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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 03:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Custom Loop Help

Planning on building a soft-tube custom loop (not soon, mabye after zen 7nm), for a fun basis, and not because I need more cooling, this is what I have so far. My goal is to have efficent price/performance, aswell as aethetics

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CPU etc will be added lator, planning on either AM4 or LGA1151, GPU will be someting midrange (~300-400$)

1x Barrow WB (aurora or something like that) - 27$
1x 280mm HardwareLabs Nemisis GTS 280 X-flow (less restriction + better runs) - 63$
1x EKWB DDC 3.1 100ml Pump/res (DDC is more compact, and is cheaper than D5, *** are pumps so expensive) - 110$
1x Mayhems Blitz Pro (to clean rad stuff etc b4 b/c I want to use pastel and don't want to gunk it up) - 24$
2x 1L Mayhems Pastel White (looks nice, do I need 2L for just a 280mm+cpu+gpu+100ml res?) - 13.25 ea.
5ft Mayhems soft tubing (cheap, what else to say) 2.5$ total
12x Barrow Fittings (some extras, and cheap too) 2.25 ea.
1x Phanteks T-splitter (for drain) 8$
1x Barrow Drain (cheapest I could find) 11$
2x XSPC Male-Male 10mm (for drain, don't want to use a bunch of fittings) 2.5ea
1x XSPC plug (for drain) 2$

2x Phantkes 140mm fans (bought)
any noticeable errors, and any cheaper parts you'd reccommend? Also, is there any pastel alternatives which would be better than mayhems paste?
and what other pump options are that besides DDC, D5, EK's SPC (looks really weak compared to even the slowed DDC 3.1), alphacool's custom pump (is it good?), and swiftech's offering (is it good?)

Please tell me if there are any issues.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 03:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Actually I was looking around and found this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/barro...e.html#Details

I'm not a fan of molex, so if i replace the molex with a SATA (solder the 12v and the ground toghther) it should be fine, right? (or make a sata to molex cable(i have some sata female and male connectors, and some molex female and male conectors)

and use a male to male G1/4 to attach that to this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/barro...Specifications

I should be good right?
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Yea. So, looking at this I like everything except some of the prices on the fittings are too low (unless you are using barb and not compression fittings, but then I don't see hose clamps which is just good practice). Also, you should look to add another 120mm of rad space if you are cooling both the GPU and CPU. Broscience suggests 120mm of rad space per each component cooled plus 120mm of overhead. If just cooling the CPU, you should be fine as long as you aren't running threadripper.

I am not sure your source for parts, but ModMyMods has a lot of barrow products and are run be friends of mine and some of the coolest people you'll ever meet. Just a shameless plug for them.
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Yea. So, looking at this I like everything except some of the prices on the fittings are too low (unless you are using barb and not compression fittings, but then I don't see hose clamps which is just good practice). Also, you should look to add another 120mm of rad space if you are cooling both the GPU and CPU. Broscience suggests 120mm of rad space per each component cooled plus 120mm of overhead. If just cooling the CPU, you should be fine as long as you aren't running threadripper.

I am not sure your source for parts, but ModMyMods has a lot of barrow products and are run be friends of mine and some of the coolest people you'll ever meet. Just a shameless plug for them.
Those are Compression fittings, all of these are from PerformancePCs.I'll take a look at ModmyMods. I'll have extra fittings, tubing, and fluid, and I have some nice 120mm fans, so if I get bad temps, I'll add a TX120 rad to the back.

Thanks!

Looking at ModMyMods, The only pumps they seem to have are alphacool and regular D5s/DDCs, but D5s/DDC are quite expensive there (70-100$),and I'm using Mayhems Pastel, and alphacool says that using pastel violates warranty.

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Makes you think twice at what fluids to use doesn't it

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Quote: Originally Posted by firewrath9 View Post
Those are Compression fittings, all of these are from PerformancePCs.I'll take a look at ModmyMods. I'll have extra fittings, tubing, and fluid, and I have some nice 120mm fans, so if I get bad temps, I'll add a TX120 rad to the back.



Thanks!



Looking at ModMyMods, The only pumps they seem to have are alphacool and regular D5s/DDCs, but D5s/DDC are quite expensive there (70-100$),and I'm using Mayhems Pastel, and alphacool says that using pastel violates warranty.


Most if not all will say using other fluid then their own voids the warranty. That has little meaning, it’s mostly to get you to buy their fluids.

Does it say why Pastel voids the warranty but other dyed fluid doesn’t?

The number 1 piece of advice I can give us don’t cheap out, specially when it comes to fittings or the pump. You’ll regret it later.

Also look at adding a flow meter and temp sensor to your loop. Kinda hard to judge how effective it is if you can’t tell the flow rate and temp of the water.

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I have had Barrow fittings in my rig for 3 years. Love them. Not a single issue. I live 20 mins from ModMyMods so I just walk in and shop lol. As to the whole Pastel and warranty thing...Mayhems (Mick) has been kinda going back and forth with them about how there is nothing wrong with Pastel that would void any warranty.

I have also been running pastel for 3 years with no adverse affects. I believe for compressions, you are about $1 too low maybe? Of the cost came down since I looked 3 months ago lol
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http://www.performance-pcs.com/fitti...al-Information

its barrowch, which is basically barrow.
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