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Posts posted by shibbs

  1. Please stay away from ThermalFake. They rip off designs from most other companies.


    My recommendation would be a Fractal Design case. I have my hard tubing loop in my R5, but the Define S will fit a pair of 360 rads. (R5 fits a 280 in the front, and a 360 on the top)

  2. The EK Predator will be your best bet if you really want the best 3x120.


    That being said, as much as it pains me to say "OK" to a Thermalfake product, the Thermalfake system is an Asetek pump and rad, and I've had extremely good luck with Asetek stuff in the past. You will have no issues if you do go with the ThermalFake.

  3. 9 hours ago, atomicus said:

    Can someone confirm what 90 degree EK fitting I use with a 16mm OD PETG tube? The only one on the EK site doesn't seem to specify compatibility for tube sizes?

    EDIT: EK's 90 degree fittings are made for attaching one end to a block/rad and the other end would require a fitting.


    If you want a 90 degree fitting with compression fittings on either end, Bitspower has some great compact options.



  4. I've got a buddy running a super ghetto cooling loop in his PC. He's using literally the cheapest stuff he can find---I'm talking aluminum radiators, brass heater cores, (from his old racecar) nickel plated cpu blocks and regular copper blocks and a PVC 3-gallon reservoir. He's running green automotive coolant (50/50 premixed bottles) with a biocice and has no traces of corrosion a year later. 

  5. As someone who just built their first hardline watercooled loop, I highly recommend buying a LOT of extra PETG. Like A LOT. Be prepared for a few days downtime. Do NOT try to get it all done in one night--you'll get frustrated and just make more mistakes.

    I also recommend to pick up a few 90degree fittings, for the really tight spots, and the really complicated bends you may have to do. I needed a few of them, and they really saved the day.

  6. Well, that depends. My graphics cards are the loudest part, unfortunately. I water cooled one, but the second will be liquid soonish.


    For reference:  

    2x LTT SPECIAL EDITION Noctua 140mm intake fans through 45mm 280mm Hardware Labs rad

    1x iPPC 2000rpm 140 fan for intake on bottom (really helps with GPU temps)

    1x iPPC 2000rpm 140 fan exhaust through 45mm thick 140mm Hardware Labs rad


    All the fans are less than 1000rpm at all times. 



    And yes, good overclocks for everything. lol  GPUs are at 1500 mhz, and CPU is 4.6 ghz. Wasn't quite stable at 4.7, and I didn't like feeding it over 1.3 vcore.

  7. I, too, have the R5.


    Set the radiator in the front to pull in fresh air. Then have a single airflow fan (140mm is best in that case) to exhaust air out the back. Leave the moduvents on the top. Have the PSU pull in air from the bottom (fresh and filtered), and out the back.


    This is approximately what I do in mine, and I get some pretty damn good temps.

  8. From experience: EKWB HD fittings are fine. Like you said - very low profile.


    I use and recommend their HDC fittings. The compression oring really relieves some stress, imo, as it would just be that much less likely to leak, and helps hold the line in tighter if you end up having to move your computer around.


    As for the paracord, you'll have to "stretch" the paracord a bit to get it to be tighter to your cables. Kinda like one of those chinese fingertrap toys from forever ago, the more you pull the cord apart, it will shrink, but may not want to stay that small.