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So I was recently given the aforementioned kit (the 360 variety). Kind of excited as I was considering w/c for a while now. I'm going to get some biocide from Petra's and a res (I know there's one on the rad) and tie in some nb cooling via the included block on the Bloodrage.

Quick question, I thought I read somewhere not to use a dye in your loop, any particular reason?
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So I was recently given the aforementioned kit (the 360 variety). Kind of excited as I was considering w/c for a while now. I'm going to get some biocide from Petra's and a res (I know there's one on the rad) and tie in some nb cooling via the included block on the Bloodrage.

Quick question, I thought I read somewhere not to use a dye in your loop, any particular reason?
Some have reported for dyes to clog you water block causing your temperatures to raise and staining your blocks at the same time. On the other hand, some have also reported to have nothing wrong with their block or temperatures. Although dyes would look cool, I wouldn't want to deal with the block stains if they happen to clog my water blocks.
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^ Thanks.

Hmmm, thinking now, would this kit be enough if I added a gpu block?
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Avoid dye. Used dye on my first loop, and certainly had some cleaning to do to get it all out.

As far as I know that kit will be able to handle the CPU, and 2 - GPU's.
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Avoid dye. Used dye on my first loop, and certainly had some cleaning to do to get it all out.

As far as I know that kit will be able to handle the CPU, and 2 - GPU's.
The dye was that bad, huh? Oh damn it, its still so tempting.

Also, wow, cpu and 2 gpu's? I'm pretty damned impressed.
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^ Thanks.

Hmmm, thinking now, would this kit be enough if I added a gpu block?
More than enough.
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Ok, thanks guys.

Anything else I may want to keep in mind? I'm a WC newb; I've read through all the stickies and done some due diligence but wouldn't mind additional input.
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Ok, thanks guys.

Anything else I may want to keep in mind? I'm a WC newb; I've read through all the stickies and done some due diligence but wouldn't mind additional input.
I would make a consideration for adding a drain plug to the loop. Makes maintenance/expansion all that much easier.
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I would make a consideration for adding a drain plug to the loop. Makes maintenance/expansion all that much easier.
Hmm, I was going to mount the rad sideways on my test bench and attach a fitting to the existing res and lead it to another, vertically mounted res. In that case, would I just be able to use the tube connecting the two reservoirs as a drain?

EDIT: Also, does the res need to be placed 'higher' than the rest of the loop? (probably a dumb question)
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Hmm, I was going to mount the rad sideways on my test bench and attach a fitting to the existing res and lead it to another, vertically mounted res. In that case, would I just be able to use the tube connecting the two reservoirs as a drain?

EDIT: Also, does the res need to be placed 'higher' than the rest of the loop? (probably a dumb question)
If you have a plan for draining that's a nice start. The res has to be above the pump, or at least feeding the pump via gravity.
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64GB Corsair C300 (OS)-300GB Vraptor-1TB WD Black Samsung Super Writemaster DVD-R/RW Windows 7 Home Prem. 64 bit 40" Toshiba 1080p HD 
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Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W Silverstone TJ09-B Logitech G9x 
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Rocketfish game pad 
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