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Custom loop water cooling and AIO DIY closed looping

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June 6, 2013 6:24:05 AM

Hi, I have a few basic questions about both types of watercooling.
For custom loop, how is the tubing set up so it cools both the GPU and GPU and what are the parts to make that custom loop? Which are the best brands/products for waterblock, tubing, reservoir, and pump? Please put their name/link. I choose the Black Ice GT Stealth 420mm for the radiator, Oh, and does that radiator fit 3 Zigmatek 140mm Green LED Case Fans? Because from reading a forum one guy said 3 140mm fans didnt fit his rad which is wierd. I also got a EK-MultiOption RES X3 150 - Liquid Cooling Reservoir for the reservoir, EK Supremacy CPU Water Block for the waterblock, and PrimoFlex UV Green Tubing 3/8 x 5/8. What is the best pump out there for my set up? Please leave your comments regarding this setup and what part you would switch out/get better.
Now about watercoolers like the AIO ones.
If i don't want to do all that special watercooling custom loop stuff, I heard the XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Extreme Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit (New Rev. 4 Pump Included) w/ Free Dead-Water will do great.
Now right now for summer, I will go with the xspc AIO DIY kit. Does that kit come with metal compression fittings and those small other stuff, and are those stock fans good? or shall i get some Silverstone AP121 green LED ones or some Cougar 120mm green fans? What are you thoughts on the coolermaster sickleflow 120mm fans? Quiet? Good performance? Or is there other fans that are cheaper/as good(Noctua, Scythe, Yate loon) as those and look nicer? if you could, find a green LED fan, if not, then maybe white.I've heard good things with that kit and will probably go with that first then the custom waterlooping after.
Thank you for reading this and please leave your thoughts.

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June 6, 2013 7:20:45 AM

dont get the 240 mmd rad , it wont be enought to cool both your cpu and gpu, as far as a pump most people either use the mcp 355 for 3/8 or for 1/2 the mcp 655. all fans really should work but sometimes the fan holes are a hair off even mine were. YOu can just widen the hole a bit on the fan to help get it in

that 420 mm rad your will need very good fans made for high fpi/high static pressure( fins per inch since it uses 30 fpi) they are going to be around 20 a piece

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June 6, 2013 12:22:15 PM

06yfz450ridr said:
dont get the 240 mmd rad , it wont be enought to cool both your cpu and gpu, as far as a pump most people either use the mcp 355 for 3/8 or for 1/2 the mcp 655. all fans really should work but sometimes the fan holes are a hair off even mine were. YOu can just widen the hole a bit on the fan to help get it in

that 420 mm rad your will need very good fans made for high fpi/high static pressure( fins per inch since it uses 30 fpi) they are going to be around 20 a piece



So I thought, ill just watercool my CPU for now and later when I get SLI, ill buy a 420mm and a 360mm and some fans to cool the GPUs also. . But the 240mm will be enough for my CPU. I'm set on the XSPC RS 240mm for now and replacing the regular fans with the cougar ones. What rad+rad size, pump (thinking about the swiftech MCP355 or MCP655), reservoir, tubing(thinking about getting the rad from frozenCPU and buy the UV green tubing option, and water block for both the CPU and GPU? Can't I just use the same XSPC CPU block for the CPU and not buy a new one like the EK ones? If not, can you suggest good CPU waterblocks like the EK ones? Ten for GPU waterblocks, which ones are the best for a gtx 780 or SLI? Btw Titan waterblocks also work with gtx 780 so if you know good ones and can find them, please tell me them. Thanks
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June 6, 2013 3:19:48 PM

I'd recommend reading through the watercooling sticky as many of your questions will be addressed and answered there.
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