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Hi there guys ^_^

Before I carry on, Just so you know, I have no clue whatsoever with what I'm doing, never done this before, and this will be the FIRST TIME i will be doing this. All the knowledge I have at the moment is just by reading and watching videos...


I kinda need your opinions and suggestions on watercooling my system, I've read/watched almost all the stickied articles we have here on OCN, but i prefer hearing your opinions about this



Thats the rough sketch I have drawn, at the moment im confused with the fittings or compressors that i have to use, I know compressors are expensive but i prefer using them to be on the safe side... i dont know which ones to use...

i've indicated with numbers the places where i want to use them which is pretty much everywhere.. But i dont know what sizes i have to use... I dont

1. Standard compression fitting
2. Standard compression fitting
3. Standard compression fitting
4. 45 degree
5. 45 degree
6. 90 degree
7. Standard compression fitting
8. 45 degree
#Any suggestions? have I done something thats not supposed to be done?

This is the current WC parts that I have selected

I you can kindly help me with the parts and all that, would be really great ^_^
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/home.php
That is the website that I will be using...

I'll be going for this setup in the future



Thanks a lot ^_^

PS. I apologize for the bad drawings...
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post #2 of 31
Looks great. Drawings are great too, I knew what case it was even when I first looked at it, not that there is many cases where the GPU stands on end.

I will just add...

Use distilled water and order a silver kill coil to some PT Nuke... if you plan to change out the system a lot of different components it is best to use a silver kill coil.

I would almost say that you can just forget the RS120 for Phase2, I put one in my between build and noticed nothing. waste of time and money. but if you want it go for it. Plus that AMD and another 6870 will not need it.
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I would almost say that you can just forget the RS120 for Phase2, I put one in my between build and noticed nothing. waste of time and money. but if you want it go for it. Plus that AMD and another 6870 will not need it.
Was thinking of going sandy bridge in 3 months thats why i will have another rs120 there ^_^ I didnt went for the RX version because it wont fit inside the FT02... any help on the compressions? would be great ^_^ all the sizes OD and ID seriously confuses the hell out of me...
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Use 7/16 tubing with 1/2 fittings (compression fittings if you like)
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post #5 of 31
that setup will work great with the sandy bridge too and again dont think you need to 120.

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Use 7/16 tubing with 1/2 fittings (compression fittings if you like)
ditto
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that setup will work great with the sandy bridge too and again dont think you need to 120.

so all I need is a 1 360?
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Yea a single 360 should cover all of that.

Really depends how much airflow it's going to see down the bottom of the case.
    
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Barbs? How about the barbs? Will the compressions I buy work with the barbs included? Reading the specs for 6870 cover and it doesnt say if it comes with barbs or not... Going to post the stuff ill be ordering in a bit...
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checking out 6870 blocks, whats better? nickel plexi or nickel acetal? the price difference between them two is just £3... I know i can go for the expensive one, but with a £3 difference, im wondering what made nickel acetal £3 more expensive?
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Use 7/16 tubing with 1/2 fittings (compression fittings if you like)
I will definitely agree with that. It's what I did. Fantastic job of securing the hoses and you don't need any clamps (if you opt not to use compression fittings). 7/16 tubing fits on 1/2 barbs very tightly and it gives a much more confident fit, in my opinion.

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checking out 6870 blocks, whats better? nickel plexi or nickel acetal? the price difference between them two is just £3... I know i can go for the expensive one, but with a £3 difference, im wondering what made nickel acetal £3 more expensive?
I don't think it's much of a difference but aesthetics, or preference. Some like to use the plexi and some like the acetal. I don't think you can go wrong either way.
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