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So... I'm looking at the parts I have for my WC loop here and I'm starting to wonder if there is anything I'm missing. First of all I'm wondering wether or not a flow meter is worth the hassle, and what about temp probes for the water? I'm quite sure I have the essentialparts but since I'll be completly finishing my build after my exams are done I figured I will order up any needed parts now (I need to import them so the shipping will take quite some time). If any of you would mind taking a look and recommending any changes or any aditions to it then that would be apreciated.


So I'm doing two 480mm rads which would need 4 compression fittings each, and I'm doing two blocks total where I will run the CPU and GPU in paralell (needing 6 fittings total for that). Then I have a pump/res combo which would need 2 compression fittings total.

I know I'm missing the temp probe and the flow meter but I figured I would list my parts here to have a second pair of eyes to look at it:
  • 16 compression fittings
  • 4 90*c swivel adapter
  • 8 45*c swivel adapter
  • 5 stop fittings
  • 1 male to male fitting
  • 1 ball valve

This should be it, ofcourse there are way more fittings listed tehn I need but I already have them at my disposal so I figure I would list it as is rather than posting to few since I calculated what I wanted to use in the build.
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post #92072 of 107129
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Originally Posted by Rainmaker91 View Post

So... I'm looking at the parts I have for my WC loop here and I'm starting to wonder if there is anything I'm missing. First of all I'm wondering wether or not a flow meter is worth the hassle, and what about temp probes for the water? I'm quite sure I have the essentialparts but since I'll be completly finishing my build after my exams are done I figured I will order up any needed parts now (I need to import them so the shipping will take quite some time). If any of you would mind taking a look and recommending any changes or any aditions to it then that would be apreciated.


So I'm doing two 480mm rads which would need 4 compression fittings each, and I'm doing two blocks total where I will run the CPU and GPU in paralell (needing 6 fittings total for that). Then I have a pump/res combo which would need 2 compression fittings total.

I know I'm missing the temp probe and the flow meter but I figured I would list my parts here to have a second pair of eyes to look at it:
  • 16 compression fittings
  • 4 90*c swivel adapter
  • 8 45*c swivel adapter
  • 5 stop fittings
  • 1 male to male fitting
  • 1 ball valve

This should be it, ofcourse there are way more fittings listed tehn I need but I already have them at my disposal so I figure I would list it as is rather than posting to few since I calculated what I wanted to use in the build.

why not go for rigid tubing?

if your always changing stuff soft tubing is good i suppose. easy to remove etc?
rigid tubing is a lot better for plasticizer issues & is aesthetically better. what fittings do you plan on getting?

also give the full config of pump & rads?

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post #92073 of 107129
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Originally Posted by korruptedkaos View Post

why not go for rigid tubing?

if your always changing stuff soft tubing is good i suppose. easy to remove etc?
rigid tubing is a lot better for plasticizer issues & is aesthetically better. what fittings do you plan on getting?

also give the full config of pump & rads?

wink.gif

Well teh ones I listed are what I have, and since I already have them I'm doing soft tubing to start with anyways. That might change in the future though, but I'm going to put this thing together first since I already have most of the parts and I don't want to overspend to much.

As for the full setup, I'm just watercooling my old rig that is listed in my signature. The watercooling setup in it's entirety (not gonna mention fittings this time) is as follows:
  • 2pts Alphacool Nexxxos 480mm Monsta (way overkill, but I got them really cheap used so I figured why not)
  • EKWB Supremacy Nickel Acrylic (first version bought used on OCN)
  • EKWB Thermosphere bought "used" (actually new in box, completely sealed)
  • Bitspower DDC Top Upgrade Kit 150 (bought used on OCN)
  • Bitspower DDC acrylic DDC top (bought used on OCN)
  • Swiftech MCP35x (bought used on OCN)
  • Noiseblocker Eloop B12-3 (5pcs)
  • Arctic Cooling F12 (3pcs)

I think thats it, I'll be going for a full cover block once I can get the money scraped together for a new GPU but for now the Thermosphere should work well on my non reference 7950. Teh fans will all be upgraded to Eloops in time, but for now it's not in the budget so I'll have to make due with the fans I have.
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post #92074 of 107129
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Originally Posted by Rainmaker91 View Post

Well teh ones I listed are what I have, and since I already have them I'm doing soft tubing to start with anyways. That might change in the future though, but I'm going to put this thing together first since I already have most of the parts and I don't want to overspend to much.

As for the full setup, I'm just watercooling my old rig that is listed in my signature. The watercooling setup in it's entirety (not gonna mention fittings this time) is as follows:
  • 2pts Alphacool Nexxxos 480mm Monsta (way overkill, but I got them really cheap used so I figured why not)
  • EKWB Supremacy Nickel Acrylic (first version bought used on OCN)
  • EKWB Thermosphere bought "used" (actually new in box, completely sealed)
  • Bitspower DDC Top Upgrade Kit 150 (bought used on OCN)
  • Bitspower DDC acrylic DDC top (bought used on OCN)
  • Swiftech MCP35x (bought used on OCN)
  • Noiseblocker Eloop B12-3 (5pcs)
  • Arctic Cooling F12 (3pcs)

I think thats it, I'll be going for a full cover block once I can get the money scraped together for a new GPU but for now the Thermosphere should work well on my non reference 7950. Teh fans will all be upgraded to Eloops in time, but for now it's not in the budget so I'll have to make due with the fans I have.

sounds like a plan!
that is plenty to cool your setup.... if you want add a flow meter & temp sensor it should not affect it to the point to deteriorate your temps tbh!
I have the same NB eloops & i there good! maybe do away with the F12's though? ive never had any but i know there cheap!
someone else or yourself can chime in on how they perform thumb.gif
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post #92075 of 107129
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Originally Posted by korruptedkaos View Post

why not go for rigid tubing?

if your always changing stuff soft tubing is good i suppose. easy to remove etc?
rigid tubing is a lot better for plasticizer issues & is aesthetically better. what fittings do you plan on getting?

also give the full config of pump & rads?

wink.gif

Well teh ones I listed are what I have, and since I already have them I'm doing soft tubing to start with anyways. That might change in the future though, but I'm going to put this thing together first since I already have most of the parts and I don't want to overspend to much.

As for the full setup, I'm just watercooling my old rig that is listed in my signature. The watercooling setup in it's entirety (not gonna mention fittings this time) is as follows:
  • 2pts Alphacool Nexxxos 480mm Monsta (way overkill, but I got them really cheap used so I figured why not)
  • EKWB Supremacy Nickel Acrylic (first version bought used on OCN)
  • EKWB Thermosphere bought "used" (actually new in box, completely sealed)
  • Bitspower DDC Top Upgrade Kit 150 (bought used on OCN)
  • Bitspower DDC acrylic DDC top (bought used on OCN)
  • Swiftech MCP35x (bought used on OCN)
  • Noiseblocker Eloop B12-3 (5pcs)
  • Arctic Cooling F12 (3pcs)

I think thats it, I'll be going for a full cover block once I can get the money scraped together for a new GPU but for now the Thermosphere should work well on my non reference 7950. Teh fans will all be upgraded to Eloops in time, but for now it's not in the budget so I'll have to make due with the fans I have.

I really like my XSPC Temp display paired with the Bitspower G1/4" temp probe (or XSPC sells their LCD with a g1/4 package deal) to show water temps. Really gives you a quick idea of what your loop is doing. I wouldn't necessarily say it is a requirement but it is really handy and a bit of bling.
post #92076 of 107129
My favorite pic of the day biggrin.gif
No additional lighting - just the LEDs begind the glass tube...
and zero image processing - I promise wink.gif

This is why some folk will go the extra mile and use glass tube.

post #92077 of 107129
Because of the Light reflection through the tubing?

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My favorite pic of the day biggrin.gif
No additional lighting - just the LEDs begind the glass tube...
and zero image processing - I promise wink.gif

This is why some folk will go the extra mile and use glass tube.

specool.gif

That does look good.

I am still trying to master acrylic.
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Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne View Post

Because of the Light reflection through the tubing?

TCO

Yeah, the refraction of the glass tubes will produce some great effects.
I tied to get the same effect with an acrylic tube, but no tongue.gif
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Yeah, the refraction of the glass tubes will produce some great effects.
I tied to get the same effect with an acrylic tube, but no tongue.gif

I could imagine due to the glass being... well... Glass you know? That is an interesting reason. Though I am not sure that glass would be worth using just for that effect of the tubing. thinking.gif

WHat are your thoughts on glass tubing in a build?

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Crucial 512 SSD EK Supremacy EVO White Bitspower 150ml Reservoir POM White x 2 Swiftech 18w DDC x 2 
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Bitspower 980ti HOF Waterblock (Clear)  EK SE 240mm Slim Radiator EK XE 240mm Radiator x 2 EK DDC Plexi top x 2  
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Windows 7 Professional NEX Moba White Pro EVGA 650 G2 Caselabs S3 
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I7 5930K @ 4.5Ghz Asus Rampage V  GTX 980  GTX 980 
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Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666mhz DDR4 4 Gb Q... Dominator Light Bar Kits x 2 Crucial 240 SSD  Seagate 7200 Rpm Baracuda 
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Seagate 7200 Rpm Baracuda Crucial M500 512 SSD Crucial M500 480 SSD EK 480mm Coolstream XTX x 2 
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Tons of Fittings Supremacy Evo Copper EK  XSPC 240mm Radiator V3 x 2 Swiftech MCP35X PMW Pump DDC x 2 
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EK Rampage V Mosfet WaterBlock Original CSQ NB Eloops B12 - 2 1300rpm  Phobia 8way 4pin Fan Controller x 2 Ek Single Link CSQ Bridge x 2 
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Bitspower Z Tank (Clear) 250mm x 2 980 WaterBlocks x 2 Ek DDC Pump Top (Acrylic) x 2 Primochill 3/8" x 1/2" OD Clear Tubing 
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Bitspower 12mm Acyrlic Tubing 19" x 4  XSPC 3/8" x 1/2" Compression Fittings x 12 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Crossover 324K 
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Qnix 2710 Perfect Pixel 1440p  EVGA 1300 G2 CaseLabs SMA8 Darkside 12" Led Lighting  
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i7 7700k Asus Strix Z270i Gaming GALAX 980TI HOF Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2400  
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Crucial 512 SSD EK Supremacy EVO White Bitspower 150ml Reservoir POM White x 2 Swiftech 18w DDC x 2 
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Bitspower 980ti HOF Waterblock (Clear)  EK SE 240mm Slim Radiator EK XE 240mm Radiator x 2 EK DDC Plexi top x 2  
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Windows 7 Professional NEX Moba White Pro EVGA 650 G2 Caselabs S3 
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