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I am looking at WC for my GPUs, I havent done any befor but I want to drop temps on em, I am looking at 2 of these: http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/bl...cb-acetal.html (Would the nickel ones be better?) Anyways I dont know what else I need to cool em, I mean I know I need a pump, rand, tubing, coolant, and possibly a res but I dont know what parts exactly. I dont want to end up with a sub-par loop.
    
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post #2 of 35
Those EK blocks are great, if you want get the nickel, wouldn't waste my money on it.

I would suggest a 240 or if you can fit a 360 size rad

other general stuff, pump (nothing huge for that small loop), tubing (primochill), res or a res/pump (XSPC 750)

silver kill and distilled water
post #3 of 35
You plan to upgrade your cards soon? They are aging a bit.

But nickel is better because it doesn't oxidize and copper does when exposed to air.

You will need a pump such as (mcp655,mcp355,mpc350) I think the 355 would be best if you just looking to cool your video cards. Get a 360 radiator. XSPC RX 360 would be good bang for the buck.

Then it is up to you if you want to get a restop such as this or just a regulator reservoir, or use a t-line.

The restop/reservoir allows form less flow restriction so its nice, but not necessary just easier for maintenance.

Tubing is your choice, grab clear or colored, dont used dyes. Then will you want to get biocide such as pt nuke and some 99% pure silver.

edited: however the above poster stated the x20 xspc 750 res/pump unit is good too. Should do you fine if your just looking to cool the gpu.
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First and foremost, are your cards reference designs?
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post #5 of 35
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Yea I looked at the compatibility and it will fit them both. And they should be reference. I am not planing to upgrade since these are fairly new to me and run everything great. I have the HAF X but I dont know what rads you can mount to it.
    
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post #6 of 35
HAF X can fit up to a 360 rad, go with that.
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post #8 of 35
also mite want to get 1/2 barbs and 7/16 tube For a great fix. killcoil and distilled water = best. Coolent will gunk up on blocks and pump and rad. The haf932. fixs a 120.3 or called 360 rad (had it in mine) If its thin u can mount pushpull but i would get a think rad (feser) And get gt1850 fans but then not pushpull. No point on fan controllers, get a pump that has a tach on it and plug into the cpu fan header so if the pump was to die pc would turn off. I would add your cpu to loop and overclock it.
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post #9 of 35
RX360 with yates or GT would be a perfect combo. The Haf X I believe can't do push pull with a rad that thick. MCP355/35x would be perfect for this loop.
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Considering your looking at the ek's have you considered going with their universal blocks? Other than that looks like everything else that has been said is good stuff. Cheers!
 
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