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Old March 22, 2008, 07:50 PM
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I second the Swiftech 3/8 tubing.
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Old March 22, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Get a double RAD, you will not regret it. For tubing, go with 7/16" as it is easy to work with, and fits very tight and secure on 1/2 barbs. Just use Zipties for clamps. Nothing more is needed with 7/16" tubing!
Using that fluid is fine, but I just use distilled water. It's like $2 for at least 2.5L, plus you can add dyes and Biocide to make it better. Biocide keeps it clean essentially, not letting algae form. Dyes just make it look cool.

The MCP655 is very strong. I love it. Yes, it is kinda large, but it has never let me down, and I can usually find somewhere for it to go.
Ive just installed a WC system based on the "vortex solution-see posts"..it has dropped high oc loads by 8-10oc with 7/16th tubing on 1/2inch barbs and no signs of leaks. At first I did not like the integrated swiftech 220 res radiator but its grown on me for its clean installation and performance boost over the Tru X !!! Although a reservoir plus radiator is better when you want to upgrade the radiator. Using the swiftech coolant/algae mix too---looks real nice with case lighting.
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Nice. I doing a green lighting theme with my case. I also have a case mod as well. I will be putting a window in my CM690 and painting the inside of my case matte black.
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Old March 22, 2008, 08:59 PM
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yeah go for painting the case back black makes a huge difference with lighting and the right "black" board. seems like theres a Wc cool virus in the forum at the moment...plus the heavies are moving on to phase change---
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Old March 22, 2008, 09:05 PM
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yeah my mobo ain't black it's the Gigabyte P35-DS3L. My system is going to look good when it's done. It's all about paying attention to the details.
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Can't wait to see it! Also Magic, gotta see yours now that it is up and running!
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Old March 23, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Would these fans be good for a rad? - Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1200RPM 68.5CFM 24DBA

What colour should I use for my loop. UV green or UV orange?
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I think the green would match the Gigabyte board and black background better..I like the black "mix" too in the gallery section
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Old March 23, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Balistix, I am using some of the 1200RPM slipsteams on one of my RADs. I can't say that I noticed any difference in temps, but I also didn't take note of the temps before. Having a lot of them in my case, it is kinda loud, but about the same volume as the any 1200RPM fan. The thing I like most about them are the small rotors, meaning more surface area. The problem with the design though, is that they are low pressure fans, meaning on restrictive Rads, like the HWLabs rads, they will not do well. I am sure they will be perfect for any Thermochill or swiftech Rad though.
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