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Build Advice First time water-cooler - Parts missing? (For ATCS 840)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dtham, 4 Dec 2008.

  1. dtham

    dtham New Member

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    Hi everyone, this is my first watercooling setup that I want to purchase. And also one of my first posts. I've been reading for a while now, and I find this community very helpful and creative. :hehe:

    Here are my parts:

    Case
    Coolermaster ATCS840 ATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 6X3.5INT 1X3.5EXT Front USB Firewire eSATA Audio

    Radiator
    Feser One X-360 TFC Xchanger Triple 120MM Water Cooling Radiator G1/4
    or
    Thermochill Pa 120.3 Triple 120MM Fan Water Cooling Radiator *No Barbs*

    Fans
    Yate Loon D12SM-12C 120MMX20MM Cooling Fan 1800RPM 62CFM 29DB 3PIN & 4PIN Sleeve Bearing OEM
    or
    Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1200RPM 68.5CFM 24DBA

    Pump
    Swiftech MCP355 High Performance 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 3/8IN Barbs
    with XSPC Laing DDC Reservoir Top for DDC or MCP350 or MCP355 Water Cooling Pump G1/4 ]​
    or
    Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs

    Blocks
    Swiftech APOGEE GTZ LGA775 CPU Water Block G1/4 Chrome HI-FLOW 1/2IN Barb Fittings
    EK 780i EVGA Northbridge Chipset Liquid Cooling Block - (EK-NB 780i)
    Ek SLI 680i / 750i / 780i / 790i SouthBridge Liquid Cooling Block (EK-SB VGA 790i)
    Ek Water Blocks EK-MOSFET Part 1 EVGA 680I Motherboard Water Block Plexi G1/4 Threads

    Fittings
    Bitspower G1/4 Straight Compression Fittings for 1/2IN ID 3/4IN OD Tubing (Pair)

    Tubing
    Tygon R-3603 1/2IN ID 3/4IN OD Tubing 5 Feet

    Questions:
    1. Will the case fit dual-MCP355 with Res?
    2. Will dual-MCP355 (or MCP655) be enough for all this as well as Tri-SLI 280GTX blocks? And should I run it serially or parallel?
    3. What other size fittings would I need with the MCP355+XSPC top/res?
    4. Would I need another res to support all these blocks as well as Tri-SLI?
    5. I noticed that Coolmiester was able to get another 240mm rad in the ATCS 840 but I'm not sure if I will need another pump or where to place the pumps, will I need to use the (UN)Designs Absolute Pump Bracket Rev. 2 (for Laing D5/DDC pump) or something to mount on top of the rad/fans?
    6. Feser or Thermochill radiator? (Or any other suggestions)
    7. Yate Loons or Scythe fans? (Read something about Scythe not liking horizontal mounting as much) and what speed?
    8. Would it be better with 7/16 ID tubing? I'm using compression fittings so I feel as though I won't and the 7/16 wouldn't fit anyway.
    9. Any other recommendations/changes? (because I'm a total noob :blush:)

    Thanks for all your assistance.
    :D

    I'm running:
    Q6600 @ 3.4GHz (can push 3.6GHz but not as stable because of heat)
    Thermaltake Big Typhoon
    XFX 780i (reference Nvidia board)
     
    Last edited: 4 Dec 2008

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