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#49 ghostcorps

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

PS: $300 for fittings only? It should be half that.


As you may have realised, my mental arithmetic is tragic...

I have recalculated as follows.

Angled = $19 http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=18447
Straight = $14 http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=14586

2xRadiators = 4X Straight
VRM/CPU = 4X Angled
GPU = 2x Straight
Pump = 2 x Angled
$198... it is still a bit steep, but without a controller I am still within budget I think.

What is the opinion on the Koolance No-Spill valves? Expensive yes, but do they work?


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Edited by ghostcorps, 03 February 2012 - 07:22 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

I'll just leave that alone then, thanks Stoner.

PS: QDCs kill flow rate.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

As you may have realised, my mental arithmetic is tragic...

I have recalculated as follows.

Angled = $19 http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=18447
Straight = $14 http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=14586

2xRadiators = 4X Straight
VRM/CPU = 4X Angled
GPU = 2x straight
Pump = 2 x 45 angled
$198... it is still a bit steep, but without a controller I am still within budget I think.

What is the opinion on the Koolance No-Spill valves? Expensive yes, but do they work?


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I am with Niko do not get QDCs you can however look at the Koolance Inline Drain Valve.

You may also want to consider 90 degree fittings for the vrm and top of the cpu because you may not fit it past the rad and fans otherwise.
I would leave buying the fittings till you dry fit everything and look at the best routing possible.

When mounting the top rad it would be wise to move it as far to the left as possible to make it easier for the vrm block and fittings.




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#52 ghostcorps

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

I am with Niko do not get QDCs you can however look at the Koolance Inline Drain Valve.

You may also want to consider 90 degree fittings for the vrm and top of the cpu because you may not fit it past the rad and fans otherwise.
I would leave buying the fittings till you dry fit everything and look at the best routing possible.

When mounting the top rad it would be wise to move it as far to the left as possible to make it easier for the vrm block and fittings.

haha contrary to the name I am clean (bar some anti-psychotics atm for trigeminal neuralgia) and always have been. My vice is single malt whiskey.


What is wrong with QDCs? [edit:] Ok, just saw Nikos edit. No QDCs

Dry mounting it will leave me without my HTPC for longer than I'd like, but I take your point. Thanks



Maybe I can lure you with a dram of Laphroaig Quater Cask or perhaps the Triple Wood? I always have an Aberlour Abunah on hand or for the truly adventurous (and lucky) I have a Bruichladdich Octomore 53.... Tempted yet?

Edited by ghostcorps, 03 February 2012 - 07:49 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

Hey Stoner, thanks for pointing out that in-line drain valve, I just bought one :lol:

There is one that comes with 1/2" ID 5/8" OD compression fittings built in though, for $15. Much cheaper than getting the one you linked and then two compression fittings, as long as you have the proper tubing. Unfortunately it's only available at the Koolance website and Performance PCs as far as I know.

http://www.performan...oducts_id=23416

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

Don't get compression fittings from pccg. Look at gammods they are 5-6 bucks there

http://www.gammods.c...th=1_91_220_223

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

Don't get compression fittings from pccg. Look at gammods they are 5-6 bucks there

http://www.gammods.c...th=1_91_220_223



Sweet! But I will need angled fittings. :(

Edited by ghostcorps, 03 February 2012 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:57 PM

Sweet! But I will need angled fittings. :(


Look on that site. Start at the water cooling tab on the top left

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

Look on that site. Start at the water cooling tab on the top left


I can only find one 45 Degree fitting and that's $22 :(

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

I can only find one 45 Degree fitting and that's $22 :(


http://www.gammods.c...th=1_91_219_228

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

Mucho: Nice work! :) I was looking under 'Compresson'



FFS! I just discovered that the case has its own shroud!

The way I mounted the H100 radiator went like this:

Shroud
Top of case
Pull
Radiator
Push

Little did I realise that it could go like this:

Shroud
Pull
Top of case
Radiator
Push

Good news is that I can easily fit the 360 in there by sacrificing the top drive bay!

Is the consensus still 360>240+120?

Edited by ghostcorps, 03 February 2012 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:24 PM

Mucho: Nice work! :) I was looking under 'Compresson'



FFS! I just discovered that the case has its own shroud!

The way I mounted the H100 radiator went like this:

Shroud
Top of case
Pull
Radiator
Push

Little did I realise that it could go like this:

Shroud
Pull
Top of case
Radiator
Push

Good news is that I can easily fit the 360 in there by sacrificing the top drive bay!

Is the consensus still 360>240+120?


performance should be the same but the single rad is less water restriction than the 240 and 120, so thats what i would do

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