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mjbdc07 August 29, 2010 01:25 PM

New To Water Cooling
can someone tell me if these part are compatible with each other also if i missing some parts.

Swiftech MCR320 Quiet Power Triple 120MM Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded
<A href="http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=20090" target=_black>http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=20090

Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT Black 3/8IN ID 5/8IN OD Tubing (10 Feet)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30607&vpn=PFLEXP10%2D58%2DBK&manufac ture=Primochill

Ek Water Block EK-SUPREME Hf Acetal LGA1366/LGA1156/AM3 CPU Water Block G1/4
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48811&vpn=3830046990198&manufacture= EK%20Water%20Blocks

Ek Water Blocks Ek Multioption Res X2 400 Basic Water Cooling Tube Reservoir G1/4 Acetal Glass
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53544&vpn=3831109840061&manufacture= EK%20Water%20Blocks

Koolance COV-RP450 Acetal Pump Top for MCP655 or MCP655-B G1/4
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52386&vpn=COV%2DRP450&manufacture=Ko olance

not sure what kind of fittings/barbs to get and how many.

I'm planning to cool the cpu for now and maybe my video card in the future.
suggestions and recommendations are welcome.

My PC:
AMD Phenom II 965 BE
Asus Crosshair IV Formula
Asus EAH5870 V2
Corsair Dominator GT 1866 4GB
Corsair F60 60GB SSD
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black & 1TB Caviar Green
Windows 7 64bit
ULTRA X3 1000W
Corsair 800D
Sony Bravia 32" KDL32S3000

Dazmode August 29, 2010 02:08 PM

This is incomplete list. Where is your fittings?

Fudd Rucker August 29, 2010 02:12 PM

The 3/8 tubing wont work with the MCP655. I would go with a Feser 240 or 360 as i have found the MCR series to be crap at best.

Dazmode August 29, 2010 02:25 PM

Here is sample list

Triple Rad - needs 2 fittings
CPU block - 2 fittings (45 degree angled is advisable)
Get X-5 top for your 655 top - needs 2 fittings
Reservoir make sure you can fit EK 400mm in your setup needs 2 or 4 fittings
3/8"/3/4" Tube:here

If you go barbs you get this, if you can afford compression fittings it will make your life easier.Take half straight and half angled.

You also may need liquid, fans, fans controller, fans guards, thermal paste ....

mjbdc07 August 29, 2010 02:40 PM

ok so i revised my original list Imageshack - capturehxn.png

compression fittings would be awsome, which ones should i get from ncix, i'm getting all my part from there.

ForTheGG August 30, 2010 02:29 PM

I've gotta agree with Fudd, the swiftech rad you have is not very good.

I suggest you get all your gear from Daz, they have a much better selection than NCIX.

MpG August 30, 2010 02:48 PM

Honestly, aside from the tubing/pump incompatibility, nothing wrong with that list at all. Either switch to 1/2" tubing (cheaper option, but could be harder to route), or get an aftermarket top that will take standard 3/8" fittings (more expensive, but more flexible, and mild pump performance boost).

You're sure you have room for that reservoir? 400mm is a pretty big reservoir to fit somewhere, so make sure you double-check.

And incidentally, I've got a dual-Swiftech with push-pull 800rpm fans cooling a 4.0GHz i7 920 and a GTX280 that says the Swiftech rads work just fine. But on a related note, what kind of fans are you using? That can actually have a larger influence on your system's cooling abilities than the radiator itself.

lowfat August 30, 2010 04:29 PM

There is nothing wrong w/ Swiftech radiators besides having rather ugly and paint that doesn't hold all that well. Performance per $ they blow everything else away. Secondly you can definitely fit 3/8ID 5/8OD tubing over 1/2 barbs. All you need is heat up the tubing in a bowl of hot water in a microwave for a minute. It will easily slid over the barb. I also don't see the need for such a monstrous reservoir. Increasing the size doesn't affect performance at all.

MpG August 30, 2010 06:38 PM

Yeah, you can get 3/8" over 1/2" barbs, but I just find it even harder on the D5 nozzles than the barbs. That's just me, though. And a lot of time, if you have room for the D5, you've got room for 1/2" tubing.

SugarJ August 30, 2010 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 422425)
Increasing the size doesn't affect performance at all.

My first impulse was to make an inappropriate comment here, then my mod instincts kicked in. :biggrin:

mjbdc07, I noticed in your list that you have a pump top, but no pump. What you've got there is a replacement top that you can screw fittings into (MCP655 has fixed 1/2" plastic fittings), but you also require a pump.

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