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That looks really slick! Thank you for the pictures. Is there a particular brand or type of tubing that you recommend?
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I'm using Primochill UV-Blue, 7/16"IDx 1/2"OD, for the clampless fit I mentioned. I like the Primochill although it has a bit of a 'grain' to it, the Feser UV blue I had was smoother, but didn't come in the right size for me. I've also had great experiences with Tygon, but it stains easily, though on that note I would avoid dyes altogether, you can see pics of my CPU block all gunked up in my build log Balance price and style, you'll also have a short loop so while I would get 150% of the tubing you think you'll need (first loop, you'll want extra/spare) it's not going to run a huge bill... my 15 feet on the other hand
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post #13 of 32
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Cool. I have no idea how much tube I will need for a single loop. My guess would be about 5 feet?

Also I have been checking out the PrimoChill tubing on frozencpu.com. All I can find on there is 7/16"ID 5/8"OD and 3/8"ID 1/2"OD. Where did you find yours?

I like this setup because I like the clamp-less solution. Looks very clean.
Edited by kirb112 - 1/13/11 at 2:30pm
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Cool. I have no idea how much tube I will need for a single loop. My guess would be about 5 feet?

Also I have been checking out the PrimoChill tubing on frozencpu.com. All I can find on there is 7/16"ID 5/8"OD and 3/8"ID 1/2"OD. Where did you find yours?

I like this setup because I like the clamp-less solution. Looks very clean.
I got mine from Performance-PCs.com, and for the clampless setup I would recommend the 7/16"ID 5/8"OD tubing and use 1/2"OD barbs. Remember that the tubing ID and barb OD is what you want to match, and for the clampless setup you want to go 1/16" smaller diameter for the tube than your fittings which gives the secure seal. Let me know when you get to the construction phase, I'll be happy to help walk you through it! Depending on your case and layout I'd say 5' is a good estimate for total length, so I'd order 8'. You may wind up only using 3' or make a mistake/change your mind and go use 7'. I find that it's always better to order a bit more than you think and either keep it in 'stock' or not have to wait for shipping when, not if, you need more

If you go with a T-line, there's another foot or two automatically, and then 3-4' for the loop is fairly normal unless everything lines up easily and you have a really short run of tubing.
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post #15 of 32
If you are getting the Rasa kit, go with the 360 rad. Its only $20 more.
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Check out these reservoirs from dangerden. They look pretty amazing and house a 655. They come in all sorts of colors as well. It is a more expensive option, but much cooler imo

 
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Bang for the buck performance increases?

One word:

Radiators

Lowering the air/water delta T by increasing the radiator surface area and airflow across said surface is the best $ to return there is, period. Everything else is icing and fluff. Mind you icing and fluff are nice to haves, but if the question is performance radiators are where the magic happens.
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Bang for the buck performance increases?

One word:

Radiators

Lowering the air/water delta T by increasing the radiator surface area and airflow across said surface is the best $ to return there is, period. Everything else is icing and fluff. Mind you icing and fluff are nice to haves, but if the question is performance radiators are where the magic happens.
Thank you soggysilicon. I appreciate your comment. I thought the rad was the most critical component for lowering temps. Can anyone else second this?
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Thank you soggysilicon. I appreciate your comment. I thought the rad was the most critical component for lowering temps. Can anyone else second this?
It's a combination of a good block and enough rad. If you already have enough rad, adding more isn't going to help much at all (you may only see a couple degrees difference). The difference between a good block and a not so good block could be as much as 10c. If you already purchased the xspc rasa kit, then you got a great block.
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post #20 of 32
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SaltwaterCooled,

I am just about ready to make the big purchase. I will post what I am going to get on here before I do.

Before I finalize what I am going to get, I have a few more questions:

Question 1
What is the correct order to place my components?

ex: pump>rad>cpu block

in the future, when I add gpu block,

ex: pump>rad>cpu block>gpu block

I ask because I want to make sure I purchase the right barbs (regular, 90 degree, 45 degree) to best suit my case.

Question 2
If I have 1 rad, 1 block, and 1 pump, will I need a total of 6 barbs? Two for each component?

Question 3
If I get this for my T-line, can I use the same barbs that I am using for the rest of my system? These barbs would be the ones I need to use with the clampless 7/16" ID tubing correct?

Is this what I need for the top of my T-line? Is there another part that I need as well?

I did have a few more questions, but they are not coming to mind right now. I will post as I remember.
Edited by kirb112 - 1/19/11 at 4:23pm
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