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Ok, I'm about ready to 'join the club' in terms of watercooling, as I've just got tired of my computer's noise. My problem is that I've little experience with the fittings, and don't know what comes with what. Here are the parts I'm planning on using:



Firstly, are there any glaring omissions from my build? (it's for my sig rig)

I'm looking to make the CPU as quiet as possible (under full load, and idle), which is the main reason I'm watercooling.

Obviously I haven't added any tubing - this is mainly because of a lack of knowledge. The D5 is supposed to be 1/2" ID, but I suspect the others are not. It's pretty simple, which should I use, and what fittings do I thus need for the rest of my components?
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post #2 of 25
1/2 inch id 3/4 inch od tubing. And some clamps and your good to go.
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dont forget the coolant
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Seems like with those 2 radiators only cooling a cpu and 1 gpu, you should be able to run some low noise fans and be really quiet and cool.
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dont forget the coolant
Distilled + ptnuke
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dont forget the coolant
Distilled water if you were wondering.

And you'll need either a Kill Coil or some PTNuke Additive. Also, are you buying from Scan there? Have a check on Specialtech, their prices tend to be lower on some things.

Also, I can't see your sig rig as I'm on my phone, so I'm assuming you have SLI580s/Tri SLI, to need a 240 and 480?
Just read a previous post, you have an i7 (I assume), and one 580? A 240 is not needed, extra cost and hassle really. The single 480 will be more than enough, you could even do that on a decent thick 360 with some good fans.
    
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agreed the guys over at specialtech are great and there service is fantastic
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I would switch both of those blocks to their nickel counterparts, it will prevent the copper from oxidizing and turning your waterblocks a nasty green color.
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post #9 of 25
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Seems like with those 2 radiators only cooling a cpu and 1 gpu, you should be able to run some low noise fans and be really quiet and cool.
That's the point at least - Noctuas seem to be pretty good in terms of noise.

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Distilled water if you were wondering.

And you'll need either a Kill Coil or some PTNuke Additive. Also, are you buying from Scan there? Have a check on Specialtech, their prices tend to be lower on some things.

Also, I can't see your sig rig as I'm on my phone, so I'm assuming you have SLI580s/Tri SLI, to need a 240 and 480?
Just read a previous post, you have an i7 (I assume), and one 580? A 240 is not needed, extra cost and hassle really. The single 480 will be more than enough, you could even do that on a decent thick 360 with some good fans.
I'm planning on overkill so I can a) upgrade in the future and b) run the fans at lower speeds, if that makes sense. I'm really after quietness.

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agreed the guys over at specialtech are great and there service is fantastic
Thanks for the recommendation. I completely forgot they existed.

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I would switch both of those blocks to their nickel counterparts, it will prevent the copper from oxidizing and turning your waterblocks a nasty green color.
But aren't the radiators made of copper? So wouldn't that just oxidize as well?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cepheus View Post
That's the point at least - Noctuas seem to be pretty good in terms of noise.
Try passive at 1st before you turn on the fans and see what the temps are =P

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But aren't the radiators made of copper? So wouldn't that just oxidize as well?
lol. Good point, never thought of that.
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