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Old 08-04-08, 03:26 AM
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New WC setup

Heres what Ive got so far. Am I missing something? Some little odds or ends? I will be cooling an 8800 GTX, and at this point in time Q6600, which will very shortly turn into an E8400 once Im done benching it

I was all ready to do this about 3-4 months ago, and then someone convinced me to go subzero instead Well...now Im back to finish up what I planned on starting. I am planning on making a custom WC loop that is as quiet as possible.

CPU : D-tek FuZion, Nozzle Accelerator Kit, Pro Mount Kit for FuZion

GPU : Swifttech MCW60-R + swifttech ramsinks

Rad : PA 120.3 + shroud

Fans : Antech tricool 120mm X 3. Can I use these fans? I got a killer deal at Microcenter $1.99 each and I loaded up with like a dozen If these are going to be too loud or some other issue I can get different ones without much of an issue.

Pump : Swifftech MCP655 vario

Tubing : Clearflex 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD - 25 feet. Yea more than I need, but its cheap and I always like extra pieces in case of mistakes, or future uses. Ill prob actually bump this up to 30-35 ft in case I plan on changing something on the fly later too.

Clamps : What do you think? "worm-clamps" or some of the fancy plastic clamp clips I see at petras, jab-tech, sidewinder, etc...?

Res or T-line or Fill-port: Which one and why? Im not really sure what would be easiest? One of those DD fill-ports looks about as simple and easy as possible and Im leaning towards that.

Do I need any special additives for the liquid? Any special cleaners for the parts when they arrive new?

Mounting the rad......Im having trouble visualizing this. I have one of those HUGE rocketfish cases from BB that I was planning to use, so I was going to mount the rad INSIDE of the case. I know I will need to cut some holes in the top to mod the case, and Im ok with that. If I mount INSIDE the case do I still need a shroud? How will I mount the rad? Just rig it with some screws, or nuts/bolts, or does it come with mounting equipment?

Do I need any different/extra nozzles for the rad?

Also, do I lose any cooling capacity by mounting the rad inside of the case as opposed to outside? How much louder would it be mounted outside of the case?


Its alot of questions I know But Id really appreciate any input and thx in advance

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Old 08-04-08, 08:51 AM
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I always use wormdrive clips as they are easier to remove matey...

How about a res with a fill port? Easier to fill that way, I personaly dont like just a T-line idea.

If you buy premixed coolant like feser then you dont need any additives as they are already in there.

If you mount the rad inside why not bolt the rad to the case and have the fans and shroud on the back of the rad? Fans sucking through rads on thermochills are roumored to give better results and quiter operation too so you may want to plan around this.

Extra nozzels? Only if you plan on changing the hose size matey?

You may hear the fans more if its external. And the air will be cooler outside of your case. But to be honest just plan what works best for your case, dont go making it too complicated, I prefer a good looking PC for the sake of a degree or 2.
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Old 08-04-08, 09:36 AM
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Fans : Antech tricool 120mm X 3. Can I use these fans? I got a killer deal at Microcenter $1.99 each and I loaded up with like a dozen If these are going to be too loud or some other issue I can get different ones without much of an issue.
The antec TriCool fans wouldnt be the best. Going by their design (blade design and distribution) I would say they would suffice but would be loud at full whack. Something like some yate loons, sharkoon 1000s or noctua NFP12s would be far better for your ears

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Tubing : Clearflex 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD - 25 feet. Yea more than I need, but its cheap and I always like extra pieces in case of mistakes, or future uses. Ill prob actually bump this up to 30-35 ft in case I plan on changing something on the fly later too.
Dont get anywhere near that much tubing unless youre buying something you know is goo enough to stick with. If youre going to invest in a large amount get Tygon or Masterkleer or XSPC HiQ tubing. And get more like 15ft to still be safe, 25 is massively excessive

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Clamps : What do you think? "worm-clamps" or some of the fancy plastic clamp clips I see at petras, jab-tech, sidewinder, etc...?
Wormclamps for the same reason tom said, theyre easier to remove and can be done up tighter

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Res or T-line or Fill-port: Which one and why? Im not really sure what would be easiest? One of those DD fill-ports looks about as simple and easy as possible and Im leaning towards that.
I would suggest a reservoir for ease of filling and neatness. With a res filling takes far less effort and time. It also cuts down on refills in the future. Knocking up a temporary fill port for when you need to fill it would be a good idea though.

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Do I need any special additives for the liquid? Any special cleaners for the parts when they arrive new?
Just use Feser1 liquid, will have all you need in it already. When you receive your radiator it is advisable to fill it with either white vinegar or boiling water a few times to clean it, which depends on the radiator.

Rig the radiator as best suits your case, post pics up if youre unsure, use the same size barbs for the radiator as the rest of the system and yes you will lose some cooling capacity by mounting the rad in the case as you will be pumping slightly warmed air through it as opposed to air at room temp.
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