Originally Posted by Gunderman456
If I remember correctly, my tubes came with a cleaning kit that I never used.
Just use tap water (boil in a tea kettle) to clean all the water components including flushing the rads and then once everything is clean finish with distilled water (room temp).
Thanks! Will do!
Originally Posted by grmnasasin0227
To address some of your uncertainty, I have a HWLabs Black Ice GTX 360 and it's been great. I have zero complaints.
As for fittings, Bitspower is the creme de la creme. If you can't swing it that's totally fine, I used traditional barbs on my first loop for about 11 years and never had a single issue.
To clean your rad, just add some white vinegar to some distilled water and flush it through the rad a few times. All you're really trying to do is get any gunk that was introduced from manufacturing or sitting on a shelf out.
I'm definitely wanting to go with compression fittings, seem like the best option. When I look at Bitspower's line they have a bunch of non-descriptive versions of their fittings. I have no idea what the regular vs CC2 vs CC3 means?
I've narrowed it down to 3 rads from HWLabs that seem like a good fit. The Nemesis GTR360, Nemesis GTX360, and the Black Ice SR2 360 MP. From what I understand, the Nemesis line is just the latest version of the older Black Ice?
Originally Posted by ciarlatano
A couple of things of note....
1. I feel like the Tt res/pump had leakage issues, but I don't recall definitively. Either way, unless you are getting some ridiculous price on it, I would steer clear of any Tt watercooling components as the quality is below par.
2. Just say no to Cryofuel, there are plenty of posts in this forum of gunked up systems due to it. If you must have red, use Mayhems. Even if you don't need red, use Mayhems coolant.
3. BitsPower fittings are top of the line, and I wouldn't use anything else for rotaries. If you want to save a few dollars, go with BP rotaries where needed and use Barrow compression fittings as they are good quality and closely match the look of the BP.
Thanks for the info!
I've read that the first version of that pump/res had a leakage issue with the res cracking but that it was addressed shortly after release. From what I understand, by and large a D5 is a D5 regardless who it's from, it's mostly just a different res and mounting? I know my case, the Core P5, can't use other pumps without drilling because of the mounting setup. But the case is compatible with the Tt pumps.
I've heard the cryofuel can stain but I haven't heard it causing gunking. Either way, I'll be checking out Mayhems, thanks!