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For the first i am going for complete custom water cooled setup
i have been digging this thread for several days now and mostly suggested that for first timer it is better to start with XSPC Rasa kits BUT the problem is its costing me the same as buying custom parts individually so thought better research and get the parts individually

A list i made for the parts:

1) XSPC AX480 rad
2) Swiftech MCP 35X pump
3) XSPC Raystorm CPU Block
4)BitsPower Water Tank Z 400 Res

Fittings:
1) XSPC 3/8'' ID ,5/8'' OD compression fittings (6 pieces)
2) BitsPower Male to Male G1/4

Tubing:
PrimoFlex 3/8'' ID ,5/8'' OD

i will be cooling the CPU for now but will add GPUs in the loop later
do i need to make some changes in the parts or is there better alternatives ?

made a diagram of the loop:




is it Pump > Rad > CPU Block > Res > Pump ?

some suggestions would be great !
Thanx smile.gif
Edited by naved777 - 11/11/13 at 6:18pm
     
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I would probably go Res -> Pump -> CPU -> Rad -> Res for a cleaner look and less tubing.
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post #3 of 9
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I would probably go Res -> Pump -> CPU -> Rad -> Res for a cleaner look and less tubing.

was thinking that the pump > Rad tubing would be long and look ugly

Thanx for the tip ! thumb.gif
     
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personally if I was setting up a loop I would incorporate your GPUs as well and then you don't have to drain and modify later on, and plus you have a 900D with all the room in the world for radiators wink.gif
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Do you really need that big a reservoir? Seems like a lot.
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Do you really need that big a reservoir? Seems like a lot.
I concur with this. I have a Phobya balancer 250 and Im cooling a CPU two TITANS and chipset. for CPU only i would just use 150 or 250 max.
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Do you really need that big a reservoir? Seems like a lot.

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I concur with this. I have a Phobya balancer 250 and Im cooling a CPU two TITANS and chipset. for CPU only i would just use 150 or 250 max.

got that
will look for 250/270mm reservoirs
     
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I concur with this. I have a Phobya balancer 250 and Im cooling a CPU two TITANS and chipset. for CPU only i would just use 150 or 250 max.

What's wrong with a big res? Technically you don't even need res. A big res is a statement, not a requirement.

OP - Keep your big res it will fill in you case and don't let any tell you is to big, it perfect for that monster.
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personally if I was setting up a loop I would incorporate your GPUs as well and then you don't have to drain and modify later on, and plus you have a 900D with all the room in the world for radiators wink.gif

Or he could drain it and clean it when he adds his gpu like he's suppose to do ever 6 months to a year.
Edited by huhh - 11/12/13 at 6:58am
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What's wrong with a big res? Technically you don't even need res. A big res is a statement, not a requirement.

OP - Keep your big res it will fill in you case and don't let any tell you is to big, it perfect for that monster.

hehe got it thumb.gif
i do want to include GPUs in the loop BUT i am with a 580 now and don't see the point of Watercooling it now and also buying 780/780ti s now from here will be a loss because of the high price so will rather wait for GTX880s for 5-6 months and will watercool them smile.gif
     
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