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Hi I am new to water cooling before I begin I would say these are the parts I have chosen
EK Supreme HF High Flow CPU Waterblock for Intel 1366, 1155, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2 : Full Nickel
12V DC Magicool Pump Station 700
Magicool SLIM TRIPLE 360 Elegant Plexi Serie Radiator Rev. 2
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm Case Fan 1150 RPM : D1225C12B3AP-13
XSPC 7/16" ID - 5/8" OD (11-16mm) High Flex Tubing : Orange / UV Orange
EK PSC 1/4" Thread Compression Fitting for 7/16" ID - 5/8" OD Tubing : Silver
Silver Anti Algae KillCoil by iandh
Heavy Duty Hose Cutters
Plastic Funnel - Ideal for Watercooling
1000ml Squeezy Bottle for filling Watercooling Systems
Self Adhesive Cable Saddle 13mm : UV Green
Bitspower 1 meter 4mm Spiral Wrap : UV Green : BP-SPIRAL-UVG
steam distilled water
Ok so so you see I have a feq question they are
How would I clean these parts?
Can I use tap water to clean these parts like cpu waterblock and the reservoir and pump and radiator.
Can I ask as the radiator has a breed value can I use this to get my bubbles out of the system if I leave it open?
Will all these parts work ok ie the fiting?
Also I’m only water cooling my cpu not anything else.
post #2 of 29
Flush the system with the distilled water. It's cheap.
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How would I clean these parts?
Rinse with water. The CPU block, tubing and pump will just need a quick rinse with distilled water, if anything (I rarely bother), the rad will require a bit more work. I am not familiar with those rads and don't know how dirty they are likely to be inside, but the basic process is:

Fill with warm water (distilled or tap) and white vinegar in a rough 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water mix.
Cap the ports and shake (be careful, the rad will get warm / hot depending on how hot the water is)
Pour out into a glass bowl
If the liquid is not clear, repeat
Once the liquid come out clear, rinse 2-3 more times with plain distilled water to remove vinegar.

Depending on the rad this might take a few minutes to a few hours (e.g. Thermochill PA rads)


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Can I use tap water to clean these parts like cpu waterblock and the reservoir and pump and radiator.
You can for an initial rinse, but I would use distilled for a final rinse. It is cheap and will remove the risk of even a tiny amount of depositis.

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Can I ask as the radiator has a breed value can I use this to get my bubbles out of the system if I leave it open?
Yes, that is what it is for, but do not leave it open. Fill the system, then with a towel placed under the bleed valve, slowly open it and be prepared to close it again fast. The idea is to get all the air out then close it when the water starts to come out. Be aware that, depending on the orientation of your radiator, this might not get all the air out in one go. Move the rad round a bit and try again.

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Will all these parts work ok ie the fiting?
Yep, should do. They all have G1/4 threads and the hose is the right size for your fittings.
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post #4 of 29
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my rad will be Magicool SLIM TRIPLE 360 Elegant Plexi Serie Radiator Rev. 2
as I thing a 480 rad is over kill for just cpu water cooling.
Edited by SYFER - 3/15/11 at 3:08pm
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how do I clean the cpu water block when the thermal paste is still on it how do I get rid of it?
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my rad will be Magicool SLIM TRIPLE 360 Elegant Plexi Serie Radiator Rev. 2
as I thing a 480 rad is over kill for just cpu water cooling.
there is no such thing as overkill here
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post #7 of 29
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well I was told 360 would do it I dont know if a 360 is over kill
post #8 of 29
360 should be fine, I run my i7 970 24/7 Folding with my RASA 240 kit and haven't hit anything above 70C, usually ~60C under full load
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where did you order from?

get a new pump asap

12V DC Magicool Pump Station 700

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Aquatuning advises those stuff as t3h ub3r sh1z.

Want a cheap yet super powerful pump, with 3 year warranty against any defective working? Get a Phobya DC12-400, aka EK 4.0, made by Jingway Pumps, model 1200.
   
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