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April 18, 2010 11:09:20 PM

Hello, i'm about to make my first watercooling system which will cool 2x 5970's and a I7-930. I'm worried sick thinking of leaks. Can anyone help my sickness go away?

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April 18, 2010 11:37:50 PM

Just do it. :) 
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a b K Overclocking
April 19, 2010 2:37:45 PM

Mind listing specs for the WCing?
April 19, 2010 10:32:33 PM

My current built is like so:

Mobo - ASUS P6X58D Premium(not clear)

PSU - Corsair 1000w

Cooler - Water

RAM - *Missing* (Looking for some which would be best for my system)

Case - Corsair 800D

CPU - Intel Core I7-930

HDD - WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS

GPU - 2x 5970

and then i had something like this in mind for the WC, as its my first WC build i would like to be corrected if something could be better.

Reservoir and Pump, RP-980BK, Black

Tubing, Clear UV-Reactive PVC, 1ft/30.5cm [ID: 06mm (1/4"); OD: 10mm (3/8")

Liquid Coolant Bottle, Low-Conductivity, 700mL (Colorless)

Radiator, 4x120mm, Copper (High Flow)

CPU-350AT (CPU), Acetal

VID-AR597 (Radeon HD 5970)
April 19, 2010 10:42:09 PM

Try something like this.

CPU block.. http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-Apogee-GTZ-Extreme-Per...

Pump x2 with dual loops would be best.... http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCP-355-12v-DC-Pump-pr...

Radiator for CPU (minimum) http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCR-220-Radiator-Black...

Radiator for GPU,s. http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCR320-QP-K-Triple-120...

10 feet of your choice of tubing atleast 3/8 or up to 1/2 inch.

Plain distilled water, one gallon for a buck.

Barbs of your choice.

And maybe 2 of theses, for res,s.. to mount on the pumps.
http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Acrylic-Reservoir-for-Lain...
April 20, 2010 1:12:38 AM

Thanks, that defenately gives me a idea of what to buy. I live in Denmark btw, in Europe. Sadly your website doesn't ship to Denmark :( 

Even more help and ideas are always appreciated! :3
April 20, 2010 12:59:56 PM

Why Distilled water and not coolant?
a c 86 K Overclocking
April 20, 2010 3:45:58 PM

Water is a coolant. If you read many links, tests, reviews, and general user input over the last few years you'll see distilled or deionized water and a few drops of a biocide is all you need. You wiki the heat removal properties of water vs anything else you'll see water is the best.

Dyes and other colored liquids have a nasty propery sometimes of seperating and clogging blocks and reducing flow. Also staining tubing, the UV seems to wear out fast, and other fun issues.

You want color? Buy colored tubing. I feel Primochill LRT is the best, many experianced watercoolers feel the same way.


It's also MUCH cheaper. Water costs $1 a gallon for me, biocide $5 a bottle and I need 4 drops, so I figured it out, I fill and refill my loop twice a year (yes, you need to do that) for about $.70 each time.

The magic fun marketing stuff sold by marketers for $20 a liter? Hehe, no need for it.

Nice long thread, take a read.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22...
April 20, 2010 7:25:10 PM

Slipperss said:
Thanks, that defenately gives me a idea of what to buy. I live in Denmark btw, in Europe. Sadly your website doesn't ship to Denmark :( 

Even more help and ideas are always appreciated! :3


Hi, I'm also from Denmark. Try www.caseking.de (use google translater). They have most of the prime stuff. Don't buy from outside the EU if possible (extra taxes makes it way more expensive). When I'm going to mod my A05B with a 420 + 140 radiators im going to buy most of it from there. Good luck with the WC from DK :
April 24, 2010 3:39:08 PM

Will 1 pump be enough for my build? or should i get 2?
April 28, 2010 5:08:10 AM

hey dude whats up i just actuall did my first water system also and i was worried too but all i did was take an old power supply after i got all the tubing cut the right length and got the loop set up outside of the case and using the old psu i took a paperclip and put it in the hole with the green wire and the black wire right next to it on the 24 pin connector or 20 whatever u have but i just set it up on my kitchen table and did it that way. thank god i did cuz i had two fat arse leaks but that helped me figure everything out i hope it helps u also cheers! Good luck with the build it sure is fun !
April 29, 2010 6:38:56 PM

bartleby3004 said:
hey dude whats up i just actuall did my first water system also and i was worried too but all i did was take an old power supply after i got all the tubing cut the right length and got the loop set up outside of the case and using the old psu i took a paperclip and put it in the hole with the green wire and the black wire right next to it on the 24 pin connector or 20 whatever u have but i just set it up on my kitchen table and did it that way. thank god i did cuz i had two fat arse leaks but that helped me figure everything out i hope it helps u also cheers! Good luck with the build it sure is fun !


What caused your leak?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258570-29-water-cooli...
a b K Overclocking
April 29, 2010 7:00:43 PM

Get a MCP655 pump. It would pump for all your needs. A second pump would have little gain. Not worth the noise and mounting and trouble.

Don't worry about configuration. Line up all the blocks, it doesn't really matter. Water moves so fast and has such high heat capacity there would be minimal change in temperature after going through blocks.
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