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Overkill Setup - A bit of advice

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August 25, 2012 3:31:36 PM

Hi guys.

As the title suggest, I know this watercooling setup is gonna be a bit overkill for my setup. But I just want a bit of fun, and might actually make proper use of it later on...

I've got this thread going in the 'New Systems' section of the forum: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/360342-13-%C2-2300-...

I wanted to ask you guys about the water cooling part of my setup.

A quick rundown of the current component list for my setup so far is (Main components):

Asus Maximus V Formula Motherboard
Intel i3770K
Samsung 830 series 256gb SSD / OCZ Vertex 4 (not decided yet)
Maybe a HDD
Haven't decided on ram yet
Corsair Obsidian 800d case


The water cooling parts I've decided on so far:

Water cooled GFX card (OcUK GTX 670 AquaGraFX block)
CPU Block: http://koolance.com/cpu-370si-processor-water-block
Pump: http://koolance.com/pmp-450-pump-id-13mm-1-2in
Radiator: http://koolance.com/radiator-3-fan-120mm-11-fpi-copper
Flowmeter: http://koolance.com/ins-fm17n-coolant-flow-meter
External temp probe: http://koolance.com/temperature-sensor-flat-10k-ohm
Coolant temp probe: http://koolance.com/coolant-temperature-sensor-brass-10...
Controller board: http://koolance.com/tms-205-software-thermal-interface-...

So I need to decide on some fittings, tubing, coolant and fans.

Now, I would really appreciate if you guys could come with some suggestions to- and feedback on the parts I've choosen so far. Nothin is carved in stone yet :) 

Chris

a b K Overclocking
August 25, 2012 4:01:20 PM

Well you seem to like the koolance setup and parts, so do I; I have several parts from koolance. I have found that chemical resistant tubing lasts about 6 years before needing to be replaced. Koolance compression fittings are a good choice for this build and if you need 90’s I would use bits power there 90 are really good. Fans are a tuff one the controller allows you to turn your fans down so it is a matter of choice what are you willing to pay and how much noise at top speed are you willing to deal with?
When it comes to Coolant I use a mix, but many use distilled water with a biocide to prevent growth. What type of coolant do you feel that you want to use?
August 25, 2012 4:06:12 PM

toolmaker_03 said:
Well you seem to like the koolance setup and parts, so do I; I have several parts from koolance. I have found that chemical resistant tubing lasts about 6 years before needing to be replaced. Koolance compression fittings are a good choice for this build and if you need 90’s I would use bits power there 90 are really good. Fans are a tuff one the controller allows you to turn your fans down so it is a matter of choice what are you willing to pay and how much noise at top speed are you willing to deal with?
When it comes to Coolant I use a mix, but many use distilled water with a biocide to prevent growth. What type of coolant do you feel that you want to use?


I do like the Koolance part yes. Seems like it's good quality.

what do you mean by 'if you need 90's'?

The fans - I would probably be more concerned with noise as with price (although I don't want them to cost over 30 pound each... Or thereabouts)

Coolant - I don't really want any flashy stuff. Just plain. I would probably consider using a biocide aswell
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a b K Overclocking
August 25, 2012 4:26:51 PM

Have you looked at the Intel 520 series SSD for this build the speed is a bit lower but they are more stable.
August 25, 2012 4:39:09 PM

toolmaker_03 said:
90 degree fittings for the tubing
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8833/ex-tub-479/Bitsp...

As well I like the 3/8 ID 5/8 OD tubing size the thick wall will last longer and it is harder to collapse or kink.
The new corsair SP series for the rads are a good choice and the AF series for the case.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16040/fan-993/Corsair...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16044/fan-996/Corsair...



Would you suggest that i use 3/8" tubing considering my build? (GFX connector, CPU block, Mobo)

Thoose fans looks like a solid choice, i might go with them!

Regarding the SSD, do you mean stability in performance (compared to the 830) or stability as in doesn't break down as 'often'?
a b K Overclocking
August 25, 2012 5:24:36 PM

Yes there less of a possibility that the drive will fail in mid process all SSD drives suffer from this but with new tech that has dropped drastically the Intel 520 and above has the highest up time and the most consistent drive stability in the market today. Meaning that you are less likely to get a blue screen or system restart caused by the SSD.

Considering the G1/4 connection on the loop build is the restriction point of the loop, yes, a 3/8 ID tubing is still larger than this connection, but it is closer than the 1/2 ID if your build consisted of the G3/8 connection I would have suggested 1/2 ID tubing.
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