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When all is said and done on a full-on build, it will add up to over a grand. You'd be surprised at all the knick knacks you need. But it's not really about the money, it's that you don't have preferences yet, and it will take time to develop them and that will cost you more money down the line as you swap stuff, gaining experience, blowing stuff up, till you finally figure out the things you like and the things you don't.

Amen to this. What really got me was all the fittings I bought and ended up not using due to changing my mind (and thus plumbing) several times throughout. In the end I spent about $1200 on getting my loop up and running ($1500 if you count the GPU blocks+bridge I lost due to a very unfortunate mishap frown.gif), and I can definitively say that at least 50% of my budget was blown on fittings alone. I'm a bit of a special case though. Plus in the end I still used 18 elbow fittings, a bunch of extenders, 3 pairs of quick disconnects and 2 ball valves so that blew up my budget lol.
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Primo for sure. It's a lot easier going dual 480 and dual psu in a Primo, and without any major cutting or modding either. That was actually a big concern for me.

+1 for another Enthoo Primo lover! I just cannot recommend the Enthoo Primo enough. Even as I was just doing my initial build sans the custom loop I appreciated Phanteks' attention to detail. And man those velcro cable management straps are AWESOME!! Then as I was building my custom loop I really started to appreciate how much thought Phanteks put into designing this thing to make it as watercooling friendly as possible, things just fit and made sense. Build quality is also excellent, and worth every penny of the $230 price tag. This case is just pure win. biggrin.gif
post #42 of 72
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Amen to this. What really got me was all the fittings I bought and ended up not using due to changing my mind (and thus plumbing) several times throughout. In the end I spent about $1200 on getting my loop up and running ($1500 if you count the GPU blocks+bridge I lost due to a very unfortunate mishap frown.gif), and I can definitively say that at least 50% of my budget was blown on fittings alone. I'm a bit of a special case though. Plus in the end I still used 18 elbow fittings, a bunch of extenders, 3 pairs of quick disconnects and 2 ball valves so that blew up my budget lol.
+1 for another Enthoo Primo lover! I just cannot recommend the Enthoo Primo enough. Even as I was just doing my initial build sans the custom loop I appreciated Phanteks' attention to detail. And man those velcro cable management straps are AWESOME!! Then as I was building my custom loop I really started to appreciate how much thought Phanteks put into designing this thing to make it as watercooling friendly as possible, things just fit and made sense. Build quality is also excellent, and worth every penny of the $230 price tag. This case is just pure win. biggrin.gif

50% on the fittings? LOL! Thats why I use XSPC ones, cheap and nice quality compressions and angle fitting biggrin.gif
post #43 of 72
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Amen to this. What really got me was all the fittings I bought and ended up not using due to changing my mind (and thus plumbing) several times throughout. In the end I spent about $1200 on getting my loop up and running ($1500 if you count the GPU blocks+bridge I lost due to a very unfortunate mishap frown.gif), and I can definitively say that at least 50% of my budget was blown on fittings alone. I'm a bit of a special case though. Plus in the end I still used 18 elbow fittings, a bunch of extenders, 3 pairs of quick disconnects and 2 ball valves so that blew up my budget lol.
+1 for another Enthoo Primo lover! I just cannot recommend the Enthoo Primo enough. Even as I was just doing my initial build sans the custom loop I appreciated Phanteks' attention to detail. And man those velcro cable management straps are AWESOME!! Then as I was building my custom loop I really started to appreciate how much thought Phanteks put into designing this thing to make it as watercooling friendly as possible, things just fit and made sense. Build quality is also excellent, and worth every penny of the $230 price tag. This case is just pure win. biggrin.gif

LOL god im going to prolly grab the bitspower flat black ones and a couple angled fittings

Granted my build is red/black that shouldn't be too hard to accommodate i HOPE. Then again i'll prolly wanna change it up tongue.gif

Live and we learn, i picked up a fractal case in the mean time to do my measurements and homework on what I really want. Have a old atx mobo i can measure with
post #44 of 72
Get extra fittings just in case. You never know how much you need. I have the black matte bitspower fittings and they are beautiful so nice choice.
post #45 of 72
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Get extra fittings just in case. You never know how much you need. I have the black matte bitspower fittings and they are beautiful so nice choice.

Of course.

I'll prolly get 7 angled and 7 reg ones for safe keeping
post #46 of 72
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50% on the fittings? LOL! Thats why I use XSPC ones, cheap and nice quality compressions and angle fitting biggrin.gif

I ended up not using half the fittings I bought, which is why fittings completely blew my budget. I think if I account for only the stuff that actually went into my loop, fittings probably made up about 1/3 of the budget.
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Get extra fittings just in case. You never know how much you need. I have the black matte bitspower fittings and they are beautiful so nice choice.

Getting extra fittings just in case is exactly how I ended up with all those extra fittings above. biggrin.gif
post #47 of 72
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I would avoid dropping thousands on your first loop.

this, even if you do it "perfect" you will end up selling most (ALL) of your first loop and doing something different.
Edited by NKrader - 5/23/15 at 9:59am
     
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I w/TPM EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe  SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Writer Corsair H100i GTX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional Samsung - S34E790C - 34" 21:9 Curved Screen CODE 87 - Cherry MX Green CORSAIR SF600 - 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Caselabs - Bullet BH2 RAZER DeathAdder Chroma Glorious PC Gaming Race 3XL Mouse Mat - 48X24" Steelseries - Arctis 7 
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post #48 of 72
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this, even if you do it "perfect" you will end up selling most of your first loop and doing something different.
Truth!
post #49 of 72
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this, even if you do it "perfect" you will end up selling most of your first loop and doing something different.

post #50 of 72
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This is about to go FULL force soon.

What atx MOBO supports decent OC with a good red/black scheme?

Was thinking another ASUS ROG or maybe the MSI gaming 7

Going to try to push for a stable 5 MHz on a 4790k all said and done
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