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Noob Build 1st loop! the planning and fitting stage

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Oct 7, 2016
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So here is a look at my build
just planning out where my tubes will run

here is a list my parts

Cpu block - EK-Supremacy EVO(copper)
Radiator -Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper X-Flow 360mm
Fans- Noctua ippc 3000rpm
Pump - LAING D5 STRONG 8-24V Pump (MCP655-B, PMP-450S & Other Re-Brands)
Pump top - Bitspower D5 MOD TOP (Clear "S" Model)
Reservoir - Alphacool Phobya Balancer 250 black matte
Tubing - Mayheims non(uv) Ultra Clear Tubing (1/2 - 3/4) 13/19mm Tubing

Fittings - (6) F1 Racing G1/4" Thread Dual Rotary 45 Degree Compression Fitting for 1/2" ID - 3/4" OD (13-19mm)
(2) Koolance 90-degree Swivel Angled for 13mm x 19mm (1/2in x 3/4in) *Black*
(1) Bitspower 1/2"ID - 3/4"OD Straight Compression Fitting - Matt Black
(1) Bitspower 10mm Dual Connecting Spacer Adapter Male/Male - Chrome
(1) Bitspower 50mm Spacer Adapter Male/Female - Silver
(1) EK-AF Extender 20mm M-M G1/4 - Black
(1) Darkside Ball Shutoff Mini-Valve - Black

Cpu - i7 6800k
Mobo - Msi x99 gaming carbon pro
Gpu - Msi gtx 1070 seahawk ek
Ram - G skills ripjaw 32gb pc19200
Psu - Corsair (gold) hx1050
Fan controller - Aerocool 2100 touchscreen
Case - Cooler Master Haf x

Tell me what you guys think


Water Cooling Senior Member, #TEAMH20HNO
May 22, 2011
I'm not sure your fittings are setup right on the top rad. It looks like two fittings are on the same side. You'll need one to enter one side and exit the other across from it in order to utilize the radiator.


Oct 7, 2016
... are you 100% sure damn I already setup everything have the loop going just was at bleeding stage but ****

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I must have drained and refilled this thing like over 15 times already rechanging stuff this is insane


Senior Pink Member
Sep 13, 2015
Yep Jack is correct if you really have the radiator listed it is a Cross-flow radiator which is designed to take water in one side and come out the other end. Most radiators are a double pass meaning the water runs down one side loops around and comes back on the other side which keeps both connection ports on the same end of the rad. A crossflow radiator is either going to be a single or triple pass radiator so the hookups will have to be on either ends. Sorry it looks like you are going to have to tear down and reroute things.