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Birk January 13, 2012 11:11 PM

Just setup my first Custom Loop
 
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Here it is, its leak testing right now


I'm pretty happy with how tight and tidy I was able to get the tubing.

Anything anyone can see I shoudl Correct?

Right now it runs in this order.

Rez -> Rad -> CPU -> GPU -> Rez

Babrbarossa January 14, 2012 06:05 AM

Very nice - nothing wrong with that loop.

sswilson January 14, 2012 07:03 AM

Looks great!!!!

Welcome to the wild and (only if you don't use an algecide of some form) sometimes furry world of watercooling!!!!!!! ;)

Birk January 14, 2012 08:23 AM

I only ordered 6 feet of the UV Blue tube, i had read you should have at least 8-10 feet of tube. I only used like 4.5 feet including 1 wrong cut (that i used as a filler tube). It all went without a hitch and has been leak testing for 9 hours, im off to work so it'll be close to 20 hours leak tested before I'm home and ready to setup again. Not a drip so far!

Silent_Avenger January 14, 2012 01:00 PM

I think the 8-10 feet estimate is for covering those running like 3 rads and would have to have a ton of tubing. It does look nice and clean great work. Can't wait until I save up enough for my own loop now. :)

clshades January 15, 2012 12:05 PM

Nice loop man. Looks similar to mine. Only thing you might consider doing the next time you put it together is adding a drain port off the bottom of the vid card.

Birk January 15, 2012 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clshades (Post 590612)
Nice loop man. Looks similar to mine. Only thing you might consider doing the next time you put it together is adding a drain port off the bottom of the vid card.


yea for sure, i forgot to pick up a proper end to do it with :( but that is 100% going to be in my next loop. I also plan to do away with the dual bay rez/pump combo and get a tube rez and put my D5 back on its stand.

a35599 January 15, 2012 01:54 PM

Looks good. I agree with the drainport, you will find it very nice to have when it comes to maintenance. A good site to design water cooling loops, very useful : eXtreme Flow Designer

Keywork January 15, 2012 05:15 PM

Looks good. How are temps with just the single 240 rad?

Birk January 15, 2012 06:22 PM

@ 4.5ghz with 1.35vcore i'm at ~30 idle and ~60 max load


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