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Are the current "best's" in the article up to date?
As far as I know yes
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What is best rad/fan combo for a quiet WC set up?

I'm looking for a 240mm rad no more that 35mm thick and a 360mm rad no more than 50mm thick.

Ideally some kind of black and white colour scheme fans to cut down on modding required, something like the SP120 Quiet Edition or Alpenföhn 120mm Wing Boost if poss.
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Planning on watercooling this year and pretty confident on the parts and layout now but there's one thing bugging me, if I want to ever expand the loop or have to ever take it apart, how do you go about emptying the loop?
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Planning on watercooling this year and pretty confident on the parts and layout now but there's one thing bugging me, if I want to ever expand the loop or have to ever take it apart, how do you go about emptying the loop?

when you are planning your loop, you have to make sure to include a drain valve at the lowest part possible, so you can empty your loop for maintenance.
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Ok I'm trying to piece together a system and want to dabble a bit in the "black art" of closed loop water cooling biggrin.gif
Anyway this what I'm thinking of putting together is it feasible?

Case: NZXT Source 530
Cpu: FX 83X0
GPU: Trifire R9 290
Northbridge cooler?? forget that


XSPC Raystorm D5 EX360 kit ----at Top of Case
+A 40mm or thicker 240 rad:- at Bottom of Case
Edited by diggiddi - 4/21/14 at 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by diggiddi View Post

Ok I'm trying to piece together a system and want to dabble a bit in the "black art" of closed loop water cooling biggrin.gif
Anyway this what I'm thinking of putting together is it feasible?

Case: NZXT Source 530
Cpu: FX 83X0
GPU: Trifire R9 290
Northbridge cooler??


XSPC Raystorm D5 EX360 kit ----at Top of Case
+A 40mm or thicker 240 rad
at Bottom of Case

well, i'm not expert about watercooling components, but looks good. are you planning to include the gpu in your loop?
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Should work fine.. the 360 kit alone should be able to run CPU/GPU/Mobo.
The added 240 gives headroom for OC and piece of mind.
The NZXT Source 530 should be able to house it all without problems. (I dont have the case, but some quick googeling confirms this)
What fan setup are you planing for the rads? push/pull or just push? low speed (low noice) or high speed?

*Edit
I found a few mobo blocks from EK that will fit your board: Link
Scroll down to MB NB and MB SB
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 4/21/14 at 7:26pm
 
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well, i'm not expert about watercooling components, but looks good. are you planning to include the gpu in your loop?

Yessir and the Northbridge too
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Should work fine.. the 360 kit alone should be able to run CPU/GPU/Mobo.
The added 240 gives headroom for OC and piece of mind.
The NZXT Source 530 should be able to house it all without problems. (I dont have the case, but some quick googeling confirms this)
What fan setup are you planing for the rads? push/pull or just push? low speed (low noice) or high speed?

Definitely Push for the 360, but not too sure about the 240, I need to figure what thickness is necessary, then that will inform me whether I can do push/pull or not, If someone can help me out with that I'd be most grateful, As far as Low speed or high, whatever I need to make it work is what I'll get, I'm not too picky
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Definitely Push for the 360, but not too sure about the 240, I need to figure what thickness is necessary, then that will inform me whether I can do push/pull or not, If someone can help me out with that I'd be most grateful, As far as Low speed or high, whatever I need to make it work is what I'll get, I'm not too picky[/q
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Definitely Push for the 360, but not too sure about the 240, I need to figure what thickness is necessary, then that will inform me whether I can do push/pull or not, If someone can help me out with that I'd be most grateful, As far as Low speed or high, whatever I need to make it work is what I'll get, I'm not too picky

I have read with thicker rads like UT60 or monstas, you dont need to run push-pull config because the cooling surface is bigger compare to a thinner rad. I'm have two swiftech 360 rads in push-pull and is overkill just to cool a CPU-RAM-GPU, I can run them just push or just pull and I'll be fine.
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