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Hi ocn

Okay, im goin to build my first water loop, and i have no idea about how to do it. though i made a thread a week ago where i got some suggestions:
Cpu block
Pump
Res
Rad
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Barbs

so, i wanted to hear what you think about this? and what water is the best to buy?

Then i want the loop to be red, and i dont know whats best to do. buy uv red water or uv red tubes?

And then, do i need anything else, or is this everything i need to build the system?

Sorry if this is some noob questions, but i have never done this before, and dont have any friends that have done it either, so im totally lost tongue.gif

but thanks in advance smile.gif
-Ridick2602

EDIT: Btw, why do i need a res in the system? what is its purpose?
Edited by Ridick2602 - 1/29/11 at 3:48pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridick2602;12190498 
Hi ocn

Okay, im goin to build my first water loop, and i have no idea about how to do it. though i made a thread a week ago where i got some suggestions:
Cpu block
Pump
Res
Rad
Tubes
Barbs

so, i wanted to hear what you think about this? and what water is the best to buy?

Then i want the loop to be red, and i dont know whats best to do. buy uv red water or uv red tubes?

And then, do i need anything else, or is this everything i need to build the system?

Sorry if this is some noob questions, but i have never done this before, and dont have any friends that have done it either, so im totally lost tongue.gif

but thanks in advance smile.gif
-Ridick2602

EDIT: Btw, why do i need a res in the system? what is its purpose?

You will need 3 or 6 fans:)
Distilled water + PT Nuke or Silver coil
Red tubes, no red water
You dont need a res, but in this case you might need a diff. pump and a fill port
When you start up your WC system(for the first time) you will have a lot of air in it. You have to get rid of it. The air will go in the res.
Edited by IOSEFINI - 1/29/11 at 4:00pm
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Do you not like some of the complete kits out there? They are very good! Or do you want to make your own custom water cooling kit ?
Edited by Northstar - 1/29/11 at 4:12pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IOSEFINI;12190632 
You will need 3 or 6 fans:)
Distilled water + PT Nuke or Silver coil
Red tubes, no red water
You dont need a res, but in this case you might need a diff. pump and a fill port
When you start up your WC system(for the first time) you will have a lot of air in it. You have to get rid of it. The air will go in the res.

okay, for the fans i have 3 Noctua NF-P12-1300 - 120mm.
and sorry, but i dont know what pt nuke or silver coil is, can u explain it? smile.gif
and the same with the diff pump and fill port. maybe a link to an exsample? smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northstar;12190752 
Do you not like some of the complete kits out there? They are pretty decent! Or do you want to make your own custom water cooling kit ?

well i was just told that this would perform better at a lower price, thats all smile.gif
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Guide I made
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/913181-water-cooling-guide-noobs.html#post11984918
Pt nuke or silver coil prevents growth in a loop
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridick2602;12190779 
okay, for the fans i have 3 Noctua NF-P12-1300 - 120mm.
and sorry, but i dont know what pt nuke or silver coil is, can u explain it? smile.gif
and the same with the diff pump and fill port. maybe a link to an exsample? smile.gif

PT Nuke or silver coil are biocides(prevent the growth of algae in your loop)
If you dont use a res or fill port , you can not fill up your system with water

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXMT114Lras[/ame]
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The XSPC RX360 kit will perform with 1C of what you posted at a total cost of $190 + Shipping. Buy the RX369 kit, a silver strip and then use the coupon code facebook for 5% off.
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Yeah.. I was just about to say..You can even go with the EKSupreme HF 240 Liquid Cooling Kit. http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekh3osuhf240.html
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;12191018 
The XSPC RX360 kit will perform with 1C of what you posted at a total cost of $190 + Shipping. Buy the RX369 kit, a silver strip and then use the coupon code facebook for 5% off.

And the XSPC RX360 kit will perform just as good if i add a HD6970 in the loop?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridick2602;12191206 
And the XSPC RX360 kit will perform just as good if i add a HD6970 in the loop?

Yep. Your CPU temperatures will rise about 3-5C depending on the fans you use but that would happen with a full custom loop as well. The pump is definitely up to the task.
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