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This is what i have so far for my first ever loop. Planning to just start off with my cpu then work my way to gpu when i get my final graphics card... Waiting for the gtx 590

here its is:

Am i missing anything? besides the liquid of course.
the tubbing and pump... is compatible right?
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Dont get the Luna, get the Rasa instead.

the Luna isnt that well of a block anymore, unless your buying it for the lights.

Dont forget kill coil and fans.
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post #3 of 13
its good you might want to do this

change the cpu block to a rasa might be a few $'s cheaper and its a few c better on cooling

change the rad to a swiftech mcr320qp again a few $'s cheaper and will do you just as good

add a silver kill koil and a bottle of pk nuke to your order and your golden and a few barb fitings (1/2" Inner diameter)
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post #4 of 13
For a CPU loop you will need a Res, Pump, CPU block, Radiator, Tubing, kill coil or pt nuke and some fans and barbs.

As far as your current setup is concerned grab a xspc rasa block its much better and the same price (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...?tl=g30c85s139).

Um the res imo is a bit excessive but its really just for looks. The d5 is a solid pump though if you wanna cut back on price you can use a simpler res.

The rad you can go with the xspc RX 360 if you have the space and want a quiet build. The feser 360 is good for mid to high rmp fans 1900+ and the Black Ice GTX 360 is the king with high rpm fans.

Tubing and clamps are good.

Make sure you grab (6) 1/4" threaded to 1/4" barbs for you tubing.

Distilled water from your local grocery store.

Silver kill coil/pt nuke.

And finally you will need 3 fans for your rad if you are going quiet, yate loons (sp) and Gentle Typhoons are good choices otherwise for the higher cfm fans you will have an increase in noise.
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post #5 of 13
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For a CPU loop you will need a Res, Pump, CPU block, Radiator, Tubing, kill coil or pt nuke and some fans and barbs.

As far as your current setup is concerned grab a xspc rasa block its much better and the same price (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...?tl=g30c85s139).

Um the res imo is a bit excessive but its really just for looks. The d5 is a solid pump though if you wanna cut back on price you can use a simpler res.

The rad you can go with the xspc RX 360 if you have the space and want a quiet build. The feser 360 is good for mid to high rmp fans 1900+ and the Black Ice GTX 360 is the king with high rpm fans.

Tubing and clamps are good.

Make sure you grab (6) 1/4" threaded to 1/4" barbs for you tubing.

Distilled water from your local grocery store.

Silver kill coil/pt nuke.

And finally you will need 3 fans for your rad if you are going quiet, yate loons (sp) and Gentle Typhoons are good choices otherwise for the higher cfm fans you will have an increase in noise.
for some reason frozen cpu doesn't have that particular water block compatible with am2, am3s?
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Its just a bracket that makes it am3, its really ugly so i used my Enzotech Sapphire mounting hardware to make it work.
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Its just a bracket that makes it am3, its really ugly so i used my Enzotech Sapphire mounting hardware to make it work.
thanks man, yea i saw the mounting on am3 on youtube... it looks terrible with those four big screws sticking out. Where might i get better mounting hardware?
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btw what tubing size will be needed for the rasa kit?
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what is a kill coil? and is it necessary?
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what is a kill coil? and is it necessary?
its a little coil you put into one of your tubes to prevent algae from growing, and if you don't want microorganisms growing in your res/loop(s) then a kill coil and pk nuke is a must
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