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Im going to upgrade some stuff on my PC and liquid cooling was something I thought about doing. I am new, never had LQ in a PC before. Here is what I have and below what I want.

HAF 950
x58 Classified E760
i7 950
12GB DDR3
3 MSI gtx 285 Superpipes ( but buying either 2 EVGA GTX 590 Hydro coppers or 2 EVGA GTX 580 Hydro, keeping 1 285)
thermaltake toughpower 1200w

What should I get and what should I cool? I figured the GPUs and the CPU but what about anything else? I dont mind pumps or whatever outside the case, but I do have some room left inside the case (3 Hard drives). Like I said im new to this so I thought I would come here and get your opinon. Any tips and tricks are welcomed too.
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youll need a few radiators, prob 2 360 rads at least. also id get a high flow rate pump, over 1000lph

and the EVGA classy boards dont really need cooling, just some 40mm fans here and there.
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Do you mean the HAF 932 by chance? Does a 950 exist? : /


Either way, You shouldn't really need to cool the motherboard or RAM, so I'd stick with a CPU GPU loop.

Assuming you have a 932, you have space in the top for a 360 radiator in the top, + at the back space for another 140 or 120 rad.

A rasa pump wont supply the required flow, I'd have a look at the MCP355 or MCP655 pumps

Do you have any specific tastes to noise? You can make liquid pretty silent or pretty noisy depending on what you want...


Edit:
changed some rasa stuff.
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your right, sorry bout that I meant to say i7 950. im not sure the model number of the case. I know it has a rubber tray on top that has a couple holes under the rubber part for tubes. I think it has a couple holes in the back too. Should I have 2 seperate lines? One for the CPU and one for the GPUs? and is it possible to watercool this?

http://hardview.net/msi-n285gtx-supe...s-card-review/
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is there a package I can buy somewhere that has everything I need or do I have to piece it together.
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You are going to have to put it together yourself. I would look at a larger case, something that can hold 2 360 rads or a 480 and a 240.

Personally I like the MCP65x and the XSPC Dual bay res that holds the pump. If you want to WC the 285s blocks may be a little hard to come by.

There is not really a point in running 2 loops, the water wont heat up enough to make a difference. It might be a touch warmer on the bottom card but that's it.

The motherboard, as long as its not running extremely hot there is no need to put it under water unless your going for a really high OC 24/7. I also hear ram blocks and mobo blocks are pretty high restriction.
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You are going to have to put it together yourself. I would look at a larger case, something that can hold 2 360 rads or a 480 and a 240.

I'd love to see a case that is going to hold 2x 360 loops.
The 932 will be fine. Granted, it would be easier with the HAF X.

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is there a package I can buy somewhere that has everything I need or do I have to piece it together.
You'll need a 360 inside and another 360 outside if you want 4 blocks in your loop. You could probably get away with a 360+120/140/240/280. Don't put your mobo under water, stick with your CPU/GPUs right now, especially if you're new to water. You will have to build your own loop or find a custom kit someone can put together for you. You'll need a high pressure pump for this. Not to mention the 285 blocks x3.
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post #8 of 13
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I might just get that HAF X. Im thinking if the 285 block is hard to come by then I might just leave it air cooled. It will be for Physx only and just run the 590s or 580s ( not sure what im going with at this point) with water cooling.

I cant find MCP65x on Xoxide or frozen CPU. Is there another place I should look or are these the best places for WC stuff?

With my 3 285s they would run up in the 90C all the time, unless in idle. What kind of temps can I expect with the new setup? And is it possible to hook up some of the fans off the rads to the Kaze Master fan controler i already have?

is this the XSPC you were talking about?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/95...DDCBAYTWO.html
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I would say just drop the 285, its not worth the extra heat and power usage for PhysX.

If you do a 580 or 2 a 360 rad (a good larger one) in push/pull should do. You can always add a 140 to the rear in push pull as well.

The pump res combo i was talking about is this one: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...ver_Black.html That one you linked is better for dual loops.

Personally I wouldn't buy from FrozenCpu, JabTech and Sidewinder seem to be much more reasonable than FrozenCpu.
    
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I'd love to see a case that is going to hold 2x 360 loops.
The 932 will be fine. Granted, it would be easier with the HAF X.
Won't the TJ07 hold a 480 and a 240? I know an 800D will hold a 360 and a 240.
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