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After all the money you're putting in, I also recommend going with 2 loops.
I couldn't agree more.

2 loops isnt a bad thing, and its not any harder to do then the 1 loop as the dual ddc bays make everything compact and self contained. 2 loops will also drop your temps a decent amount too.
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I would go single loop. The only benefit of dual loop is spreading the restriction between two loops (you would still need two pumps so it's a moot point). The benefits of single loop are needing only one res, and being able to share the rads between all components (more often than not with dual loops, one loop has way too much rad that's going to waste).

As for components, this is what I would go with:

EK Supreme HF Nickel
Primochill Pro LRT 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing with Bitspower compression fittings (also get some 45 degree adapters to help smooth bends)
2x mcp355 pumps with either a dual top, or individual tops.
2x HWLabs GTX360 rads with 12 San Ace fans.

That would pretty much be the ideal set-up.
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post #13 of 65
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Same here. I just stick a barb and tube into my reservoir and drain as much water as possible. I then seal the loop back up and remove the entire loop from the PC lol. Sounds like a lot of work but its not
not to go off topic but i just straight up over looked it, i really dont know what i was thinking, i put it together and filled it up and started bleeding the system and was like... Crap... how am i gonna drain this But w.e i can always do pretty much what you just described
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post #14 of 65
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I would go single loop. The only benefit of dual loop is spreading the restriction between two loops (you would still need two pumps so it's a moot point). The benefits of single loop are needing only one res, and being able to share the rads between all components (more often than not with dual loops, one loop has way too much rad that's going to waste).

As for components, this is what I would go with:

EK Supreme HF Nickel
Primochill Pro LRT 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing with Bitspower compression fittings (also get some 45 degree adapters to help smooth bends)
2x mcp355 pumps with either a dual top, or individual tops.
2x HWLabs GTX360 rads with 12 San Ace fans.

That would pretty much be the ideal set-up.
I dont think the EK Supreme HF Nickel is worth it, its twice the price of the Rasa and only offers a .1c difference in temps and is more restrictive by 10%, everything else is a great suggestion.

Only thing is if he doesn't want a loud... well.. EXTREMELY loud system the GTX360's and san aces are not a good choice.
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post #15 of 65
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I dont think the EK Supreme HF Nickel is worth it, its twice the price of the Rasa and only offers a .1c difference in temps and is more restrictive by 10%, everything else is a great suggestion.

Only thing is if he doesn't want a loud... well.. EXTREMELY loud system the GTX360's and san aces are not a good choice.
I don't think the OP is concerned with budget. The EK Supreme HF Nickel is the #1 block at the moment, thus my recommendation to purchase it.

edit: OP will most likely have a fan controller, in which case noise will not be an issue. San Aces are under 40dB full load, and when on a fan controller, you can drop that down substantially.
Edited by mhaneline - 1/18/11 at 12:19am
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post #16 of 65
Its not really about the budget just not worth it for .1c and worse flow especially if runung a single loop. The only issue with the GTX360 is it requires high speed fans to become beneficial over the RX360, Using a fan controller to try and deaden sound would defeat the purpose of using that rad as then RX360 would then be out performing it. To each their own i guess. OP hasn't chimed in on sound preferences so either way, no matter what he decides it will be a win/win
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i found this interesting hope u do 2 http://www.overclockers.com/watercooling-myths-exposed/
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post #18 of 65
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Its not really about the budget just not worth it for .1c and worse flow especially if runung a single loop. The only issue with the GTX360 is it requires high speed fans to become beneficial over the RX360, Using a fan controller to try and deaden sound would defeat the purpose of using that rad as then RX360 would then be out performing it. To each their own i guess. OP hasn't chimed in on sound preferences so either way, no matter what he decides it will be a win/win
The GTX360 > RX360 even with medium speed fans. The benefit of San Aces is the crazy static pressure they put out. GTX360 + San Ace is a superb combo.

Even at full power, the San Aces aren't THAT loud. They're way quieter than you would expect from 102.5CFM. As a comparison, they're quieter than Yate Loon 2200rpm fans, yet they spin 400rpm faster and put out nearly 20CFM more air.
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I really just want to do a single loop. And I think I will go with the EK Supreme HF Nickel. I don't really care that it's a little more expensive and a little more restrictive. I don't really care about fan noise right now. I am running 30 db fans right now so not that big of a difference and yes I would have to have a few fan controllers to be able to adjust them... Where would I have to put the pumps on a single loop?
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I really just want to do a single loop. And I think I will go with the EK Supreme HF Nickel. I don't really care that it's a little more expensive and a little more restrictive. I don't really care about fan noise right now. I am running 30 db fans right now so not that big of a difference and yes I would have to have a few fan controllers to be able to adjust them... Where would I have to put the pumps on a single loop?
After the res and before the first rad would be optimal. You going to start a build log? I'll check it out..
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