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Old May 11, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Hiya guys i'm about to buy a watercooling setup and i'd like to run it past you all first to be sure it's right.

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Old May 11, 2009, 09:32 AM
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it sond good to me, but dont forget to buy fan and 1/2 fithing(for rad and pump)

also i dont know if you can find ptnuke in ireland but it can be bether than pc ice
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:41 AM
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Is that tubing by the foot or by the meter? 4 feet doesn't seem like enough. I've always budgeted twice the tubing that I think I'll need, because it's amazing how fast it gets used up, and there's nothing worse than having a build delayed because you were a foot or two short on tubing.

The clamps say they're for 1/2" tubing, which I think might be an issue. Odds are, the 1/2" refers to the outside diameter of the tubing, and your tubing has a 5/8" outside diameter.
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Old May 11, 2009, 01:19 PM
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I don't see any fans. I'm also a bit vary from plastic clamps.
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Old May 11, 2009, 02:21 PM
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I'd recommend metal fittings, no risk of over tightening and crushing the barbs. Otherwise, a triple is likely a LOT of overkill for just a cpu loop, not a bad idea though if you plan to watercool more in the future.
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Old May 11, 2009, 02:53 PM
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I'd recommend metal fittings, no risk of over tightening and crushing the barbs. Otherwise, a triple is likely a LOT of overkill for just a cpu loop, not a bad idea though if you plan to watercool more in the future.
+1 for everything Chuck said. I'm using a triple rad for just an OC'd CPU and OC'd GPU, but I plan on upgrading to SLI, and even charlie will tell you a double will do 2xgpu and a cpu no problem.

You need good barbs (bitspower!), some fans (gelids!), and I prefer zap-straps for hose ties. Way easier to take off then those 'plastic clamps'. Either that or Worm-gears.

Other then that, it looks good. I really am happy with my Swiftech gear.
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Old May 11, 2009, 03:01 PM
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GELID shows as poor performer in my radiator fans round up. They are better for case cooling not watercooling. Scythe fans were one of the top performing...
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do metal fitting so that you don't have to take them apart just to add them later later. which you'll want too
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Metal Fittings for sure
Don't worry about hose clamps just use zip ties
Just use distilled water + pt nuke as its the cheapest solution and works well
That is a good top for the pump altho the only gripe I have about it is the outlet is on a slight incline and can make it tricky to work with.
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I don't have any clamps at all,i just used 7/16 hose,by the time it cools down on 1/2 fittings its damn tight without them. The triple rads are overkill usually but they are nice for ultra quiet builds with low rpm fans.
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