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Hello all,

I have been building my own systems for myself and others for many years now... I finally have taken the plunge, pun intended :-), to liquid cool my Core 2 Quad rig. I would love input from experienced WC'ers for whether my proposed setup is a) sane b) correct and complete c) doable.
Here is what I filled up my cart with at DangerDen:

Black Ice Xtreme III
Copper TDX Block LGA775 w/ extra O-ring (or a D-TEK FuZion, per Syrillian's suggestion, I'm leaning towards the FuZion now...)
DD12V-D5 Pump Variable Speed
Danger Den Single 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir
10ft of Tygon 3603 Tubing 1/2" ID 3/4" OD
Four Danger Den High Flow Fittings (thinking four might be incorrect??)
Three Sunon 120mm Fans (can mount all three on rad)
MCT-40 Nonconductive Solution
Dielectric Grease
10x Plastic Snap Tubing Clamps (they are cheap, extras never killed anyone)

I want to externally mount my radiator either to my case or to its very own stand for optimal airflow.
Do I need to do any condensation proofing other than dielectric grease in the CPU socket? Do I need to insulate the CPU socket with Neoprene?
Do I have all the right hardware that is required for a complete water cooling setup? Will 10ft of Tygon be enough?
Do I need a T-line? What should I buy from DangerDen to make a T-line? Can I bleed the air out without one? I'm guessing the best way to do it is with a T-line...

I want to OC like never before and I have the hardware to do it. I just need proper cooling :-)

Thanks again for your input and please ask for more information if I didn't give enough!! I filled out my system profile as completely as I could as the system isn't entirely built yet. :-)

-Colin
    
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Hi.

Hmmm... If you are going straight water, then you will not need to do any condensation preperation...

As far as blocks go, I would take a look at the D-Tek Fuzion... a great block.

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I was going to use the MCT-40 solution for my coolant. It's premixed and "ready to use" which I take to mean it's already some % distilled water. Nice. I like what I see for the D-TEK FuZion block. Perhaps I should get that block instead.
    
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Yeah I would definetly consider the Fuzion..Go with some automotive type worm clamps or zip-ties over the plastic clamps...They can pop off when you touch them and you might be working on something else and not even notice it...

...D-Tek CPU Block



fstfrddy here on the Forum makes us some nice CPU blocks to they are what I use...


...Stinger WB

You can get this pump cheaper with out the rheo it just runs flat out all the time which is where most people leave it anyway...

...D-5 Without Rheo


Good stuff to read and I'll leave you a cleaning PDF that has some other stuff in it to...Might answer some of your questions...

...Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

...Bleeding my WC setup... - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

...Water Cooling - In English - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

...D-Tek Fuzion install tip! -(Or why you should clean you new blocks)...

...PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

...Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators - Page 2 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

...How To: Build A Performance Shroud - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

...Cooling - An In-Depth Look
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want to OC like never before?
Go with the 480GTX and get 4 sunon high CMF fans,
mounting the rad outside the case, go with more than 10ft, you dont want to be held up by tubing!!! Look at my rig.
All that is about 18ft of Masterkleer and 5ft of tygon.....why masterkleer, i mixed the two tubings up to save some cash, use the tygon for the tight bends and master for the normal line. Master is is about 0.48 per foot and tygon is about 3.50. Both are 1/2ID, 5/8OD.
To go with a T line you will need these 2 things extra:
T fitting
....hence T line LOL
DD Fillport
...and a fill port, i love these things, they add flare and are easy to use.
Its to fill your loop up via a screwable part on top.
Put the T line just before the pump so you can bleed easy.

Finally take a look at my rig in my sig...got a T line in there.
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You could hang yourself w/ that much tubing...****! Looks good though apollo, nice rig!
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Great!! Thanks for the feedback everyone!
    
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