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Hi,

Im going to upgrade my computer and I want too uss water cooling, but i dont have a clue about it or what items that is good or bad

Is Cooler Master HAF X a ok Cabinet for water cooling?
Should i have water cooling on the 2xGPUs? If so i whil buy another version of the GTX 580

The Hardware Im going to buy:
Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC, Socket-1366, when its released
Cooler Master HAF X Big Tower Sort
2 x Gainward GeForce GTX 580 3072MB PhysX
2 x OCZ 120 GB SSD 2,5" S-ATA III TRIM/GC

The hardware i have:
Intel Coreâ„¢ i7 Quad Processor i7-950
Corsair TX 950W PSU

Whould be realy nice if some one could help me a bit and set up some kind of system that whil worke good.
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i7-950 G1.Assassin 2xGTX 580 3072MB Mushkin DDR3 12GB Redline Ridgeback 
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OCZ 240 GB SSD PCI-E 4x MLC Corsair TX950W Cooler Master HAF X 
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Here read this: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-beginner.html
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Xspc Rasa Rx360 kit
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Originally Posted by pkp View Post
Is Cooler Master HAF X a ok Cabinet for water cooling?
Should i have water cooling on the 2xGPUs? If so i whil buy another version of the GTX 580
The HAF-X is a fantastic case for watercooling. As someone mentioned, the XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 kit is a great place to start. It includes the basic parts for setting up a CPU only cooling system. I would recommend picking up that, more tubing (preferably just buy a 10ft roll of good 7/16" tubing like Primochill or tygon), some distilled water, and a silver "kill coil." That will get you started.

If you want to water cool your video cards, you'll have to get blocks for them. Check out EK's coolingconfigurator to find blocks that fit your video cards. Just plumb them all in together when you make your build.

Should you watercool your video cards? I did. It's complicated to install them (sort of), and it can be nerve wrecking if you're uncomfortable with the reality that you may break them, and are probably voiding the warranty. But I'm competent enough in computer hardware that I thought it was worth it, and now I hear no fan noise from my 6950, whose fan used to drive me nuts. I'm very happy that I made the switch from air cooling to water cooling.

We're happy to help you set up a system, however it's best to do the research yourself and start building a list, then having us check over your list and offering helpful tips and improvements. Everyone has a different opinion, so everyone will recommend a different configuration. Its up to you, and you might as well start learning by building your own setup online.

Best of luck.
post #5 of 8
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Thx for the replys
I have read som posts that have bin made and it seems to be not that hard afterall
I feel like im begining to get som clue how to set water cooling up.
I also have a helping hand from my father that is a plumber and he knows a bit about how to set up the Radiator/water tank to maximise the cooling effect.

Il probably buy a start kit and just add some more parts and try it out. Im just a bit afraid, if i buy a start kit, how much more items i can add to the cycle befour it stops or the cooling effect is bad
Edited by pkp - 5/3/11 at 11:59am
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i7-950 G1.Assassin 2xGTX 580 3072MB Mushkin DDR3 12GB Redline Ridgeback 
Hard DrivePowerCase
OCZ 240 GB SSD PCI-E 4x MLC Corsair TX950W Cooler Master HAF X 
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i7-950 G1.Assassin 2xGTX 580 3072MB Mushkin DDR3 12GB Redline Ridgeback 
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OCZ 240 GB SSD PCI-E 4x MLC Corsair TX950W Cooler Master HAF X 
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depends on which rasa kit you end up getting.

A RX360 kit will cool a cpu and a single 580gtx together with a good push/pull fan setup.

If you add in any other components you will have to look into adding another radiator.
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2x128 Cruical M4 SSD RAID 0 - 2x1TB WD Blues RA... Dvd-Rw Custom Water Loop Win 8.1 64bit 
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ASUS Rog Swift + 2 Dell U2414h 24" Corsair K70 Xcilio 1000watt Corsair Air 540 with Koolance ERM 2K3U  
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post #7 of 8
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Hmm ok,

I whil probably buy 2-3 radiators but Im not sure yet.
I hafto buy the Cooler Master HAF X so I can find out were to put the Radiators.
What kind of water cooling is best for the 2xGTX280s
The full cover water block?
or just the GPU alone?

The links in the beginners guide, about the GPU cooling dosent work right.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 G1.Assassin 2xGTX 580 3072MB Mushkin DDR3 12GB Redline Ridgeback 
Hard DrivePowerCase
OCZ 240 GB SSD PCI-E 4x MLC Corsair TX950W Cooler Master HAF X 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 G1.Assassin 2xGTX 580 3072MB Mushkin DDR3 12GB Redline Ridgeback 
Hard DrivePowerCase
OCZ 240 GB SSD PCI-E 4x MLC Corsair TX950W Cooler Master HAF X 
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post #8 of 8
It should work if you click it, not copy and paste it... Here it is again, just click through. It's actually a very good guide with lots of different info on different parts.

If you are only cooling 280s and not 580s, you could possibly get away with only 1 good 360 radiator (HW labs GTX or an XSPC RX360)

With the HAF-X, you can fit a 360 up top, a 120 under it, and a 120 or 240 on the bottom with some modding. I only have a 360 for my 2600k CPU and 6950 overclocked GPU, and I'm hoping to add another 6950 to that loop if/when I ever save enough money to get it.

I chose full cover blocks for my 6950. You can do either. A partial cover block will only cover the GPU die itself, which is good because they often can be used for future application on newer cards, from generation to generation, however the downside is that you'll need to apply heatsinks to the VRAM and shaders and whatever else the stock video card cooler used to be connected to. The nice thing about the HAF-X is that you won't have to point a fan at the card to cool that stuff, the HAF-X has a giant window fan blowing air straight on the cards silently.
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