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April 11, 2013 11:52:31 PM

i am Going to be setting up a water cooling loop for my computer
specs
Intel® Core™ i7-3770K Processor
16 gigs kingston ram 2 x 8 gigs
asus z77 sabertooth motherboard
corsair gaming seris 700 watts power supply
1 120 gig ssd
6 1 tb hdd
evga gtx 660

and im hoping to cool it with these


1345 EK Supreme LTX Intel CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Acrylic CSQ (EK-Supreme LTX CSQ) $45.99

ex-blc-1367 HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 660 Core VGA Water Block (17010) $79.99

ex-pmp-47 Swiftech MCP355™ 12v Water Pump (Native 3/8") (120 GPH) $79.95

ex-rad-316 XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin Radiator $62.99

ex-tub-1600 PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 3/8"ID x 5/8" OD - Brilliant UV Blue (PFLEXA-58-B) 10 feet $25.00

ex-tub-507 Bitspower Matte Black G1/4" Barb Fitting - 3/8" ID

should this be enough to cool my computer and be able to overclock a good amount


also can any one recommend a good coolant and additive?

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April 14, 2013 5:07:54 AM

You seem to have an idea of what your doing, but your missing a few aspects.
- Clamps for your barbs.
- A reservoir (unless you intend to use a T-Line instead, but then where is that?).
- Fans.
I suggest reading through the water-cooling sticky if you haven't already.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...

One thing I'm a bit concerned about is the 3/8" tubing. Chances are it wont make much of a difference, but you might want to consider a larger tube like 1/2". This will require getting a different pump or an aftermarket top for it.

Coolant to go for is Distilled Water, available in a supermarket near you (its really not worth buying "premium" distilled, once it hits the loop its all the same).
Throw a silver kill coil in the loop or some biocide (PT-Nuke and Deadwater are popular ones) to prevent anything growing in the loop.
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April 14, 2013 8:33:54 AM

I have used 3/8 ID and 1/2 OD tubing for years, and there is no difference in flow from 3/8 ID to 1/2 ID tubing unless all of the components in the loop have G3/8 fittings. Otherwise the G1/4 fitting is very close to the same size as a 3/8 ID tubing size the G1/4 fitting size is a restriction on most standard systems today, but tubing is a preference and any size can be used, it is simply that there is no performance increase for doing so. What ever size that you decide on always get the fittings to match with barbs the ID sizes must be matched. With compression fittings they need to match the tubing on both the ID and OD of the tubing (EX: 3/8ID 5/8OD tubing needs 3/8ID 5/8OD fittings to match)
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