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As title... Am I making it right?

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the XSPC kit is really great value for your money; don't know if they are readily available outside of the US/CA but it's worth checking out.


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...em.html?tl=g30

edit: Also I've read somewhere that using push pull on a rad doesn't make an incredible difference. If you have the fans to spare..by all means.
Edited by wupah - 2/24/11 at 6:32pm
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honestly I just ordered parts for cpu and gpu and spent around 800-850 us dollars. Thanks to the awesome help of some great ppl on ocn!
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You made it expensive...

Get Gentle Typhoon fans. They have a high static pressure and make great radiator fans. You can just use distilled water from any local store instead of the overpriced "cooling fluid". Performance will be nearly identical. You will need more than 1m of tubing... Probably around 3-4m of it at least to be safe.
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You're good, but if you want to be on budget, this is my $0.02
Mixing UV Orange fluid with UV Blue tubing? Is this intentional?
The Black ICE Rads are not as good as the RX360.
Chipset cooling isn't a need, the stock coolers are fine.
I'd go with regular barbs that fit your size tubing, and use clamps. Less expensive.
Gentle Typhoon fans are one of the best for the RX360.
A Better pump is the MCP 655.

Again, just my take on this. Should lower the price. Also, if you are going to spend that much, I'm not sure if they make waterblocks for the GT 430.

EDIT: Got ninja'd. Ttaylor is correct.
    
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Do not buy that Feser crap, it'll ruin your loop eventually.

What site is that cart from?
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I got pretty much only top end parts with two full vga blocks and it cost me about $650 all said and done so you're almost double my expense!
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I got pretty much only top end parts with two full vga blocks and it cost me about $650 all said and done so you're almost double my expense!
Technically he's not considering that's the general price for Europe/Great Britain. You only think that it is more expensive because of exchange rates, but we also make more money then the average American and the Euro or GBP is worth more because of the fact the European Economy is better.


ANYWAYS, As someone else said get some Gentle Typhoon Fans as they're great for the Rad, also the Black ICE radiators aren't all that great so I say go with the RX360. In addition you'll need around 3m or so of tube and you don't need the excessively expensive water cooling fluid. Distilled water works fine.
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Let's see here,

You don't really need Feser for one thing, though it is the only way to make the color go the whole way through the blocks. I suspect you're going to rig up UV lights so the tubes change from orange to blue when it switches on and off?

The only functional benefit of Feser is its low conductivity, which isn't that big a deal, and Feser stains stuff and often forms a bunch of gunk. I found a review where they boiled Thermochill's EC6 and found that it didn't gunk up or stain anything, though I don't know how analogous that is to what it actually faces in a loop.

The motherboard blocks don't do a heck of a lot except for reducing flow, and you could save a bit by going with a cheaper brand of compressions. I personally find compressions a lot easier to deal with overall, so I'd stick with them.

I also feel like Hardware Labs charges a bit more than their radiators are really worth.
    
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I'd ditch the chipset block, it's not needed, ditch cooling fluid, stick to distilled water.

also nzxt LX fan controller isn't really worth the money IMO
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