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Old November 28, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Hey all,
It's been a while since I have done a decent water cooling loop and want to make sure I have covered all angles, haven't missed anything and got the best stuff for my components.
Will be cooling a quad core and 8800GTX, definitely going to be overclocked.

CPU - D-Tek Customs Fuzion + Accelerator Nozzles
GPU - Ek Water Blocks Full Coverage for 8800GTX
Pump - Swiftech MCP655
Rad - Thermochill PA120.2 + 2 Thermochill Barbs
Res - Swifttech MCRES-Micro Clear Hi-Flow
Tubing - Swiftech 7/16in Vinyl 10Ft
Fans - 2 X Noctua NF-S12-1200 120MM
Barbs - 3X 2Pairs of D-Tek Customs 1/2in G1/4 Chrome High Flow Fittings

I also threw in some D-Tek cooling additive for corrosion and such.

I figured I would save some money and use Zap Straps instead of overpriced clamps, especially seeing as to how I have 7/16 tubing.

Anything else I am missing or any recommendations for a change?
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Awesome setup- take some pics of your build.
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Old November 28, 2007, 07:57 PM
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Nice parts!

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Are noctua's the best choice for Radiators? I have heard that they suffer when placed with higher restriction. I think some Scythe S-Flex or Yate Loon fans would be a better choice.
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Are noctua's the best choice for Radiators? I have heard that they suffer when placed with higher restriction. I think some Scythe S-Flex or Yate Loon fans would be a better choice.
They are alright, but hes getting a Thermochill which has a low fin count.
I would personally go with yate loons.
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Old November 28, 2007, 09:06 PM
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I tend to avoid Yate Loons due to the fact that they have the sealed mounting holes which makes them difficult on install on most anything and I have heard about it being a pain in the butt with this rad and I don't intend on doing any jerry rigging.
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I tend to avoid Yate Loons due to the fact that they have the sealed mounting holes which makes them difficult on install on most anything and I have heard about it being a pain in the butt with this rad and I don't intend on doing any jerry rigging.
not sure what you mean by "sealed mounting holes" because the yates looms I have all have hole that I can mount with or am I misunderstanding what you are saying?
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Old November 28, 2007, 09:27 PM
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Sorry maybe sealed corners would have been better.

It was this post that threw me off:
NCIX FORUMS - Mounting Yate Loon fans to this radiator - Thermochill Pa 120.2 Dual 120MM Fan Wate...

And aswell its personal preference, the Yates turned me off because when building just a regular system I am unable to use rubber mounts to hold them. Unless the Yates are going to drop temps by a good 5c I would stick with the Noctuas (they even include rubber mounts!)
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What he means is the flanges on the corners of the fans, where the screw holes are, are closed in, and not open like on most fans. For example, you can not mount this type of fan on a thermalright heatsink, as the fan clips need to go where that flange gets in the way.
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Old November 28, 2007, 09:35 PM
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If you are going for silence with max airflow, these things are the best.
NCIX.com - Buy Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1200RPM 68.5CFM 24DBA - SY1225SL12M In Canada.

Seriously, they are more silent than my 1200RPM Yate Loons, yet move a TON more air.
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Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
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Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
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Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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