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  1. Hi All, I'm starting research for my first water-cooling build and I was hoping to get some advice. I really liked the build from the Mana review and I've always wanted to water cool so I decided now is the time! Like most things I do I tend to go extreme straight from the beginning even though it tends to take longer and mistakes are made. I'm tentatively looking at the following: 1 x Manta Case 1 x 280 Black Ice Nemesis GTS Front Radiator w/ 2 x 140 Fans (Pushing into the case) (Haven't decided on fans, open to suggestions) 1 x 240 Black Ice Nemesis GTS X-Flow or 240 Black Ice Nemesis GTS Top Radiator w/ 2 x 120 Fans (Pushing out of the case) 1 x CPU Block - EK Supremacy MX or EVO (again open to suggestions, I want to use copper though) 1 x Full GPU Block (Haven't decided on a GPU yet, sorta waiting for the summer GPU wars to pan out) 1 x EK-XRES100 Pump/Reservoir or EK-XRES140 PrimoChill 1/2" OD Acrylic Tubing (I know, hard tube first time out, I'm prepared for pain) PrimoChill Hardline Fittings (Nickel plated apparently, I don't think this would cause corrosion potential though) I intend to just use distilled water + silver kill coil which is why I want to use copper blocks and it's my understanding if I stick to copper and brass as I have it should be less of an issue. I'm open to a bio-cide, but I kinda like the idea of not using chemicals if I don't have to. I'm still in the beginning stages of planning, and I'm open to any feedback you have but my primary questions are the following and I'm really hoping Stuart/noobas4urus will have time to chime in. 1) Do you think I could use the Black Ice Nemesis 240 X-Flow on top to avoid that long run across the top of the motherboard? It'd be great if I could just use a few fittings to connect the outlet of the one radiator to the inlet of the other. I think it'd be better aesthetically and it'd remove one of the more complicated bends in the build. 2) Do you think I'd have room for the EK-XRES140 vs the EK-XRES100? The little bit of extra coolant room would make filling it easier. Could you elaborate on how you attached the pump to the bottom of the case? Thanks a lot for the time and for the inspiration for the build, you can tell I mostly used your review build as the basis for my parts.
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