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First time watercooling, need help

Last response: in Overclocking
October 26, 2011 11:10:17 PM

I read the FAQ and know that the all in one things are usually a bad idea, but would there be any negatives to getting this koolance pump and resovoir combo?

The system I'm going to build will have an intel 970 and sli 580's in an Obsidian 800D. I think besides that combo all I need besides that is the tubes, the radiator, and the waterblocks.

I'm planning on using thisfor the cpu

The 580's I am using will be the hydro copper versions, with the built in blocks

Lastly for the radiator, I am thinking about this which would go on top of the case where the mounting area is

I think those are the basic parts I need for watercooling as long as I got everything right
However, I have a few questions

How does setting up the tubes work? Is it as simple as putting the barbs in each thing (GPU, the Resovoir/Pump combo, CPU) and then putting the tubing into those? Also, what size tubing/barbs do I need (And do I need different size tubing/barbs for each different component)

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a c 330 K Overclocking
October 27, 2011 12:06:10 AM

It's a good pump that's used: PMP400 is the Laing DDC, otherwise known as the MCP350 or 355 (depending on which exact version).

Rad is fine.

Tubing is a matter of preference. You are going to need at least one barb or fitting for each inlet/outlet being used and they need to match the ID of the tubing being used. There is some info in the sticky on tubing and fitting/barb sizes.
a c 190 K Overclocking
October 27, 2011 1:49:45 AM

That should look great mounted up top as well :-)