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After spending weeks researching and debating... I finally ordered some parts for my first custom WC Loop.

Got a friend who sold me the following, partially used parts from his Loop that he's not using anymore... sold me all the following for $230 shipped, plus included all his barbs that he used with the following parts.

Apogee XT CPU Block

XSPC RX120 Radiator

XSPC Acrylic Tank Reservoir for Laing D5
w/ Swiftech MCP655 w/ speed controller


On the side, I took advantage of the sale at Tilatech and ordered:
EK FC5850 - Acetal+Nickel Full Cover GPU Water Block

As stated, he is sending me all his barbs with his parts, so I know I will still need to order at least one more pair, for the EK GPU Block, thats no problem. The barbs he is sending me will accommodate 3/8 ID. However, is there anything else I need to consider as far as this particular GPU block is concerned? I read about GPU block back plates, but it seems this particular one just screws directly onto the card and should not need a back plate?

Also, should I be ok with just that 1 Rad, or should I consider adding a second Rad at some point in the future, since I'll be putting a GPU block into the loop?

Have not yet ordered any tubing, clamps, etc... I will probably order some Primochill tubing soon...

I also plan to add a fill port line into the Res; as well as possibly a drain port at some point in the loop... the Res will accommodate a fill port, but I don't believe it will accommodate a drain port, so any suggestions on where a drain port could be added in? I am going to presume anywhere in the tubing before it goes back into the Pump/Res; as then the pump can be used to help 'push' the water out through the drain port.

Anything else I need to consider for this Loop?
     
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post #2 of 15
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Oh!

I plan to run distilled water; and yes I know about PT-Nuke and putting some silver in the Res and such...

Whats the most convenient, and cheapest, way to go about acquiring some silver for this?
     
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post #3 of 15
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Oh!

I plan to run distilled water; and yes I know about PT-Nuke and putting some silver in the Res and such...

Whats the most convenient, and cheapest, way to go about acquiring some silver for this?
silver kill coil here:http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...oir_Strip.html
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post #4 of 15
If you use PT_Nuke, you don't need silver.

I recommend getting a RX240 or similar radiator in addition to the RX120.

The best location for a drain-port is the lowest part of the loop. I don't think using the pump to help drain is a good idea, though.
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If you use PT_Nuke, you don't need silver.

I recommend getting a RX240 or similar radiator in addition to the RX120.

The best location for a drain-port is the lowest part of the loop. I don't think using the pump to help drain is a good idea, though.
A RX240 sized Rad won't fit inside my Case without some extensive case modding/cutting, which is something I would prefer to avoid having to do.... and mounting one on the outside rear of the case would not get it very good air flow from where my Case sits.

I plan to mount the RX120 that I bought, near the back of my unused 5.25 bays, and install a front case fan in front of those bays, to push air back through the bays, and into the Rad fan...

I could, in theory add an extra 120 Rad on the rear interior of the case, and possibly one on the top blow hole... but not a 240 without doing some serious cutting up of my case.
     
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post #6 of 15
FYI: Use of ptnuke may void EK warranties.

Something about using aggressive chemicals (ek considers it an aggro chem)

it's mentioned here on their reservoir section...same applies to blocks

Stick to the kill coil.
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Wouldn't it be cheaper perhaps, to maybe go to a local jeweler and say, buy a 1gram chunk of .999 silver and drop that into the res? Or better off just paying the extra for shipping on a coil?
     
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post #8 of 15
chunk might block the outlet to the pump.
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FYI: Use of ptnuke may void EK warranties.

Something about using aggressive chemicals (ek considers it an aggro chem)

it's mentioned here on their reservoir section...same applies to blocks

Stick to the kill coil.
How would they be able to prove whether I did, or did not use any such chemicals?
     
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post #10 of 15
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chunk might block the outlet to the pump.
Good point! Considering the Pump and Res are sort of a combo!

Had not thought that as a possibility, so perhaps putting such a coil in somewhere would be better!
     
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