Water cooling setup

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by xxmorpheus, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. xxmorpheus

    xxmorpheus New Member

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    sup guys, heres what i have so far for my water setup:

    ex-liq-191
    EK EKoolant Premium Liquid Cooling Premix Coolant - 1L - Blood Red $14.99 $29.98 2

    ex-tub-705
    IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip $6.99 $6.99 1


    Bitspower Liquid Cooling Fill Syringe - 70 mL (BP-WTT-70ML) $6.99 $6.99 1


    XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay - DDC Dual Pump / Dual Split Reservoirs w/ Dual Pumps Installed - Clear (CUSTOM-DDCBAYTWO)

    Reservoir Style: XSPC Dual Pump Split Reservoir
    Select Your Pump Model: 2 x Swiftech MCP35X™ ($40.00)

    $269.95 $269.95 1 res 2 pump

    ex-rad-284
    Aquacomputer Airplex Modularity System 360 Radiator - Copper Fins - Single Circuit (33036) $244.99 $244.99 1


    ex-tub-662
    Tygon 2375 Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing - 1/4" ID (3/8" OD) - Clear (AJK00017) $2.50 $25.00 10 feet


    ex-blc-1007
    Alphacool HF 14 Yellowstone - Copper Edition Sockel 775/1366/1156/1155 $49.95 $49.95 1


    ex-blc-940
    EK Radeon HD 6990 VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal (EK-FC6990 Acetal)

    Select G 1/4" Fittings (Qty. 2): 1/4 x 3/8 Compression Fittings-Black ($18.98)

    $163.93 $327.86 2 blocks

    ex-res-279
    Phobya Reservoir Filter Sponge - 30x30x30mm $2.99 $2.99
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    koo-286
    Koolance Dual VID Connector - Adjustable 2-3 Slot Spacing - Black (CNT-VDA34-BK) $14.99 $29.98 2

    fan-809
    Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 3000 RPM (D1225C12B7AP-29)

    Select Fan Accessories: Add 120mm Fan Filter ($3.49)

    $26.44 $79.32 3 fans

    Total 1074.00 usd
     
  2. just a noob

    just a noob Active Member

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    dump the red dyed coolant from ek, that will stain everything, including the tubing, the res, and leave residue in the blocks. Go with a bigger id tubing, 3/8th inch, or 1/2 inch. And I would suggest going with these instead of the koolance things. http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big1sishmuad.html
     
  3. xxmorpheus

    xxmorpheus New Member

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  4. just a noob

    just a noob Active Member

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    It won't dye your tubing(I assume), but I'm pretty sure it would still clog blocks because it's just a bunch of particles suspended in water. The easiest alternative is to just use colored tubing
     
  5. FuryRosewood

    FuryRosewood Active Member

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    nothing has better heat transfer than water...so dont buy into the marketing mumbo jumbo... beware of marketing...it can sound good but can be very bad :/
     
  6. xxmorpheus

    xxmorpheus New Member

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    Ok I will purchase distilled water
     
  7. Spesh

    Spesh New Member

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    I used the EK blue coolant for 18 months with absolutely no staining or gunking whatsoever. However, I have clear coolant in my current loop as I have white hosing.
     
  8. xxmorpheus

    xxmorpheus New Member

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    I thought the EK was good coolant. So blue did not stain?
     
  9. Spesh

    Spesh New Member

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    None of the EK coolant will stain.
     
  10. xxmorpheus

    xxmorpheus New Member

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    Is my tubing ok?
     
  11. Spesh

    Spesh New Member

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    I would use Primochill 1/2" ID 3/4" OD.

    Also, with the Gentle Typhoons, you want the 1850rpm AP-15 model. The ones that you have listed are horrendously loud.
     
  12. just a noob

    just a noob Active Member

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    I can't really recommend a brand, but that 1/4" id tubing is absolutely tiny
     
  13. xxmorpheus

    xxmorpheus New Member

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    ok i swapped out tubing for primochiil primoflex PRO. eliminated silver coil since coolant highly recommends not adding additional chemicals. how am i gonna cut this tube and will it fit right over the nozzles for the blocks?
     
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