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post #1 of 16
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Ok so thanks to those who has offered advice and help so far,

Project outline: a 800d that has a cpu watercooled ( and adding in a watercooled gpu in the future)
secondary objectives: Quiet as possible and to allow things to go on without user interference ( ie i dont want a fan controller if possible)

So WC components, first off xspc rx360 rad with apache pwm fans,
my idea behind the fans is to buy an askada fan cable which takes power from the psu but can be connected to a motherboard headed or cpu header, this will hopefully mean these 3 fans will run at only what they are needed,

res: x20 750 xspc dual bay res : i want something simple for my first build, this seems to fit the bill, i would like quieter if possible so unsure if there is a way to undervolt this, ( if anyone knows a way other than a fan controller?)

cpu block: please recommend one,

fittings, 2 koolance no spill d/c, can someone advise on tubing size and fittings, i think compression is what i would need,


Thanks for your time
post #2 of 16
You may look at a swift tech pump if you are looking for it to be more quiet. You can get a small res or a res top for it.

For CPU blocks- The RASA is one of the best. You may just want to get the XSPC Rasa RX360 kit. It will be cheaper than buying it all separate.
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post #3 of 16
for you cpu block the EK-Supreme HF is the best you can buy - this is a good site, it is where i ordered all my stuff from, just waiting on its arrival to build it

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27630
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post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
ive looked at the d5 pump, but i hear the res is hard to bleed, also i cant find db ratings of it on paticular settings and flow rates, plus there is the added cost which nearly doubles, is is that much quieter.

im trying to make the tubing as neat as possible hence having a pump and res in one,

i see danger den and koolance also have them availbile, koolance is just as loud from reading reviews and is a huge price, and dangerden dont seem to be availible in the uk,

Thanks for your suggestion on the cpu block, could you aslso reccomend some fittings?
post #5 of 16
I'm not sure about the noise profile's of the different pumps you have listed. I can say the MCP655-B/D5 non-variable speed is plenty silent. Perhaps you can find the information you are looking for over at Skinnee Labs: http://skinneelabs.com/

Fitting and tubing size is kind of a personal preference thing. 1/2 inch is pretty popular, I prefer 7/16's ID by 5/8's OD Primoflex tubing w/ Bitspower compression fittings to match.
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post #6 of 16
If you want silence here is what I would get:

Swiftech MCP35X Pump
Swiftech MCP35X Reservoir
XSPC RX360
Arctic Cooling F12 PWM Fans - x3
XSPC Rasa CPU Block
Bitspower 1/2" Barbed Fittings x6
Primochill 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Tubing - your choice of color
Silver Kill Coil

Since the pump and fans are PWM, they can be automatically controlled by the motherboard. Get a PWM splitter such as this one (You will need to chain two of them together).

Then hook up the three fans and the pump to the PWM splitter, and hook that up to the motherboard. Turn on automatic fan control and watch as your computer goes from dead silent at idle to full speed at load (which still won't be that loud) automatically with change in your CPU temperature.
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post #7 of 16
Get this and set up the software to control the fans according to temperature. This way you can get faster fans for when they are needed and the computer will control the speed of the fans as needed.
 
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post #8 of 16
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Ok , so i have decided finally on the parts im going to order, please review
and spec up some fittings, compression i think its the easist to work with

( also like 2 x koolance d/c for draining loop.)

as complete newbie a link to correct fittings needed would be appreciated, speicaltech is where i have got everything else from,

pump d5 vario ( going to put it on setting 2 or 3, ) coming form elsehwere

the mcp355 wont go in bay res and seems to have an extrmeme lowly lph,
post #9 of 16
I have a 800D case and started out the same way with this kit:

http://www.crazypc.com/products/PX93800.html

Since then I added a HW labs Black Ice 360, Nickel/acetal gpu blocks, Tygon tubing, Bitspower compression fittings etc.
It took a couple of months but it is all worth it.


Edited by SlideRulz - 2/13/11 at 9:15am
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post #10 of 16
You also need to add fittings for each component to go with the tubing as well as add the pump to go along with that bay reservoir. Everything else looks great

edit: and you need either a kill coil/ ptnuke/ deadwater/ piece of .99 pure silver to put in the loop as well as some fans to go on that rad. I would suggest either gentle typhoons or yate loons.
 
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