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    Need some help

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    Im going to paris to see family and lucky for me theres one Store i found that sells good WC parts this is what im getting.
    Swiftech Apogee GTX
    Pompe Swiftech MCP355 + XSPC Laing Acrylic Reservoir
    Im on a budget now heres where I need help what rad should I get between these two this setup is only to cool one cpu.
    Black Ice GTS Lite 240 or XSPC RS240 Black ?

    What tube size 10-13mm or 13-19mm?

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    10-13 is 5/8" ID tubing, 13-19 is 1/2" ID tubing.

    The XSPC RS240 is said to be quite good with low CFM fans at least, what kind of fans are you planning to run?
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    My opinion would be to grab the XSPC RS240 and some 13mm (1/2" for our American friends) tubing. See if the store has the new Swiftech GTZ. While the GTX would work just fine the new mounting system of the GTZ really makes it shine.

    You can check out Martin's review of the RS240 on his website. It should help you to pick out some fans. http://www.martinsliquidlab.com/XSPC...or-Review.html

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    I'd get the smaller tubing, there is no performance hit using the smaller one and it looks a lot sleeker, plus it's easier to handle in my opinion.
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    Thanks for your help guys I have 4 80cfm fans but I can lower the cfm.And yes the store has the Swiftechs GTZ and D-Tek Fuzion V2 for 10 euros more which is better?and also for the 13mm tubing I wont need new barbs for the cpu block or Pompe Swiftech MCP355 + XSPC Laing Acrylic Reservoir correct?
    Last edited by malik22; 08-26-2008 at 06:13 AM.

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    You'll need 120mm fans for the rad unless you build a shroud. 80 mm wouldn't cover the rad surface enough, you'd lose a lot of rad performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malik22 View Post
    Thanks for your help guys I have 4 80cfm fans but I can lower the cfm.And yes the store has the Swiftechs GTZ and D-Tek Fuzion V2 for 10 euros more which is better?and also for the 13mm tubing I wont need new barbs for the cpu block or Pompe Swiftech MCP355 + XSPC Laing Acrylic Reservoir correct?
    I would invest a few euros in some proper barbs/compression fittings, it's worth the investment and guarantees a fit.

    I have the pump and it was a really tight fit with 10 mm tubing, not sure how it's with 13 mm.

    About the fans, get some 120 mm fans if you can, otherwise there is no point in spending more money on a better block, your temps will still be mediocre at best.
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    They are 120mm I wrote they have 80cfm inCore why the barbs that come with the GTZ block arent good?
    and also have you guys heard of magicool rads are those any good?

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    What is the store you getting parts?
    I'll be in Paris in 4 weeks, maybe I'll order something too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leo_bsb View Post
    What is the store you getting parts?
    I'll be in Paris in 4 weeks, maybe I'll order something too.
    Im not ordering im going to the store heres the address

    156 Rue de Chareton 75012 Paris

    the name is Opium-PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoffey View Post
    Opium PC...dude...you sure you're not walking into some Hash den Is the US, we got one called Crack House Computers and you don't want to be going there for no PC parts


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    if i was in Amsterdam i wouldnt be suprised

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    I have one last question I called them up and they also have this pump in stock Laing DDC-1T+ 3.2 is it much better then the swiftech MCP355 or ist not really needed for what im doing?And also do the GTZ D-Tek block come with the right barbs for 10 13mm tubing?
    Last edited by malik22; 08-26-2008 at 09:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malik22 View Post
    I have one last question I called them up and they also have this pump in stock Laing DDC-1T+ 3.2 is it much better then the swiftech MCP355 or ist not really needed for what im doing?And also do the GTZ D-Tek block come with the right barbs for 10 13mm tubing?
    DDC 3.2 is the same thing as the MCP355. If I'm doing my conversion right, 13mm == 1/2in, in which case, yes, the GTZ comes with 1/2" barbs.

    Edit: See my follow up post. I missed the 10 on the front there and thought you meant 13mm tubes.
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    And how about the D-tek what barbs does it come with and will 1/2 fit with the 10 13mm tube im gonna get or do I have to get 19mm?

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    If 10mm is the ID of the tubing, then I believe that's ~3/8" which is still fine on the GTZ (it comes with both 1/2" and 3/8" barbs), but I don't know about the D-Tek. I know when it's ordered from performance pc you can specify if you want a 1/2" barb or a 3/8" barb, but not sure what it comes with stock.

    Edit: I see on Petras it lists 1/2" barbs, so unless you have 1/2" ID tube (13mm ID) you'll need to get some replacement barbs.
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    Thanks again im all set now I have been reading around and heard people suggesting the Ek supreme should I look into this or just get the D-tek or gtz that will depend which of those two is in stock.

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    GTZ & VeeTec V2 is less restrictive than the EK

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    Quote Originally Posted by malik22 View Post
    They are 120mm I wrote they have 80cfm inCore
    You're right, my bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by malik22
    Thanks again im all set now I have been reading around and heard people suggesting the Ek supreme should I look into this or just get the D-tek or gtz that will depend which of those two is in stock.
    I wouldn't bother with the EK supreme, the Laing DDC-1T / Swiftech 355 should be fine with the Fuzion and GTZ.
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