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Hello,

New to overclock.net and looking to get some critiques from you all about my first liquid cooling setup.

Here's the rundown on the setup:

Pump: Swiftech MCP655-B 1/2in. Water Pump
Reservoir: Swiftech MCRES-Micro Hi-Flo Reservoir
Radiator: Koolance 3x120mm High-Flow Copper Radiator
Tubing: Feser 3/8" Clear/UV Blue (I used reduction elbows on the pump)
Coolant: Feser One Non Conductive Cooling Fluid Clear/UV Blue
CPU water block: Zalman ZM-WB5 Plus
GPU water block: EK VGA Supreme HF

Some nice pics:
picture.php?albumid=4170&pictureid=23603

picture.php?albumid=4170&pictureid=23598

picture.php?albumid=4170&pictureid=23600

picture.php?albumid=4170&pictureid=23597

picture.php?albumid=4170&pictureid=23596

This was taken with the flash on, the tubes look blue but the UV lights are still on. The tubes and coolant are actually very clear under normal light.
picture.php?albumid=4170&pictureid=23599

Gelid WING-12 UV Blue fan, nice addition.
picture.php?albumid=4170&pictureid=23602

There is still some work to be done. I need to sleeve the PCIe wires with the same blue sleeving you see in the pics above and change the connectors to black or possibly UV blue. There ya go! smile.gif

Forgot to mention this setup is crossfired, still have to add another EK water block to the second GPU. smile.gif
Edited by jPzee - 4/7/11 at 10:01pm
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That looks amazing dude.

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Looks good. I'm no WC expert but isn't UV additive bad for the loop? I read it's better to buy UV tubing.

Still looks kickass though thumb.gif.
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Originally Posted by justarealguy;13044986 
Looks good. I'm no WC expert but isn't UV additive bad for the loop? I read it's better to buy UV tubing.

Still looks kickass though thumb.gif.

Not to bad of a setup. But you have your work cut out for you if your dye separates and gunks up your blocks which happens quiet frequently. Just a forewarning but you might wanna look at going dye free but that is up to you.
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The coolant was pre-mixed, but I have read in quiet a few places that the dye can seperate. I'm guessing my best bet would be distilled water then?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jPzee;13045195 
The coolant was pre-mixed, but I have read in quiet a few places that the dye can seperate. I'm guessing my best bet would be distilled water then?

Yes distilled is always the best. While boring to look (which is why colored/solid tubing is great) its better than having to flush/brush/rise your system when the dye separates and gunks up your components. Premixed coolants are just as likely to separate as adding dye yourself.
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Any anti-microbial additive suggestions? Or would I even need it being its distilled water?
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A silver kill coil and your all set
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dyes are fine. youll be disassembling the rig every few months anyways. it's just cleaning and flushing that takes time.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jPzee;13044940 
Hello,

New to overclock.net and looking to get some critiques from you all about my first liquid cooling setup.

Here's the rundown on the setup:

Pump: Swiftech MCP655-B 1/2in. Water Pump
Reservoir: Swiftech MCRES-Micro Hi-Flo Reservoir
Radiator: Koolance 3x120mm High-Flow Copper Radiator
Tubing: Feser 3/8" Clear/UV Blue (I used reduction elbows on the pump)
Coolant: Feser One Non Conductive Cooling Fluid Clear/UV Blue
CPU water block: Zalman ZM-WB5 Plus
GPU water block: EK VGA Supreme HF

There is still some work to be done. I need to sleeve the PCIe wires with the same blue sleeving you see in the pics above and change the connectors to black or possibly UV blue. There ya go! smile.gif

Forgot to mention this setup is crossfired, still have to add another EK water block to the second GPU. smile.gif

Hey can you take some pictures of your gpu block and upload them. I'm about to get the same one and would like to see it mounted on another card. Btw nice rig. Would have to agree with the others about the dye. Need to watch out with that stuff.
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