Planing my first Liquid cooled build. How's it look?

Incramus

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Just starting to get into Liquid cooling and am trying to plan my first build. The build will be going in a Corsair 760T Full Tower Case.

I hope to order parts in the next day or so; and here's what has my eye:


Phobya CPU-Cooler UC-2 LT Intel 775,115X,1366,2011 - Silver Nickel Plexi Edition
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=38259
DDC Photon 270 Reservoir/Pump Combo
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=40972
Tygon E-3603 3/8" ID (1/2" OD) Clear Tubing
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=37374
XSPC RX360 Triple-Fan Radiator V3 – Black
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=40066
Phobya ZuperZero UV Green 1000ml
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=30637
XSPC G1/4 to 3/8 ID 1/2 OD Compression Fitting – Chrome
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=39022
XSPC G1/4″ 45° Rotary Fitting - Chrome Finish
http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_346_951&products_id=38171
XSPC M20 Fillcap Blank – Chrome
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=39904
Alphacool G1/4 Thread 90° Rotary 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD Compression Fitting – Chrome
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1..._ID_x_12_OD_Compression_Fitting_-_Chrome.html
Alphacool G1/4 Thread 45° Rotary 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD Compression Fitting – Chrome
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2..._ID_x_12_OD_Compression_Fitting_-_Chrome.html


I haven't decided if I want to go with compression or quick connect fittings yet. Any thoughts?
 

King Icewind

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Skip the colored coolant. Just get green tubing, and use distilled water with a silver coil. Your parts will thank you.

Otherwise I think it looks fine.
 

SticKx911

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Skip the colored coolant. Just get green tubing, and use distilled water with a silver coil. Your parts will thank you.

Otherwise I think it looks fine.

agreed.

I'm to lazy to look up your tower, but make sure that RAD will fit (which I'm sure you did, the couple of pictures I saw in a very quick google search only had 240's in them).

I've never had good luck with acrylic blocks. They tend to crack or not hold up, but that's probably just my luck.
 

Incramus

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On the system I have on paper, how much coolant am I looking at needing?
 
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Erasmus354

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On the system I have on paper, how much coolant am I looking at needing?

1 litre is fine for most systems, you have a somewhat large reservoir though (690ml capacity) so I would probably get 2L just to be on the safe side.
 

Incramus

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1 litre is fine for most systems, you have a somewhat large reservoir though (690ml capacity) so I would probably get 2L just to be on the safe side.

Ok cool, that's what I went with just to be on the safe side. Wasn't sure what the rad would hold.
 
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I wouldn't go with that Phobya coolant. If you want colored coolant, go with Mayhems Pastel or X1. It's great stuff, and you won't have issues with it as long as you properly flush your rad(s) before use. Plus the built in biocides and anti-corrosives are a nice touch.

Staining really isn't a big deal imo... most colors don't really stain your blocks, and even if they do it's normally easy to clean up. Reds and pinks tend to stain the worst.

If you do decide to go with Mayhems, get Primochill Advanced LRT tubing. It's recommended by the manufacturer.

I would also go with a larger OD tubing with a thicker wall. 3/8" ID 5/8" OD will be less likely to kink than 1/2" OD. Looks better too imo.
 

Incramus

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I wouldn't go with that Phobya coolant. If you want colored coolant, go with Mayhems Pastel or X1. It's great stuff, and you won't have issues with it as long as you properly flush your rad(s) before use. Plus the built in biocides and anti-corrosives are a nice touch.

Staining really isn't a big deal imo... most colors don't really stain your blocks, and even if they do it's normally easy to clean up. Reds and pinks tend to stain the worst.

If you do decide to go with Mayhems, get Primochill Advanced LRT tubing. It's recommended by the manufacturer.

I would also go with a larger OD tubing with a thicker wall. 3/8" ID 5/8" OD will be less likely to kink than 1/2" OD. Looks better too imo.

Damn, I already ordered everything. :(
 

Incramus

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Finally was able to make sometime' and put this thing together :) Still have some finishing touches to do but here's a pic of the build.

promo_rig.jpg
 

Incramus

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Yes!! A GPU block is coming soon, being that it was my first liquid build I wanted to see how it went before I got too crazy with the project.

And yeah, it is huge... Kinda wish I went with the smaller res, but it worked out.
 

darme

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nice looking build, definitely need to get the gpu under water, cpu is almost a waste by itself under water.
 

Incramus

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After sitting on the GPU water-block for a few weeks I finally got around to installing it and "think" I'm finished with this build for now.....

The GPU temps went from 81 to 43 :-D

hulk.jpg
 
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CoreStoffer

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Looking damn fine!

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but since I'm eyeballing the 760T and install XSPC RX360 V3 in the top as you did, how much clearance is there between the mobo and the radiator? :)
 

Incramus

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Looking damn fine!

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but since I'm eyeballing the 760T and install XSPC RX360 V3 in the top as you did, how much clearance is there between the mobo and the radiator? :)

Not much, I tried a few different mobos to get the right one. Maybe it was the fitting I was using; but I had a problem with the fitting coming off the rad hitting the cpu power connector. I know a sabertooth didn't fit.
 

CoreStoffer

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Not much, I tried a few different mobos to get the right one. Maybe it was the fitting I was using; but I had a problem with the fitting coming off the rad hitting the cpu power connector. I know a sabertooth didn't fit.

Hot damn! :(

Well, maybe it will help if I have the radiator at the top and the fans below doing the push instead of the pull? :confused:
 
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