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New Member - Building First Water cooling loop

samual
Level 11
I just ordered all my components for a basic water cooling loop:

12 Feet of Tubing, Blue UV-Reactive PVC (3/8in x 1/2in)
4 pairs Compression fittings (3/8in x 1/2in)
CPU-380I Water Block (Intel Processor)
2 Hose Clamp for OD 1/2in
INS-FM16 Coolant Flow Meter
Flow Meter Frequency Adapter
3 x Delta AFC1212D-PWM 120x25mm Extreme Speed
Black Ice® GT Stealth 360 Highest Performance Radiator
Akasa FLEXA FP5S PWM Fan Splitter Cable
Swiftech MCP35X Pump - PWM Controllable
Swiftech Reservoir for MCP35X pump Revision 2b

This is all going into a HAF XM so I should have plenty of room. The rad will be mounted inside the case above the
motherboard and the full at the top outside of the case.

Two questions:

1) Am I missing anything?
2) What kind of coolant shouldI use. I am wondering if i should just use distilled water with biocide or buy premixed fluid.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx Samual
x99-pro/3.1 | i7-5820k | 16gb gskils 3000 | Nvidia gtx 980 ti | 512gb SM950 Pro | Predator 360 AIO | ASUS PA248Q | Seasonic Platnium 1000w
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kkn
Level 14
just to have typed it, those fans are gona make major noice.
get pre mixes liquid, and use destiled water to flush your radiator before adding it to the loop.
there are resedue in the radiator from soldering and fabrication that have not ben flushed before packaging.
mabye a blue coolant to fit that blue tubing?
heres just a few options: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_381_382
listed under watercooling.
you can use destiled water to flush you radiator, and if you can fing a cheep gassoline filter ( of the old type )
example: http://upload.ecvv.com/upload/Product/20097/China_GF61N_fuel_filter_gasoline_filter_auto_fuel_filter...
you can use that to filter out the resedue, if you find one that fit on yor tubing.
or you can try and find out another option to do it.

Thank for your reply kkn.

I picked the fans because the rad is thin enough to fit at the top of my case but it is 30 fpi. I was planning on running the fans at 1/4 speed. Thanks for the advice on flushing, that did not occur to me.

samual
x99-pro/3.1 | i7-5820k | 16gb gskils 3000 | Nvidia gtx 980 ti | 512gb SM950 Pro | Predator 360 AIO | ASUS PA248Q | Seasonic Platnium 1000w

Krindor
Level 11
Best coolant is distilled water with biocide or killcoil.
| Chassi: Phantom Fulltower White Edition | Mobo: Maximus V Extreme | CPU: i7 3770k
| Memory: 2x8gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz | GPU: PNY Geforce GTX 670 | PSU: NZXT Hale 90 750w
| SSD: Intel 120gb 330 series (OS) | Intel 120gb 330 series (Games n stuff)
| Monitor: LG 29EA93 | Cooling: Custom Loop

Thank for the reply Krindor

Where can I purchase biocide?
x99-pro/3.1 | i7-5820k | 16gb gskils 3000 | Nvidia gtx 980 ti | 512gb SM950 Pro | Predator 360 AIO | ASUS PA248Q | Seasonic Platnium 1000w

Krindor
Level 11
I actually have no idea. I run my system with wfi water without anything as I can't find where to get it.
If you're unable to find biocide get silver killcoils these are the best option. I'm unable to search at the moment so I can't give any links.
| Chassi: Phantom Fulltower White Edition | Mobo: Maximus V Extreme | CPU: i7 3770k
| Memory: 2x8gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz | GPU: PNY Geforce GTX 670 | PSU: NZXT Hale 90 750w
| SSD: Intel 120gb 330 series (OS) | Intel 120gb 330 series (Games n stuff)
| Monitor: LG 29EA93 | Cooling: Custom Loop

Have Pump, Res, cpu water block, Flow meter, Compression fitting, Hose 12 feet. Tomorrow my rad, fans, biocide and silver coil should be delivered.

Wish me luck on my first custom water loop.
x99-pro/3.1 | i7-5820k | 16gb gskils 3000 | Nvidia gtx 980 ti | 512gb SM950 Pro | Predator 360 AIO | ASUS PA248Q | Seasonic Platnium 1000w

Krindor
Level 11
Good luck 🙂 and let's hope nothing blows up 😄
| Chassi: Phantom Fulltower White Edition | Mobo: Maximus V Extreme | CPU: i7 3770k
| Memory: 2x8gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz | GPU: PNY Geforce GTX 670 | PSU: NZXT Hale 90 750w
| SSD: Intel 120gb 330 series (OS) | Intel 120gb 330 series (Games n stuff)
| Monitor: LG 29EA93 | Cooling: Custom Loop

kkn
Level 14
remember to flush the rads, thats first priority

kkn wrote:
remember to flush the rads, thats first priority


and don't skip this one or the small fins in the CPU cooler will get jam pack