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Really appreciate the responses. You guys are great! There are so many products out there, kinda gets overwhelming for a beginner. Now I've definitely found a place to start. Will look forward to gain from the wisdom of this forum in future as well. Cheers!


We seem to be in the same boat about now, I’m just doing a pre-fit (dry-fit) this week with my parts so if you want any more current info about pump tops or CPU blocks fittings or tubing I can link you to the reviews I’ve been following, but definitely hear out the veterans and experts here in the WC forum, they will let you know what works from their vast experience and knowledge base.

My first water loop also and it just seems like a thousand little decisions that need to be made and then they all have to play nice together, it’s beyond daunting, I’ve been gathering components for over three months trying to minimize my mistakes.

PM me if you need help with any other components, it actually gets easier as you get towards the finish line. smile.gif
    
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booo, can't believe my AX360 sucks so much... sad-smiley-002.gif
The AX certainly doesn't sux.
I think bundy's tests do.
I'll do a write up about it after work.

You do that.

In the meantime,I will go with Bundy's testing..he has been around long enough with demonstrable testing and results.

If anyone had actually looked at the testing you would have known that these results are for 600 rpm,.not good for a high FPI rad like the AX,no matter how thin it is.

Ramp the speeds to 1200 rpm and its a different story.



The AX does very well.

I love the dismissal of test results without actually reading the test.......rolleyes.gif
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Really appreciate the responses. You guys are great! There are so many products out there, kinda gets overwhelming for a beginner. Now I've definitely found a place to start. Will look forward to gain from the wisdom of this forum in future as well. Cheers!

If you remember that all WC components are very similar in performance then your sense of overwhelming will vanish,there are no 'best' components (except pumps,Laing really are the be all-end all),only shades of grey.
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Loving my RX360 V3.
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Loving my RX360 V3.

wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif

Filling my loop and my RX360 V3 next week, hoping for the best. Received some specific instructions on flushing the rad from a world-class IT guy in New York state.

Lets see if I have a pic, umm yep.

It was a rainy day when I brought mine home, love the 2 extra ports going to need them for filling, and using two Monsoon thermal probes for fluid-in and fluid-out data sent to the Aquaero 6.





    
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coolgate 140 x 3, never looked back
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We seem to be in the same boat about now, I’m just doing a pre-fit (dry-fit) this week with my parts so if you want any more current info about pump tops or CPU blocks fittings or tubing I can link you to the reviews I’ve been following, but definitely hear out the veterans and experts here in the WC forum, they will let you know what works from their vast experience and knowledge base.

My first water loop also and it just seems like a thousand little decisions that need to be made and then they all have to play nice together, it’s beyond daunting, I’ve been gathering components for over three months trying to minimize my mistakes.

PM me if you need help with any other components, it actually gets easier as you get towards the finish line. smile.gif



Sure thing bud! And yes I know that feel when you put all your hard earned pieces together. Excited for you!



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If you remember that all WC components are very similar in performance then your sense of overwhelming will vanish,there are no 'best' components (except pumps,Laing really are the be all-end all),only shades of grey.



I totally hear ya! After going through all those links, I can't agree more...
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I normally get 99% of the loop complete and realise I'm short of a fitting, or you have run out of tube or something.

Then I have a 5 day wait with my PC in bits all over the room.
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coolgate 140 x 3, never looked back

My only aversion to buying one is that the name makes me think of tooth paste. I see good reviews of them all the time though.
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The way I see it, the best fan might very well get you 1-2° better temps over the worst fan.
Same goes with push/pull....1-2° better temps than push alone.
Than, a better TIM might also get you a couple degrees better temps.
Rad selection, optinized for the right fan speed, a couple degrees there again.
Block selection, same thing, 1-2° difference.

You add it all up, it can really make a big difence in the end.

One thing for sure, most will flock to the GT fan with Alphacool rads.
You can argue the performance gain is rather small.
But they are popular because of that small performance gain.

So if I were a competing manufacturer, I'd look to try and beat the Alphacool rads, even if it were by a measely 1° Celcius.

And yeah, I agree with B Neg that the D5 is definately the better choice.....unless you want a tiny bit more power at the cost of a few dBs of noise.
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The AX certainly doesn't sux.
I think bundy's tests do.
I'll do a write up about it after work.
You haven't really shown us anything to back up your claims about Bundy's testing...
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