First timer at watercooling. making sure i haven't missed anything.

I am creating a watercooling loop and I have it all figured out. However, I want to make sure I haven't missed anything. If you notice something or have any suggestions/questions please let me know :)

Here is my set up:

CASE: Rosewill Thor V2
MOBO: Asus crosshair v formula z
CPU: AMD FX8350 with Corsair H90 hydro cooler
MEM: 16gb G.Skill Trident Ram (2 x 8GB sticks)
GPU: Gigabyte GV-R929WF3-4GD
PSU: Corsair 1050w professional series

So i am in the midst of planning my first water cooling system for my GPU since my cpu is already cooled and I like the temps.

So far i have purchased these items:

RAD: XSPC EX140:
http://www.xs-pc.com/radiators-ex-series/ex420-triple-fan-radiator

RAD FANS: 3x COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553007

PUMP: Swifttech MCP35x
http://www.swiftech.com/mcp35x12vdcpump.aspx

RES: Koolance TNK 501
http://koolance.com/tnk-501-single-5-25in-bay-reservoir

GPU BLOCK: EK Radeon R9-290X VGA Liquid Cooling Block
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-r9-290x-acetal.html

TUBING: I have 10 FT of Primoflex Advanced LRT tubing ID: 3/8 OD:1/2
http://www.primochill.com/product/primoflex-advanced-lrt/

FITTINGS: the only fittings i have purchased so far are XSPC G1/4 to 3/8 Barb Fitting (Black Chrome) Finish. I am in no rush to assemble so i am going to wait and see which fittings i need. I'm assuming i need 3/8 fittings and 1/2 tube clamps yes?
http://www.xs-pc.com/hose-fittings/g14-to-38-barb-fitting-black-chrome

I have my comp on an ventilated shelf about 8 inches off the ground at the moment.
This is how i plan to set up the system:

1: Bore out 2 holes in side of case for tubing to go through. I will probably take the rubber grommets from the back and place them in this hole to have a cleaner look.

I plan to add a second card later down the road and water cool it on this loop as well but i will
probably need a second rad for that.

Pics in following post

Cheers
-Lint
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  1. Sure you can do it that way.

    Why not just mount the radiator in the top of the case?
  2. 1. Any particular reason your not cooling the CPU?
    2. Those fans are *terrible* on a rad. They're nice fans in general but their performance on a rad sucks.
    3. You forgot your fittings and tubing.
  3. I didn't notice that you were not water cooling the CPU. This really doesn't make sense.
  4. terry4536 said:
    I didn't notice that you were not water cooling the CPU. This really doesn't make sense.


    so i already have a corsair hydro series on my CPU.
    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/hydro-series-h90-140mm-high-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler

    At stock config idle temp is 28C and at full load it goes to 42C. A delta T of 14 seems good to me. I thought about putting the CPU in the watercooling loop but i already have the hydro series. so for now just the GPU and down the road when i get a second GPU i might tie in the CPU.

    I like the look of the vents at the top of the case and I don't think the rad would fit at the top. I like the idea of having outside the case underneath
  5. Deuce65 said:
    1. Any particular reason your not cooling the CPU?
    2. Those fans are *terrible* on a rad. They're nice fans in general but their performance on a rad sucks.
    3. You forgot your fittings and tubing.


    1) so i already have a corsair hydro series on my CPU.
    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/hydro-series-h90-140mm-high-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler

    At stock config idle temp is 28C and at full load it goes to 42C. A delta T of 14 seems good to me. I thought about putting the CPU in the watercooling loop but i already have the hydro series. so for now just the GPU and down the road when i get a second GPU i might tie in the CPU.

    2) I can still returns the fans and get different ones. Which fans would you recommend for the radiator?

    3) i've updated the original posting with tubing and fittings.
  6. I should note, that i can return any of the cooling loops components and purchase different products. Suggestions welcome

    Cheers
    -Lint
  7. Yes those fitting will work. Just looking at your diagram though you might need some angles.
    Fans, Noiseblocker makes some really good ones; if those are too much Yate loon has good ones too.
  8. Deuce65 said:
    Yes those fitting will work. Just looking at your diagram though you might need some angles.
    Fans, Noiseblocker makes some really good ones; if those are too much Yate loon has good ones too.


    Yeah I definitely need angle barbs. I will put those inside the case and run the tube in a nice look exiting the side of the case to the radiator.

    Ok so what about these:

    http://www.blacknoise.com/en/products/it/11/Noiseblocker-NB_BlackSilent_Pro_140mm

    specifically the pk-3 models?
  9. Those are good yes.
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