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Old 10-18-2019, 09:11 PM
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Default Pump & Ball Valve parts

How do I attach the ball valve to them pump? Can I use just Corsair parts? Or do I need third party parts?

This my first loop and I will later update with pictures. Cause man I’ll have question regarding paths.

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Old 10-19-2019, 03:14 AM
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you could use a fitting from pump. then a tube then a fitting screwed into the tap....

but this is what i did

I used a Rotary Male to Male connection on mine unfortunately Corsair doesn't make one at this point in time. i used a bitspower version



theres one option buddy

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Old 10-19-2019, 12:49 PM
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Hey thank you this helps a lot! What is that little screen you have?
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its the Thermaltake TF2 flow/temp display.. soon as Corsair decide to make their own i will ditch it.. until then its 'my precious' hahaha
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Old 10-19-2019, 04:23 PM
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Do you know if EK fittings are just as good?
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Old 10-20-2019, 02:42 AM
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there should be no problems with EK parts imho.. can be a bit pricey for the name though.

i managed to keep mine all Corsair aside from the male to male Rotary fitting and the flow/temp meter
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Default Update of my first water coole PC

So I uploaded a picture of the route I will use. You guys let me know if I should change it. Also what is your guys take in having a air exhaust fitting?

I’m open to better routes. Any help is welcomed!
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:28 AM
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You got too much going on and it doesn't make sense to go from RAD to PUMP to RAD
Should be
1-Pump to
2-Video to
3-RAD (bottom)to
4-CPU to
5-VRM to
6-RAD (top) to
7-Pump.

Your 3 vertical side fans could be Intake, your RAD fans could be exhaust and the rear could be intake. Not sure if the case comes with front fans but those could be intake also. It's the fans on the RAD that I think it'd be better as exhaust, which is the way I have mine as.

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Old 11-02-2019, 04:20 PM
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So I uploaded a picture of the route I will use. You guys let me know if I should change it. Also what is your guys take in having a air exhaust fitting?

I’m open to better routes. Any help is welcomed!
Loop order doesn't matter.

as said in the below video. follow what looks cleanest to you


i have just split my loop.. and prior to doing that i played with what order stuff was in. really didnt change a thing.. splitting the loop made a huge difference though


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Thank you guys for the input. Watched the video so, it made me feel better about my layout.

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You got too much going on and it doesn't make sense to go from RAD to PUMP to RAD
Should be
1-Pump to
2-Video to
3-RAD (bottom)to
4-CPU to
5-VRM to
6-RAD (top) to
7-Pump.

Your 3 vertical side fans could be Intake, your RAD fans could be exhaust and the rear could be intake. Not sure if the case comes with front fans but those could be intake also. It's the fans on the RAD that I think it'd be better as exhaust, which is the way I have mine as.
No.

Loop order doesn't matter, with the exception that reservoir must feed pump, and you get that for free with an XD5.

Route your tubing as makes most sense to you for the aesthetics of routing, or loop simplicity.
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No.

Loop order doesn't matter, with the exception that the reservoir must feed pump, and you get that for free with an XD5.

Route your tubing as makes most sense to you for the aesthetics of routing, or loop simplicity.
It doesn't matter, when it's ONE radiator, but if you buy two, it's for the "NOTIOIN" that TWO is better than ONE (in this case or just "looks"), but obviously it's completely and totally POINTLESS to buy TWO if ONE can do the job just fine. As seen in the video, and he specifically points out that ONE is what he's using.

"IF" I were to waste $115 or $70 on a 2nd RAD, I'd have one going directly to the CPU and the other to the GPU. But honestly, to water cool a GPU is also a waste of money, but then again I have an nVidia card.

So, why bother with TWO RADs when ONE can do the job?

Like buying a car that's good for the snow, but you'll ship it and drive it in Brazil.

From RAD to RAD to PUMP. If "aesthetics" is what he'd go for? Then get rid of the 2nd RAD, as it would unnecessarily add more tubing. It's look much better, reason why I didn't go with soft tubing, Yuck!
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ONE "NOTIOIN" TWO ONE POINTLESS TWO ONE TWO ONE RAD RAD PUMP. !
thats an awful lot of shouting right there.


oh.. and you are wrong... but your call if you dont want to listen to advice from people that know.


and for the record.. i dropped over 40c off my nvidia gpu by placing it underwater. which in turn allows it to boost its self further as well as me being able to apply a bigger overclock to it. which in turn gives me more FPS. pointless you say....

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It doesn't matter, when it's ONE radiator, but if you buy two, it's for the "NOTIOIN" that TWO is better than ONE (in this case or just "looks"), but obviously it's completely and totally POINTLESS to buy TWO if ONE can do the job just fine. As seen in the video, and he specifically points out that ONE is what he's using.

"IF" I were to waste $115 or $70 on a 2nd RAD, I'd have one going directly to the CPU and the other to the GPU. But honestly, to water cool a GPU is also a waste of money, but then again I have an nVidia card.

So, why bother with TWO RADs when ONE can do the job?

Like buying a car that's good for the snow, but you'll ship it and drive it in Brazil.

From RAD to RAD to PUMP. If "aesthetics" is what he'd go for? Then get rid of the 2nd RAD, as it would unnecessarily add more tubing. It's look much better, reason why I didn't go with soft tubing, Yuck!
Dude. Take a Valium or something. Seriously. You're getting awfully worked up over what someone else chooses to do with their build.

For the record, Zotty's right about GPU cooling. Makes a huge difference, even with an nVidia card. Plus you aren't dumping that heat into the case.

And more rads allows you to keep the coolant at a lower temp with less fan speed. Heat is dissipated from surface area. More radiator = more surface area = better heat dissipation = lower coolant temps = lower component temps. Certainly, there's a point where it doesn't help but it depends on the radiator size and the number of components you're cooling. Putting that in a blanket statement ignores the physics of it.
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Well, I'll be add another 240mm rad to my build this weekend (already have a 420 & 240 installed) so I'll see if I see a temperature drop or simply a longer period before my loop normalises (cooling a 9900k & 2 x 1080TI's). Purchased a today Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 2 (now called the "Enthoo 719" due to a childish Thermaltake complaint) as a replacement for my Luxe T/G so it might be a bit unfair as the airflow isn't going to be identical i.e. I won't be exactly testing 'apples for apples'.
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