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post #1 of 25
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ok so after I understand now a little more about water coolers I think I can try to make something that look like a system lol....

so here is 2 options:

Radiator:
XSPC RX360

CPU Block:
Swiftech Apogee XT

Pumps:
Swiftech MCP350 or Swiftech MCP355 (the better of the two).

Reservoir:
Swiftech MCRES Micro Revision 2 reservoir

Fittings: no idea

Tubing: somthing blue or green no idea what is the best :\\

Coolant: also dont know what is the best

Fans:
Scythe Gentle Typhoon - D1225C12B5AP-15 - 1850rpm


the second 1:



Radiator:
Black Ice GTX 360

CPU Block:
Swiftech Apogee XT

Pumps:
Swiftech MCP350 or Swiftech MCP355 (the better of the two).

Reservoir:
Swiftech MCRES Micro Revision 2 reservoir

Fittings: no idea

Tubing: somthing blue or green no idea what is the best :\\

Coolant: also dont know what is the best

Fans:
Scythe "ULTRA KAZE" 3000RPM

need help with the rest cause I really dont know :\\

I do want the better cooling but the second system is almost double the noise...

I dont care to get anther Reservoir as long as it dont take more then 1 Expansion Slots the HAF X only got 4 and I need 1 for DVD and 1 for fan controller.
and the radiator take anther 1 so I only have 1 left.
Edited by ranerX3 - 12/29/10 at 2:41pm
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post #2 of 25
try this setup. It's a little bit better performance with low noise

rad: rx 360
cpu block: EK Supreme HF or Kyros xt (pretty much the same and considered the best)
pump:mcp 355 with xspc acrylic or acetal pumptop
res: swiftech microres
fittings: koolance 1/2 od barbs
tubing: primochill primoflex 1/2 id, 3/4 od tubing
clamps: any clamps you decide or zip ties
fans: gentle typhoons
coolant: distilled water (from grocery store) and ptnuke/ deadwater/ kill coil
 
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post #3 of 25
try this setup. It's a little bit better performance with low noise

rad: rx 360
cpu block: EK Supreme HF or Kyros xt (pretty much the same and considered the best)
pump:mcp 355 with xspc acrylic or acetal pumptop
res: swiftech microres
fittings: koolance 1/2 od barbs
tubing: primochill primoflex 1/2 id, 3/4 od tubing
clamps: any clamps you decide or zip ties
fans: gentle typhoons
coolant: distilled water (from grocery store) and ptnuke/ deadwater/ kill coil
 
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Bacially the fatter of the rads the better and the Faster of the fans so The 30000 RPM Fans

So id go for the XSPC Rad and The Scythe Fans, For the Liquid I'd go or Thermochill EC6 ITs the best out there at the mometn unless you just go for Simple De -Iornised water with a silver coil
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Originally Posted by SilveR_172 View Post
Bacially the fatter of the rads the better and the Faster of the fans so The 30000 RPM Fans
not really, xspc RX rads perform better with <1500rpm fans

i have the RX360 with GT AP-14 (1450rpm) and it's just perfect, dead silent & great cooling

skip the apogee XT and get the EK Supreme HF

primoflex for tubing, amazon sells 10ft packs for $16.25 shipped

dont use coolant/dye, use distilled water + kill coil or pt nuke

you should also get an aftermarket top (XSPC is best) for your pump, it's a worthy investment for ~$20
Edited by koven - 12/29/10 at 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
try this setup. It's a little bit better performance with low noise

rad: rx 360
cpu block: EK Supreme HF or Kyros xt (pretty much the same and considered the best)
pump:mcp 355 with xspc acrylic or acetal pumptop
res: swiftech microres
fittings: koolance 1/2 od barbs
tubing: primochill primoflex 1/2 id, 3/4 od tubing
clamps: any clamps you decide or zip ties
fans: gentle typhoons
coolant: distilled water (from grocery store) and ptnuke/ deadwater/ kill coil
ok thx

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ath=59_498_490
I saw their arew so many kined of that CPU block what to choose ? is it better then the Swiftech Apogee XT (that XT look pretty tough )
but I will take what you guys tell me is better.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27631
I see they say this 1 is on limited price...

can you give m links to all the stuff ? (can I fined it all in 1 store or I have to multi order it :\\)
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the kyros is the #1 block on the market, but by an incredibly small margin, plus it is very restrictive. Overall the EK Supreme HF is the best. Which one you get doesn't matter. The gold one is no different from the others, just plated differently on top. It's been that price on performance-pcs for months. The EK supreme HF is much better than the apogee ex. Performance-pcs is where I get nearly everything. Great selection and great prices. Other than that I use frozencpu.com if it is out of stock (most expensive site, but most choices), jab-tech.com, and svc.com. Mainly performance-pcs.com tho
 
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post #8 of 25
CPU Block:
XSPC Rasa $49.95

This block performs within 1 Degree of the EK Supreme HF (Best block) and it costs $30 less

Radiator:
GTX 360

Coolant:
Distilled water + PT-Nuke or a Kill Coil.

Coolants can destroy blocks because they will eventually start to separate and leave gunk in your blocks and tubing.

Reservoir:
Swiftech Microres

Pump:
MCP355 with XSPC Top

Tubing:
1/2" ID 3/4" OD Tubing

Barbs:
You can either go with normal barbs and clamps or you can go a little more expensive and get compression fittings which look amazing but are much more expensive

Fans:
If noise doesn't bother you then go with some Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 but they will be very loud. IMO go with 6 High Speed Yate Loons which are only $3.95 each from Performance-Pcs.com for push/pull configuration.
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
CPU Block:
XSPC Rasa $49.95

This block performs within 1 Degree of the EK Supreme HF (Best block) and it costs $30 less

Radiator:
GTX 360

Coolant:
Distilled water + PT-Nuke or a Kill Coil.

Coolants can destroy blocks because they will eventually start to separate and leave gunk in your blocks and tubing.

Reservoir:
Swiftech Microres

Pump:
MCP355 with XSPC Top

Tubing:
1/2" ID 3/4" OD Tubing

Barbs:
You can either go with normal barbs and clamps or you can go a little more expensive and get compression fittings which look amazing but are much more expensive

Fans:
If noise doesn't bother you then go with some Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 but they will be very loud. IMO go with 6 High Speed Yate Loons which are only $3.95 each from Performance-Pcs.com for push/pull configuration.
Agreed, EK Supreme is nice but XSPC RASA is within 1C of it while being substantially cheaper so I would go with this.
 
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Surface Pro 3
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Core i7 3720QM @ 2.6GHz/3.6GHz Turbo  HM77 Geforce GT650M 1GB GDDR5 @ 900MHz 16GB @ 1600MHz  
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256GB Samsung PM830 SSD OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion 2880x1800 Retina Display 
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Core i5-4300U @1.9GHz/2.5GHz Turbo Intel HD4400 8GB @ 1600MHz 256GB SSD 
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post #10 of 25
why not just get the XSPC rasa kits?
Dell Optiplex 745
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Q6600 (incoming) Dell proprietary Intel Q965 Express Chipset XFX HD 5770 (incoming) 4GB Patriot DDR2 800 
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Hitachi Deskstar 160GB 7200RPM DVDRW Stock Windows XP 32 (for the time being) 
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Dell 22" 1680x1050 Corsair CX430 
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Dell Optiplex 745
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Q6600 (incoming) Dell proprietary Intel Q965 Express Chipset XFX HD 5770 (incoming) 4GB Patriot DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Deskstar 160GB 7200RPM DVDRW Stock Windows XP 32 (for the time being) 
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Dell 22" 1680x1050 Corsair CX430 
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