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post #1 of 9
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Hows this setup look? I'm going for a nice clean black and white style for my build. Any suggestions? Anything I missed? It's my first time. First parts list. Tell me what you think.

Coolant
Mayhems - Ice White (250 ml) x 2
Xoxide 36$

Nozzel
Koolance Compression 3/8in x 5/8in x (25)
Koolance 150$

Tubing
PrimoFlex - Adv Clear 3/8in x5/8in 10Ft
Amazon 26$

Lighting
Dual White Cold Cathod Kit x 2
Xoxide 16$

Reservoir
Phobya Black Matte 250
Preformance-pcs 37$

Pump
Swiftech MCP655
Swiftech 109$

Cpu Block
380i Processor Block
Koolance 80$

Memory Block
RAM 33 Water Block x 4
Koolance 140$

GPU Block x 2
Nvidia GTX 770
Koolance 260$

Radiator
480mm x 2 (180$)
360mm x 1 (75$)
240mm x 1 (75$)
120mm x 1 (45$)
Aquatuning 375$


Case Fans
Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM Quiet Edition High Static Pressure Fan (Twin Pack) x 7
(New Egg, 196$)
Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM QEHSPF (Single)
(New Egg, 15$)

Fan Controller
NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller
(New Egg 48$)
post #2 of 9
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Bump, help!
post #3 of 9
Looks pretty good so far. What about a pump top for that MCP655? That's assuming you were talking about the bare pump. It would increase flow and give you G1/4 threads to work with. This is the one I have used many times http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_773&products_id=27699

I would also suggest not getting memory blocks. They really aren't necessary and will inhibit flow in your loop. Also why so many radiators? Since you are only cooling your CPU and 2x GPUs you probably should only stick to like 2x 480mm or just 1x360mm and 1x480mm instead. You are only going to be able to get temps so low before they level off, and adding that many radiators, especially those small ones to this loop would also only inhibit flow. Other than that it looks pretty good.
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by willdearborn View Post

Looks pretty good so far. What about a pump top for that MCP655? That's assuming you were talking about the bare pump. It would increase flow and give you G1/4 threads to work with. This is the one I have used many times http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_773&products_id=27699

I would also suggest not getting memory blocks. They really aren't necessary and will inhibit flow in your loop. Also why so many radiators? Since you are only cooling your CPU and 2x GPUs you probably should only stick to like 2x 480mm or just 1x360mm and 1x480mm instead. You are only going to be able to get temps so low before they level off, and adding that many radiators, especially those small ones to this loop would also only inhibit flow. Other than that it looks pretty good.

Alright, so toss the memory blocks, and keep the two 480s. I don't get the pump top information? I'm brand new to cpu building overclocking and watercooling, I've been watching tons of videos, but no one has mentioned a pump top.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Luclocke View Post

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Originally Posted by willdearborn View Post

Looks pretty good so far. What about a pump top for that MCP655? That's assuming you were talking about the bare pump. It would increase flow and give you G1/4 threads to work with. This is the one I have used many times http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_773&products_id=27699

I would also suggest not getting memory blocks. They really aren't necessary and will inhibit flow in your loop. Also why so many radiators? Since you are only cooling your CPU and 2x GPUs you probably should only stick to like 2x 480mm or just 1x360mm and 1x480mm instead. You are only going to be able to get temps so low before they level off, and adding that many radiators, especially those small ones to this loop would also only inhibit flow. Other than that it looks pretty good.

Alright, so toss the memory blocks, and keep the two 480s. I don't get the pump top information? I'm brand new to cpu building overclocking and watercooling, I've been watching tons of videos, but no one has mentioned a pump top.

If you are buying just the standard bare MCP655 pump like this one: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=28303
You can see that the inlet and outlet are not standard G1/4 threads. So if you want to attach those compression fittings to the pump you are going to need something with G1/4 threads. A pump top is the easiest way to do this. It also increases the performance of the pump a little bit. It is a replacement for the top part of the pump with the correct threads.
post #6 of 9
Check out a bunch of different options. I like the bitspower but there are other options.http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_439

You could also get a reservoir that allows you to attach the pump directly to like this one: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_665&products_id=34300

But if you want a tube res you will probably want to get a pump top.
post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willdearborn View Post

Check out a bunch of different options. I like the bitspower but there are other options.http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_439

You could also get a reservoir that allows you to attach the pump directly to like this one: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_665&products_id=34300

But if you want a tube res you will probably want to get a pump top.

Alright yeah I'll look into the pump top, thanks for that tip. I saw linustechtips just ziptieing it on to the pump and it didnt seem to be a problem, he put it in hot water and stretched the tubing then ziptied it.
post #8 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willdearborn View Post

Check out a bunch of different options. I like the bitspower but there are other options.http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_439

You could also get a reservoir that allows you to attach the pump directly to like this one: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_665&products_id=34300

But if you want a tube res you will probably want to get a pump top.

Alright yeah I'll look into the pump top, thanks for that tip. I saw linustechtips just ziptieing it on to the pump and it didnt seem to be a problem, he put it in hot water and stretched the tubing then ziptied it.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Luclocke View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by willdearborn View Post

Check out a bunch of different options. I like the bitspower but there are other options.http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_439

You could also get a reservoir that allows you to attach the pump directly to like this one: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_665&products_id=34300

But if you want a tube res you will probably want to get a pump top.

Alright yeah I'll look into the pump top, thanks for that tip. I saw linustechtips just ziptieing it on to the pump and it didnt seem to be a problem, he put it in hot water and stretched the tubing then ziptied it.

Sure, there are less elegant solutions. I figured you wanted to use compression fittings.
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