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July 8, 2012 3:53:50 AM

So here's my setup for it and i'm cooling the CPU and the GPU.

Koolance PMP-400 High-flow Pump
$69.99

EK-VGA Supreme HF Bridge Edition - Acetal
- Fitting Size 3/8" Barb for 3/8" ID tube
$65.95

Swiftech APOGEE HD Ultimate Extreme Performance Water Block - Black
$69.99

X-Flow Black Ice Pro III High Performance Radiator - Black
- Fitting Size 3/8" OD
$56.95

Koolance Tubing, Blue UV-Reactive PVC, 1ft/30.5cm [ID: 10mm (3/8"); OD: 13mm (1/2")
$13.90

Bitfenix Recon 5 Channel Mobile Device Controlled Fan Controller
$39.95

EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir - Plexi
- Fitting Size 3/8" Barb for 3/8" ID tube
$64.94

Alphacool 10mm (3/8") Barbed Fitting G1/4 with O-Ring "FatBoy" - Deep Black
$29.90

Total: $411.57

Tell me if the barbed fittings and all of these items are compatible with each other Thanks!
I also liked to mention that i have a HAF 932 case.
a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 4:49:06 AM

Why not 3/4 in. OD x 1/2 in. ID tubing?
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a b K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 4:50:32 AM

where is rubix_1011 when you need him lol
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July 8, 2012 4:58:17 AM

amuffin said:
Why not 3/4 in. OD x 1/2 in. ID tubing?

See the thing is is that i have read all of those stickys on water cooling and Noob question ahead: Would i have to change my barbs to get the 3/4x1/2?
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 5:05:31 AM

Yes.

They look nicer and provide slightly higher flow rate.
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July 8, 2012 5:19:25 AM

Also is that universal GPU block any good? That is the only one i could find that was a good price for my GPU the 6850.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 5:20:50 AM

It's good!

Also, you don't need to even cool the 6850, it's essentially pointless.

Why not an XSPC Raystorm?

You also need 3 120mm fans!
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July 8, 2012 5:34:46 AM

Im just going with it for looks im eventually gonna get tri monitors and get another graphics card. About the fans i already have that covered with 3 blue led cooler master fans. What tubing did you recommend can i get a link from that website? Thanks
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 5:36:18 AM

Another graphics card won't help you, the 6850 isn't that high end of a card ;P
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July 8, 2012 5:39:50 AM

I know :p  i was gonna sell the 6850 and my H100 later and use the money for a GTX 670 or 660 :D . So what tubing did you reccomend? I mean brand wise.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 5:42:28 AM

This is what I use, and what I recommend:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100127878/h_d2/...

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July 8, 2012 5:45:14 AM

Are you cooling your GPU also? It looks like from the CPU it is going back to your Res.
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July 8, 2012 5:45:48 AM

Let me repost my edited Cart.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 5:47:46 AM

BlackCinders said:
Are you cooling your GPU also? It looks like from the CPU it is going back to your Res.

Nope, 550ti's don't need watercooling :p 
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July 8, 2012 5:55:44 AM

Can you help me on this site when i select my item say the EK Spinner Black Res at the bottom it says to select Fitting size. I select the 1/2 ID barb and its an extra 4.00$ are you paying for the barbs or a certain res size?
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July 8, 2012 5:56:19 AM

I also scrapped the GPU block so i could afford a better pump youll see :D 
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July 8, 2012 5:59:02 AM

heres my edited cart.
Swiftech APOGEE HD Ultimate Extreme Performance Water Block - Black\
$69.99

Bitfenix Recon 5 Channel Mobile Device Controlled Fan Controller
$39.95

Alphacool 13mm (1/2") Barbed Fitting G1/4 with O-Ring "FatBoy" - Deep Black
$29.90

XSPC EX360 Copper Triple-Fan Radiator
- Fitting Size 1/2" Barb for 1/2" ID tube
$64.94

XSPC High Flex Hose 1/2″ ID, 3/4″ OD (19/12.7mm) - Blue / UV Blue
$25.00

EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir - Acetal - Ver.2
- Fitting Size 1/2" Barb for 1/2" ID tube
$74.94

Swiftech MCP655 Special Edition 12 VDC Pump With Speed Controller
- Fitting Size 1/2" Barb for 1/2" ID tube
- Cable Sleeve in your choice of colors
- Sleeve Color Neon UV Blue
- Heatshrink Color UV Blue
$92.95

Grand Total: $ $397.67
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 5:59:27 AM

I think you're spending too much on a fan controller.

Are you going to use distilled water and a kill coil?

Why UV tubing? Do you have any UV lights?
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July 8, 2012 6:02:12 AM

Yes i have UV cold cathodes. What fan controller do you reccomend then? ive had alot of trouble with aerocool.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 6:04:08 AM

NZXT Sentrey 2.

Make sure you have enough fittings.

What are you going in terms of fluids? The best setup is distilled water and a silver kill coil.

Do you have fans?
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July 8, 2012 6:04:47 AM

amuffin said:
I think you're spending too much on a fan controller.

Are you going to use distilled water and a kill coil?

Why UV tubing? Do you have any UV lights?


Im using distilled gotta buy that kill coil then. Can you answer my question about the Barbed fittings? I dont get what its saying
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 6:05:53 AM

Use compression fittings!!!!
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July 8, 2012 6:06:19 AM

yes as i said in past posts im using my cooler master blue led fans
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July 8, 2012 6:07:11 AM

They are a little pricey how many exactly do i need??? I dont want to buy way too many.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 6:07:35 AM

I think I'm going blind X.X
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 6:08:23 AM

CPU BLOCK=2
Pump=2
Res=2
Rad=2

You'll need 8 :)  But I would buy 9 one just in case.
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July 8, 2012 6:10:04 AM

I cant remember but isnt Performance -PCS.com in one of the stickys?
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 6:12:05 AM

Yup, but this depends on your location.

SVC is a good choice ;) 
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July 8, 2012 6:13:56 AM

Can you answer the question when it asks what fitting size you want on the res and pump? it asks which fitting size u want at the bottom.
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July 8, 2012 6:15:20 AM

amuffin said:
Yup, but this depends on your location.

SVC is a good choice ;) 

Im in the US performance PC is much cheaper than FrozenCpu I dont know about SVC how much did you spend on your cooling Rig?
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 6:15:46 AM

You want the same size as the comperssion fittings.

1/2"barb for 1/2" ID tube
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a c 150 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 6:16:45 AM

BlackCinders said:
Im in the US performance PC is much cheaper than FrozenCpu I dont know about SVC how much did you spend on your cooling Rig?

I bought from SVC because they are roughly a 20 min drive away from me.

I spent about $300 on everything.

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July 8, 2012 6:21:18 AM

aw SVC doesnt have the CPU block that i want. They dont have the HD Apogee
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July 8, 2012 6:22:08 AM

amuffin said:
You want the same size as the comperssion fittings.

1/2"barb for 1/2" ID tube

So when it says Pick the size you want you are buying them right? so it comes with it
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July 8, 2012 6:23:54 AM

Compression fittings are a bit way to pricey for me. I think ill just run barbed fittings and clamps.
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July 8, 2012 6:31:03 AM

Best answer selected by BlackCinders.
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a c 324 K Overclocking
July 8, 2012 5:26:30 PM

Barbs are all I have ever used, they work just fine.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
July 9, 2012 1:00:52 AM



amuffin said:
CPU BLOCK=2
Pump=2
Res=2
Rad=2

You'll need 8 :)  But I would buy 9 one just in case.


That caused some confusion in Cinders other thread, I couldn't think why you would have suggested an odd number of fittings, all clear now, you want one for a necklace hehe
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a c 324 K Overclocking
July 9, 2012 1:04:49 AM

I think you could make a set of brass knuckles with 4x compression fittings. :) 
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