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a b K Overclocking
July 6, 2014 1:13:37 PM

So...I am new to water cooling (except for AIO units) and thought I would branch out a little bit...I have an idea of what I want to do..but is everything okay? Like part wise, and are there better ways to do this...I want to drop a 480mm radiator setup into a Primo Case. Now I am kinda OCD about temperatures which is why I want to go with a quad-120mm (480 mm) radiator starter kit. I want to make sure I am doing this right...I will list the parts...all feedback is welcome...

**Part List:**

Kit:
XSPC Raystorm RX480 V3 Extreme Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ D5 Photon and Free Dead-Water



Fluid:
PrimoChill Base Intensified™ - High Purity Deionized Water - 1 Gallon - Clear (PC-BASE128)



Kill Coil:
IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip



Fan Controller Hook Up (With NZXT FN V2 120mm [2 Watts per Fan, Each Channel Supports 15 Watts]) x2 (Will be getting 2 of these.:
Darkside 3-Pin Dual Radiator Push / Pull 4x Fan Y Splitter Cable - Jet Black Sleeved



Dye:
Mayhems Dye - 15mL - Dark Blue




Thanks in advance.

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a b K Overclocking
July 6, 2014 11:01:47 PM

Two things I would change:
1. Why do you need a 480mm raldiator? (No offense intended, I am just wondering). Even a CPU and GPU loop will only need a 360mm radiator. Unless you're using dual GPU's and CPU loop, a 480mm is overkill.
2. There have been mixed reviews on dyes, some say that they have no effect, but others say that it clogs your blocks and loop. I personally use LED's behind acrylic to light up my rigid clear tubing.
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a b K Overclocking
July 6, 2014 11:16:45 PM

Nuclear101 said:
Two things I would change:
1. Why do you need a 480mm raldiator? (No offense intended, I am just wondering). Even a CPU and GPU loop will only need a 360mm radiator. Unless you're using dual GPU's and CPU loop, a 480mm is overkill.
2. There have been mixed reviews on dyes, some say that they have no effect, but others say that it clogs your blocks and loop. I personally use LED's behind acrylic to light up my rigid clear tubing.


Actually you gave me a great idea, I don't need a 480...however I have switched cases anyways to a Corsair 750D which can only house up to a 360 (if you really push it) but I'll probably just stay with the 280mm instead. I have a black and red theme inside my case with white led's around the case itself (thanks to the NZXT Hue) to create a popping effect with the red components....thats what I am aiming for at least...I though either clear liquid would look good or a red dye...(I was originally going to do a blue theme in a different case, but as I said I switched cases).
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