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Hi, i am really not sure what to get in order to buy a full liquid cooling system...

I understand that i have to buy separate blocks for the components that i want to cool, a radiator, pump, and loops but where i get confused is what nozzle will i need?

Will they have to be a specific size? The same size as the tube?

I get really confused when i go shopping for a liquid setup...

It would really help if someone gave me a list of what i need in order to cool my sig rig... Everything so i can finally buy one without having to mess up and things not being compatible or things missing.

Thanks
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If you're going to go with barbs, make sure they are the same as the inner diameter of the tubing you are using.

IF you are using compression fittings make sure that they are both the same inner and outer diameter of the tube you are using.

ID/OD = inner diameter and outer diameter respectively.

And it really depends on what you want to cool.
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Best advice I can give you is read the sticky threads in this forum thoroughly. I'm an advocate of "research first, ask later." I know a lot of people come to this forum looking for answers with no knowledge of a given topic, but most of the answers are found easily in the stickies or via search. After you've read the stickies, if you still have questions then ask!

I spent a couple months reading hundreds of pages of water cooling material in this forum, beginning from little knowledge of water cooling. OCN has the best water cooling community bar none. I recommend _not_ pricing out a cart of water cooling components until you confidently understand every component and how they work together. Take the time to understand water cooling, it will save headaches and money down the road.

Start here:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l-threads.html
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The basics of a wc kit are in the stickies. I did about a month of research across this and a few others forums but this by far had most of the info. I will just reiterate them real quick here. You need a CPU block, pump, reservoir, radiator, gpu block if you plan on cooling a card, fans, clamps, barbs/compression fittings, and tubing.
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Doing my first water loop as well. I can list out what all I bought.

1. XSPC RX360 kit from jab-tech.
2. XSPC VGA full cover blocks from jab-tech.
3. Barbs (XSPC G1/4 to 1/2) and clams (5/8 OD) from jab-tech.
4. 10' Black 7/16" hose from amazon.
5. Crossfire bridge fitting (yet to buy).
6. Any rotary or 45 or 90 degree fitting (yet to buy).
7. PT-Nuke from Petra's shop (yet to buy).
8. Fan controller (yet to buy).
9. Distilled water from walmart (yet to buy).

And anything I need as I go along...geez...this gets expensive..
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Like most have said, many 100's of questions are answered in the stickies, as well as questions and answers you don't even know to ask yet. There is a wealth of information linked in there and it will benefit anyone from noob to veteran to read through it...there is always something to learn, or new product developments that happen as time goes on.

The best thing you can possibly do is help you, help yourself...so we can help you.
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