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I've decided that this is not for me...yet. While cool and beneficial, I definitely need more time to think this over.

Think more. I love my loop but it's burned through my wallet ... I have a cart at PPCS ready to go with GPU + Blocks, some fittings, a fan, a temp probe ... too many things frown.gif
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I've decided that this is not for me...yet. While cool and beneficial, I definitely need more time to think this over.

That rad/pump combo u have id say would be a highly wanted item should be easy to sell.

I Would diff go thru with the water loop...

If u need to save afew bucks look in the OCN market place cooling section there is lots of stuff.
    
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I can help you out with a CPU block + 120mm rad smile.gif
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post #36914 of 105800
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Avoid the TFC compression fittings. they are really horrible and don't have any tolerances for tubes (even if its the correct id/od).

Phobya makes good compression fittings and they're priced very well. If you can spend a bit more, Enzotech, Alphacool, and EK are great too. Skip XSPC, its really an ok fitting but I would recommend something better (like this mentioned before).

I have nothing but good things to say about monsoon fittings.
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That rad/pump combo u have id say would be a highly wanted item should be easy to sell.

I Would diff go thru with the water loop...

If u need to save afew bucks look in the OCN market place cooling section there is lots of stuff.

Too bad I can't sell on here. -_-

Maybe it's that I don't really see the true benefits of water cooling when my temps don't go about 65c on an i5-3570K.

Yes, cooler is better, but my vCore already sucks and I can't really push my CPU much more without venturing into 1.5v territory
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I've heard they had some trouble fitting ... but I think that was related to the tubing companies having a wide tolerance for tubing wall size. i.e ±10%
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That rad/pump combo u have id say would be a highly wanted item should be easy to sell.

I Would diff go thru with the water loop...

If u need to save afew bucks look in the OCN market place cooling section there is lots of stuff.

Too bad I can't sell on here. -_-

Maybe it's that I don't really see the true benefits of water cooling when my temps don't go about 65c on an i5-3570K.

Yes, cooler is better, but my vCore already sucks and I can't really push my CPU much more without venturing into 1.5v territory

That's the point of watercooling, to allow you to venture into 1.5v territory tongue.gif
Edited by dmanstasiu - 2/6/13 at 2:06pm
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post #36917 of 105800
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I use: rice grain size for my LGA1155. For LGA2011, I used a bit more (~size of small pea).

Always, install and remove to check the smear smile.gif

Agreed.
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post #36918 of 105800
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I've decided that this is not for me...yet. While cool and beneficial, I definitely need more time to think this over.

Take your time with it, there is no rush.

I considered watercooling I think it was early 2010 but was discouraged because of all the "work" I suppose and the fact I've never dabbled with liquid, tubing, pumps, blocks, or rads at all. It wasn't until the end of that year I finally decided to plunge in, and I felt it was the perfect time.

When you feel right, take the dive in the pool!
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How did it die then? If nothing was receiving power when it got wet and hasn't received power since you should be able to just let it dry our and it would be fine. I've spilled a few drops on my mobo before and just let it dry for a few days and it still works fine

Yea I've had a nice puddle on my 690 and 580 at times when something came astray in my loop, but it never short circuited or ruined either card in any way.
Edited by Shogon - 2/6/13 at 2:09pm
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

Avoid the TFC compression fittings. they are really horrible and don't have any tolerances for tubes (even if its the correct id/od).

Phobya makes good compression fittings and they're priced very well. If you can spend a bit more, Enzotech, Alphacool, and EK are great too. Skip XSPC, its really an ok fitting but I would recommend something better (like this mentioned before).

Damn i bought a ton of those TFC fittings to use later on mad.gif
post #36920 of 105800
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Well u can find cheap comp fittings 3$ each frozen cpu / sidewinder computers performancepcs etc.

You can pull a hose off a clamped barb fitting but u can not budge a hose off a screwed all the way down comp fitting.

And all it really takes for a brab fitting to leak is for the hose to get bump and get turned at an angle.

A non-stubby barb + clamp is more secure than any compression fitting. Especially if you are using larger tubing like 1/2" ID 5/8" OD.
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