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Heres what Ive got so far. Am I missing something? Some little odds or ends? I will be cooling an 8800 GTX, and at this point in time Q6600, which will very shortly turn into an E8400 once Im done benching it.

I was all ready to do this about 3-4 months ago, and then someone convinced me to go subzero instead. Well...now Im back to finish up what I planned on starting. I am planning on making a custom WC loop that is as quiet as possible.

CPU : D-tek FuZion, Nozzle Accelerator Kit, Pro Mount Kit for FuZion

GPU : Swifttech MCW60-R + swifttech ramsinks

Rad : PA 120.3 + shroud

Fans : Antech tricool 120mm X 3. Can I use these fans? I got a killer deal at Microcenter $1.99 each and I loaded up with like a dozen If these are going to be too loud or some other issue I can get different ones without much of an issue.

Pump : Swifftech MCP655 vario

Tubing : Clearflex 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD - 25 feet. Yea more than I need, but its cheap and I always like extra pieces in case of mistakes, or future uses. Ill prob actually bump this up to 30-35 ft in case I plan on changing something on the fly later too.

Clamps : What do you think? "worm-clamps" or some of the fancy plastic clamp clips I see at petras, jab-tech, sidewinder, etc...?

Res or T-line or Fill-port: Which one and why? Im not really sure what would be easiest? One of those DD fill-ports looks about as simple and easy as possible and Im leaning towards that.

Do I need any special additives for the liquid? Any special cleaners for the parts when they arrive new?

Mounting the rad......Im having trouble visualizing this. I have one of those HUGE rocketfish cases from BB that I was planning to use, so I was going to mount the rad INSIDE of the case. I know I will need to cut some holes in the top to mod the case, and Im ok with that. If I mount INSIDE the case do I still need a shroud? How will I mount the rad? Just rig it with some screws, or nuts/bolts, or does it come with mounting equipment?

Do I need any different/extra nozzles for the rad?

Also, will I lose any cooling capacity by having the rad mounted inside the case instead of outside the case? Will it make much more noise if it is mounted outside the case?


Its alot of questions I know But Id really appreciate any input and thx in advance
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The Pump is Very Good, and the shroud is simple, but I also have the same Rocketfish Case From BestBuy, and I was looking at this Rad + Shroud from Koolance

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=634

But I am not sure what the performace on this thing is. No one seems to know i guess, so I was planing on cutting the top of my case and fitting that in to add some flare, but if you want an external application for that same shroud if your concerned about that than get th external enclosure with it to keep heat out of the case and also leaving the case intacked. But like I said, I don't know what the performace on this Shroud is.

Also the Black Ice GTX 480 is very nice in terms of performace, but I don't know if it would fit in the PA 120.3 Shroud

http://www.jab-tech.com/Thermochill-...d-pr-3429.html

I also just got an Antec LED TriCool fan with a 3 speed variable switch. Its quite at 30 dBA 79 CFM @ 2000 RPMs (speed 3) but I bought that for 20 bux so you did get a killer still.

Also Koolance has some cool looking Nozzles.

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...hp?cPath=62_63

And quick disconnects.

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...hp?cPath=62_60

I think the Compression Nozzles are good because you don't need clamps you just tighten the Compression Rings.
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I'd stay away from those aluminum Koolance rad's, no need to risk galvanic corrosion mixing aluminum and copper in the same loop....


Op...Thats looks pretty good, you did your homework.......I like a bay res because i can bleed them pretty fast...A t-line is fine also, it does take up less room and looks a little cleaner, they are just slower to bleed....

With a bay res just put a thick phone book under the front of your case while your bleeding, that keeps the coolant over the barbs in the back of it, bleeds faster like that, it wont keep sucking air...I always mount my rad so I can pull it off and shake it to get the air out, if you can lay it lower then the res it will help to..Rock your case from front to back and side to side to work the air out of your fittings...
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