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My First loop!! Took my AIO back and got a case instead

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Hey im new here and after finding alot of useful information on this forum i have signed up.

I have been obsessing over building a custom loop ever since i bought my AIO a few weeks ago. I found someone selling a loop on CL here in LA and bought it for 90$

Loop so far:

eheim pump (1250?) runs off of AC
120mm Radiator , unknown brand, no plugs only hose barbs ... must be old
OCZ hydroflow cpu block
a round Acrylic reservoir no name looks ... almost hand made

Every thing for 90$$
Hooked everything up with some homedepot tubing and hose clamps and everything works, no leaks!!
The performance is very similar to my AIO that i returned to get a case that would fit this loop, Haf xb evo!
i get the same temps with my q9650 clocked at 3.6ghz that i had before under 100% load i see 65 max temps but it is much quieter with double the fans.. I run push/pull on the 120 rad.
I have an old board (ud3p) with an old cpu with old WC parts? but its a work in progress!!








I just ordered a swiftec MCR220 that i want to put in the loop to give me some serious overclocking potential. I would like to hit 4.5ghz with this setup before i move on to a newer processor. I run two 7850's in crossfire and would like to add them to the loop also, i am thinking universal gpu block with passive cooling on the vram and such... would really like to see how far i can push this rig before i upgrade to the latest and greatest.

Any thoughts .. Ideas or comments about my setup are very welcomed.

to me its more about pushing the limits or doing what your not supposed to do, tinkering, building, and being some what creative
post #2 of 3
Looking good for a first timer using second hand kit!

I'd be wary of that home depot tubing, I've been told it leaks plasticiser which is something you really want to avoid.
And what are those clamps on the tubing for? Preventing kinking?

I'd also like to point you in the direction of the HAF XB club, you can find help there if you run into trouble with your loop/case, since running a loop in such a unique case can be problematic at times.
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Looking good for a first timer using second hand kit!

I'd be wary of that home depot tubing, I've been told it leaks plasticiser which is something you really want to avoid.
And what are those clamps on the tubing for? Preventing kinking?

I'd also like to point you in the direction of the HAF XB club, you can find help there if you run into trouble with your loop/case, since running a loop in such a unique case can be problematic at times.

Thanks.. One clamp is for a kink and i have a like 45 extender barb in line from the cpu. All the other clamps are just to hold the barbs to the tubing so they don't leak. I would love to go to compression fittings but i need to get a new pump before i do that? Maybe i should just get some for when i add the new rad.

Any tips on draining the loop to add a new piece? Ill probably change the tubing whole im at it.
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