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Since I do not see many around, I figure I would do one since I'm actually in the process of getting my parts. This would be easier if we had a section for it but oh well, deal with the extra space . This project should be done in the next coming weeks. I just need to get rid of a few more things and I should have the rest of the cash to get everything else.

I've looked around for about a month or so looking at everything I could possibly need and how I want to set it all up. Initially I thought about doing a standard external setup but after realizing how much more mess it would create I decided on trying to do it internally. Yes this means a new case and that will probably be last on the list and not implemented until I get my tax return, but here's the list

Water Block
Swiftech Apogee - have

GPU Block
Swiftech MCW60 - have

Pump
Swiftech MCP650 - have

Reservoir
T-line with Fillport - have
With my armor coming I'm going with a res - need

Radiator
Dual Heater Core - Have but broken I need to fix 1 of the barbs

Thermal Paste
AS5 - need

Tubing
10ft. - have

Liquid
Going distilled water with Cosworth Coolant -have

Case
Thermaltake Armor - Bought: will be here Friday

So really the last major things I need to buy is the Radiator. The little things like the Res, Liquid, Clamps aren't as important and I can get whatever kind is the cheapest. I have 2 78 CFM fans which should be fine to get the heat out of the way since water cools better with more surface area and not how fast the fans are blowing (there might be 1-2*C difference).
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for a res get something a bit deeper than a single bay drive like a swiftech microres or a double bay res. I think it would be easier to bleed if you had more depth to work with.

I've seen alot of people get tripple rads and stick them in the front of that case. it looks pretty good and doesn't take up too much room.
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I put a bid in on that radiator, which for $42 it's really not a bad deal if it comes painted with the 1/2" barbs on it already, less work for me to do. I have the fans already.

I do like the dual 5.25" reservoir bays like this


The onyl thing is I'll have little room for it in my mid-tower I have right now, but I'm sure I can manage it somehow. Once I get the Armor I'll have plenty of room
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keep hearing good stuff about Swiftech. keep us posted with your water project.
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Ok, I decided on doing the water myself with Cosworth Coolant. i know there was an issue with availability and shipping so hopefully they'll get it out. What else will be needed with the Coolant and Water??
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Ok, I decided on doing the water myself with Cosworth Coolant. i know there was an issue with availability and shipping so hopefully they'll get it out. What else will be needed with the Coolant and Water??

I believe just the cosworth and distilled water. ask renegade5399 he's got some and is using it.
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The one I posted was $30, plus it has connections for more returns and pulls. I'm eventually going to have a Thermaltake Armor case so I want to take that iinto account with everything
http://xoxide.com/dual-bay-reservoir-uvblue.html
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Originally Posted by GatorLCA
The one I posted was $30, plus it has connections for more returns and pulls. I'm eventually going to have a Thermaltake Armor case so I want to take that iinto account with everything
http://xoxide.com/dual-bay-reservoir-uvblue.html
the only problem w/ the extra ports is a greater chance for leakage... and I'm not sure if the plugs come w/ the res. you might have to buy them separately. I bring this up bc I think frozencpu sells the plugs separately
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Ok, now after reading I'm a little confused about the tubing

I'm going with 1/2" barbs but I hear that's OD and not ID, so do I get 1/2" ID tubing??
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