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    Default water cooling noob

    Purchased some products today for my first water cooling adventure and would like opinions on my choices.
    I did buy them from sidewinder computers very nice to deal with even helped me with my purchase problems
    as I could not find the spot for my phone number don't that make you feel like a idot.
    "My bus was so short I drove it to school"

    XSPC 140mm Universal Radstand [/TD]
    "] XSPC RX480 - 4x120mm Radiator Rev. 2 [/TD]
    "] Swiftech MCP655 Watercooling Pump - w/ Speed Controller [/TD]
    "] Enzotech Matte Black 1/2in. ID High Flow Fitting (Barb) - BHF-G14-12 [/TD]
    "] Swiftech Apogee XT (R2) revision 2 CPU water block for AMD and Intel CPU's [/TD]
    "] EK-Multioption RES X2 - 400 Advanced [/TD]

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    Default Re: water cooling noob

    Parts look great and so happy you bought from Sidewinder. They are a fan favorite of Pure OC.

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    Forgot to add thermal paste solution. THERMAL COMPOUND GELID GC-Extreme R
    Has anyone used this product before, I've seen some reviews that some
    believe this is one of the best out on the market but I've always used AS5
    as it has never let me down. I always replace my compound every year
    so never had any issues with temps.

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    what are you planning to cool with a 480 rad?

    The 400mm res is very big, make sure your case can shallow it. The best paste is IC 24K, PERIOD.

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    Default Re: water cooling noob

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    what are you planning to cool with a 480 rad?

    The 400mm res is very big, make sure your case can shallow it. The best paste is IC 24K, PERIOD.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^x10000

    My case is pretty damn big and it had a hard time fitting a res that size, lol.
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    it is overkill to use quad rad to only cool a cpu.

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    Going to build a open tower case design, won't be nothing fancy but I will be making some of the frame beams hollow as to allow for water
    to flow internal then tap them so as to have one for my supply and one for my return to my main reservoir. I plan on getting at least two
    more 400mm rads since this new build with have everything water cooled. Waiting for the new 600 and 7000 card to be released to add gpu
    water cooling, Wanting to get some Kingston Hyper X water cooled ram but have not been able to track any down I believe it is being released
    this month but not for certain. I am looking to try for 5 ghz overclock on the fx6100 cpu if not more having system that stays cool.

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    you're going to need more than 1 pump with your plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    what are you planning to cool with a 480 rad?

    The 400mm res is very big, make sure your case can shallow it. The best paste is IC 24K, PERIOD.
    Deton have you had any experience with Indigo Extreme TIM? I read a lot a reviews saying its the best TIM available but its pricey at $20 for 2 applications

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    yes I do. It's hard to reflow the thing, you only have one shot to get it right for each unit (2 unit in a package), if you do it wrong then you have to throw it out.

    I suppose to do a review on that product, I tried to many time to get it reflow properly, couldn't get it done right, I ended killed my mobo.

    It is a good product but it's definitely not suitable for WC testers and reviewers.

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    I was thinking of trying it out, could you not get the CPU hot enough to reflow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEVS View Post
    I was thinking of trying it out, could you not get the CPU hot enough to reflow?
    sure I can but you have to plug back the pump at right temps to stop the reflow, if you do it to soon or too late will ruin the reflow. When you use water cooling, the cpu gets hot very quickly when the water is stopped, you have to be quick. Unlike with aircooler, the temp rise slower therefore you have time to monitor and turn back on the fan.

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    Wow I did not realize that the rad rx480 would be that huge , looks like I will only be installing 1 more rad in the system and see where that leads. I also did find a aquarium pump 500 gph which is almost double the volume of water the mcp655 for half the price at lowes I will use it first then if I have any problems switch over to the swifttech mcp655 I purchased. I need to go and buy my aluminum or stainless steel frame joints in the morning so I can get started on it and also get my lexan for my walls and mounting surface for the mobo and other componets.

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