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Old 10-21-2009, 03:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Hey, found some new stuff on the local classifieds:

The HW Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Triple 120MM, and Laing D5-B 12V. Both look like they would work for my needs. Any objections? He's also selling an MCW60 which would knock that off my list as well.
Pass on the D5-B.

That radiator is only going to perform with some high pressure fans due to it's high fin density. If your fine with 40-50dB fans it's unbeatable. Otherwise go for a Swiftech.
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So recommend to pass on both then? K...thanks for the input.
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yep, pretty much what aspire said. two MCR 220's should suffice or you could get away with a MCR 320 too.
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Yup, I think I'll go for the 320...this is more of a experience building project than anything, not looking to break any records. Just want to get my feet wet for now :P

Now tubing, I want black for now, 1/2 plumbing conduit from homedepot a problem? I'm sure it's cheaper than the stuff from the comp store. Otherwise I was looking at:

NCIX.com - Buy Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT Black 1/2IN ID 3/4IN OD Tubing (10 Feet) - PFLEXP10-34-BK In Canada.

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Koolance Tubing, Black PVC, 1ft/30.5cm [ID: 13mm (1/2"); OD: 16mm (5/8")] Products Model: HOS-13BK [HOS-13BK] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Also, any preff on the liquid? Do they make a big difference?
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distilled water + PT nuke FTW.

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+1, all the "Non-conductive" fluids are gimicks and degrade performance.

Go for the primochill black 1/2 x 3/4" tubing. I wouldn't trust something not designed for carrying fluids.
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Yup, I think I'll go for the 320...this is more of a experience building project than anything, not looking to break any records. Just want to get my feet wet for now :P

Now tubing, I want black for now, 1/2 plumbing conduit from homedepot a problem? I'm sure it's cheaper than the stuff from the comp store. Otherwise I was looking at:

NCIX.com - Buy Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT Black 1/2IN ID 3/4IN OD Tubing (10 Feet) - PFLEXP10-34-BK In Canada.

or

Koolance Tubing, Black PVC, 1ft/30.5cm [ID: 13mm (1/2"); OD: 16mm (5/8")] Products Model: HOS-13BK [HOS-13BK] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Also, any preff on the liquid? Do they make a big difference?
PrimoChill ICE Non-Conductive Liquid Cooling Fluid (32 oz.) - Clear Products Model: PCICE-CL [PCICE-CL] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
i once tried some clear PVC pipe. it held and didnt leak, but it's a PITA disconnecting and removing it.
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Hey, just pondering other options....would a single 295 cause less stess on the loop than the dual 260s? Would it really make any difference?
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Hey, just pondering other options....would a single 295 cause less stess on the loop than the dual 260s? Would it really make any difference?
well a single GTX 295 would be a little more powerfull than dual GTX 260's. but the water blocks for them are very expensive. and i'd say that a GTX 295 would put a little less heat in the loop, maybe.
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Yeah...I think it was just wishful thinking on my part....not worth the extra cash. I'm better off just pocketing the savings and putting them towards a new system next year.

So going to put the system into the TJ09:

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Just looking for suggestions as to placement of everything . I'm planning on mounting the rad at the top (inside). Some cutting of the case will be required but I'm fine with that.

I was thinking of removing the 120mm and the 2 hdd cages to mount everything down in the bottom right. What do you guys think? I'd have a singe DVD drive, a single hdd and a fan controller.

What do you guys think?
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