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post #11 of 42
thats anti-kink, only use it if you are going around a tight bend... and its easier than it seems, just time consuming

edit: you can get distilled water at just about ANY grocery store, just ask some one next time you go to the store, if they dont have it then get primochill pure (the clear one) i have used it before and even after 6 months it wont cause any problems like most of the other pre-mix coolant does
Edited by twich12 - 1/20/11 at 4:33am
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post #12 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;12076557 
Watsons is distilled, i live in hong kong so i dont have many choices in terms of distilled water.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/Lian%20Li%202000B/IMG_0088800x600.jpg

what are the coils of blue around the tubes?

They are anti-kink coils, to stop the tubing kinking.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html?id=L7SVSqBS#blank

does this kit come with tubing? i wanna buy my own white ones.

btw is there any possibility that the stuff will leak ? how about graphics card cooling?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;12076696 
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html?id=L7SVSqBS#blank

does this kit come with tubing? i wanna buy my own white ones.

btw is there any possibility that the stuff will leak ? how about graphics card cooling?

The kit comes with tubing but you can replace it yourself if you want to use white tubing. Just get some 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Primochill LRT White tubing.

As far as graphics card cooling you just need to add a GPU block and two fittings to your cart. The radiator included in the kit is easily big enough to cool a CPU and GPU so you shouldn't have a problem.

Try the EK Nickel 5870 block for the GPU.
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post #15 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;12077148 
The kit comes with tubing but you can replace it yourself if you want to use white tubing. Just get some 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Primochill LRT White tubing.

As far as graphics card cooling you just need to add a GPU block and two fittings to your cart. The radiator included in the kit is easily big enough to cool a CPU and GPU so you shouldn't have a problem.

Try the EK Nickel 5870 block for the GPU.

hey what does EK mean about this:

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=62&cntnt01origid=15&cntnt01returnid=17

a block for mobo????
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Motherboard blocks are pointless, and if you wanted one you'd end up spending a lot more as you'd have to get a better pump (as motherboard blocks are EXTREMELY restrictive).

Unfortunately, your ASUS ARES card does not have any full cover blocks available for it, so you'd have to get 2 MCW80s and put them on the card separately. Not really worth it honestly.
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post #17 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;12079854 
Motherboard blocks are pointless, and if you wanted one you'd end up spending a lot more as you'd have to get a better pump (as motherboard blocks are EXTREMELY restrictive).

Unfortunately, your ASUS ARES card does not have any full cover blocks available for it, so you'd have to get 2 MCW80s and put them on the card separately. Not really worth it honestly.

no im building a new computer for bulldozer, i will be using a 6950 or 570
Edited by somebodysb2 - 1/20/11 at 7:57pm
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Oh, then you should get an EK full cover nickel block for the card. They cost between $100 and $115.
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post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;12084894 
Oh, then you should get an EK full cover nickel block for the card. They cost between $100 and $115.

but do i need to water cool graphics cards? are the stock air fine? how is koolance?

i plan to flash 6950 in to a 6970.
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Well I don't know what the stock cooler will give you temperature wise, but if you put a block on the card you won't pass 50C, even when running Furmark with the card massively overclocked.
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