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So I'm ordering everything that I can on Monday.

I've never put together a water cooled system before so I'm not quite sure entirely how to do it. I've never really even studied others loops as well so it's quite difficult at this point.

Could anyone who has done this be so gracious as to help?

I am really confused as to what order the loop should be. My tubing is 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD. I will be purchasing 18 compression fittings (and 4 45 degree rotaries just in case). I will have 2x580 GTX waterblocks, a CPU waterblock, a 4 port reservoir, and 2x360 radiators. I already am purchasing the 2 GeForce links and the single dual parallel. I assume I will not need the 3-slot SLI parallel so I am getting the regular one.

Any and ALL help would be awesome! I'm so nervous that the second I turn it on something is going to go horribly wrong and water is going to spray all over my parts .

Thanks so much all. I seriously wouldn't have been able to do any of this without you.
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filling out yours specs would help.
    
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Dont worry lol nothing is gonna spray just take ur time dont rush it.
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Lol I just don't want anything to leak either.

It's gonna be as follows. I have another thread where I posted "my final build" so I don't want people think it's the same thing.

I just need to know how I should do the loop. Where do I start? Where do I go next? Etc... Like I said, I've never done it before!

Case: Case Labs M8
Power: Corsair AX1200
CPU: Intel i7-2600k
Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX580 x 2
RAM: Corsair Dominator 8GB
Storage: Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB x 2
Sound: ASUS Xonar Essence ST
Optical: LITE-ON iHBS212

Fan Controller: Lamptron FC Touch
Fans: Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-15 x 6, AP-14 x 8

Pump: Swiftech MCP35x
Reservoir: EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Basic (4 slots)
Radiator: ThermoChill TA120.3 x 2
CPU Block: EK Supreme HF
GPU Block: EK-FC580 x 2
Fittings and Tubing: 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD
post #5 of 5
Phew!

That's a lot of water gear for a first build!


But yea, don't worry about leaks, assuming you're using distilled water, it's non conductive until it has electrolytes in it,, so even if you spill it on parts, it shouldn't do any damage.

On top of that, leak test it prior to starting all of the components up, again, no short circuits and equipment damage can happen if there's no current to run through it.

In my opinion, the hardest bit is getting the fluid all the way around the loop and getting all the air out.


But anyway, it's all pretty easy if you're sensible

Just make sure your screws are all in tight and you put the tubing all the way onto the barbs before you close the compressions.

Oh and try not to put stress on the 45 degree rotaries, they can apparently leak.
    
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