Originally Posted by noshibby
Well, here is what I'm looking at, doesn't look as nice here as it did in excel. Just looking for some opinions.
1EK-Supreme HF Full Nickel $86.99 $86.99
2EK-FC580 GTX+ Acetal+Nickel $117.99 $235.98
1Swiftech MCP 655-01 Water Pump With Speed Controller $79.99 $79.99
1FrozenQ Fusion Reservoir Rev.6 UV Blue 250mm $79.99 $79.99
1EK-FC Bridge Dual 3-Slot Parallel SLI Bridge $24.99 $24.99
2EK-FC Links $12.99 $25.98
1EK Coolstream XT 240 Dual 120 Radiator $62.99 $62.99
1EK Coolstream XTC 480 Quad 120 Radiator $114.99 $114.99
10Feser Tube UV Hose 1/2" ID 3/4" OD $1.89 $18.90
14Bitspower 1/2" ID 3/4" OD Straight Compression Fitting - Matt Black $8.99 $125.86
4Bitspower Stop Plug Fitting Matt Black $3.29 $13.16
2Koolance 1/2" ID Tubing Hose Clamp $1.93 $3.86
1Kill Coil $4.99 $4.99
Grand Total $1,016.27
Seems like you're on a good path. Very similar loop to what I have (It's not listed in my sig any more though). I love the HF-Supreme, I have the copper/acetal one though.
Just a suggestion, check out this Pump/Res combo: Link
I went to that from my Laing 655 and love it. It will also save you some money.
Another thing, is you may want to look into dropping tubing size to 7/16 with 1/2 barbs. The reason for this being a much tighter fit and more leak proof, which is good for your first time. It will be a tiny bit tougher to shove the tubing over the barbs, but it may be worth it.
Also, if you can find an adapter for 120:140 you might want to look into a 420 radiator (3x140mm) if the 140mm fan selection fits your liking. A 140x3 radiator will out perform a 120x4 radiator due to increased surface area (as long as fan's are kept relatively the same).
I'm currently making the switch from 120 stuff to 140 stuff, currently I have a Swiftech 360, HW Labs 240, and XSPC 120 and will go with a 420 and 280 rad setup which will out perform my old setup. BTW, if you would consider used radiators...PM me if you'd be interested in picking up mine.
Other than that, you seem to be on the right track. It's actually really fun to build a loop, and can get quite addicting
Just remember to take your time. Provide sufficient support to components when shoving tubing over barbs. Just to be safe, do a long leak down test period. If you have a spare PSU, use that. If not, just jump the GREEN wire to any BLACK wire on your psu and that will turn on just your PSU, thus powering your pump. That way you don't risk burning out your mobo/other components if you have a leak.
Also, I didn't catch what fluid you would be using...but just personally I suggest distilled water and pt-nuke. It is much more likely to be hassle free.
Oh, I just noticed something else...you picked all Nickel stuff for the blocks, but I think radiators have copper inside them. I would either switch all your blocks to copper versions, or you will need a special thing in your loop (drawing a blank on what it is, never used one) to keep the metals from reacting with each other and gunking your loop.
Also, if you go with brand new radiators, remember to do a good long flushing on them...otherwise your water will look like poop after some time because of all the flux from inside the radiator being knocked loose Edited by fl0w3n - 4/23/11 at 1:36pm