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so if i get these parts can anyone tell me exactly how many of which fittings to get? id like to get compression to keep it sexy looking:

EK Waterblocks EK-Supreme HF - Full Nickel - Rev 2
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuni.html

XSPC RX360 - 3x120mm Radiator Rev. 2
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsrx3xrare2.html

Swiftech MCP655 / D5 Vario 12v DC Pump - with Speed Controller
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpu.html

EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Advanced
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekresx2150ad.html

so using all those parts, what size fittings and how many do i get? lastly, whats the preferred tubing type to get around here? im assuming my parts all go best with 1/2" id?
and is a 150 res enough for cooling just the cpu and running it through a big rad like that xspc i picked out?
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post #2 of 45
Hi

I bought the same water block with 2xBitspower Ultimate G 1/4 Thread 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Compression Fitting - Matte Black from FrozenCPU

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...l=g30c409s1033
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post #3 of 45
Well you'll need 6 fittings altogether, because the pump comes with 1/2" already. 6 1/2"ID compression fittings will work, make sure they're g1/4 threads. Preferred tubing is either tygon or primochill. a 150 res will be fine just keep it filled.

Also dont forget about your distilled water and a kill coil to keep the system clean of growing stuff
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Thank you very much for the specific information I needed! Now I'll get those fittings and some pt nuke added to the list, oh and tubing of course. I was going to use feser one non conductive coolant but recently I've seen people post about residue and build up when using it so now I'm not so sure, anyone have experience with it?
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post #5 of 45
yeah, do NOT go with any coolant.. it WILL gunk your system up when it separates. DIstilled and Pt nuke or a kill coil is the best period!
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post #6 of 45
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ok great, distilled and pt nuke it is. btw, anyone have experience with quick connect/disconnects? im considering fabricating a mount and making the pump/res/rad all external and run to a quick disconnect at the back of the case.
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post #7 of 45
No PT Nuke with EK blocks, if you ever need to RMA they might deny it.

Go with a kill coil just to be safe.
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post #8 of 45
Yep, do not use PT nuke with EK blocks or res's, warranty void instantly.

Don't buy over priced compression fittings, they are simply not needed at all grab yourself some 1/2" Barbs and 7/16" tubing. This size tubing is very tight on 1/2" barbs and will not leak or require ugly clamps or compression fittings. It will also cost you less and wont impact your flow rates.
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ooo ok, thanks for the tip, ill go kill coil then. i dont have brand allegiance, i just want performance!

and again, anyone work with quick disconnects? if so do they hurt the flow much?
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post #10 of 45
QD's offer another leak point, so I stay away from them but other members love them. You may also want to consider the Acetal topped nickel based EK block, the nickel is rather thin and may get damaged/scratched up.
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