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#1 Blaze413


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:03 PM

ok so here are the parts ive picked out for a water cooling system for a friend of mine:

cpu waterblock 71.95
or cheaper option 69.99

gpu waterblock 111.95 each (223.90 for both)
or cheaper option 102.95 each (205.90 for both)

Radiator (triple 120mm fan) 114.88
or cheaper option 59.95 (I think this one will work fine)

pump 89.95

dual 5.25 drive bay reservoir 69.95

and so im just confused on whether all these parts are compatible (tubing and fittings) with each other and what size tubing and fittings i need to buy to get this thing ordered

thanks for the help!

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:26 PM

Make sure you use nothing but 3/8" fittings and tubing or 1/2" fittings and tubing. As long as all of your fittings are same O/D, and your tubing is the proper size for your fittings, you're fine.

I would suggest looking at good quality crush fittings to reduce the risk of leaks. Out of curiosity, why are you doing a completely custom build?

That's an excessive amount of $ when you can buy a good kit (pump/res combo and good dual fan rad) for ~300$.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:22 PM

its not for me...im just helping a friend..and he has a budget of about $900 and he wants to do it all custom, so thats just what he wants lol...unlike me he has some money to spend

and ok i thought the parts had fittings already on them that all had to match up...do u recommend 1/2 or 3/8? just didnt know if one gave better results cuz i know that with the bigger tubing more water goes through, but with smaller it pumps faster so just wasnt sure

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