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Need help with building a WC setup

J2k

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Hi, I'm building a WC rig and just need to know some information about some parts

Out of these pumps which is the better set up
DD / Laing DDC-12V 18 Watt Version 3.2
http://www.dangerden.com/store/product.php?productid=281&cat=23&page=1

with this top
XSPC - Laing DDC Top
http://www.jab-tech.com/popup_image.php?type=D&id=4124&title=XSPC - Laing DDC Top&area=C

or this pump
Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=19862&vpn=MCP655&manufacture=Swiftech


Also, I am currently going with this res
http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCRES-Micro-Rev-2-pr-4312.html

but would this one with the Danger Den pump be better?
http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Acrylic-Reservoir-for-Laing-DDC-pr-4123.html


and which is the better radiator
FeserOne X-360
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=28901&vpn=4260119641020&manufacture=Feser One

Black Ice GTX 360
http://www.jab-tech.com/Black-Ice-GTX-360-Radiator-pr-3613.html

Swiftech MCR320-QP-K Triple 120mm Radiator
http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCR320-QP-K-Triple-120mm-Radiator-pr-3320.html

Thanks alot. I'm still pretty noobie at this. and trying to wrap my head around WC'ing
 
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Go for the DDC Pump with the XSPC Reservoir Top and take that separate res out.

The Feser rad is the best with low speed fans.

The Black Ice is best with louder high speed fans

The Swiftech is the best bang for buck.
 

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Ok then I'm going for the 355 with restop.

Fesar 120.2 Rad
Apogee GTZ
a few feet of Masterkleer Tubing 7/16" ID 5/8" OD
Pure Distilled Water + some Antifreeze w/ Dtek Liquid F/X UV Dye: Visible Blue

how many barbs will I need ? just 1/2" correct?
also, will i need clamps ?
might go with this monitor
Thermaltake HardCano SE Water Cooling Accessory A2349, w/ Blue Backlight LCD Display

also, with the rad fans blowing in with the 4 side fans blowing in, will the 1 rear fan, psu fan and top fan have any trouble matching them?

Thanks alot for your help.
 
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Ok then I'm going for the 355 with restop.

Fesar 120.2 Rad
Apogee GTZ
a few feet of Masterkleer Tubing 7/16" ID 5/8" OD
Pure Distilled Water + some Antifreeze w/ Dtek Liquid F/X UV Dye: Visible Blue

how many barbs will I need ? just 1/2" correct?
also, will i need clamps ?
might go with this monitor
Thermaltake HardCano SE Water Cooling Accessory A2349, w/ Blue Backlight LCD Display

also, with the rad fans blowing in with the 4 side fans blowing in, will the 1 rear fan, psu fan and top fan have any trouble matching them?

Thanks alot for your help.
I wouldent run antifreeze, all you need is plain Distilled Water and some PT-Nuke from Petras (http://www.petrastechshop.com/pepcobi1.html), and I wouldent run die either, just get UV reactive tubing, (http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...=23610&zenid=dd5f0ea1fe05bed98fe5b5ac75b34cb0), Dye will just help plug up your blocks, causing higher temps.

6 Barbs is all you will need, definatly 1/2", G1/4 thread. You might want to get a couple for spares, you never know when you will be adding something to the loop.

I recomend using clamps, you dont want to run a risk of leakage.

Your fan setup will be fine, I have 3 pulling into my case through a rad, plus a seperate intake with only 1 exhaust, works great.
 

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Ok then Just Pt nuke. I won't run dye as it sounds more painful than it is good. the cable I was going to get was 7/16" ID, If I use the barbs you suggested will that tubing work fine all throughout the loop?

Thanks alot for the help.
 

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skip the masterclear crap and go to lowes they have 1/2"tubing there its what i use and its great get the reinforced stuff not the super thin crap though


oh and dont go at 7pm with your GF on a friday night cause you get asked lotsa questions about why you are buying tubing haha
 
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