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My first custom loop....need advice.

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I have been wanting to put together my own loop but this is the first time I am doing it without buying a prebuilt kit (I had an evercool kit on my old rig) so I put together a list of the parts that I would like to use. I figure I would ask the pros here on this site to make sure I do it right.

Im sure it matters so I just thought that I will mention it.... I will for right now just use the loop for the CPU but might want to add the video card in the future. If thats the case, will I need to buy anything extra other than the block and fittings?

Here are the parts I intend to buy...

CPU Block: EK Supreme HF
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/73...?tl=g30c85s139

Pump: Swiftech MCP655
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/61...tl=g30c107s153

Pump Top: Bitspower D5
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...tl=g30c107s156

Res: 160mm T-Virus Ver2 (red)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...?tl=g30c97s165

Rad: Black Ice GT Stealth 360 X-Flow
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/50...?tl=g30c95s161

Fans: Gentle Typhoon 1850 (3 of them)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...l?tl=g36c15s60

Tubing: 1/2"ID, 3/4"OD PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72...?tl=g30c99s172

Fittings: Bitspower Compression 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD (6 of them)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...l=g30c409s1033

So what is your opinion? I am open to suggestions on whether or not you have a part that will be better than a part currently on my list. Also, if you tell me that another item would be better for me instead of an item that I already have on my list, please tell me why so I can learn. If you think I am missing something, or have something that I should add, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Edited by liljoejoe54 - 2/24/11 at 6:02pm
post #2 of 6
You should change that radiator into GTX 360 or RX360.

Don't forget about PT-nuke or kill coil. Is FrozenCPU your only choice? http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ or www.Jab-tech.com offers those items at a lower price point.


Other than that is all good.
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MSI HD 6970 12 Gb Patriot Sector 7 DDR3 Crucial M4 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI  SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung DVD drive EK Supreme HF, EK waterblock HD6970, EX480 XSPC... 
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Originally Posted by Pencuri View Post
You should change that radiator into GTX 360 or RX360.

Don't forget about PT-nuke or kill coil. Is FrozenCPU your only choice? http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ or www.Jab-tech.com offers those items at a lower price point.


Other than that is all good.

FrozenCPU isnt my only choice, its just where I was doing my search. Thanks for the other sites and the info on the radiators, I will get one of those. I was looking at one of them silver kill coils but wasnt sure if it actually did anything. I will add that as well.
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FrozenCPU isnt my only choice, its just where I was doing my search. Thanks for the other sites and the info on the radiators, I will get one of those. I was looking at one of them silver kill coils but wasnt sure if it actually did anything. I will add that as well.
Kill coils and pt-nuke will prevent your loop from growing algae. That + distilled water and you should be good to go.
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MSI HD 6970 12 Gb Patriot Sector 7 DDR3 Crucial M4 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI  SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung DVD drive EK Supreme HF, EK waterblock HD6970, EX480 XSPC... 
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i7 920 D0 4.2Ghz 1.35v EVGA X58 Classified 760 Sapphire HD 6970 Sapphire HD 6970 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI HD 6970 12 Gb Patriot Sector 7 DDR3 Crucial M4 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI  SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung DVD drive EK Supreme HF, EK waterblock HD6970, EX480 XSPC... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U3011 G19 Corsiar AX850 
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Caselabs SMH10 G500 
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Originally Posted by Pencuri View Post
Kill coils and pt-nuke will prevent your loop from growing algae. That + distilled water and you should be good to go.
Sweet, and thanks again for them links. I just found the same pump for about $30 less at sidewinders and the compression fittings are half the price of FrozenCPU.
post #6 of 6
I might also recommend the MCP35X pump with it's res. The pump is good because it has pwm which means you can hook it up to your motherboard to regulate speed and control your noise level when you don't need the pumping power. Plus it's compact and produces good flow and pressure.



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpu1.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swreformcpu.html

Here's a review:
http://skinneelabs.com/swiftech-mcp35x/
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