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So I'm looking into building a WC loop, and I kinda put together a potential list, though I'm balking a bit at the price of the GPU part of the loop.



So, I'm thinking to possibly build the CPU part, and at some point in the future get the GPU blocks (and the extra rad). So, other than that aspect of it I'm wondering if the parts are all good (good pump, no problems with the fittings/tubing?). Or any suggestion on general changes I should make?

Other note, I'll probably be upgrading my case to the ACTS 840, or at least that's what I'm thinking about now (I'd like to be able to fit this all internally, and my current case won't handle it well I think).

EDIT: Oh, and yes, I know there aren't any fans here, I can deal with that later though (picking fans is easy compared to everything else).
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clamps for where the tubing meets the barbs, they sell some plastic black ones, that should be all you will need for those because those barbs are oversized (i still use clamps because its better to be safe than sorry and i am using 7/16" ID tubing on those barbs), other than that it looks great! i would say just get it all at once since its a pain to have to rerun your loop

and last but not least, get GT's if you care about noise and if not then some san aces or ultra kaze 3000's
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Yea, I saw clamps, wasn't sure if I should get those or if zipties would be fine there. So this fit for the clamps?

One other thing I wasn't sure about, is there anything specific I'd need for the Res/Pump? From what I can tell it's basically a replacement top for the pump, but would everything I need to put that together be in the res kit?
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I'd get 15ft of tubing to play it safe......

also, what's with the different priced GPU blocks?
Edited by KOBALT - 12/19/10 at 12:45am
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Hmm, you could save money on GPU cooling by using Swiftec MCW-80 blocks for $50 plus another $10 or so for the adapters. They will fit on the stock baseplate as long as you spend a few minutes sanding down four nubs around four screw threads on that plate. Just need 50 cents of sandpaper.

I myself just switched to full GPU blocks for my 470s so I have a couple MCW-that I used for 6 months lying around that I need to sell.
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The list looks perfect. Don't forget to order a few 45-degree fittings to minimise the tubing length.
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