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I have been planning on doing my first WC build and I think I've finally made a choice on what I want to get and how I will set up.

Here is my loop order for starters: Res ->Pump->Rad->CPU Block-> GPU block -> RES
Sound good?

And here are my components.

Reservoir - XSPC Acrylic top for Laing DDC pump
Pump - Swiftech MCP335 DDC Laing 12v
Radiator - Swiftech MCR220 (or do you think XSPC RX240 is better?)
CPU Block - Swiftech GTX (buying AMD holddown plate as well)
Switech RadBox (I'm rear mounting my rad)
Fans - 2x Scythe gentle typhoon 120mm
GPU Block - EK Geforce 460 GTX EK-FC460
Barbs - 1/2 Barbs 10 Count
Tubing - 5 ft of Primoflex 7/16 ID 5/8 OD.
Clamps - 10 count

Now I'm not sure about how I should protect my loop from build up. So would PT nuke do the job?

Do you think I need cink coils?

Any other suggestions? I didn't want to go with a dual bay set up because my case is lacking on bays available to me. I'm not totally ruling it out though. I only have 3 bays and I'm using one already.
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silver killcoil i believe will be good for preventing loop build up
    
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I'll look into that. Thanks sir.
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Here is my loop order for starters: Res ->Pump->Rad->CPU Block-> GPU block -> RES
Sound good?
That will be fine, other than res>pump loop order does not make a huge difference as water temperatures only vary by a few C. Go for whatever gives you the least amount of tubing.

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And here are my components....
No need for the clamps when using 7/16" tubing with 1/2" barbs, it will form a tight enough seal without.

You only need 8 fittings; two for res / pump (it is one unit), 2 for CPU block, two for rad and two for GPU block.

The MCR220 will cope, but you will get better temperatures from a MCR320. If you can fit one to the back of your case I would do so. I think the MCR320 is only a few $ more than the 220, plus the extra fan. Worth it if it fits.

Having said that I have an i7 860 @ 3.75Ghz and a 5850 both cooled with a MCR120 and a RX120, I just don't get the best of temperatures (it is very quiet thought, which is what I wanted).

I would look into the XSPC Rasa CPU block (price / performance) or the EK Supreme HF (performance), they might be better for you.

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Now I'm not sure about how I should protect my loop from build up. So would PT nuke do the job?
Yep, a few drops of PT nuke or a silver killcoil will do the job (no need for both). Other than that use distilled water, stay away from premixed / dyes as they tend to break down over time and gunk up your loop.

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Do you think I need cink coils?
Depends on your tubing and your routing. They help when turning tight corners, and they can look good too, but they are not essential.
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Do not buy a full GPU block especially for a GTX460. It's really too expensive and it is not reusable. Just get MCW80 or MCW60 so you can use it in the future as well. You really dont need a full GPU block especially for an entry level card like GTX460.

PHN nuke will be your biocide. If you are planning to use color dye that get PT nuke instead. I prefer using this one instead of putting silver coil. Personal preference but I dont like the looks of silver coil.

You shouldn't need kink coils with that tubing.

XSPC top reservoir is the way you should go. It will increase your pump's performance. Don't think about bay reservoirs.
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Do not buy a full GPU block especially for a GTX460. It's really too expensive and it is not reusable. Just get MCW80 or MCW60 so you can use it in the future as well. You really dont need a full GPU block especially for an entry level card like GTX460.

PHN nuke will be your biocide. If you are planning to use color dye that get PT nuke instead. I prefer using this one instead of putting silver coil. Personal preference but I dont like the looks of silver coil.

You shouldn't need kink coils with that tubing.

XSPC top reservoir is the way you should go. It will increase your pump's performance. Don't think about bay reservoirs.
I have to look up these other blocks that you are talking about for the GPU. I thought this was the ONLY one I can use for this card since it is a reference 460 GTX card.

And I heard good things about that XSPC top res for the pump. so yeah, that was my best bet performance wise and space wise.
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