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Running by parts for my first custom loop

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a b K Overclocking
January 19, 2013 2:17:45 AM

Hi guys, just wanted to run by some parts I picked out for my first loop before I waste my money on parts that won't work together. I'm going to try to be conservative and stick to a single loop for CPU only and leave some possibilities for expanding later.

CPU BLOCK: EK Supremacy full copper
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16688/ex-blc-1180/EK_...

Rad: Koolance Triple 120mm copper 11FPI:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15042/ex-rad-351/Kool...

Res: Bitspower inline water tank:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9575/ex-res-156/Bitsp...

Pump: Swiftech PWM drive 12v water pump with XSPC POM top
I really don't understand this pump business well, it seems this one produces decent pressure and is easy to install, but is it quiet? I'd prefer it to not be too loud.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17643/ex-pmp-219/XSPC...

fittings: Alphacool fatboy copper barb 1/2":
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15241/ex-tub-1214/Alp...

Clamp: Phobya Reusable 1/2" clamp (undecided on color atm)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15229/ex-tub-1201/Pho...

Tubing: Tygon 1/2" ID non-porous tubing
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10492/ex-tub-652/Tygo...

and of course buy a baggie of o-rings

Many thanks in advance for your time! Oh, and don't worry about the cooling liquid, it'll be completely water based with minimal additives, I have this whole other thread theory-crafting on low maintenance liquid with you guys :p 

a c 324 K Overclocking
January 19, 2013 2:35:17 AM

Should be a good build...what's your cart total? $360-ish?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33590

D5 pump/res combo, Raystorm CPU block, EX360...$259. Same pump, very good rad, very good CPU block. You could easily upgrade tubing and fittings on this (if you wanted, but it comes with both) and easily will expand like your choices. Just 1 of many options.

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Included: Raystorm CPU Waterblock
Socket 2011, 1366 and 1156(1155, 775 Backplates)
Socket AM2 and AM3 Block Optional
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ D5 Vario Pump
5mm Blue LED with 4Pin Molex
EX360 Radiator
Low Noise 120mm Fan x 3
120mm Fan Grill x 3
2M (6.5')' Clear Tubing
Compression fittings x 6
Thermal Paste
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a b K Overclocking
January 19, 2013 3:07:58 AM

rubix_1011 said:
Should be a good build...what's your cart total? $360-ish?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33590

D5 pump/res combo, Raystorm CPU block, EX360...$259. Same pump, very good rad, very good CPU block. You could easily upgrade tubing and fittings on this (if you wanted, but it comes with both) and easily will expand like your choices. Just 1 of many options.

Quote:
Included: Raystorm CPU Waterblock
Socket 2011, 1366 and 1156(1155, 775 Backplates)
Socket AM2 and AM3 Block Optional
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ D5 Vario Pump
5mm Blue LED with 4Pin Molex
EX360 Radiator
Low Noise 120mm Fan x 3
120mm Fan Grill x 3
2M (6.5')' Clear Tubing
Compression fittings x 6
Thermal Paste


my cart actually came out to $410 :lol:  the little things add up :pfff: 

but holy crap, that kit is a little less than what I'd ideally want, but it's at nearly a 40% discount...

edit:
BTW, on the CPU block, do you guys think it'll fit the 1150pin socket for haswell? I might ditch my sandy if the performance delta is good. curious since good air cooler manufacturers like Noctua will actually send you new mounts upon request if your cooler's still within warranty and you ask nicely
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a c 190 K Overclocking
January 19, 2013 12:13:53 PM

**that kit is a little less than what I'd ideally want**
In what way? or did you mean from a monetary view?
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a b K Overclocking
January 19, 2013 3:31:03 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
**that kit is a little less than what I'd ideally want**
In what way? or did you mean from a monetary view?
Moto


I just really like the EK copper block. but yes, I'm fully aware that the one in the kit is a damn good CPU block and I'm not about to pay an extra $160 just for a more personally aesthetically pleasing block
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a c 190 K Overclocking
January 19, 2013 6:45:55 PM

You nailed it, the EK is prettier to look at in some opinions but your first concern should (Imo) be price for performance, which the Raystorm has in spades :) 
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a c 324 K Overclocking
January 20, 2013 10:41:05 PM

Just wanted to toss that out as a suggestion since I know that budget often overrules wants. It was something in the performance range you already had listed but with a few less sparkly pieces.
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a b K Overclocking
January 21, 2013 1:51:48 AM

rubix_1011 said:
Just wanted to toss that out as a suggestion since I know that budget often overrules wants. It was something in the performance range you already had listed but with a few less sparkly pieces.


Thanks man, budget wasn't a HUGE concern, but now I can save the extra budget toward a shiny new case for me to put builds in for years to come :) 

Am checking out either a Cosmos 2, a TJ07 or a TJ11... if tech stocks don't crash next week, maybe get a murderbox mk2? :ange: 
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