be just fine....

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If your loop looks anything like your avatar, I think you'll be just fine....

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Total guess here, but I have my sights set on;

-Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black 1/2 Compression Fitting CC5 x6 for top 360 res/side 480 res/GPU waterblock?
-Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary Angle 1/2 Fitting x2 for EK Supremacy CPU Waterblock?

My question are,

* do I need more fittings for the EK RES X3 250 Reservoir?
* I assume my loop will be running from res → top 360 → cpu → gpu → side 480 → res? or am I completely retarded?

:|
Edited by Rozayz - 7/26/13 at 11:06am
    
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http://i.imgur.com/RxW5oDF.png

Thoughts? I already have a few unused Corsair SP120s (for the rear 120 rad + optional push/pull on side 480 rad.)

The PrimoChill Rigid Acrylic Tubing is great because all that is required is a heat gun and you're able to mould your tubing into virtually any angle, removing the requirement for dem expensive angled fittings :l

I'm also hunting for white coolant, anyone able to suggest some good stuff?

Edit: will also be buying more clear tubing but there is none in stock at my usual store (http://www.pccasegear.com/). Also contemplating purchasing some cable management clips for routing the tubing behind my motherboard tray and wherever else it might get untidy.
Edited by Rozayz - 7/27/13 at 9:46am
    
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Ummm, so you have the rigid acrylic tubing but also a bunch of fittings for soft tubing?

Just be aware that yes in theory the rigid tubing can mean less fittings overall and far fewer uber expensive fashionable bitspower adaptors, but it is a lot harder to work with unless you have a fair bit of experience.

Also, ditch the 120 rad. It will only get in the way and will have to use already warmed air from the other rads, reducing how much it can contribute and possibly just lowering your overall airflow level.

Check out www.thekoolroom.com for water gear in AU too
Edited by Jakusonfire - 7/27/13 at 7:43pm
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Ummm, so you have the rigid acrylic tubing but also a bunch of fittings for soft tubing?
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Originally Posted by Rozayz View Post

Edit: will also be buying more clear tubing but there is none in stock at my usual store (http://www.pccasegear.com/). Also contemplating purchasing some cable management clips for routing the tubing behind my motherboard tray and wherever else it might get untidy.

Anyway, got it all sorted. Ordered components and should be looking good. Thanks to those that helped via. PM. :3
    
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