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What do you think about this watercooling setup?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by lantonis, May 9, 2011.

  1. lantonis

    lantonis New Member

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    Hello everyone. Am about to make my Phantom watercooled, so am gonna post the items and tell me what you think.

    Watercool HeatKiller Rev3 CPU Waterblock Intel 1366 : Black Chrome
    Alphacool VPP655 / Laing D5 with D5 High Flow Acetal Top : VPP655D5
    Swiftech MCR220-QP-K Dual 120mm
    Phobya Balancer 250 Reservoir Black Nickel
    Tygon R3603 1/2" ID - 5/8" OD (13-16mm) Tubing : Clear
    and some 45 / 90 degree fittings and some normal ones of size :1/4" Thread Compression Fitting for 1/2" ID - 5/8" OD (13-16mm) Tubing : Black

    I dont want to go for the bigger tube size. i think this one will be enough. After i view a video on fittings am a little skeptical. this fittings will fit without any problem for that tube right? Dont want them to almost fit but not exactly
    What do you think?
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    As it looks good and all . It would be best to provide us links to the stuff , This way it would be some what easier for "us" to make a call .
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    I say its a sweet collection of parts. And the tubing should fit on the fittings no problem. Just be sure to cut the tubing straight, and not angled. If you cut them at an angle, this is where the danger lies, and I lost my 5850 because of this mistake.

    But if you're only halfway careful you do not need to worry.
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    Nice list. I'd spend the extra $15 for a thicker rad than the swiftech, though. A fat dual 120 can accomodate more components added to the loop farther down the line, and will usually give better temps. Also, the fatter rads are designed for slower speed fans, so less noise.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Very nice . It will do you well .
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    a single d5 would suffice for that a plenty blocks imo. Had a setup before with mosfets, NB, SB, CPU and GPU in the loop with a single d5 and was still moving water significantly. EK blocks btw.. good flow and not too restrictive. But thats just me, dont let that stop you from getting more pumps though ;)
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    well apart from thats its the prestige aswell :p I want the reservoir to be visible inside the case and not hiding behind my bays:p
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    That and you can reuse that res as a water bong later on :p

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