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Last response: in Overclocking
January 29, 2013 4:10:52 AM

I really want to get into water cooling because air cooling is just too noisy and am also looking for better performance.

I am new to w/c and am asking the community what they think about my first loop.

PC Specs:
FX-8320(Will be looking to OC to 4.5ish~
Sniper 16gb 4x4
Switch 810
900W Gold PSU(For later GPUs)*

*I will be upgrading to the Sea Islands GPUs whenever they come out(8970x2 in CFX) and will want to W/C them with purchase.
*I also will be getting a 360 or a 420 to replace the 240 and move the 240 elsewhere in the case when I get the GPUs.

What I picked out so far for my Loop:




Comp Fittings 7/16 x 5/8:

Tubing 7/16 x 5/8:

Distilled + kill coil

I am wondering if this will all be alright together and if everything works well?
Please give any advice what so ever and all is appreciated!

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a b K Overclocking
January 29, 2013 5:04:34 AM

waterblock: a very common choice, i have read good reviews as well
Pump: from what ive read the D5 is a good pump, i know timetolivecustoms (search it on youtube) used a D5 pump in a custom build to power 720mm's of rad, a cpu, and dual gpus.
fittings/tubing: i have not a clue what that comp fitting is (i dont know much about them ): )
just make sure you have enough coolant for the res and enough fittings for your dual GPU's

have fun with the build!
a c 205 K Overclocking
January 29, 2013 3:01:53 PM

Run over the sticky up top for some W/c pointers Tumnas, comp or compression fittings are a style of fitting, normal barbs need clamps or ties to secure the tubing, compressions have a built in collar that compresses the tubing and holds it securely in place
but yes, Raystorm is a solid call as is the D5,
distilled water and a coil is the preferred medium and anti-algae, although most will also suggest a drop of PT Nuke to kill green stuff, I don't use it personally
Theres also some alternate vendors in the sticky Op as FCpu is on the expensive side, maybe drop the prices by shopping around some :) 
The EX240 will suffice for a chip only clock, and the extra rad when purchased will cope with the Gpu heat as well, good research man, nice to see :)