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Old April 3, 2010, 05:58 AM
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Ok, so I have ordered my parts from NCIX (god bless price matching, over 200$ this time before taxes! 10% of the money I spent!) and here is what I have coming to me:

-Corsair HX1000W
-Gigabyte X58A-UD5 ATX LGA1366
-Corsair XMS3 Dominator GT CMD12GX3M6A1600C8 12GB DDR3 6X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24
-Corsair CMXAF2 Dominator Triple Channel Airflow Memory Fan
-Intel Core i7 930
-Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
-Intel X25-V 40GB (currently have one, but now that TRIM is suppored in RAID I'm upping it to two =D )
-Nmedia HTPC-6000B
-Nmedia LCD Module 2X20

The last two are for what I am currently running to throw into a HTPC case
I have a GTX480 on preorder but will be changing it to the eVGA GTX480 FTW version when it is available for preorder. For now I'll be using my GTX260 Core 216!

Anyhow, back to the task at hand! I want a watercooling loop that will (first) go Res>Pump>CPU Waterblock>Rad>Res, like this!



I am just wondering if the pieces I have selected will work, especially the fillport I will be using as a drain port (I've read a lot of the watercooling/builds and it seems like everyone loves to have a drain port!) As well if I should be using compression fittings instead of barbs?

Here is the list!
-Waterblock
DAZMODE LIMITED EDITION HEATKILLER Rev3.0 1366 VERNICKELT Watercool HeatKiller 3.0 LGA 1366, Core i7 [14015-VERNICKELT] - $125.99 : DazMode, Watercooling enthusiasts store
-Rad
Feser One X-360 TFC Xchanger Triple 120MM Water Cooling Radiator G1/4 - DirectCanada
-Pump
Swiftech MCP355 High Performance 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 3/8IN Barbs - DirectCanada
-Pumptop
Ek Water Blocks EK-DDC X-TOP Custom Pump Top for DDC or MCP350 or MCP355 Water Cooling Pump G1/4 - DirectCanada
-Res
Ek Water Blocks Ek Multioption Res 250 REV.2 Water Cooling Tube Reservoir G1/4 - DirectCanada
-Tubing
Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT UV Blue 3/8IN ID 5/8IN OD Tubing (10 Feet) - DirectCanada
-Fansx6
NCIX.com - Buy Scythe Ultra Kaze 120MM High Static Pressure Fan 38MM 3000RPM 133.6CFM 45.9DBA - DFS123812H-3000 In Canada.

-Fittings???
Bitspower -TRUE SILVER- G1/4 High Flow 1/2IN Barb Fitting - Silver Plated (Single) - DirectCanada
or
Bitspower BP-CPF-CC5 G1/4 to 1/2IN Straight Compression Fittings -SILVER SHINING- (Pair) - DirectCanada

-Fillport?? (which, again, will be used as a drainport)
Danger Den Cooling System Fillport Black W/ Wrench - DirectCanada

So, I'm guessing I'm on the right track, right? Haha!

A BIGGGG thanks goes out to BigDogg for all the help via PMs he has been giving me along the way!! (I still am contemplating Thermochill or Feser =S)
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Old April 3, 2010, 08:41 AM
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Although the layout really doesn't matter in a watercooling loop, some people, including myself are going to tell you that your dumping the heat from the pump into your CPU. Most people will go res>pump>rad>cpu just because the water is going to be at its coolest point when it hits the CPU block. Other then that, it looks solid and nice.
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Old April 3, 2010, 10:30 AM
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A couple of things.

The latest Intel Raid driver will pass Trim to SSD's along side a raided HDD setup, but not to Raided SSD's. Check what AKG has to say in this thread: Intel X25-V 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC SSD - $106 shipped - TODAY ONLY!

The EK250 res is very big. I had one. And changed the tube to the 150.

If you're trying for an internal mount, you probably won't be able to hook up the Kaze's in push/pull. The rad is 60mm thick, plus 2x38mm. That's a 136mm thick combo, or about 5.5 inches. Something to think about.

All in all, good parts.
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Old April 3, 2010, 11:15 AM
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That is going to be a beast of a HTPC :)
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A couple of things.

The latest Intel Raid driver will pass Trim to SSD's along side a raided HDD setup, but not to Raided SSD's. Check what AKG has to say in this thread: Intel X25-V 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC SSD - $106 shipped - TODAY ONLY!

The EK250 res is very big. I had one. And changed the tube to the 150.

If you're trying for an internal mount, you probably won't be able to hook up the Kaze's in push/pull. The rad is 60mm thick, plus 2x38mm. That's a 136mm thick combo, or about 5.5 inches. Something to think about.

All in all, good parts.
****. I was all excited that TRIM is supported by raid now, Ill go check out that thread...

I will change the res to a 150, thanks for the tip!

I might have to get one of those koolance 3x120mm fan shrouds for the kaze's. Ill start off with 3 of them and get 3 more if it can fit.

Does anyone have any input of what barbs/fittings I should get? Should I get compression fittings or barbs? I have read up and people seem to use both.

And is that fillport good enough to use as a drainport?
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****. I was all excited that TRIM is supported by raid now, Ill go check out that thread...

I will change the res to a 150, thanks for the tip!

I might have to get one of those koolance 3x120mm fan shrouds for the kaze's. Ill start off with 3 of them and get 3 more if it can fit.

Does anyone have any input of what barbs/fittings I should get? Should I get compression fittings or barbs? I have read up and people seem to use both.

And is that fillport good enough to use as a drainport?
I've used BitsPower compressions and love them. I have yet to have a leak on them; but lately I have been using matte black BP barbs and 3/8 x 5/8 tubing. That tubing is never coming off
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I've used BitsPower compressions and love them. I have yet to have a leak on them; but lately I have been using matte black BP barbs and 3/8 x 5/8 tubing. That tubing is never coming off
Thanks, I will be using the compression fittings as well, I REALLY like the idea of how they work. I looked at the matte black barbs but I like the idea of metal better, but since I am just getting into it I could be wrong. Thanks very much!
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Check those ultra kazes. Not particularly great for horizontal mounting.

Grab some fans with FDB bearings for that. Like that found on S-Flex F. Also try some Gelid Wing 12
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Check those ultra kazes. Not particularly great for horizontal mounting.

Grab some fans with FDB bearings for that. Like that found on S-Flex F. Also try some Gelid Wing 12
Awesome, Ill grab the UV Gelid Wing 12's to go with my tubing, this works out great!

Anyone have any opinions on the fillport being used as a drainport?
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Fillport is a drainport in the other direction . As long as you crank the seal tightly, it should be fine

I just use one of these
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=21319&...e=Danger%20Den
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