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Mibs July 3, 2008 11:54 PM

Seeking advice on part selection
I've decided to finally go with liquid cooling. Folding is making a lot more heat than I'm used to and going water is something I've always wanted to do, so why not now! Anyway I was hoping some of you guys could help me out here, I've been doing some research and chosen what seems to be some of the best choices out there, but any advice would be appreciated. I'm only planning on adding my CPU to the loop at the moment but I am seriously considering adding the GPU in the near future. So here's what I have chosen:

Feser One Water replacement
How much of this will I need for the small loop I am making? I'm pretty sure one bottle should do.

Swiftech Mcres-Micro
This seemed to be recommended by many folks

Tygon 1/2" ID Tubing

This stuff was a bit pricey but with price match its only $13.84/5 feet so I figured I would get it

Swiftech MCP655
Now I haven't put much thought into the pump but this one seems to be pretty popular and looks like it performs quite well. I am definitely open to suggestion on this.

Thermochill Pa 120.2
Again, seemed to be recommended by many folks. Ive got a pair of Noctua NF-S12s that I could use with it but do they have enough CFM? http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=Noctua

Finally for the CPU block I chose the D-Tek Fuzion V2. I already bought that from the HWC sponsored deals...Couldn't pass up the price!

I know a single rad might be enough for just the cpu but I want the option to add the gpu later. As for the clamps and screws etc, I can get all that at the hardware store I'm pretty sure. Oh and I also had to add a pair of barbs to go with the rad..I even managed to find those cheaper on pricecanda! Sorry for another thread just listing parts and looking for help but water cooling is quite new to me...thanks for the help!

Dashock July 4, 2008 12:14 AM

Em i hope this aint silly but did yu remember to buy barbs ? i prefer the metal barbs and the pump yu choose is awesome im running it as well quiet

very very quiet and i have the one without the speed adjustment.

And that Thermochill rad i hear is good and scales just as good as a triple swiftech rad which im using you got a good choice of components i went

with the Swiftech 7/16 tubing...Captain Vortex sugested that to me and i found it verry easy to use on my first build and a good solid thickness also

good at bends so stuck with it.

Mibs July 4, 2008 12:39 AM

Yup I remmebered the barbs! but thanks for mentioning it. However I believe the barbs that come with the res are plastic, do you recommend I replace those? I understand it's best to go with all metal. I'm a little on the fence with what size tubing to go for...but I'm sort of leaning towards the 1/2". I guess it's pretty debatable, but I don't mind the extra work that comes with the thicker tubing.

3.0charlie July 4, 2008 04:15 AM

You have no choice but to use 1/2" tubing if you choose the MCP655.
You have no choice but to use 3/8" tubing if you choose the MCP355.

Mibs July 4, 2008 04:38 AM

1/2" it is then! Thanks 3.0charlie.

ebdoradz July 4, 2008 06:23 AM

cooling a GPU with that ????

im also in the process to watercool my rig .... so im looking for parts too

Dashock July 4, 2008 06:58 AM

cant you also use 7/16 tubing charlie ? And Mibs definetely replace the plastic barbs with swiftech ones remember to price match it and you will save some money.

Mibs July 4, 2008 08:07 AM

I picked up some swiftech barbs as well for the res. Does anybody know what the volume is for that bottle of Feser One? I can't seem to find it there. Also, PriceMatch is seriously my best friend. I saved about $7 a pop on each unit of tygon tubing, and about $12 on the tube coils. Even the barbs were a little bit cheaper elsewhere.

JD July 4, 2008 09:32 AM

Feser One comes in a 1L bottle. I got 2 just in case, but I only needed one. Least I have extra though should I ever need to drain the loop or god forbid, if it leaks.

I'd go for Noctua P12s or Yates or S-FLEX fans on the radiator. The S12s have like no pressure.

The Primoflex ProLRT tubing seems pretty good. At least the 3/8" ID 5/8" OD stuff I got is. Bends pretty tightly and it's rather flexible overall. I believe it's cheaper than Tygon.

Oh and make sure you got compatible Thermochill barbs. They use a different threading than most barbs. Either one of these: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...re=Thermochill or http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Water%20Blocks

3.0charlie July 4, 2008 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by Dashock (Post 66366)
cant you also use 7/16 tubing charlie ? And Mibs definetely replace the plastic barbs with swiftech ones remember to price match it and you will save some money.

Yes, you can use 7/16" dia. hoses on 1/2" barbs. But the OP was questionning wether or not to go for 3/8" or 1/2" tubing.

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