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That's the point at least - Noctuas seem to be pretty good in terms of noise. But aren't the radiators made of copper? So wouldn't that just oxidize as well?
Noctuas aren't actually very good in terms of noise/performance ratio. Martin, a reputable tester has testing a lot of 120mm fans and found Scythe Gentle Typhoons to be by far the best PC fan available in terms of noise/performance. Gentle Typhoons are also cheaper, usually retailing at $15 a fan.

As for Copper vs. Nickel:

Oxidization forms on exposed copper surfaces and turns it green. It happens slowly in air, and more quickly when exposed to water. This layer of green will not affect performance, however it will make that shiny copper turn a rather unfavorable green.

That's why it doesn't matter so much in the radiator - you won't have to look at it. However the top of your CPU block and the inside of the GPU block you can see - and they will turn green with time.

That's why I like nickel plating.
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Aaaand, I'm back.

I realised we've got quite distracted from the original point of the thread, which is to ask 'what fixtures do I need'. We've determined that I need 1/2" ID tubing, so what fixtures do I need for my various components. Are there advantages to using components such as compression fittings?
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Aaaand, I'm back.

I realised we've got quite distracted from the original point of the thread, which is to ask 'what fixtures do I need'. We've determined that I need 1/2" ID tubing, so what fixtures do I need for my various components. Are there advantages to using components such as compression fittings?
Compression Fittings do not offer any advantages other than looks. I think you should watch this video, it does a good job of explaining everything about fittings:

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Noctuas aren't actually very good in terms of noise/performance ratio. Martin, a reputable tester has testing a lot of 120mm fans and found Scythe Gentle Typhoons to be by far the best PC fan available in terms of noise/performance. Gentle Typhoons are also cheaper, usually retailing at $15 a fan.

As for Copper vs. Nickel:

Oxidization forms on exposed copper surfaces and turns it green. It happens slowly in air, and more quickly when exposed to water. This layer of green will not affect performance, however it will make that shiny copper turn a rather unfavorable green.

That's why it doesn't matter so much in the radiator - you won't have to look at it. However the top of your CPU block and the inside of the GPU block you can see - and they will turn green with time.

That's why I like nickel plating.
Thanks. So what you're saying is that were I to buy Gentle Typhoons, my PC would be quieter, after fan tuning?
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Thanks. So what you're saying is that were I to buy Gentle Typhoons, my PC would be quieter, after fan tuning?
Yes. Gentle Typhoons are very quiet for their RPM, while still pushing a lot of air.

Here is a nice graph by Martin:



As you can see the Gentle Typhoons (Notated as GT-15/14/13 [different speeds]) have a very large lead over their competition.
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Go for GT13s and black compression fittings. With all the good stuff you have on the list, you wouldn't want barbs!
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Ok, so would this setup be better than my first selection?



Would I have to worry at all with electrolytic corrosion? I don't have any aluminium but obviously nickel and copper are not the same metal.

In terms of coolant, I have distilled water but no access to PT nuke or silver coils. Since Specialtech reopens on the 4th, would ordering a kill coil or pt nuke and inserting on arrival be acceptable? Would that give enough time for the bacteria to do their worst? There won't be much light in the system.

Would adding a small amount of a corrosion inhibitor be helpful? I don't think much corrosion would occur, but ethylene glycol is a known biocide so adding a small amount could be helpful?

Most importantly, would this work?
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post #18 of 25
Looks good. I'd get a fan controller to get the fans even quieter maybe at 1000rpm.

And you'll be fine without any silver/ptnuke for few weeks
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Looks good.

You'll be fine for a few weeks, as long as it's not in direct sunlight nothing will build up, even if it did, it would be very minimal.

I prefer the looks of the regular Su HF's (non acrylic top), but that's just personal preference, they all perform the same. Also, a suggestion, again based on personal preference, but have you considered the 700D/800D instead of the TJ07?


The TJ07 does support a 480 rad natively at the bottom, but you'd need a rad stand if you plan on moving your PC and great amount, or it'll just slide around in there.

The reason I suggest the 7/800D (same case, 800 just has a window and hotswaps), is that the interior cable management is far superior to the TJ07 as far as I know, one of the best cases for it in fact, and has a black interior which looks nice also. It would also support a 480 rad up top with an easy mod cutting the top section and fitting a rad grille, and should (iirc) take a 240 at the bottom. It does all of this, and comes in about £50-60 (if we are going with the 700D) cheaper than the TJ07. Then again, a case is a very personal choice, but it saves you some money if you like the idea of it, and are willing to do a little work to reap the benefit.

The 700D also looks a lot nicer than the TJ07 in my eyes, the 800D looks a bit garish, then again this is just my personal opinion once more.
    
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Looks good. I'd get a fan controller to get the fans even quieter maybe at 1000rpm.

And you'll be fine without any silver/ptnuke for few weeks
I've got a couple of fanmate 2's and some y splitters in my current system that I can put to good use
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