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Ok,

Progess update.

Blocks - XSPC Delta v3 and Delta v2 (in transit) will need the AMD blocks as those have the xeon mounts!
Pump - MCP350 (Aquired from the USA - in transit)
Top - Petra's DDC-01 top (with the pump) OR a XSPC DDC Acrylic Tank Reservoir (Delivered)
Radiator - XSPC Rs240 (Bidding right now! edit: it's mine ;)) + a thermaltake Brass+alu rad 120mm
Pipe and fittings - need some advice!

how much pipe will i need and how many compression fittings???
 
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#27
Ok,

Progess update.

Blocks - XSPC Delta v3 and Delta v2 (in transit) will need the AMD blocks as those have the xeon mounts!
Pump - MCP350 (Aquired from the USA - in transit)
Top - Petra's DDC-01 top (with the pump) OR a XSPC DDC Acrylic Tank Reservoir (Delivered)
Radiator - XSPC Rs240 (Bidding right now! edit: it's mine ;)) + a thermaltake Brass+alu rad 120mm
Pipe and fittings - need some advice!

how much pipe will i need and how many compression fittings???
just buy 10 ft of whatever colored tubing you want. If you must buy compression fittings, you will need 2 for each thing so just do that math.

Plan out how your going to do the loop though, you might need some 45 or 90 degree fittings.
 

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just buy 10 ft of whatever colored tubing you want. If you must buy compression fittings, you will need 2 for each thing so just do that math.

Plan out how your going to do the loop though, you might need some 45 or 90 degree fittings.
Yes. To add to this, the places where you might need a 45 degree fitting (and a spacer) would be the fittings coming off of the radiator. If none of the tubing routing requires an immediate bend after a fitting, you most likely won't need an angled fitting.

Definitely get the compression fittings, not only do they look better, but they are easier to disassemble when the loop is put together (no need to twist your arm to get a screwdriver in there to tighten/loosen the clamps.
 

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Yes. To add to this, the places where you might need a 45 degree fitting (and a spacer) would be the fittings coming off of the radiator. If none of the tubing routing requires an immediate bend after a fitting, you most likely won't need an angled fitting.

Definitely get the compression fittings, not only do they look better, but they are easier to disassemble when the loop is put together (no need to twist your arm to get a screwdriver in there to tighten/loosen the clamps.

Thanks a lot!!

I am unclear of what you mean by a spacer?
You mean 2 of these? http://www.scan.co.uk/products/phob...ssion-fitting-90-revolvable-g1-4-black-nickel

I've got a rough plan. will scan it in an look for some options
looking like £36 on fittings
 
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I hate you all :p
i'm doing custom water now. bought up a res and pump will only need a fricking radiator now!
I'm just glad you listen to reason! :laugh: :toast: Good luck boss! Post pictures when you are done!
 

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This is what I mean by a spacer:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_346_365&products_id=31185

It could help in clearing a fan, or giving you more room to attach a barb/fitting.
I don't think i'll need spacers, 90 degree fitting should cover it.

I'm just glad you listen to reason! :laugh: :toast: Good luck boss! Post pictures when you are done!

Yeah you were right, Plus i needed it to be more than enough for it's use and i thought i'd always be able to reuse it in anything i build ;)

Do i need a pipe cutter? or will scissors cut the pipe?
 
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Do i need a pipe cutter? or will scissors cut the pipe?

I have only ever used a big pair of poultry scissors. Have to be really careful with them though to get the cut nice and square:laugh:. If you can get a pipe cutter cheap it wouldn't be a bad idea.
 

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Well i need to pick hose diameter

Either
1/2" ID - 3/4" OD
or
3/8" ID - 1/2" OD
or
3/8 ID, 5/8 OD
or
(on Ebay only) 5/8 ID, 1/2 OD

I'm insure what will suit my needs?

What are you using?
 
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I am running 1/2" ID - 3/4" OD tube. Never used anything else.
 

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If you want to save some cash, and I know I will get the "clamps/compression has to be there speech", but I buy 1/2" OD fittings and heat the ends of 3/8" ID tubing (in almost boiling water) and just stretch it over the barb. When cooled it shrinks to normal size and makes a waterproof seal all on its own.

Looks like this when done...
 
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Yeah you were right, Plus i needed it to be more than enough for it's use and i thought i'd always be able to reuse it in anything i build ;)
Har Har:laugh: That was me:)
 

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Pipe(UV orange) using 7/16 ID , Fittings (Black chrome) and 771 mounts (also matt black) which are the only 100% new parts are en route, should be here today or tomorrow, Will post pictures of all the stuff. All of this has costed >£100 which is pretty kickass. It turns out all my parts are XSPC which a strange coincidence XD

I'll be using simple deionized water (car battery type) in this loop, is will be all copper so no issues that i can see!

Anyone got tips to clean a copper waterblock? one has a little bit of discoloration
Any guides to use compression fittings?
Also which is the correct direction to mount the pump top?
 
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Very basic production values but does what it says

Compression Fittings and how to use them - YouTube

Don't you want a HD7970 prefitted with an EK water block, backplate and single i/o? (Sorry, I just had to- saw the chance...)
Thanks! that's quite helpful

Unfortunately I'm rocking a custom air cooled GTX570 which is more than enough for my usage.

Sorry dude! :laugh: