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Poll Results: Am I set to order everything here?

Poll expired: Apr 4, 2011  
  • 58% (7)
    Yes, you are 100% ready to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 41% (5)
    No, but I have some advise to give so you can be ready to go.
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post #11 of 42
Looks good for a cpu loop, but make sure to also get this or this to go with that pump. It increases the pump's ability by around 40%.

Those fittings will work just fine with the tubing you listed in the OP. I really like compression fittings since it allows you to reuse tubing quite easily when maintaining the loop and also makes maintenance or adding things to the loop a little easier, but it's up to you whether they're worth the added cost. Bitspower and koolance ones are great. Barbs don't really matter, they just have to be metal.
 
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Originally Posted by TheRockMonsi;12950539 
Here's what I'm getting in place of the WC kit: Cost: $251.88

From the looks of it, I'll be having to buy 8 more barbs for all of these (or 4 barbs and 4 fittings?). Which ones do you recommend? Will the Danger Den ones I listed in the OP suffice?

u really didnt have to change out ur pump and res combo honestly the kit will actually run cpu and 2 gpu ive done it, so it can be done with nice reasonable temps.
As for the different parts of ur build the difference honestly between the xspc w/b vs the Kryos like Stallion sugestted is about 2 deg. but the price is way over priced IMO
The diff from the so called top brands vs others is maybe if ur lucky +/- 1 deg. The most u would ever lose temp wise would be around 4 deg which is allot dont get me wrong. But is it really worth spending $200 vs $600 plus
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post #13 of 42
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Originally Posted by begjr2;12950787 
u really didnt have to change out ur pump and res combo honestly the kit will actually run cpu and 2 gpu ive done it, so it can be done with nice reasonable temps.
As for the different parts of ur build the difference honestly between the xspc w/b vs the Kryos like Stallion sugestted is about 2 deg. but the price is way over priced IMO
The diff from the so called top brands vs others is maybe if ur lucky +/- 1 deg. The most u would ever lose temp wise would be around 4 deg which is allot dont get me wrong. But is it really worth spending $200 vs $600 plus

need I remind you begjr2 lachen.gif

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post #14 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion;12950624 
Looks good for a cpu loop, but make sure to also get this or this to go with that pump. It increases the pump's ability by around 40%.

Those fittings will work just fine with the tubing you listed in the OP. I really like compression fittings since it allows you to reuse tubing quite easily when maintaining the loop and also makes maintenance or adding things to the loop a little easier, but it's up to you whether they're worth the added cost. Bitspower and koolance ones are great. Barbs don't really matter, they just have to be metal.
Okay, awesome. I think I'm going to go with the Blue LED top, because I like lights. smile.gif And as for the barbs/fittings, I just need to get 4 more of each? Or get 8 barbs, or 8 fittings? Still uncertain on that part.
Quote:
Originally Posted by begjr2;12950787 
u really didnt have to change out ur pump and res combo honestly the kit will actually run cpu and 2 gpu ive done it, so it can be done with nice reasonable temps.
As for the different parts of ur build the difference honestly between the xspc w/b vs the Kryos like Stallion sugestted is about 2 deg. but the price is way over priced IMO
The diff from the so called top brands vs others is maybe if ur lucky +/- 1 deg. The most u would ever lose temp wise would be around 4 deg which is allot dont get me wrong. But is it really worth spending $200 vs $600 plus
Thank you so much for your input begjr2. I totally get what you're trying to say, but from the little experience I have as a PC enthusiast, I think I'd rather overspend and say I have too much than to go price/performance and not be satisfied with what I have. I went the price/performance route when I made this build (my first one), and because of that, I ended up spending even more money upgrading the parts within the PC's first year. I don't want to go through that with water cooling, I'd much rather spend too much for the best performance around - because that's what I mainly want, performance.

Not only that, but my tax return just came in, and I got a whole lot of extra $$$ to spend. So now I won't feel so bad going over the top with this set. biggrin.gif
 
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post #15 of 42
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Originally Posted by TheRockMonsi;12951128 
Okay, awesome. I think I'm going to go with the Blue LED top, because I like lights. smile.gif And as for the barbs/fittings, I just need to get 4 more of each? Or get 8 barbs, or 8 fittings? Still uncertain on that part.

Just get two fittings per block, res, and pump... so... 8 it is.
 
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion;12950897 
need i remind you begjr2 lachen.gif

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post #17 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRockMonsi;12939364 
Alrighty then, let's get rid of that WC kit. I'll end up needing the following:
  1. A radiator
  2. CPU water block
  3. Pump
  4. and a separate Reservoir
I think for the radiator, I'll stay with the RX240, and look at the XSPC Bay Res with a MCP355 or 655 like italian advised. I'll need help with getting a CPU block, though. Any suggestions?

EK Supreme HF rev.2. Any of them
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Originally Posted by TheRockMonsi;12951128 
Okay, awesome. I think I'm going to go with the Blue LED top, because I like lights. smile.gif And as for the barbs/fittings, I just need to get 4 more of each? Or get 8 barbs, or 8 fittings? Still uncertain on that part.

Thank you so much for your input begjr2. I totally get what you're trying to say, but from the little experience I have as a PC enthusiast, I think I'd rather overspend and say I have too much than to go price/performance and not be satisfied with what I have. I went the price/performance route when I made this build (my first one), and because of that, I ended up spending even more money upgrading the parts within the PC's first year. I don't want to go through that with water cooling, I'd much rather spend too much for the best performance around - because that's what I mainly want, performance.

Not only that, but my tax return just came in, and I got a whole lot of extra $$$ to spend. So now I won't feel so bad going over the top with this set. biggrin.gif
just not bang for ur buck overall some of the things imo are better. I love the pump rez combo from XSPC and i wouldnt trade it for anything else but like u said tax money does equal way better stuff lol BUT i have to say i do love the xspc block over anything else
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post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by begjr2;12951391 
just not bang for ur buck overall some of the things imo are better. I love the pump rez combo from XSPC and i wouldnt trade it for anything else but like u said tax money does equal way better stuff lol BUT i have to say i do love the xspc block over anything else

I understand. There are just some parts I've found myself partial to, like the mcp355 for pumps. They're "cheap", powerful, and small. They really get the job done. I won't be buying XSPC parts anymore just because they don't really match the rest of my system. Need to swap out my rx360 for another sr-1 360 so all of my rads match (uniformity is important by golly!). I also love koolance gpu blocks. I've had koolance blocks for my old tri sli 285s (now in a friend's rig) and my quadfire 5970s at home. Their blocks are just super high quality and have tons of "bling" factor.
 
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i7 920 c0 @ 4.2 Ghz w/ 1.4v max 4.6ghz @1.55v w... Asus P6T6 WS Revolution w/ koolance nb/sb+mosfe... EVGA GTX 480 x3 w/ Koolance Vid-NX480 12gb Corsair Dominator 1600mhz w/ MIPS Ramcooler 6 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5 Tb Seagate barracuda x3 LG Bluray Burner 2x SR1 360, RX 360, SR1 240, SR1 120, 2x MCP355... Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung t260 x3 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Silverstone st1200 Mountain Mods U2UFO w/ MM Pedestal Addition 
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Razer Mamba Razer Destructor X-Fi Fata1ity Logitech Z-5500 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3840QM 650ti 8GB 1333mhz DDR3 256gb ssd 
OSMonitorPowerCase
OSX Mountain Lion Retina Display 85w Magsafe Power Adapter Aluminum Unibody 
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Project Atlantis
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i7 3960X w/ EK Supreme HF  Asus Rampage IV Extreme w/ EK full cover Tri SLi EVGA GTX TITAN SC w/ EK full cover & Ba... 64 GB Dominator w/ MIPS Ram Cooler 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black 1x Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 560  Bitspower Pump Upgrade Kit 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 280 Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 480 Dual Uber MCP655 Noiseblocker PK-3  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Bitspower Compression Fittings Lamptron FC-8 Noiseblocker PL-2 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB287Q 4K Steelseries 7G Custum wired EVGA NEX 1500 Caselabs SMA8 
MouseMouse Pad
Rat 7 Razer Goliathus XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 c0 @ 4.2 Ghz w/ 1.4v max 4.6ghz @1.55v w... Asus P6T6 WS Revolution w/ koolance nb/sb+mosfe... EVGA GTX 480 x3 w/ Koolance Vid-NX480 12gb Corsair Dominator 1600mhz w/ MIPS Ramcooler 6 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5 Tb Seagate barracuda x3 LG Bluray Burner 2x SR1 360, RX 360, SR1 240, SR1 120, 2x MCP355... Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung t260 x3 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Silverstone st1200 Mountain Mods U2UFO w/ MM Pedestal Addition 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Razer Destructor X-Fi Fata1ity Logitech Z-5500 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3840QM 650ti 8GB 1333mhz DDR3 256gb ssd 
OSMonitorPowerCase
OSX Mountain Lion Retina Display 85w Magsafe Power Adapter Aluminum Unibody 
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The Asgard II
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Phenom II x4 965 BE C3 Revision ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 GIGABYTE GTX 480 Super Overclock 8GB G.SKILL PI 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD + WD 7200RPM 500GB Who cares? Windows 7 Home Premuim 64bit Viewsonic vx2265wm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
AZIO Levetron Mech4 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W NZXT M59 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus (Speed Edition) ASUS Xonar D1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A4-3300 APU BIOSTAR TA75M+ AMD Radeon HD 6450 G.SKILL Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V60GB2 SSD Ultra ChillTec Black I-Inc iP-192ABB 19" Class Widescreen LCD Monitor Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPSVT500 PSU 
CaseMouse
Xigmatek Asgard II KINGWIN KW-03 Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse 
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The Asgard II
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 BE C3 Revision ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 GIGABYTE GTX 480 Super Overclock 8GB G.SKILL PI 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD + WD 7200RPM 500GB Who cares? Windows 7 Home Premuim 64bit Viewsonic vx2265wm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
AZIO Levetron Mech4 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W NZXT M59 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus (Speed Edition) ASUS Xonar D1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A4-3300 APU BIOSTAR TA75M+ AMD Radeon HD 6450 G.SKILL Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V60GB2 SSD Ultra ChillTec Black I-Inc iP-192ABB 19" Class Widescreen LCD Monitor Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPSVT500 PSU 
CaseMouse
Xigmatek Asgard II KINGWIN KW-03 Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse 
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