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Old December 10, 2008, 06:58 AM
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I have Very Little room to work with in my case. And I can't mount an External Setup on it for various reasons.
So, I am going to 'try' and piece together an Internal Setup.
Let me know what you think.

Swiftech Single 120mm Rad x3 (1 on rear Exaust, 1 on Side Exaust, 1 Front Intake!)
2 AeroCool Xtreme Turbine Fans (89.6 CFM) and/or Sycthe S-Flex 1900RPM
Apogee GTZ Extreme CPU Waterblock
MCP355 Water Pump
MCRES Rev2 w/ Mounting Hardware (I'm gonna stuff it in my iStarUSA Rack)
16 Clamps (never know how many I might need/break)
3/8 ID tubing
A few Liters of Type 1 Distilled Water
PT nuke Additive ( just in case)

So, Yes, no , Maybe?

The Case is my Apollo. Once I get this Installed with my Modular PS I have no Intentions of ever opening it up again lol!
Next Case I work on will be the Coolermaster HAF 932.
I want to put my E8600 in (3.33) and call it a day on this build.

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Old December 10, 2008, 08:04 AM
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A few things:

1. Water wetter doesn't usually play well with computer LC systems, since it tends to come out of solution at low temperatures (compared to automotive systems).

2. Teflon tape isn't needed with barbs that have o-rings, and are actually a potential source of crap to clog up your loop.

3. Your tubing dimensions? I think you mean 3/8" ID, since that's the most important measurement on the tubing. But with that ID, you'll have either 1/2" or 5/8" OD, depending on how thick the tubing wall is. So spec your clamps accordingly.

4. If you use 3/8" ID tubing, that pump won't work, since it has integrated 1/2" barbs. There are aftermarket tops that will let you use different barbs, but they're an added expense. Either use 1/2" tubing, or perhaps look at a different water pump. The MCP350/355 pumps are excellent, especially when modified with an aftermarket top. Also good is the Dangerden CPX-Pro, with is self-contained, and will accept standard barbs for whatever tubing dimension you want.
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Old December 10, 2008, 08:16 AM
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Ha, good catch, damn I and O being right beside each other on the computer!

I like the pump from Swiftech, but I will look into others out there.
If I upgrade to a different Tubing I could use the other CPU Block Swift has with 1/2" fittings on it instead.
I will look into that more, I have seen a few systems on the net that put the water wetter inside, but I'll hold off on that for now.
As for the General Idea of what I'd like, you think it'd work?

Thanks for the points to go over, its much appriciated!
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Old December 10, 2008, 08:26 AM
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Clarification: "Water Wetter" is a brand, but there are different kinds of additives that act like that (improve thermal transfer), and some are designed for computer LC conditions. Unfortunately, I couldn't give you details on which is which, as I don't use them myself.

The Apogee GT block can use both 3/8" and 1/2" barbs, so no worries there.
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Old December 10, 2008, 08:48 AM
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Yeah I know its a brand, Use it in my car club for all the Subaru Guys.
I'll stay away from additives for now.

Okay, I'll downgrade the pump to the 355 Model then, so I don't have to wrap my head around all these fittings and such.
The Micro Res Rev2 comes with either one so that works out as well.

Going to Add the MicroRes Bracket kit in there as well for simplicity sake.

Now, getting the rads might be trickly because no one has them in stock :(
NCIX lists them but none are there, and DirectCanada has nothing listed.
Neither site have the Tubing I want either.
No loss, I'll figure that part out.

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Can you take pics of your rig so we can get a good idea of what your working with. If you tight for space you could look into the swiftech apogee drive integrated pump/cpu block. That's a great little space saver. I have one myself.

(edit: this is not my system, just a picture I found on the net to illustrate my point.)

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I'll take a pic of the inside Rig this weekend. I'm shy from doing close pics because of my Cable management issues

But yeah, I'll do that and see if it gives everyone a better idea of what I have to work with.

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distilled water + pt nuke = best for liquid
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Old December 11, 2008, 10:25 AM
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PT Nuke? Never heard of it. You have a Link??

I Have Class 1 and Class 3 Water at work, so that area is covered!

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I should point out those fans are actually quite terrible. I would suggest some Scythe S-Flex 1900 RPM fans. They will be MUCH better for your Rads.
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