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Ahh, thank you very much. People mentioned biocide earlier in the topic, but it definitely slipped my mind.

Tube cutters I think I'm set on. If I can't find a pair lying around my garage (I'm 90% sure there are some in there), i'll settle for a sharp razor.
Edited by e64462 - 4/8/14 at 1:57am
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I could conceivably turn the RAD around the other way and not have that long tube running (drooping?) across the top of the case.

Also, your setup surrounds the pump on both sides with a RAD.. there's nothing dumping heat in to the loop between the RADS. Is this not worth considering?

Order really isn't that important, as the water temp anywhere in the loop won't vary by more that 0.5°C.
It's always a tossup: The extra 0.5° to the components or shortest tube length (least resistance).
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Updated shopping cart (with biocide), if there aren't any suggestions by morning I'll probably hit the order button.




Thanks again to everyone, but a special thanks to blazed_1 and Pepe!
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Glad I could help, and I think that setup is going to work nicely for you and look great. cheers.gif
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I'm pretty sure that loop contains nothing but copper, but it's possible that I overlooked some nickel plating somewhere, and the fittings / temp probe don't list their materials. In any event, since it's my first loop and I've seen all the horrifying corrosion images, I think I should also grab a corrosion blocker. Does anyone know anything about fesser base corrosion blocker? Will it mix with dead water? If not, do you have other suggestions? In case it's not clear I'm going the universally recommended distilled water route.
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I'm pretty sure that loop contains nothing but copper, but it's possible that I overlooked some nickel plating somewhere, and the fittings / temp probe don't list their materials. In any event, since it's my first loop and I've seen all the horrifying corrosion images, I think I should also grab a corrosion blocker. Does anyone know anything about fesser base corrosion blocker? Will it mix with dead water? If not, do you have other suggestions? In case it's not clear I'm going the universally recommended distilled water route.

The Bitspower fittings and temp sensor are brass with black electroplating. The heatkiller GPU is copper and stainless steel, and I'm pretty sure that Koolance 380l is nickel-plated copper.

If you're going to use an anti-corrosive I would suggest Mayhems X1 coolant concentrate. It comes in bottles that make 2 liters when mixed with distilled or deionized water, comes in clear or colors and provides both a biocide and anticorrosion protection.
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If you're going to use an anti-corrosive I would suggest Mayhems X1 coolant concentrate. It comes in bottles that make 2 liters when mixed with distilled or deionized water, comes in clear or colors and provides both a biocide and anticorrosion protection.
I second that motion.
X1 and distilled is all the soup.you need. thumb.gif
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The Bitspower fittings and temp sensor are brass with black electroplating. The heatkiller GPU is copper and stainless steel, and I'm pretty sure that Koolance 380l is nickel-plated copper.

If you're going to use an anti-corrosive I would suggest Mayhems X1 coolant concentrate. It comes in bottles that make 2 liters when mixed with distilled or deionized water, comes in clear or colors and provides both a biocide and anticorrosion protection.
I THINK the only wetted metal on the hk gpu block is copper; the steel is for the front face plate, but I'm not entirely sure. According to the internet, Copper, nickel, and brass all play rather nicely in a w/c loop, but what do you guys think the level of risk here is? I'm not a chemist and galvanic corrosion isn't something I recall from college.


Also, my current plan is to attach the thermal probe to one of the extra inlets on a radiator; should I expect any trouble there?
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You have copper, nickel, brass, and the solder in the rads is made of pewter (or tin?).
And, the EK cpu block has a stainless steel jet plate (wetted part). Not sure about the HK thought.
I'd just assume the HK stainless is wetted to be on the safe side.

Alphacool fittings are all brass on the inside, plated only on the outside. I wish I had known that before I bought most of my fittings.....woulda removed at least the nickel from my loop.

IMHO, we all should use anti-corrosion juice in our soup.
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Also, my current plan is to attach the thermal probe to one of the extra inlets on a radiator; should I expect any trouble there?
The CW comes with tape sensors. Some guys just stick those on their rads and they swear it's as accurate as a sensor fitting.
But your plan would work just the same.
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