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So I've had this set up since the middle of '07 I think. So it's ageing a fair bit now.

What upgrades can I do in order to maximise performance? Without going overboard on price.

My loop has been in-active for over a year now, so I have the chance to upgrade some of the components and make the installation a summer project.

Current Loop:

Fuzion V1
Thermochill PA120.3 w/ 3x Redwings
DDC Ultra / XSPC Res Top
1/2" standard barbs

I've just got a good deal on an XSPC Delta V3 so I snapped it up. I hate the Fuzion, the inlet/outlet are way too close together and the Delta has some pretty good reviews so not bad for £20. I think my pump is still pretty much the bees knees so I guess the only thing left is the radiator and barbs?

Is my radiator still highly rated, or is it worth purchasing a new one and retiring this old dog? I've also seen these compression fittings, but I don't know much about them, is it worth replacing my barbs with these?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

For now I just intend to cool my CPU, but I do intend to add my GTX480 into the loop at some point in time.

Regards, Iced.
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post #2 of 5
Hello..

You dont need to change that rad when u goin to use it on cpu.
U can use 1/2 barbs with 7/16" ID 5/8" OD tube, it will fit tighter and use plastic clamps.
Comp fittings just a waste off money in my option..

And if u goin for a new rad when u getting wc for gpu, dont retire thermochill, just use 2x 360 rads instead.. much better..

Im not a pro at watercooling, building my own set atm..

But just ask if u dont know something
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post #3 of 5
Ditch the fuzion for the XSPC Rasa, cheap block but performs very well.

Id keep the radiator.

Got a link to those fans?
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Dont use ptnuke. i did and now i got to replace all lines and clean put rad and blocks. Use kill coil. For your gpu. only thing u need is mcw80 take off the cover then the gpu heatpipes and mount gpu block, My 580 i had mc80 on it dose not fix right. had to mount mcw60. but on 480 i was runing 850 core @ 56 degs max after 3 days on .
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Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
Dont use ptnuke. i did and now i got to replace all lines and clean put rad and blocks.
If you use PTNuke per the instructions it won't stain, damage, or discolor anything.
 
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