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Please could someone check my build before I order

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by surfsquid, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. surfsquid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

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    I want to move up from my AIO system to a fully custom loop, it's to go inside a fractal design define 7 xl and cool an intel i9 9900, does this look sensible? I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to WC:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £393.30 (includes shipping: £10.50) ​
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  2. khanage103

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    i'd add a stop valve or some way to drain the loop,remember you'll need some more connectors if you do decide to add a drain port.
     
  3. khanage103

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    also some more tube,probably more than you think you'll need and an insert for the bending so it doesnt colapse on itself,i take it youve got a heat gun
     
  4. surfsquid

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    I totally forgot about the heat gun, added what I think are the other required tools too. Guessing I can use some flexible tubing for draining?

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £506.55 (includes shipping: £11.10) ​
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  5. khanage103

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    flexi is what i use for draining,makes it easier when you tilt the case to empty rads/blocks than hardpipe into a bucket/jug,

    i used the corner of my desk as a guide for bending,just put masking tape down and drew on any angles that i needed and bent to them rather than get a jig

    looks to me like a pretty good basket but saying that i made 5 i think orders to get all i needed for my loop and am currently waiting on a gpu block and more fittings lol,its a slippery slope
     
  6. UnLuckyBenski

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    You'll need a male to male joiner for the stop valve, and ideally get a stop plug as well.

    You'll need to cut the tubing - the big snips too works, or a hacksaw is simple. Then sandpaper or even a proper deburring tool.

    Squeezy filling bottle is a godsend.

    Got fans already?

    Do you have a plan of how to mount the pump?
     
  7. Mcnumpty2323

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    I always get radiators with more than 2 ports
    That way you can also have a fill port on top radiator as well as filling into reservoir
    It also means when you drain if you open that top fill port the loop empties much easier
    As it stops airlocks
     
  8. surfsquid

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    Cheers guys, appreciate the input!