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October 29, 2009 6:15:35 AM

this what i have picked out so far
max budget: $300 but i would rather spend 200-250, leave some money left over for other things like food, cigarettes, concerts

block: undecided...need some help stuck between the Danger Den MC-TDX or the Swiftech Apogee™ GTZ i7

pump: OCZ Hydro Pulse Water Pump 800 - 800 L/hr. - - - $52.99 (i know the MCP655 is a better pump, perhaps i should get that one cause the rad will be mounted out of the case)
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res: Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev. 2 Small Form Factor / High-Flow Reservoir (1/2" ID & 3/8" ID) - - - $25.95
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rad: Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator - Black - - - $48.95
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-- also getting 3/8" ID Compression Fittings and a Swiftech MCB-120™ Revision 2 "Radbox" Radiator/Fan Housing - Black

tubing: PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing 3/8"ID 5/8" OD with 1/8" Wall - Clear - - - $11.25 getting 5ft of it, is that enough??
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cooling fluid: Feser One Non Conductive Cooling Fluid - 1000 ml - UV Blue - - - $19.95
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fans for the rad: (im assuming the rad doesnt come with fans) so any suggestions on what fans i should get would be great.

total price comes out to $193.98 (without the block/fans)

any improvements/suggestions would be great..everything compatible?? (the fittings etc etc..)
yes, i have read the water cooling guide, many times too be honest, i have read about water cooling and done my research.

my loop will (hopefully) look something like this:
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/8658/pc073vq2.jpg
October 29, 2009 8:25:30 AM

Honestly I'd go with a Danger Den pump
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7505/ex-pmp-64/Danger...
$57 DD-CPX Pro, comes with 3/8" compression fittings.

Fans, I'd go with a set of Scythe fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$18 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 98m3/h, 28db (out of stock on the egg ATM tho)

*EDIT* avoid the Fesser with UV additives, better going with UV tubing instead.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8662/ex-tub-454/25_Me...
$25 (8' of tubing, is fine for a single loop)
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a c 86 K Overclocking
October 29, 2009 11:50:53 AM

Yes, the pump needs replaced, the one you chose isn't very good.
Get Yate Loon Mediums from Petras. 4 of them for $20.
You do know the BI Stealth rad is a very old design, poor flow and not nearly as efficient as more modern rads?
Get the Swiftech MCR 220 instead.
Distilled ($1 gallon) water and a tiny bottle of Petras PHN nuke for your biocide, the bottle will last forever, you only need a few drops.

There is no great reviews on the DD TDX block, solid scientific comparisons like what can be found on Martins and Skinnees tests pages. I do know that the TDX is an older block and will perform poorly in comparison to the GTZ or the HK3.0. The TDX came out before the i7 did, so it's not designed for the incredible heatloads of an i7 overclocked.

There is a newer one even, the Swiftech XT, but you'd be fine with the GTZ.

I will mention if your going for huge overclocks, you might need to look at a 120x3 rad, but only if you think you can get 4.2 out of your mobo and chip.
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October 29, 2009 10:08:01 PM

Conumdrum said:
Yes, the pump needs replaced, the one you chose isn't very good.
Get Yate Loon Mediums from Petras. 4 of them for $20.
You do know the BI Stealth rad is a very old design, poor flow and not nearly as efficient as more modern rads?
Get the Swiftech MCR 220 instead.
Distilled ($1 gallon) water and a tiny bottle of Petras PHN nuke for your biocide, the bottle will last forever, you only need a few drops.

There is no great reviews on the DD TDX block, solid scientific comparisons like what can be found on Martins and Skinnees tests pages. I do know that the TDX is an older block and will perform poorly in comparison to the GTZ or the HK3.0. The TDX came out before the i7 did, so it's not designed for the incredible heatloads of an i7 overclocked.

There is a newer one even, the Swiftech XT, but you'd be fine with the GTZ.

I will mention if your going for huge overclocks, you might need to look at a 120x3 rad, but only if you think you can get 4.2 out of your mobo and chip.

i knew ya would give me a good response, i have decided to do with:

Swiftech Apogee GTZ i7 CPU Waterblock
Danger Den DD-CPX Pro pump
Swiftech MCR220 rad
Swiftech MCRES Micro res
Primoflex LRT tubing (Blue or Green)
x2 Yate Loon Mediums
1 gallon distilled water
Petra'sTech Nuke Concentrated Biocide
some (extra) 3/8" ID Compression Fittings
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a c 86 K Overclocking
October 30, 2009 12:11:24 AM

Ohh please splurge on an extra gallon of liquid before you start. You get a leak, make a mistake in your tubing etc you'll have to drain it. Walgreens $1!!!
Petras PHN Nuke is for distilled, less reaction etc if it ever happens, and it won't.

And see this yet?
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=...

Loop looks pretty solid, best of luck. Best answer eh?

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October 30, 2009 2:49:15 AM

Conumdrum said:
Ohh please splurge on an extra gallon of liquid before you start. You get a leak, make a mistake in your tubing etc you'll have to drain it. Walgreens $1!!!
Petras PHN Nuke is for distilled, less reaction etc if it ever happens, and it won't.

And see this yet?
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=...

Loop looks pretty solid, best of luck. Best answer eh?

i will get another gallon!, and yes best answer :) 
and i did not see that, but i will read it, and of course bookmark it.
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