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Ive had several thoughts on this, but since Im new to the whole liquid cooling thing, Id really value some input.
I had three basic thoughts on doing liquid cooling in my CM Stacker 830, variations of all of which are cluttering a notebook on my desk.
What Im basically shooting for here is a system that is stable and reliable with the ability to overclock an e8400 (the harder the better).
Id also like to stay internalized.

I made diagrams of my thoughts I felt were more likely to be good ones.
I figured in several parts in these hypothetical builds.
Pump/resevoir:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103045
Ram Cooler: http://www.xoxide.com/koolance-ram-30-v06.html

I also am thinking it might be a good idea to add another resevoir (http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=653) to the loop.

Would 1 120mm radiator on the CPU and one on the RAM be able to keep both of them cooled? Would I achieve similar results off of 1 240mm radiator?

Any thoughts, critiques, tips and/or general advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
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Ok ... Well

Imho the "COOLER MASTER RL-HUB-KBU1-GP Water Cooler" is a waist of money for $200. or a lil more you can get much better performance with building a kit yourself.

For example:

go the used Route:

These parts are all used from my sale post..

Innovatek Eheim HPPS Plus 12V Water Pump (132.1 GPH) with Header Tank "w/ 1/4" ID Compression Fittings" $50.00 Linky
InnovaCOOL Rev4- BLACK "w/ 1/4" ID Compression Fittings" $25.00 Linky
2 X Innovatek RADI Single 120mm Fan Radiator "w/ 1/4" ID Compression Fittings" $30.00 Each Linky

$135.00 for the core stuff
The pump has a rez on it

If you realy need a rez I would get:

Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Linky

And Imho Watercooling your Ram is a waist for what you are paying for that ram cooler you can get something that moves the air for much much cheaper

Like:

Corsair Dominator Memory Airflow Fan Linky

So with the rest of the money you saved buying your core parts used you can get you fans, tubing, liquid and other stuff .. And in the end it will prolly be a hair over $200.

Or you could go the Brand spanking new route.

Now I build this as CPU only cause i still think ram is a waist of money.

And shop around for prices don't jsut buy from the place I am using

Swiftech MCP655™ 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control Linky
Danger Den Black Ice Xtreme II Dual 120mm Radiator Linky
XSPC 5.25" Bay Liquid Cooling Reservoir
Danger Den MC-TDX A64 CPU Liquid Cooling BlockLinky
Tygon 1/2" ID (5/8" OD) Tubing Linky
Panaflo M1A 120mm Fan X2 Linky

And what ever liquid you want to put in it ..

And again this is my preferance to parts there are many out there but I would jsut shy away from getting a premade kit and cooling your ram IMHO is a waist of money...

and i run my loops Rez-->Pump-->Rad-->CPU-->Rez

Just my two cents ..

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Sound advice, Im not really sure where the pumps going to fit in my case though. Despite the large size of the stacker, the internal room is actually fairly small.
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Here's my setup, GTX240 rad, MC-TDX block, D5 Vario pump and 3/8 Tygon tubing. Don't bother watercooling your ram.
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Here is a good link: http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=282232
If you must buy a kit it explains what kits are good and what ones are bad
your better off building it yourself
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deezle Ive been reading that 7/16 in tubing is the way to go for better case airflow and less kinking and better grips on the barbs as well..

keep in mind im still looking at doing my first water cooling project.
    
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deezle Ive been reading that 7/16 in tubing is the way to go for better case airflow and less kinking and better grips on the barbs as well..

keep in mind im still looking at doing my first water cooling project.
Yeah, 7/16 at 3/8 are both good for 1/2 barbs, the ID of a 1/2 barb is about 3/8 anyways, I don't like the way 1/2 tubing fits, I can run mine without any clamps/zipties if I wanted, I have a couple friends that don't run any clamps or zipties with 3/8 tygon.
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AHHH me with out my mouth!!! I forgot a pic of my rig ...

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