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Old May 13, 2012, 04:46 PM
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For the pump I only recommend mcp655 noting else and if you are just cooling 1 CPU, one single GPU (not 2 or sli - Crossfier), the 360 will be more than capable of cooling them but if you planning to add more GPU's you will be better with bigger Rad like 4x120 or 4x140 radiator
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Old May 13, 2012, 10:27 PM
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For the pump I only recommend mcp655 noting else and if you are just cooling 1 CPU, one single GPU (not 2 or sli - Crossfier), the 360 will be more than capable of cooling them but if you planning to add more GPU's you will be better with bigger Rad like 4x120 or 4x140 radiator
^^^ This

The airplex has more options for routing tubing, but really you are paying waaay more just for it being bare stainless/copper.

The 655/D5 is a bigger, uglier pump, but based on my own experience, it is much quieter and more reliable than a 355 style pump. Either run it as it is or add a pumptop or pump/res combo that makes tubing management easier for you. Be aware that if you are using the pump as is, it comes with non-removable 1/2" barbs. A 360 with some medium speed fans will be the minimum for a single CPU and GPU, but should handle it just fine. XSPC RX rads are great value per dollar and are some of the best performers out there. 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD tubing gets my vote, just make sure you get the right barbs or compression fittings. Barbs are cheaper, compressions are prettier. Neither should leak a drop.
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I am definately going to take all your recommendations when ordering my parts this weekend. I appreciate the honesty and personal experience that you have shared and offered. If there is any more tips, comments, recommendations or personal experiences (good or bad) I would still like to hear them. Thanks again guys.
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Yeh keep it simple stupid. Or so the saying goes... It's easy enough to add more rad later if you need depending on case size but you may discover you don't like water cooling and all the hassles. Water cooling isn't something you do because it looks cool or you just "want" it. For the guys that continue to water cool year after year its a hobby and one that I really enjoy. Even trying to keep costs down buying used stuff etc it still costs thousands of dollars over the years.

Gonna be rebuilding my entire loop once again this week hopefully! :)

You might consider cooling the cpu 1st with a dual rad before moving on to the vid cards. I like the raystorn setup myself it's been running amazing.

I started water cooling to remove the fan noise and keep the dust down on the major components. All of which are solved.
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ya using a Raystorm d5 kit with a tank on a 240 rad with fans on low (800 rpm), cools my 2600k @ 4.6 and 7970 np, no plans for me to add another card but a 360 will make it easy to add one later in your case provided this all fits in your lain-li?
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ya using a Raystorm d5 kit with a tank on a 240 rad with fans on low (800 rpm), cools my 2600k @ 4.6 and 7970 np, no plans for me to add another card but a 360 will make it easy to add one later in your case provided this all fits in your lain-li?
The Lian-li has a ton of room inside so it should work out good. If you don't mind me asking, what temps are you getting when your cpu is under load? Also wondering if you anyone else know of a place to purchase a Raystorm kit in Canada? Ive frequentley check Dazmode but he seems to be out of stock or sold out on just about everything whenever I go to his site.
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55 on cpu in bf3 for a few hours, gpu about 45-46, this is with my fans on low, controller instead has them running around 8-900 rpm's instead of the 1600 default. Daz has the dual bay kit available I see, not sure which one you were after, add the razor gpu block to complete it. I bought from the custom raystorm setup.
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Daz also has the D5 tank top that I used in mine personally find that route the best if you need to adjust things, ie: change hardware ect. ect..
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