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

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February 28, 2014 3:26:28 PM

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-f...

RAD FANS: 3x COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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-lr...

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-fitti...

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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a b K Overclocking
February 28, 2014 3:43:56 PM

Sure you can do it that way.

Why not just mount the radiator in the top of the case?
a b K Overclocking
February 28, 2014 3:48:06 PM

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.
a b K Overclocking
February 28, 2014 3:57:12 PM

I didn't notice that you were not water cooling the CPU. This really doesn't make sense.
February 28, 2014 4:18:30 PM

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-hig...

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
February 28, 2014 4:20:21 PM

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-hig...

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.
February 28, 2014 4:35:53 PM

I should note, that i can return any of the cooling loops components and purchase different products. Suggestions welcome

Cheers
-Lint
a b K Overclocking
February 28, 2014 5:39:38 PM

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.
February 28, 2014 6:17:07 PM

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/Noiseblocke...

specifically the pk-3 models?
a b K Overclocking
February 28, 2014 8:36:26 PM

Those are good yes.
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