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  1. DanishDevil

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    Going water pretty soon and I wanted some suggestions since I haven't been in the game for a while. I'm going to be

    This is what I'm thinking:

    • Heatkiller 3.0 Copper w/ skt775 Backplate
    • Laing DDC 3.2 (or rebrand) with an aftermarket reservoir top (suggestions please)
    • HWLabs Black Ice SR1 360 w/ ??? fans around 1500-2000RPM (can't take much more noise than a Petras Yate Loon Medium)
    • Tygon R3603 7/16ID tubing or another brand UV Orange tubing that I can find in 7/16ID (let me know if there's something better out there now)
    • Distilled water with PT Nuke and maybe some UV Orange dye if I don't get UV Orange tubing
    • Which barbs? I don't want to spend a crapload, and I want classic styled barbs, no compression fittings
  2. MRCL

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    Heatkiller is awesome. Even without the backplate it holds very tight.
    A nice top for the pump would be the XSPC Laing top; that is if you like clear acrylic.
    I use Scythe Slipstreams on my Black Ice GTX, there sure are better ones regarding CFM, but its quiet. And they cool nicely.
  3. DanishDevil

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    I'd prefer a reservoir top as long as it doesn't decrease performance. Saving space is always a good thing.

    BTW, this won't be going inside my Mini P180, in case anybody was wondering :p
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    The XSPC thingy is a reservoir top :p
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    Good for 1/2" barbs, right?

    Everything else look good? Can't find any reviews of the radiator just yet :(
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    Yes, I use that res/top myself and love it.
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    And it actually outflows most of the non-res tops as well.
  9. Fitseries3

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    here's what i been using to keep EVERYTHING cool...

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    Just an update on my loop's upgrade. Upgraded to the HK 3.0 LT, PA 120.3 w/ 2x 1900 rpm Sycthe S-Flex's, and some MX-2. Temps dropped dramatically! By like 15°! :eek:

    Proof:

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    MAX TEMP 63°C!!!!
    I can't believe how well the HK+120.3 work. I think I'm gonna go for 1.5V for 4.4Ghz! :D :D


    This is why I went watercooling! Thanks for all the advise guys, keep this thread alive!
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    Question...

    How do you fill that if the fill port isn't the highest point in the system? Wouldn't the water come flowing out if you open the port?

    I don't do water cooling so I had to ask.
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    Anyone have any reason to change over to the heat killer waterblock? Maybe it's just be but the amount of restriction doesn't really interest me for what you get in performance.
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    one question i always asked myself is: can you combo each pump with each pump?
    like a 700 litres with a 500 litres, or a 1200 with a 700 litres:)
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    If your pump is up to the task, restriction doesn't matter, only the temperature matters.
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    hell idk lol i guess the way its made lil late cuz i really dont bench any more :(
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    Hey guys, I've ran into a small problem, the 360 rad won't fit as anticipated in my case. This is due to the fact that the roof has 2x 140mm fan holes, which also work for 120mm fans, but the spacing makes mounting a triple rad there impossible. I could somehow ghetto mod that triple there, but that would be in conflict with the rest of the case. Now, my question...

    How close to a 3x120mm rad does a 2x140mm perform?
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    I havnt done the research but I do know that the 120.4 is roughly 50% better than a 120.2. A gross estimate would be 10-15% better going from 120 to 140mm rads. Unless you are getting a high preformance thick rad, the thicker the rad the more passes thus more heat transfer.
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    I'd go from a BlackIce GTX260 to a GTX280
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    MRCL, Make the Cuts for it yourself! Or, make a "honeycomb" effect for your 3rd fan. It can b e done, just gotta play with it!!!

    You'll enjoy the 360 rad. If I was at home I'd show you pictures of me doing my "honeycomb" holes to make the 360 fit.

    I know you got the man power to do it man!!
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    This is the case I'm talking about. Notice the two holes on the top. I'm mounting it externally anyways, cutting a third hole in there could be critical, since that top is not very stable as it is. And this is what I'm opting for right now. Out of the ideas I had, this looks the best...

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    :cry: can't see the picture do to work.. lol..

    I'll see it in a few hours and throw out somethign for ya man.

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