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Hey guys,

I'm starting to buy my parts for a custom loop, I'm just doing my cpu and gpu, nothing too fancy. Already bought the rad, and blocks for cpu/gpu

I was looking at the MCP655 for the pump.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16737/ex-pmp-203/Swiftech_MCP655_Variable_Speed_12v_Water_Pump_w_G14_Thread_Ports_Perfectly_Tapped.html

And for the Reservoir, I definitely love this look.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17789/ex-res-470/FrozenQ_Liquid_Fusion_Dual_Bay_Reservoir_-_Black_Helix.html

Just wanted to know if anyone has these or give any suggestions, also I was thinking about acrylic tubing vs just regular tubing but I have no idea which brands are good. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.
 

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I would defiantly stick with that D5 pump, But to be honest man I res is a res and to pay 120$ for something that just hold fluid ? is it really worth that too you? I mean that 100$ can goto something like a 2nd GPU or something ! . just something to think about it , But at the end this IS YOUR PC!

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I would defiantly stick with that D5 pump, But to be honest man I res is a res and to pay 120$ for something that just hold fluid ? is it really worth that too you? I mean that 100$ can goto something like a 2nd GPU or something ! . just something to think about it , But at the end this IS YOUR PC!

-ROG
Yea you do got a point on the res, it is a little flashy and nice to look at. Hmm.
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Haha yea that is very true, just read through your beginner's guide a ton of information there, can you suggestions any cylindrical reservoirs are inexpensive then?
 

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what about the fluid? distilled water the best way to go? also the reservoir has a little silver rod inside, is that to keep the system clean of bacteria?

Funny thing is that I live right by performance pc, so now I'm just going to buy the pump tubing and fittings tonight once I get home, appreciate the info given
 

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right now none , I am on primochill ghost fittings and acrylic tubing! but I only use EK, Bitspower , and enzotech
I definitely want to try acrylic for that cleaner look, how was that bending process? pretty easy?
 

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XSPC also makes nice compression fittings that are also less expensive than some other brands.

I use distilled water + kill coil (or the silver rod in your reservoir). Nothing wrong with premixed coolant, but distilled water is cheap, won't stain tubing, and has the best thermal performance of any coolant option.
 

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if you got allot of time and patience and a good heat gun , then yea pretty easy!
Yea I will need the heat gun, gah so expensive. And possibly a weekend to get it all up and running.
 

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As a beginner, I would recommend standard tubing. Dealing with acrylic tubing is quite hard. Personally, I use Durelene. It is nearly twice as cheap compared to other solutions and works the same.
Yea I think I'll stick with standard tubing I'm just starting out, I can mess with acrylic later on, thanks for the suggestion.
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XSPC also makes nice compression fittings that are also less expensive than some other brands.

I use distilled water + kill coil (or the silver rod in your reservoir). Nothing wrong with premixed coolant, but distilled water is cheap, won't stain tubing, and has the best thermal performance of any coolant option.
Yea very true especially since I want to keep the cost of all of this as low as possible.
 
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