Ok, So it's almost Christmas and what better excuse is there to spend money? In my present location my CPU temps are too high when overclocked. I plan to solve the issue with this water cooling system.
Looks good so far! Looks like you'v done your home work . Not many hear read the stickies,etc.
As far as tubing goes, I recommend Tygon or Primoflex LRT. The micro res is a good res for most people.
As for the Newegg reviews, they are BS.
Thanks, I've actually read many stickies on several different forums so I wouldn't seem like a water cooling noob. They have helped a lot. As far as a coolant additive to prevent algae buildup, what would you suggest?
How many feet of tubing should I get? I'm cutting a hole in the top of my case for the rad so the loop will me. RAD>CPU>RES>PUMP>and back to>RAD
Do you know of any good T-joints to add in a loop?
I have an Antec P182 case. If you did a Google search with "antec p180 680i water cooling", you would see what I would like to closely model my own build after.
Idling at 50C is starting to annoy me, especially with my College Major in CAD programs with emphasis on 3D modeling. I'll need the extra rendering power without the high load temps.
Wrong sub forum one-shot. Right selection of parts, good to see someone do thier homework.
Petras PT PHN Nuke is for distilled water loops. Priimoflex LRT is a great hose. The stuff at Lowes etc isn't flexible enough, so go with watercoolers hose.
Some of the better stores (Shadow gave you the links) have fittings free with the rad. Petras does. Try to support the smaller places. If they go then we'll be screwed.
You want a T-line for draining, yes, nice to have.