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Originally Posted by XanderTheGoober View Post

would getting a FC block and the 480 DDC kit be an option?
yep.
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yep.

then that's what i would do smile.gif
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then that's what i would do smile.gif

1 more wild card. biggrin.gif

Swiftech H220-X Dual 120mm CPU Liquid Cooling Kit
http://www.performance-pcs.com/swiftech-h220-x-dual-120mm-cpu-liquid-cooling-kit.html

EK-FC Titan X/GTX980 Ti Waterblock - Acetal
http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-fc-titan-x-gtx980-ti-waterblock-acetal.html

Swiftech MCR420-QP (Quiet Power) 4 x 120mm Radiator
http://www.performance-pcs.com/swiftech-mcr420-qp-quiet-power-4-x-120mm-radiator.html
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1 more wild card. biggrin.gif

Swiftech H220-X Dual 120mm CPU Liquid Cooling Kit
http://www.performance-pcs.com/swiftech-h220-x-dual-120mm-cpu-liquid-cooling-kit.html

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Swiftech MCR420-QP (Quiet Power) 4 x 120mm Radiator
http://www.performance-pcs.com/swiftech-mcr420-qp-quiet-power-4-x-120mm-radiator.html

I would still opt for the alpha cool 480 kit and the FC gpu block. Not quite sure how I feel about the swiftech pump being perma mounted to the radiator, me personally would like the choice to swap pumps if i found the DDC wasn't doing a good enough job pumping through 2 rads and 2 blocks.
post #15 of 19
I would avoid the Alphacool kits personally just because the CPU block and reservoirs in particular are low quality. The DDC res in particular is a wierd thing with the pump just pushed into the back if it instead of being mounted into like all others.

For best bang for buck the xspc kits are hard to beat or even better the new EK L kits might not be cheapest to buy initially but they have all quality parts with nothing cheaped out on. The bit more up front gets you parts you are much less likely to want to eventually replace, and if you do they have a far better resale value.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 10/28/15 at 3:15pm
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post #16 of 19
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I would still opt for the alpha cool 480 kit and the FC gpu block. Not quite sure how I feel about the swiftech pump being perma mounted to the radiator, me personally would like the choice to swap pumps if i found the DDC wasn't doing a good enough job pumping through 2 rads and 2 blocks.

Good point. I feel my noviceness on WCing coming into play...biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 19
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Should I be worried that it's 10/13 tubing?
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post #18 of 19
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Should I be worried that it's 10/13 tubing?

That's the same size tubing I'm using here, so I'd say no. It's 3/8*1/2. It kinks easily since the wall is rather thin.


post #19 of 19
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That's the same size tubing I'm using here, so I'd say no. It's 3/8*1/2. It kinks easily since the wall is rather thin.



I think what I was trying to refer to was the availabilty of compression fittings. Can't seem to find them on Alphacools website.
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