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I'm just going to turn this into my log, unless there is a different place it should be posted...



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Originally Posted by Aden Florian
I'm finally ready to go water, I'll be going in steps though, I just want to get something so I can't turn back, lol.

I'm going for water mainly for overclocking, and If it will be more quiet that's a plus! Also, I'm not going cheap on this.


So here's my list of what I need, I think...

-CPU block - Aqua Compuer Cuplex Kryos XT - ORDERED

-Radiator(s) - XSPC RX360 - ORDERED

-Fans - ORDERED

-Pump - MCP655 - ORDERED

-Reservoir - XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Laing D5/MCP655 - ORDERED

-Tubing - Primoflex white tubing - ORDERED

-compression fittings/barbs etc? - bitspower - ORDERED

-water/coolant? - Distilled water + PT Nuke PHN - ORDERED


-am I missing anything?


As for budget, I want to say no limit, but I know y'all can take that way too far, lol. Let's say best quality within reason? Just for kicks let's say the budget is ~$1000 to start.

Any help and suggestion would be appreciated.

Edited by Aden Florian - 2/21/11 at 11:48am
post #2 of 37
All I can say is for the coolant, clear distilled water and PT-Nuke. I've had my rig going with the same water for almost two years and I have zero cloudiness, gunk buildup, or anything. I've never had to open it up I have no reservoir. I used a T-line to fill it, and it works just fine. The only issue I had was at first, it took a while to bleed the air, but after a day, I haven't had to mess with it since.
post #3 of 37
CPU Block: EK Supreme HF
Radiator: XSPC RX series
Pump: Swiftech MCP 350/355 or MCP 655(if cpu only loop)
Reservoir: Depending on your needs. 5.25" reservoirs are convenient, while something like the swiftech micro-res can be placed almost anywhere. Some people don't use a res and use a t-line instead, I think reservoirs are easier though.
Tubing: Primoflex or Tygon
Clamps: Worm drive clamps
Barbs: Anything that is metal
Water: Distilled water and pt nuke
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XSPC RX360 kit.
Has everything you need, top of the line performance with a great price.

You can get them at Jab-Tech's.

Also get a Silver Kill Coil, just pick up some distilled water from your local store and get some nice thermal paste too (MX-4 is good) from jab-tech. Also get some Gentle Typhoons, they have an outstanding noise to performance ratio.

However, if your budget is 1000$.

-CPU Block: Aquacomputer Kryos XT (Best performing block out)

-Radiator: XSPC RX360 is very good, Thermochill and Feser also have very good radiators.

-Pump: Swiftech MCP655 is great, get the XSPC bay for it too so you don't need a res.

-Tubing: Primochill is great stuff, Tygon have lab-grade tubing, so that's good too. (I would go with 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD tubing)

-Clamps: Any clamps are great.

-Fittings: Bitspower have great quality fittings, bit pricey though. Compression Fittings look great and have great reliability. Make sure your fittings correspond to your tubing.

-Water/Coolant: Don't get pre made stuff, no dyes too. Just get normal distilled water and a silver kill coil or PT nuke. If you want colour, use coloured tubing. I cannot stress this enough. Dye will clog your loop.

-Thermal Paste: Get good paste, MX-4 and MX-3 are great.
Edited by fr0st. - 1/14/11 at 11:45pm
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I second the kit. As I've got the RX360 kit. It's great! You're gonna love it if you choose it.

Also, silver kill coil is a must or pt-nuke with distilled water

The only question I have is whether the 750 h20 Pump is strong enough to be able to add 2x Blocks for the GPU's and another RAD down the line
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Thanks for the quick responses! I'll start looking up the suggestions and add them to the OP as I go.
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Say if I wanted the tubes to be red, should I get red tubing or red coolant?
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red tubing. I would advise against the coolant as it can seriously mess up your loop
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Ah, I just found the primochill has red tubing, couldn't find it on sidewinder.
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good because the coolant will gunk up your loop and cause growth of algae and inhibit corrosion and muck up your loop real bad
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