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Yes, just for the CPU only, for some crazy clocking.
I have already bought the mo-ra3 radiator. Now I need cpu block, coolents, tubings and barbs.

For the cpu block I have choose Swiftech Apogee Drive II as I know it is the best Pump+block out there.

The rest, please recommend the best for me.
post #2 of 8
A1080 for a single CPU?
Just about any fans you put on will do the job.
So I recommend Yate Loons as they are affordable, and good static pressure.
What thickness is that rad? Anything below 60mm, I wouldn't bother with push/pull.
And I'd get mobo blocks as well if you are into hard CPU clocking.
RAM stick blocks are a complete waste of pump pressure and money. Best you can do for RAM sticks is train a fan on them.
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i dont know what coolant i should use for the best performance, some say distilled water is best?
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Yes, distilled is best, and cheapest too.
Any additives you add to it will weaken it's thermal conductivity.
Still it's wise to add a biocide to it, like X1 or PT nuke, but don't use silver coil.
Biocide will prevent algea from growing in your loop.
Or if you use black tubes and a blacked out reservoir as to insure no light gets in your coolant, you won't need biocide.

And if you use nickel plating anywhere, or any other metals, I'd recommend an anti-corrosion. X1 acts as both anti-corrosion and biocide.

Colored coolant if you want to be hip. But it won't help your thermal conductivity.
And for color, I'd recomment Mayhems.

Never used it, but I hear good things about it. I'd stay away from Feser.
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Ok if distilled water is the best and chepest, what should I add into the water loop to prevent from bacteria?
And what clear tubing is the softest?

I'm about to pay so please quick. thanks
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post #6 of 8
Too soft a tubing and you could end up with plasticizer in your loop leaching out of your tubing and gumming up your blocks.
Plasticizer is what makes your tubing soft.
I think primochil advanced LRT is the brand recommended the most.

For bacteria, a biocide will do just fine.
I recommend X1 by Mayhem as your only additive.
There is a clear one if you want clear coolant.
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How about using this Monsoon Silver Bullet Antimicrobial G1/4 Plug with distilled water?

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Some guys use it, it works.
But with all the galvanic corrosion issues poping up, I prefer to avoid inserting more metals to the soup.
You already have copper, brass, pewter, and probably nickel too in the soup.
So adding more metals makes no sense to me when other biocides without metal in them already exist.
Tho, many use silver without issues, not everyone is always lucky all the time.
Just my opinion, others like silver.
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