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Mag10

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Mar 17, 2010
So I intend on getting my custom loop up and running CPU only for now, with my current setup with an upgrade within a year maybe 2.

Black Ice Nemesis 280GTS® U-Flow Radiator
Noctua NF-A14 IPPC fans
EK-Supremacy EVO (CSQ) - Nickel/Acetal(might just do Cu/Ace)
Swiftech MCP355
Monsoon Series Two Dual 5.25" Reservoir
PrimoChill Rigid Revolver Compression 3/8" x 1/2" Diamond Knurled
PrimoChill 1/2in Rigid PETG Tubing - 36in - UV Blue (4 Pack)

I also want to add an additional pump in series in the future for several reasons. I also will most likely be changing the case which natively support 420mm radiators.
Just doing a check to make sure I'm not missing anything as for the loop its self.
 

Conumdrum

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Have you bent tubing yet? No that easy.

Why a MCP 355? It has barbs. Not G1/4 fittings. Why not a MCP 50X pump?

Parts are okay but I see a lot of fog. Liquid? Heat load you plan to have?

Just not a lot of info to see if it looks okay.
 

ProgramGuy

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Location
Romeoville, IL
Have you bent tubing yet? No that easy..

I did my first wc build and I used the same tubing. I purchased the Monsoon Pro Bender Kit and this helped out a lot. If you're just making one bend, say 90 degree, it's really simple to get the tubing bent, it's the multi-bend ones I had difficulty with... just make sure that you heat the tube enough before you try to bend it. If it's not ready, you could put a kink in it so make sure you have a few spare tubes. I purchased 2 of the 4 packs and had plenty left to try some very creative bends.

Why a MCP 355? It has barbs. Not G1/4 fittings. Why not a MCP 50X pump?

Definitely get a pump with G1/4 fittings... I would not use bards when you're doing rigid tubing.
 
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Mag10

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Have you bent tubing yet? No that easy.
Why a MCP 355? It has barbs. Not G1/4 fittings. Why not a MCP 50X pump?
Just not a lot of info to see if it looks okay.
Well as for the 355 I can swap that out with a pump topped version or get a top that fits my ideal orientation I have planned. The 355 was more of a filler for just the time being till I can find the specific setup I intend to do, which is more for tube routing as well as function. As i mentioned, when i perform my upgrade the intention is to add a 420+pump for a couple of additional reasons. I may even do with a D5, but as this is till the planning phase some things are subject to change.

Parts are okay but I see a lot of fog. Liquid? Heat load you plan to have?
The fluid I have is just water with silver added into the loop. obviously not just tap water or anything stupid like that.

I did my first wc build and I used the same tubing. I purchased the Monsoon Pro Bender Kit and this helped out a lot. If you're just making one bend, say 90 degree, it's really simple to get the tubing bent, it's the multi-bend ones I had difficulty with... just make sure that you heat the tube enough before you try to bend it. If it's not ready, you could put a kink in it so make sure you have a few spare tubes. I purchased 2 of the 4 packs and had plenty left to try some very creative bends.

Definitely get a pump with G1/4 fittings... I would not use bards when you're doing rigid tubing.
As for the barbs as mentioned previously please ignore those for now as I will have compression for rigid tubing that I will be using.
I have also done quite a bit of research on the use of PETG, and feel quite confident in my ability to work with the materials.