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So I'm new to the whole water cooling aspect of computer builds and I just wanted to get some input of the parts I'm looking at buying. I'm only doing a CPU loop so nothing to fancy I think. I feel relatively good about everything but the CPU block. I'm not on a ridiculous budget but I'm not looking to spend a crazy amount of money seen as how this is my first build. Thank you in advance for all the help!

Pump
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2128/ex-pmp-27/Swiftech_MCP655-B_12v_Water_Pump_w_38_Conversion_Kit_317_GPH.html?tl=g30c107s1802#blank

Radiator
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12702/ex-rad-227/Magicool_Extreme_Dual_120mm_Radiator_-_Slim_Profile_LC-RADI240.html?tl=g30c95s160

Reservoir
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2184/ex-res-104/XSPC_525_Bay_Reservoir_-_Clear_Silver_Black.html?tl=g30c97s168

CPU Block (this is the one I'm thinking of buying but not sure about)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11762/ex-blc-814/MagiCool_Black_Butterfly_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Copper_Block_-_Universal_Socket_MC-BLOCK-CPU_II.html?tl=g30c85s139

CPU Block (this is the other one I'm thinking of but only if the first one isn't a good one)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16395/ex-blc-1153/Alphacool_NexXxos_XP_Light_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_Edition_-_Intel_AMD_12153.html?tl=g30c85s139

Tubing (I think I read somewhere that 10 feet would be good because I'll have to replace some when I do maintenance but again I'm open to what you guys think I should do)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10691/ex-tub-663/Tygon_2475_Ultra_Chemical_Resistant_Plasticizer_Free_Tubing_-_38_ID_12_OD_-_Clear_ACG00027.html?tl=g30c99s171

Liquid (I also don't know how much of this I should buy)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22949/ex-liq-374/Aquacomputer_Double_Protect_Ultra_1_Anti-Corrosion_Fluid_-_Blue_-_1L_53114.html?tl=g30c337#blank

Fittings
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8442/ex-tub-447/EK_G14_Thread_High_Flow_Barb_-_10mm_38.html

Again thank you all for the input your knowledge is much greater than mine so I appreciate anything you can pass on to me.
post #2 of 23
My advise would try to stick to the simple, you do not need to buy from different brands, I would suggest
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=38685
or
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=39024

Those are the cheapest xspc has, but goes much higher. that is CPU only. here is what it can start. I have 4 other blocks.
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post #3 of 23
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Can you expand off this kit?
post #4 of 23
Those kits can be expanded on. No issues there. However when I was looking into mine I was told to stay away from that pump/res. especially because I was looking at putting my GPU into the loop eventually. I got a D5 pump to save a bit of money in the long run. Due to the pump being loud the res leaking. I will see if I can find the info to back it up. Also people generally recommend to replace the tubing that comes with it.

Can't comment on the CPU blocks bit have you looked into the XSPC one? They are cheap here (Australia, $59 if I remember correctly) and perform really well for the price.

Also you will need clamps for the barbs. Compression fittings are great to use but a little more expensive. Again XSPC have cheap ones that are about $4.50 here.

Also the coolant can be substituted for silver coil and distiller water if it's cheaper. For a CPU only loop you will probably need about 1-1.5l of coolant.
post #5 of 23
yes, the 750 pump inside the reservior works great, if you pay $250 for the D5 version you get a D5 Vario Pump which can support upto 3-4 blocks.
Also, you DO NOT need 10 feet of tubing, 4-5 feet MAX. and use either clear, white, or light color coolant, or use colored tube with clear coolant.
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post #6 of 23
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Just for my own information are the fittings all individual priced or do they come in a packet?
post #7 of 23
That is something you will have to buy on your own, I recommend Bitspower Fittings, Compression. or EK or XSPC
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post #8 of 23
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2296/ex-tub-38/Bitspower_G14_Thread_38_ID_x_12_OD_Compression_Fitting_-_Silver_BP-CPF-CC2.html

These are the ones you guys are talking about correct? And again do they come in a set or are they all individual?
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2296/ex-tub-38/Bitspower_G14_Thread_38_ID_x_12_OD_Compression_Fitting_-_Silver_BP-CPF-CC2.html

These are the ones you guys are talking about correct? And again do they come in a set or are they all individual?

I use these fittings and this one is the price for individual fittings. Usually the alphacool kits come with 6 3/8 x 1/2 compression fittings like one of mine did.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790K 4.8GHz Asus Sabertooth Z87 EVGA GTX 1080 FTW HydroCopper GAMING Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Neutron XTI 480GB WD Black 2TB WD Black 4TB EK-Supremecy EVO Elite Edition Full Nickel wate... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC AX 480 top rad  Alphacool UT 60 480 bottom rad Corsair SP120 high performance edition fans  Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell Ultrasharp U3014 30" 2560x1600 Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27" 2560x1440 Samsung T260 25.5" 1920x1200 WASD Code 104 MX Clears / Deck Legend 105 Tacti... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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post #10 of 23
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So one would need fittings for
res out
pump in
pump out
rad in
rad out
cpu in
cpu out
res in
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