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post #1 of 7
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Hello everyone, I'm about to order my new water-cooling loop.

It'll include:

a XT45 360mm radiator at the top with 3 x 120mm Noiseblocker B12-PS pushing outwards,

a UT60 280mm radiator in the front with 2 x 140mm Noiseblocker BlackSilentPro PK-PS pulling inwards,

a Watercool HEATKILLER® CPU Rev3.0 CPU waterblock,

a GTX 780ti Hydro Copper waterblock,

a Koolance 200mm Reservoir,

a Koolance PMP-450 pump,

with Tygon Silver Antimicrobial tubing,

an IandH silver killcoil,

IandH Dead-Water Copper Sulfate Biocidal Coolant Additive,

with Distilled Water.

I have not decided on fittings as I'm not sure what degree fittings I will need for my 750D loop.

I'd appreciate any thoughts on my components. I'm going for a full copper block loop with silver tubing, additive, and possibly fittings as well to keep the water nice and clean.

Thank you!
post #2 of 7
I would consider making the top 360 intake as well as the front. This means you will be drawing cool air from outside the case through both rads which will give the best cooling. The warm air will then find its way out through any available vents and will take dust with it at the same time (positive pressure).

Some vendors of nickel fittings or blocks will advise using a standard premixed coolant instead of silver killcoils. There were issues some time ago with poor nickel plating on copper parts and the silver ate the copper under the nickel causing metal flakes to enter the loop. Quality components should eliminate this and the industry has learned from the issue but the modern premixes are good.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your feedback, I think all my blocks are copper unless I misread some details… This would remove the issue of nickel plated components that eventually cause corrosion. Is the amount of silver and biocide within my loop all right?

I completely agree that positive pressure would be best, but the following conflicts arise with pulling in air from the top:
1) warm air rises, so the natural tendency for dissipated heat is to go upwards at my radiator and out of the case
2) the warm air pushed through the radiator and into the case may be detrimental to temperatures
3) the 120mm noise blocker fans can't be run in pull mode without a shroud due to the blade structure, meaning I would have to choose another set of fans

Perhaps I can run the 140mm in the back as intake to balance the air pressure within the case?

Thanks again!
post #4 of 7
Yes, warm air has a tendency to rise on its own but you are using fans..

As for the heat affecting temperatures inside the case, don't worry - it won't be much and you will get better cooling of your primary components (GPU/CPU) if you feed your radiators air from outside the case.

As for your fans not working in pull, that is understandable but all you have to do is put them on the top side of the top radiator in push and the problem is solved... case roof -> fans in push -> radiator.

Use the rear fan as an exhaust. Unless you have a case with very few vents, the air will find its own way out and the 140mm exhaust will really help. After all your radiator fans will be running fairly slowly.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ah I see, so fans working to push through my radiator work the same as fans working to pull from the outside and through the radiator?

I was warned against having both the front and top radiators working to bring in air through the radiators and at the board. Do you think the rear exhaust is enough to handle taking all this heat outside the case?

I was thinking about doing the following:

Case top -> radiator -> fans in push inwards at bottom

Will this setup still dissipate the radiator's heat even if the fans are pushing, not pulling? This would a good setup for positive pressure but I am not so sure on how the radiator will be cooled.

I don't know if you can tell, but I would prefer for my fans to be visible through the 750D window haha.

The ideal setup would be 3 120mm fans pulling air from the radiator no? Unfortunately the noise blockers won't work this way.

Thanks for the help!
Edited by bounti - 4/9/14 at 9:00am
post #6 of 7
Its looks nice, just avoid anything related to nickle plating and run regular destiled water dont mind the killcoil and chemicals and stuff. Use compression fittings, looks nicer.
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Intel i7 6700K Asus Z170 Pro Gaming KFA2 GTX 1080 Ti EXOC Corsair LPX 16GB (2x8), 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Western Digital WD15EADS 1.5TB Samsung 840 250GB Crucial MX100 256GB Alphacool Eisblock XPX 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 360mm Alphacool ST30 140mm Alphacool Eisbecher 150mm Alphacool VPP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Masterkleer (10/13mm) Compression fittings (10/13mm) Corsair SP120 High Performance Phobya 6 Touch 30W 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer Kryographics Titan X (Pascal) Aquacomputer Active XCS backplate Watercool Heatkiller SW-X MB-Set Alphacool Monsta 240mm 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional Retail AOC Agon ag271qx CM Storm Quickfire Rappid-I Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Cosmos II Logitech G502 Steelseries QcK Logitech 5:1 
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
All right thanks for the thumbs up, are you sure about the coil and chemicals? I rather be sure that algae won't grow in my loop tongue.gif
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