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    You got all your stuff together chrisnyc?....about to start on the loop?...hehehe if Woody Allen did water cooling he'd think like you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
    You got all your stuff together chrisnyc?....about to start on the loop?...hehehe if Woody Allen did water cooling he'd think like you
    LMAO! You're probably right.

    No, I don't have the stuff together yet....just finished upgrading to 4930K, still working on oc & observing temps etc before I commit 100% to custom wc. I *want* to do the build, but now that I've done all the legwork, I realize this is a $1000 undertaking at LEAST, so I'm not diving in lightly, still weighing the pros and cons.

    I'm on vacation next week, then going to make a decision (and get started) when I get back. So far, it looks like my 4930K is running just slightly on the warm side, so I'm leaning toward custom wc to maintain my oc in comfort, but still TBD.
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    first off, just do the CPU, and expand later if you want so.
    that way you dont have to spend it all in one go.

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    Is it bad that I'm almost irritated about going on vacation, because I'd kinda rather be getting started on my watercooling build? lol

    Further testing of my 4930K has revealed that it requires just slightly more voltage than I thought and it's topping out at almost 80c pretty fast under load, so it definitely needs the cooling upgrade (or an overclock downgrade, but that's not gonna happen. lol)

    Have any of you ever worked with rigid acrylic tubing before? I really like the way it looks, and I'm sure I could handle the forming just fine. What I'm not clear on is how much more difficult it makes assembly/disassembly when the connections are all rigidly formed to exact specifications? Does it make sliding components into place securely, or draining the system to remove a piece, considerably more difficult? Or is going with rigid acrylic tubing on my first build just crazy talk?
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    Personally, I never had luck with those rigid tubings... tried only several of the EK tubes and fittings for that, but I couldn't get a leak-free setup...

    So, my favorite remains the classic tubing and compression fittings...

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    Hmm, that's not encouraging. :\ I realize it adds an extra, and unnecessary, level of complexity to a project that already promises to be a challenge to me as a first timer.... but I *really* dig the aesthetics of it. I really have tried to make performance my top priority thus far, I've made a distinct effort not to fall prey to chasing the "bling factor" -- but the clean straight lines that can be achieved with rigid acrylic are just so incredibly beautiful that I'm tempted to go that direction. Check this rig from a build log on ocn.....

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    Gorgeous! I'd hate to settle for regular tubing and then look at my finished project and regret not going "all in" with rigid acrylic. lol I guess I just need more time to dig into it and solicit advice from experienced wc'ers. I have to wonder if all those 90* angles are detrimental enough to flow to impact cooling performance? Performance is still KEY.

    Thanks for your feedback, zka -- always appreciated! I'll rep ya more as soon as it'll let me.

    p.s. I've now named this ongoing build "Project: YOLO 2k13" Stay tuned....
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    Chris, I'm not saying that you won't be able to do it with rigid tubing! I just stated that I wasn't lucky with it... maybe I went with the wrong parts...

    If I would be you, I would check who used rigid tubing and ask which parts exactly he/she used...

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    Ok, so my Phanteks Enthoo Primo is finally on its way, so the 'planning' stage is about to come to an end, I'll be placing my wc hardware order probably next week after I take some measurements of the new case this weekend and work out a few more details.

    I'm 90% sure I'm going to skip the rigid acrylic tubing idea. I have no doubt I could make it work, but since this is my first wc build I think it's wiser not to complicate it with rigid tubing and the unique challenges it brings. Next time.

    Anyway, I had another question.... I was originally going to go with pure distilled h20 and nothing else, but I've realized I kinda do want the "bling" factor of a nice bright fluid moving through my system. I don't think I care about it staining the components since only the tubing & reservoir will be transparent (and can easily be replaced when I build again). If I go that route, would you guys recommend h2o + dye or pre-mixed colored coolant? I'm not sure which is less detrimental to efficiency and/or easier to work with in the long run? And in either case, am I safe in gathering that Mayhems is considered a solid choice for dye or pre-mix coolant?
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    premix coolant can last a year, if you go whit distiled water you may have to change it often.
    you have coolant you can add dye bombs in ( color ) your self.
    heres a vid of color testing of mayhems dye's -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emjg3mWy1Lo

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    Nice video, blood red + black is my color scheme (of course) Although, with red being generally non-UV reactive or appearing pink, I may go with white, or blue, or even purple, to stand out boldly against the red/black of the rest of the build. Once I get that figured out I guess that will dictate whether I go with clear water or colored coolant/dye.
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