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Hello Overclockers.

This will be my first time liquid cooling prebuilt or otherwise.
But have been reading online for quite sometime.
And understand most of the concepts.

I need some help on my future planned PC.

Will be waiting to see how the new AMD HD 9970 compares to the GTX 780.
Other than that all my parts are pretty much out.

MoBO- Asus ROG Maximus Formula VI
CPu- Intel 4770k
Memory- Corsair Vengeance PRO 4 X 8 Still checking the speed vs the latency of the different models.
PSU- Was planning one corsair 860AX platinum but been hearing some bad reviews so i may change.
SSD- Samsung 256GB SSD
HDD- Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
Case- Corsair Obsidian 900D

And back to what this thread is about "Water Cooling".

Any one got any advice about reservoirs. i want an internal cylinder res rather than a drive bay res cause they look way cooler.
Been looking around on Frozen CPU and this one seems good simple and sturdy. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9576/ex-res-157/Bitspower_Water_Tank_Z-Multi_250_Inline_Reservoir_BP-WTZM250P-BK.html?tl=g30c97s165

Any one got any advice on this or could provide me with other good options.

Also would a res like this make it much harder to bleed the system?


I was first going to set up my build with flexible tubing.
But i realised that rigid acrylic tubing looks way cooler.

I found these (PrimoChill rigid acrylic tubing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xJxAd94t_j0#at=301) that seem quite cool and better than the Bitspower Crystl-links.
Due to the locking mechanism that they have that shouldn't easily pull off.

I was wandering what type of joints you would need that woud be compatible with Primochill compression fittings to make something like the pic below.


So what i need to know is what would i need to make angles in a watercooling setup without bending the acryiluic tubing. since i want the tubing to be straight and to get joints that would curve the water?
(thanks for all the help on this. Solved.)
If i am think the wrong way about anything please advise.

Help greatly appreciated.

I'll keep updating this thread with new questions.

Feel free to start conversations in the thread.
Edited by icebrain1 - 8/4/13 at 9:00pm
post #2 of 6
You just need to use an assortment of 90 degree or 45 degree rotary angle adapters. My entire build is comprised of them. Also, consider the Bitspower C47 fittings, the Pimochill ones are grotesquely large. The Bitspower ones are smaller, better looking and no, there is no issue with pulling tube out, it takes brute force.

I was about to start copying and pasting links but if you browse through my build log you'll get a ton of info on it.


Edited by Jameswalt1 - 8/4/13 at 2:22pm
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Ok thank you.

I have to say your build looks freaking awesome.

I'll be reading your build logs.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Jameswalt1 View Post

You just need to use an assortment of 90 degree or 45 degree rotary angle adapters. My entire build is comprised of them. Also, consider the Bitspower C47 fittings, the Pimochill ones are grotesquely large. The Bitspower ones are smaller, better looking and no, there is no issue with pulling tube out, it takes brute force.

The Primochill rigid fittings don't look much bigger than the Bitspower ones if at all.



vs.

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by CapnCrunch10 View Post

The Primochill rigid fittings don't look much bigger than the Bitspower ones if at all.

I beg to differ. They look ridiculous.

Primochill:


Bitspower C47:


Quote:
Originally Posted by icebrain1 View Post

Ok thank you.

I have to say your build looks freaking awesome.

I'll be reading your build logs.

Thanks.

Thanks!
Edited by Jameswalt1 - 8/4/13 at 3:59pm
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I beg to differ. They look ridiculous.

Primochill:

Bitspower C47:

Thanks!

I see what you mean. The diameter of the fitting rather than the length. Well, when you compare your build to anything else, the latter kind of looks like crap haha.
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