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I know there's a lot of these types of threads, but I have spent hours upon hours looking through watercooling parts and researching various things. Here is the build list I have put together for my loop so far, I have already purchased a Rasa cpu block and Black Ice Extreme II rad.

I'm thinking of setting it up in the following manner:

pump/res --> T-fitting w/temp sensor --> cpu --> 120 rad --> (gpu block eventually) --> 240 rad --> fitting w/drain plug and pressure gauge --> pump/res

Shopping list is here. Doesn't include the 120 rad as I'm still looking for a used one.



Selected the 3/8" ID tubing because I couldn't find 7/16", I can still squeeze this over 1/2" barbs? Will I still need clamps? I was thinking black zip ties. I also wasn't sure if I should get any angled barbs, since I am working in a small case. The other temp display will be for ambient case temp. Threading adapter is for the psi gauge I will get, and coupler is to go from pump/res to t-block.

If anyone sees anything that absolutely won't work or could be done better, please advise, I would love some solid feedback. Just know that I'm not willing to increase spending on most of these items. This will be my first experience with water, and I'm planning on heavily modding my case (Yes internal 240 rad in my 902). Hopefully it will be worth it in the end.
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post #2 of 11
Here is the tubing you want:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24504

Your only problem is that you only need one type of biocide. Having two is just wasting money as you don't get any more performance by having two biocides. I'd remove the mayhem biocide.
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Thanks. I realize silver and biocide is probably overkill, I had just read a thread where someone used silver coil and still had issues, so wasn't sure if it took a while to accumulate in the system.

That tubing is red and I really want UV Orange.
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post #4 of 11
Ah, well if you want to use that tubing I would suggest that you switch to 7/16" ID Barbed fittings. Then you will be able to push the tubing over the barb quite easily.

Also, the guy with white stuff in his loop (even with distilled + kill coil) was caused by flux in the radiator. He forgot to rinse out his radiators in his sink before using them and the machining oils and flux ended up circulating his loop.

As long as you remember to rinse your radiator with soap and water before installing it you shouldn't have any issues.
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Ah, I see. I can't seem to find 7/16" ID orange tubing in stock anywhere. Is 1/2" ID with worm clamps a viable alternative?
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Ah, I see. I can't seem to find 7/16" ID orange tubing in stock anywhere. Is 1/2" ID with worm clamps a viable alternative?
No, what I mean was to switch from:

1/2" Fittings
7/16" ID Tubing

To:

7/16" Fittings (Like these)
3/8" ID Tubing (Like the kind you originally had in your cart).
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I understood what you were suggesting, I was asking about using 1/2" ID tubing with 1/2" fittings and worm clamps. I suppose there isn't much of a performance difference between 3/8" and 1/2" ID anyways?
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I understood what you were suggesting, I was asking about using 1/2" ID tubing with 1/2" fittings and worm clamps. I suppose there isn't much of a performance difference between 3/8" and 1/2" ID anyways?
There isn't any performance difference - that's why I would go with 3/8" ID on 7/16" Barbs to get the clean clampess look.
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Great, thanks for all your help charlie horse!! I just have ONE more question - would having angled barbs for the cpu block help a lot with fitting everything in a mid tower, or is that a non-issue?
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Great, thanks for all your help charlie horse!! I just have ONE more question - would having angled barbs for the cpu block help a lot with fitting everything in a mid tower, or is that a non-issue?
Angled fittings are mostly for looks. You should be fine without any angled fittings.
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