WC, is this what the typical loop would consist of?

Hello, community! So I've been looking into WC and though I won't be doing it anytime soon (because I don't have the money), I was just wondering if these parts are what would be correct for a CPU/GPU loop.

CPU waterblock http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9767/ex-blc-679/Swiftech_Apogee_XT_Extreme_Flagship_Performance_CPU_Waterblock_Sockets_77511561366.html

Pump http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6073/ex-pmp-53/Danger_Den_DD-CPX1_12V_3-Pin_Powered_Pump_-_DD-CPX1.html

Rad http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4083/ex-rad-84/Black_Ice_GT_Stealth_240_Radiator_-_Black.html
(and the fans http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026ZPFBG/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1ECQZDTMAV00R2H25QKQ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846 )

Resevoir http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8336/ex-res-144/Swiftech_MCRES_Micro_Rev_2_Small_Form_Factor_High-Flow_Reservoir_12_ID_and_38_ID.html

Tubing http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10690/ex-tub-662/Tygon_2075_Ultra_Chemical_Resistant_Tubing_-_14_ID_38_OD_-_Clear_AED00017.html

GPU block http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9760/ex-blc-672/EK_Radeon_HD_5870_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_EK-FC5870-Acetal.html

Reusable clamps (are these safe?) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2292/ex-tub-31/38_OD_Reusable_Clamp.html

And then for the coolant just some distilled water from walmart.

EDIT: All the barbs I have selected for the radiator and other parts that don't come with them are 1/4" ID.


So is all this stuff what you would need? and everything is the correct size (like the barbs and stuff). Just want to make sure that I got the basic idea.
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  1. Especially if you want the CPU and GPU in the same loop, I'm not sure that 1/4" ID is going to permit sufficient flow. Look for 1/2."

    Take the above with a sack of salt. I am not a proponent of water cooling due to the possibility of destructive leaks and little notable benefit over decent air cooling.
  2. Onus said:
    Especially if you want the CPU and GPU in the same loop, I'm not sure that 1/4" ID is going to permit sufficient flow. Look for 1/2."

    Take the above with a sack of salt. I am not a proponent of water cooling due to the possibility of destructive leaks and little notable benefit over decent air cooling.


    But, otherwise everything would be correct? Like if I ordered that I could actually set it up because everything would work with each other?
  3. It looks right, but let someone with more W/C experience confirm it.
  4. CPU & GPU Block: Good.

    Pump: Good. You may be able to find the MCP655 cheaper.

    Rad: You NEED a bigger rad if running the CPU AND GPU on the same loop. 320 is the MINIMUM for JUST and i7.

    Res: Good

    Tubing: Get 1/2" ID. If you want colors check out the Primoflex LRT.

    Clamps: Imo, use compression fittings. Much better.

    Coolent: Distilled with a few drops of PT nuke OR grab a KillCoil.

    Imo, usually FrozenCPU is over priced check out these stores:
    http://www.petrastechshop.com/
    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/
    http://www.jab-tech.com/
    http://www.performance-pcs.com
  5. Thanks, Shadow! Just wanted to know if I was on the right track which it seems that I am. I wasn't sure about the rad for CPU/GPU but you just confirmed that
  6. Shadow703793 said:

    Rad: You NEED a bigger rad if running the CPU AND GPU on the same loop. 320 is the MINIMUM for JUST and i7.

    What kind of temps are you getting with your setup Shadow ?
    My loop is kind of similar to what the OP listed
    DD CPX-1
    BIX II / 2300 rpm NMB's
    Apogee XT
    DD Tieton
    MicroRes

    930 @ 4.0 and GTX 260 hitting 65º and 66º under Prime and Furmark ( 40 min. run, 25º ambient )


    I have a TFC 480 to switch over to, just been to lazy to do it.
  7. I7 920 @ 4.1Ghz: ~56C-60C with 23-24C ambient.
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