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Old June 19, 2010, 02:18 PM
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Hi there, think I'm finally ready to bite the bullet and dive into water cooling, Just looking for a few suggestions on setup. Here is what I have in mind.

Loop= Res>Pump>triple Rad>CPU>Single Rad>5970>5870>back to res.

Can I do this with a single MCP-655 pump? Is this too much resistance for the loop?

Also need help with fittings, and which res to use. I want to use all compression fittings, and cost isn't really an object. I'm looking for a high quality loop, so any suggestions on blocks or configurations would be great. I don't really want to mod the case any (Obsidan 800D)
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Old June 19, 2010, 04:24 PM
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you should look into this build for the 800d especially if your cooling 2 gpu's

New Water Cooling Setup EVGA X58 3way Classified & Corsair Obsidian 800d - Semi Guide

theres a guy on harware canucks in the 800d owners gallery who put the 240 rad on its side so that he didint have to mod the base. you might wanna check that out aswell.

a 655 pump should be fine. for hardware i like ek blocks. and black ice rads or fessers if you have the room and money. if your going with a 655 pump i would just use a ek multioption resivour. and id go with 3/8 fittings and tubing cuz there easier to work with and 1/2 tubing doesnt make much of a difference. also make sure you pair your fans to your rad choice if you want silent operation make sure you get a low flow rad (balck ice or switech) and dont use coolant with dye's in it just buy uv tubeing if you want colour dyes bung up your system.
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Old June 19, 2010, 04:33 PM
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oh yea and bitspower has the nicest fittings in my opinion. if your totally against modding your case you got 2 options the 240 mounted between the 3.5 bay cage at the base or hang a rad off the back, i wouldnt even bother with a 120mm rad personally.

ek multi res - swiftech 655 w ek top - ek sup;reme hf - ek mb block - 360 fesser push pull (high rpm high cfm fans) - ek 5970 wb - ek 5870 wb - 240 black ice stealth or swiftech mc240 push pull (low flow good cfm fans) or 360 rad of choice hung off back of case - ek multi option res.

thats what id probly do.
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-The pump will be fine.

-One of the first questions you should be asking is "What kind of fans?". Your fan choice (speed) will determine the most effective radiator for you to use.

-For the reservoir - it mostly depends on what you're looking for as far as appearance goes. The Swiftech Microres, for example, works excellent and is adaptable, but not everyone likes it's appearance. Another favourite is EK's multi-option reservoirs, but they're a little bulkier and not as easy to fit in. There aren't too many stinkers these days, thankfully, so try to visualize how you'd like things laid out, and choose a reservoir that will integrate easily. Also, given the case you're using, do some searching for other builds using the same case - you'll probably notice some common themes and designs before long, which can provide a good starting point for your own loop.
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You are at right track.

Size of fittings comes from your tube choice - 3/8" or 1/2". Performance wise the difference is very small, so you can choose by its looks. I like 3/8" myself as it easier to work with.

Try to visualize your tube layout, it will help you with decision on type of fittings you need: straight or angled.
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Go with the cleanest, shortest, or your favorite tubing layout. It's been said a million times, and I'll just say it again - loops order does not matter. Try to get the res going to the pump though, but that is about it.
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Go with the cleanest, shortest, or your favorite tubing layout. It's been said a million times, and I'll just say it again - loops order does not matter. Try to get the res going to the pump though, but that is about it.
We should make sticky with title like that!
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Dazmode store have everything you need! hehe
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Thanks for the advice guys, guess it's time to try and draw this up and order some stuff up...
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