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    Hey guys, I'm building my first full custom loop and would like some advice with choosing parts and placement in my case.

    my biggest issue so far is picking proper fittings, such as 90/45 degree compressions, etc

    I've decided to do the whole thing using compression fittings, with 3/8th ID 5/8th Tygon OD tubing

    I'll only be cooling my CPU and RAM, I'd cool the cards but they are non-reference, lmao.

    Here are the parts so far, any comments would be great

    8x TB Apollish fans (push pull)

    400mm FrozenQ Reservoir

    Tygon R3400 3/8 ID 5/8 OD

    EK Coolstream RAD-XT 480

    Swiftech MCP655 pump

    Heatkiller Rev3.0

    I have the Tower 29 LDR But cannot upload pictures of the interior ATM @_@ I have a custom fillport drill uptop, other than that it's stock. If you need me to elaborate on anything just ask.

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    FYI. I have the Heatkiller 3.0 and the ApogeeXT rev.1. The Apogee gets 1 to 2 degrees better than the Heatkiller. The Hestkiller 3.0 is rather an Ollie by today's standards.....The Apogee XT rev.2 is better and less restrictive that rev.1. Those Koolance CPU Waterblocks Deton reviewed are even tad better . FYI. I also have to put a plug in for Thermalchill TA 480. The Thermalchill rare are pretty much the best out there and my combo gets pretty much the best temps out that I have seen.

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    Oh I was definitely considering Thermochill, but I can't find their rads in any US stores U_U

    Also, if I moved to 3/4id 1/2of tubing, would you recommend these compression fittings? Besides being well rated I think the color scheme would look awesome in my build.

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    Also I'll definitely check out the Rev 2 Apogee, those look sweet.

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    Anyone have any experience with the Bitspower Galaxy waterblocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
    Oh I was definitely considering Thermochill, but I can't find their rads in any US stores U_U

    Also, if I moved to 3/4id 1/2of tubing, would you recommend these compression fittings? Besides being well rated I think the color scheme would look awesome in my build.
    Try Sidewinder Computers. They are based out of Indianapolis and the guys there are great. They ship quick and being central US freight win't too bad. That's where I got my Thermalchill's at. Running 2 rigs with them....

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    Wait... you'd rather buy that ancient Heatkiller block, or a hunk of Koolance, than the real top-dog? What are times coming to...

    Thermochill TA 120.4. If going for this, make sure you spend some quality time washing it out. They're fluxilicious, but good rads.

    About the Galaxy Freezer: Are you only running two sticks of ram? Not four? Using two Galaxy Freezers causes a couple of issues.
    - The price gets ridiculous.
    - You need a lot more fittings. Either four comps, or, two comps, two rotary 90s, and a D-plug. Has to be rotaries since you have to screw the three fittings together before threading them to the blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Try Sidewinder Computers. They are based out of Indianapolis and the guys there are great. They ship quick and being central US freight win't too bad. That's where I got my Thermalchill's at. Running 2 rigs with them....
    Yeah I've been looking there as well. I saw they had a thermochill 120.4 rad but was unsure whether it would work well with low RPM/cfm fans, checked around and it does so yeah, I'll get it haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    Wait... you'd rather buy that ancient Heatkiller block, or a hunk of Koolance, than the real top-dog? What are times coming to...

    Thermochill TA 120.4. If going for this, make sure you spend some quality time washing it out. They're fluxilicious, but good rads.

    About the Galaxy Freezer: Are you only running two sticks of ram? Not four? Using two Galaxy Freezers causes a couple of issues.
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    - You need a lot more fittings. Either four comps, or, two comps, two rotary 90s, and a D-plug. Has to be rotaries since you have to screw the three fittings together before threading them to the blocks.
    Lmao I'm not sure on the performance of the blocks. I'll read some reviews on each before making a decision.

    And yes I'll only be using two DIMMS. with one Bitspower Galaxy would I still need the rotaries and d plug or does that only apply if I'm trying to connect two separate DIMM coolers?

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    With one Galaxy Freezer you don't need the extra fittings. Two comps is enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
    Yeah I've been looking there as well. I saw they had a thermochill 120.4 rad but was unsure whether it would work well with low RPM/cfm fans, checked around and it does so yeah, I'll get it haha.
    Phil, Gary at sidewinders is a really good guy, I've been doing business with him for years, he's also sent Pure OC samples review, so you might want to mention your a member here.

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    Well damn, haha. I'll try and get the majority of my parts from there, then. I see quite a few are around 20 bucks off versus buying at performance and frozencpu, too.

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    Yeah sidewinder is one of the best no doubt about it, been buying from them for years. About ram blocks u might wanna try MIPS Www.MIPS-computer.com I reckon they make some really nice ram blocks

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    Hey guys, another question. I have 3 extra fans that i wanted to mount on the floor of the case, but I was under the impression that I need to mount the pump under the reservoir. Is it absolutely necessary to mount it under the reservoir or can it be level? Keep in mind the reservoir is huge, hahaha.

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    No, it doesn't matter. Just make sure your fillport/bleeder are at the highest point in the loop.

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