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post #11 of 19
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Loaded up a bunch of stuff on Frozen CPU. Getting really close. I just need to sort out fittings and decide a few other options.

I was going to order the GPU blocks but decided to scratch that, I'd rather go with the MCW80s and then resell them if I don't like them. I imagine they will be much easier to sell the the EK full blocks.

I'm also going to try and pick up 2x MCP 350s off the marketplace + an NB/SB chipset cooler.

P.S. You should really be able to save the carts.

Questions:
1. Will 1 fan for each 120 rad be sufficient? Or should I go 4 fans for the
240 rad and 2 fans for the 120 rad.

2. Will the bridges work on the MCW80s? Also do I really need to spend 50
dollars on bridge pieces or can I go a cheaper route.


I'll post my fittings later, my head hurts.
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post #12 of 19
1. One fan will be enough

2. No, the bridges are only compatible with the EK blocks. Top connect the MCW80s you'll just have to use a piece of tubing.

3. Why do you have a reservoir for dual loops? The single loop version is cheaper.
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post #13 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
1. One fan will be enough

2. No, the bridges are only compatible with the EK blocks. Top connect the MCW80s you'll just have to use a piece of tubing.

3. Why do you have a reservoir for dual loops? The single loop version is cheaper.
Good to hear! On both accounts.

As for the #3, I decided to go with the dual reservoir because it was only 5$ more. This will allow me to ugprade to a second pump with ease if needed. I have no desire to run a dual loop but I did read that these dual res can be setup as... serial, seperate, or seperate with the same res water.
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post #14 of 19
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So I've worked out the fittings.

I'll need 16 G1/4 1/2" barbs. I plan on using 7/16 tubing. I'm also going to pick up 6 90 angle adapters and 2 45 degree adapters.

2 MB block
4 GPU blocks
4 2 rads
4 dual res
2 CPu block

I'm anticipating using 4 90 degree adapters on the GPU cooling blocks as well as 2 90 degree adapters on the serial pump setup in the res.

How's all that sound?

Thanks.
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post #15 of 19
Sounds fine, just make sure to get the rotary angled adapters. They look like this (color can be different):

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post #16 of 19
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Thanks for the call on the rotary Charlie. I wouldn't even have known about em.

I just placed my order! Here is the final invoice. I was able to snag a 5% discount with code "pcapex."

I probably went overboard on the rotary fittings but I wanted to make sure I had everything I needed. I think it's going to be a pretty tight fit so better safe then sorry.

I'm not entirely sure I need the MC14/MC21's either but I'm going to be overclocking pretty heavy so better safe then sorry.

I bought 2 MCP350 pumps and the Asus crosshair IV motherboard waterblock off the forums so those aren't included in the price either.

Looks like I just need some PT nuke and I'll be ready to rock and roll. I'm sure I'll be back once I start installing everything.

Thanks!
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post #17 of 19
I'm not sure if you noticed this but the colors "Black Sparkle" and "Matte Black" are actually totally different. Luckily the different color is just on the barb so it really won't be that noticeable.

Matte Black:



Black Sparkle:

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post #18 of 19
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Whoops. I was actually trying to match the black sparkle barb fitting to the other chrome barb fittings.

Probably easier next time to just buy the barbs separate instead of using all the fitting options per product. I guess they don't sell the standard ones that they use in the fitting option separate.

I'll just have to stick em somewhere that doesn't use any of the rotaries.
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post #19 of 19
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Well! This has been an interesting experience. The GTX 240 is about 2 inches too big for my case. I accidentally ordered the wrong dual res. And it took about 3 weeks for the motherboard waterblock to get here!

Damn the first build and all the newbie mistakes!
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