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I have been researching a lot about water cooling and found these forums to be the most helpful, so I figured this would be the best place to ask questions. I have picked out most of the parts, except the barbs and tubing. I just want to make sure I pick the proper size. Also, I want to make sure this system will be efficient enough to achieve consist low temps.

The plan is to cool the CPU and 1 GPU. I am waiting for the 7000 series cards to come out to make my decision. Here's the parts I have chosen so far:

FAN: 3 x Enermax Magma 120mmFan - if I already have 2 *Yate Loons if not?
RADIATOR: XSPC RX360 - Triple 120mm high performance radiator
PUMP: Swiftech MCP 355 12v DC Pump
PUMP TOP: XSPC - Laing DDC Top
TUBE: BLACK
CPU BLOCK: EK-Supreme HF - Full Copper
GPU BLOCK: Unknown
RESEVOIR: XSPC 5.25" Bay Reservoir - Clear / Silver / Black
ANTI-KINK: RED
CASE: HAF 932 AMD Edition

First off, are the parts I picked out enough to keep a AMD 965 BE cool around 4Ghz? I have experimented with overclocking my GPU a little, but never had a system than ran cool enough to feel comfortable. I plan to overclock my GPU as well.


Water flow - res-pump-rad-cpu-gpu-res

Barbs: Radiator - 2 x G1/4 to 1/2" Barb
Pump - 2 x G1/4 to 1/2" Barb
Resevoir - 2 x G1/4 to 1/2" Barb
CPU Block - 2 x G1/4 to 1/2" Barb
GPU Block - 2 x G1/4 to 1/2" Barb
*I am planning to pick up 2-4 G1/4 to 1/2" 45 degree rotary barbs for a flush fitting.

Tubing - 3/8" ID 1/2" OD

1. Am I on the right path in terms of Barbs?
2. Would you suggest that size tubing? I read that using 3/8 allows for a tighter fit.
3. Sufficient cooling for my needs?
4. Am I missing anything?

This is my first water cooling adventure and I would like to make it as painless as possible. lol Any help is appreciated.
post #2 of 5
Here is my view on your parts:

Fans: Those Enermax ones have a good CFM and Decibel rating. Not sure what the sp value on them is. I personally always favor the AP-15 Gentle typhoons. According to the specs they move less air 69 vs 58 are a little bit nosier 28 dBA vs 18 dBA. Also I have read some reviews where those posted values vary. But for the RX360 rads the GTs cool very well I use them in my case.

Rad: Solid choice no real improvements from there.

Pump: The 335 or 655 are both really good choices. The 655 is quieter than the 335. The 335 is better on more restrictive loops which you wont have to worry about.

Pump top: Not to sure on these but from what I read they are good for the 335 and the 655 is good enough on its own.

Tube: This is personal preference just make sure you stick to the same size for the whole loop.

CPU: Same block I use and I love it. Specs for my 930 are in my sig rig.

GPU: Pending

Res: These are more for aesthetics so go for what ever looks best to you in your rig. Due to spacing in mine I got a res that my 655 hooks into.

Anti-Kink: Meh these are situational they are situational depending on your loop set up and case. I don't use any anti-kink in my 932.

Case: Love this case I have the normal version but I like the black alot better.

Flow chart is good you should see some nice temps with that setup.

Barbs all look good you can go with the smaller tubing 7/8" for nice tight barb fitting.

Only thing I can recommend is a fan controller.

For reference this is my 932 build cpu only atm will be adding a block on my 5970 soon.


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post #3 of 5
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Awesome. Thanks for the in detail explanation.

I have 2 of those fans in my old rig and they match my color scheme, so I figured they should work fine. I plan to run them around 1000-1200 rpms. I definitely will go with the 7/8" tubing for the tighter fit.

The anti kink coils was purely aesthetic. I am not sure if I am even going to pick them up. I won't have any tight curves due to the size of the 932.

I love that fan controller you have. I just wish they had red LED lights to match my case.

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Awesome. Thanks for the in detail explanation.

I have 2 of those fans in my old rig and they match my color scheme, so I figured they should work fine. I plan to run them around 1000-1200 rpms. I definitely will go with the 7/8" tubing for the tighter fit.

The anti kink coils was purely aesthetic. I am not sure if I am even going to pick them up. I won't have any tight curves due to the size of the 932.

I love that fan controller you have. I just wish they had red LED lights to match my case.

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If you want a red display, the Lamptron's have a fully customizable look just by switching jumpers on the back. (Mine's green.) I also think he meant 7/16" ID tubing.
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Checking out Lamptron right now. Thanks for the heads up.


*7/16" noted =D
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