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Hey people.

So this will be my first watercooled gaming rig, thats why i need a little advice and such.

The hardware :
Evga gtx 580 SLI (Ek waterblocks on both)
i7 2600k (Ek waterblock)
6gb dominator gt @ 2000mhz - not gonna be WC.
Gigabyte p67a -ud7
corsair hx 1000w (maybe 1200)


As you can see, the only things i want to watercool is the GPUs and the CPU. Will i need 2 loops? If so im thinking about a xspc 360 rad for the GPU and 240 xspc for the CPU.

Which case to choose is also a problem, im not confident enough to start modding. I have my heart on the 800d, but originally it only fits a 360 rad without modding. Or will a homemade h70 suffice for the CPU? in that case a single 120 mm rad at the back.

The other case i have looked at is the ascension from Mountain Mods. But this case is insanely expensive, because i have to import it and pay alot of taxes and such.

Hope I can get an answer on this! Thanks
post #2 of 12
What is your budget?
You can in fact get an H70 and build yourself a loop for just the gpu's.. which would be the best option.. if you get the 800D
Or...
Get a cooler master HAF 932 and build a massive loop.. not a dual loop.. but a look with a 360 radiator and a 240 radiator.
Or you can just say screw the water cooling for the gpus, and just get a H70 or a high end air cooler.. or even better.. get one of those XSPC RX240/RX360 kit.
I would suspect those gpus don't get that hot in the first place so I say you'll be good to just run on Air with those..
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post #3 of 12
How about a single 480 loop? 480 should suffice for two 580's + a 2600k

Alternatively you could buy the H70 and opt for a GPU-only loop (I actually really like this idea)
post #4 of 12
I don't like the idea of the H70 with a seperate loop for the GPU's...might as well get it all done now and save yourself the trouble of having to integrate the CPU if you decide to later. I do think if you decide to go the route of including the CPU that you should go with a 480 rad instead of a 360 though.
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post #5 of 12
Well... I agree with the all components in one loop however.. a 480 radiator will not fit in the 800D with out some modding and op doesn't really want to..
But yeah.. this is what I would do.
Get the 800D, get a RX360 kit. grab the gpu water blocks.. and get an RX240 radiator.. and maybe if the pump/res combo that comes with the kit isn't enough get a different pump/res.or.
Build a custom loop with said radiators.. get an EK LTX block.. a D5 pump/res combo from xspc..EK's gpu blocks.. and be good with that. also some medium/high speed yate loon's.
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post #6 of 12
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Hm, where would the 240 rad fit in the HAF 932?
post #7 of 12
If you like the 800d, get a 360 rad up top, and you could put up to two 120 rads in that case too. One 120 rad could go on the cases rear exhaust, and you could put one on the bottom intake.

Personally, I think a 360 up top and a 120 on the rear exhaust would look best as you wouldn't be running tubing all the way from the top of the case to the bottom. It would also provide adequate cooling for your cup and gpu's.

On the lack of confidence to mod a case, my advise is to just do it. It's not as hard as you think and as long as you take your time with planning, you can improve an already amazing case and make it your own. You could always practice cutting on an old p.o.s. case (if you dont have one, look for computer recyclers in your area as I'm sure they would give you one for this purpose)
Edited by bob808 - 5/8/11 at 7:55am
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks bob. I guess i will get the 800d first, with the 360 at the top and a 120 at the back. And mod a little on crappy cases and then go for the 240 rad mod on the 800d. Got an old THermaltake armor jr case right now, so i guess I'll test some modding on that one.

To minimize space usage, I will be getting the XSPC dual bay res for 2 loops. Fans on the rads will be gentle typhoons. The res works like a pump top aswell, so thats sweet.
and 1/2 id tubes and 3/4 od. fittings from bitspower. Going to order it all from Sidewindercomputers.com
post #9 of 12
Good job....
Are the Bitspower fittings compressions? or regular barbs? either way good choice..
Don't forget the PT nuke or silver coil as well, and regular ol' distilled water.
This thread actually put some idea for me if/when I get the case mentioned...I have a HAF 932 modded to heck and back.. and while modding it I cut down on the amount of HDD cages to use. Like BOB said planning is key in anything modding.*I planned my case, however I want more space haha
Good luck. and you build looks strong!!!
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Good job....
Are the Bitspower fittings compressions? or regular barbs? either way good choice..
Don't forget the PT nuke or silver coil as well, and regular ol' distilled water.
This thread actually put some idea for me if/when I get the case mentioned...I have a HAF 932 modded to heck and back.. and while modding it I cut down on the amount of HDD cages to use. Like BOB said planning is key in anything modding.*I planned my case, however I want more space haha
Good luck. and you build looks strong!!!
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