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Hello everyone.

new to this forum and new to watercooling, but have builded some pc's the last year's.

Now i want to try out watercooling, and have some questions i wonderd if anyone here could help me awnser.

Spec:

Mother: asus rampage 3 extreme
Cpu: intel i7 - 950
Vid: asus 580 gtx -2cards in SLI
case: cooler master - cosmos S

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Rad: MagiCool Limited Edition "Monsta" 420/360 Triple 120mm / 140mm Xtreme Performance Radiator
pump: Swiftech MCP655™
vid blocks: EK waterblock, EK-FC5X0 GTX GW - EN (Nickel)
cpu block: EK CPU-waterblock, Supreme HF - EN Nickel
res: Koolance TNK-501 Reservoir

This is the parts i found out im going for to get a almost silent pc (reason for the big rad) so i can be able to clock without switching out many parts.

Now what "id" and "od" should i go when it comes to the tubing?

Will i be able to run this in one loop, res ->pump->gpu->gpu->cpu->rad->res or would i have to do it the other way around--
res ->pump->cpu->gpu->gpu->rad->res OR would i have to get 2 pumps?

im planing to have the rad on the inside TOP of the case, atleast thats the plan.

Would i have to get one more single rad, and have that between the cpu and the gpu's?

So far im staring to go over my budget but any tip will be taken with a smile.

Had to ship the rad back to get a new one as it got dmg in shipping:cryingsmi, so got some weeks befor i will build this in to my system, but would like to have everything sorted out so when the new rad comes i will be ready.

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beforhand sorry for misstypes and what not, but im not to good in typing english, and i thank everyone that will give me tip's and advice.
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For the tubing size, it depends on the size of the barbs that you are using. The most common size used is 1/2 inch. The tubing inner diameter that would be good is 7/16 and the outer I think is 5/8. I would recommend Primochill tubing as I have only good things about it.

Having a single rad between the cpu and the gpus would be better but I wouldn`t do it as it would make so much more clutter with the tubing.

The 2 ways you listed the order of the loop will work fine, but I would choose to pump the water to the cpu before the gpus so that you have the best temps for the cpu when you are overclocking. Also, you only need the one pump.

I don`t know if EK has fixed there nickle plating problem yet but koolance, aquacomputer and XSPC also make some good nickle plated stuff.

For the cpu block, I would go with the XSPC raystorm as it has the best temps.
 

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EK-FC Link, GeForce and EK-FC Bridge, Dual, Parallell, 3-slot , would i get better cooling with this or is it better just to have a tube between insted? tryed to look around on google, but could not seem to find out that much about the diff between the Bridge and the tube in temps (only that is will look cleaner)

and ty Regles for your reply, been reading abit around about the EK nickle plating problem, and it seems it it few that is messed up still, so might go with the XSPC raystorm insted, but will look in to how much *C is between them.
 

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Your right about the tubes versus the bridge, bridges are for looks. They should have no impact on performance so pick which ever you like better.
 

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Went with the bridge.

So now i got all the parts except my rad, as i had to send it back do to damaged, so waiting for it to come back.

Got another question that has been bothering me for some days now.. so hope that i could get a awnser from someone her.

Since im having that big rad, and im planing to have it in the top of my case (in side or outside) and will it be posible ? considering i got a res? or will gravity do so my rad will be less then half full do to higher then the res, and te res overfilled.

going to try and get some sleep now and hope for some positive awnser\suggestions when i get back up again

beforhand thanks
 

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Went with the bridge.

So now i got all the parts except my rad, as i had to send it back do to damaged, so waiting for it to come back.

Got another question that has been bothering me for some days now.. so hope that i could get a awnser from someone her.

Since im having that big rad, and im planing to have it in the top of my case (in side or outside) and will it be posible ? considering i got a res? or will gravity do so my rad will be less then half full do to higher then the res, and te res overfilled.

going to try and get some sleep now and hope for some positive awnser\suggestions when i get back up again

beforhand thanks
Radiators are fine on top. The pressure will keep the rad full as it only fills the first half and exits out the second half. You can not overfill the res as the pump is sucking as much as it's pushing out.
 
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