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February 14, 2013 3:33:26 PM

Hey guys I recently built my rig about 4 months ago and I originally had a corsair H100 in it and it works great and all but I wanted to take my rig to the next level and install my own loop into it. This is my first time building my own loop so I just want to make sure everything is compatible and is efficient.
Computer Specs:

CoolerMaster Haf X full tower case (took out hotswap module and bays and possibly removing HDD cage as well)

MSI Mpower Z77
Intel 3770K
GTX 680 Lightning from MSI
H100 (stock fans replaced with Noctua NF-F12(2))
Kingston HyperX ram 16gb 4x5gb@2133mhz
OCZ ZX series 80+ gold
Crucial M4 128GB SSD


Water Cooling proposed setup:

thermal Paste:
mx-4 - Newegg $10.99

pump:
Swiftech MCP 655 - NCIX $89.99

Reservoir:
FrozenQ mods liquid fusion blue helix 250MM G1/4'' - NCIX $79.99

CPU block:
Ek Supremacy plexi copper Daz Mode $75.99

GPU block:
Aquagrafx full cover block MSi lightning gtx 680 sidewindercomputers $129.99

Fittings:
Bitspower True Silver G1/4'' straight compression fittings for 1/2inch ID 3/4 OD Dazmode $7.99 ea HOW MANY???

Tubing:
Tygon 2001 Plasticizer free tubing 1/2 ID 3/4 OD sidewinder computers 1ft $4.35 HOW MANY FT DO I NEED?

Rads:
Swifttech mcr 320 triple 120mm NCIX $64.99 WILL THIS FIT ON THE TOP OF MY CASE?
DO I NEED ANOTHER RAD POSSIBLY, IF SO WHAT SIZE AND WHERE TO MOUNT?

Coolant:
Ice Dragon NanoFluid Dazmode $35.99 I think 2 bottles should do it?

Dye: Mayhems Dark blue and UV Clear Blue

Lights: A few strips of UV (I want the glowing effect, I realize I wont get the best glow from icedragon but I dont like the texture of other coolants)





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February 14, 2013 4:46:34 PM

121ryanmah said:
Hey guys I recently built my rig about 4 months ago and I originally had a corsair H100 in it and it works great and all but I wanted to take my rig to the next level and install my own loop into it. This is my first time building my own loop so I just want to make sure everything is compatible and is efficient.
Computer Specs:

CoolerMaster Haf X full tower case (took out hotswap module and bays and possibly removing HDD cage as well)

MSI Mpower Z77
Intel 3770K
GTX 680 Lightning from MSI
H100 (stock fans replaced with Noctua NF-F12(2))
Kingston HyperX ram 16gb 4x5gb@2133mhz
OCZ ZX series 80+ gold
Crucial M4 128GB SSD


Water Cooling proposed setup:

thermal Paste:
mx-4 - Newegg $10.99

pump:
Swiftech MCP 655 - NCIX $89.99

Reservoir:
FrozenQ mods liquid fusion blue helix 250MM G1/4'' - NCIX $79.99

CPU block:
Ek Supremacy plexi copper Daz Mode $75.99

GPU block:
Aquagrafx full cover block MSi lightning gtx 680 sidewindercomputers $129.99

Fittings:
Bitspower True Silver G1/4'' straight compression fittings for 1/2inch ID 3/4 OD Dazmode $7.99 ea HOW MANY???

Tubing:
Tygon 2001 Plasticizer free tubing 1/2 ID 3/4 OD sidewinder computers 1ft $4.35 HOW MANY FT DO I NEED?

Rads:
Swifttech mcr 320 triple 120mm NCIX $64.99 WILL THIS FIT ON THE TOP OF MY CASE?
DO I NEED ANOTHER RAD POSSIBLY, IF SO WHAT SIZE AND WHERE TO MOUNT?

Coolant:
Ice Dragon NanoFluid Dazmode $35.99 I think 2 bottles should do it?

Dye: Mayhems Dark blue and UV Clear Blue

Lights: A few strips of UV (I want the glowing effect, I realize I wont get the best glow from icedragon but I dont like the texture of other coolants)


Hi,

You'll need 10 compressions if your only using 1 radiator. Have a think about your loop and decide if you'll need any angled fittings.

You'll probably need about 4ft, but get a couple extra ft just incase you need it.

The 120.3 Radiator you listed will fit in the roof no problem, infact you could fit a thicker radiator in there.

If you want to do any overclocking then I'd suggest you consider fitting a 120.2 in the bottom of the case (should have room once the hot swap and HDD cages have gone).

2 Bottles will be enough.
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February 15, 2013 2:42:00 AM

Rustyy117 said:
Hi,

You'll need 10 compressions if your only using 1 radiator. Have a think about your loop and decide if you'll need any angled fittings.

You'll probably need about 4ft, but get a couple extra ft just incase you need it.

The 120.3 Radiator you listed will fit in the roof no problem, infact you could fit a thicker radiator in there.

If you want to do any overclocking then I'd suggest you consider fitting a 120.2 in the bottom of the case (should have room once the hot swap and HDD cages have gone).

2 Bottles will be enough.



thanks alot man :D 
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February 15, 2013 2:43:17 AM

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