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Theres my first build as of 2 weeks ago and now that i've been doing a lot of looking around, i'm really interested in doing complete water cooling for the cpu, the motherboard, and the 2 gpu's. I'm really new to this whole thing so i'm gona need some help picking parts out. I've seen a couple of 600t's with watercooling and they had a radiator by the front 200mm fan and then a dual radiator at the top (if thats what you call it). I would really like a reservoir in two of the drive bays with red led's. I have a red theme already but i want to continue that with the tubing too. I'm not really sure about pumps and how to pick those out. And for the gpu blocks, i would really like them to have led's in them but im having trouble finding ones with led's. Ive definitely seen them but maybe you guys could help me out. Thanx

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You won't find waterblocks with LED's in

As for pumps, go with the Laing D5 355 I think it is, the one with 1000L/PH

You can use any tubing you want, Primochill is pretty much the best from what i've read.

If you're wanting a res with a red light, i'd have a look at either the FrozenQ line which are epic, or getting some LED lights to put around your res in the drive bays, You won't get a res with red lights unless you do a bit of modding yourself.

Also, a solid brand of blocks are EK blocks, the EK HF supreme is epic.

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Like compuman said, you won't find reservoirs or blocks with LEDs already in them but luckily its not hard to find them with holes for LEDs. With the right modder's supply, it's pretty easy to add your own. Some items from FrozenCPU on my wish list:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...Ssw&mv_pc=3795
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/61...Ssw&mv_pc=3801
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...Ssw&mv_pc=3792

As for picking out parts, the Water Cooling Essentials thread is an invaluable resource.
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If i put a dual radiator at the top, do i have to put 2 120mm fans on it as well or would just the radiator suffice?
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Lol rad with no fans? How are you going to cool it off? but yes, you need fans on it, push pull would be better and the best would be push pull with shrouds.
    
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Idk if you guys have seen one that has been liquid cooled but ive seen a couple and most have put a 200mm rad in the front under the drive bays and then a 240 on the top with 2 120mm fans on the outside of the case but like inside the grill at the top. Then they had a res in 2 of the drive bays. It loked pretty cool to me but i want your guys idea of that. Here are some of the links.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...tercooled.html
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=354248
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=661634
http://vivithemage.com/2011/05/corsa...ic-side-panel/
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...t/DSCN5735.jpg
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Those are all pretty cool setups (no pun intended).

You should be able to get away with 2x240mm, or 1x240mm and 1x140mm in the front, a 240mm on top and an RX120 on the rear exhaust if there's room. There are a lot of ways to do it. IMO what you don't want to do is get one of those 200mm radiators that I saw in a few of those builds and use those round 200mm fans on them. You'll eliminate most of the static pressure when you leave the sides open like that, and it'll severely reduce the efficiency of that radiator, probably leaving it to do as good a job as a low-flow 120mm radiator with proper fans on it.

I really like the cleanliness of the vivithemage.com picture, looks like what I'd ideally like my setup to look like (though different parts and different case). I understand you'd probably still need an additional radiator too. If somehow you could get the RX240 under the top of the case, that would probably work.

Just a heads up, but I just arrived into Boca, back from school. If you'd like to check out a build locally or just shoot the crap about watercooling, I've built a few rigs and brought down my sig build if you'd like to check it out. Just shoot me a PM.
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I do have quite a bit of money i'm getting and this would be what i'm looking for if i decide to ditch this 600t. I've only had this pc that i built for about 3 weeks so i think its maybe a lil soon to be switching up since it works fantastic the way it is. But ive been really into this stuff since i built it so that why im so curious. Heres what i would want:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post8223239
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post9700926

The second one is SOOO sick but it looks really time consuming and i would probably mess stuf like that up.
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post #9 of 17
all of the set ups mention above do have fans BTW
Dr.GumbyM.D. is wrong about 200MM RAD/round ..fan.,.here is the best 600T set up i have seen to date;
http://www.techreaction.net/2010/11/...nal-dual-loop/
check out Mia's temps in this thread;
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...dual-loop.html
    
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i would try to do something something fun with the existing case, try to put a 240mm rad instead of the 200, maybe lay it down
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