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Hey everyone,

This is the first time I'm going with a water cooling solution. I've done all the research and I'm still unsure of what I should go for. Can you guys help me out?

Components to be Cooled:
Intel i7 Core 2600k 3.4Ghz Processor - CPU Block (Koolance CPU Block)
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 - Motherboard Block (EK Block)
EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified - GPU Block (Hydro Copper)

These components will be inside a Corsair Obsidian 800D computer case.

I basically need help with selecting a pump, radiator, reservoir, tubing, fittings and anything else that I would need.

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1- I'd avoid the mobo block, will not give you any advantage.
2- A 360 radiator can do a good job, Swiftech 320, XSPC 360 are very good for the price
3- You need good pump for that, the Swiftech MCP-655 or MCP-355 are good options
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1- I'd avoid the mobo block, will not give you any advantage.
Thanks for your response.

Won't the motherboard block at least provide better cooling than just the air circulating in the case will? I plan to overclock as much as I reasonably can (possibly 4.0-4.5 Ghz). I would expect the motherboard to get really hot.

Okay, so if I do decide to go with a motherboard cooling block, using the Swiftech MCP655 12V DC Pump, will one 360 radiator be enough for all three components (CPU, GPU, MB) or would I have to add another smaller 140mm radiator to the loop?
    
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The block will not likely provide that much better cooling, as there are limited cases where this is the case. The motherboards don't get that hot anymore (notice how we don't actively cool them anymore) since they now have the FSB integrated into the processor. I know on my p67 board the large heatsink towards the bottom of my board does get warm, but that's why it's there.... I don't worry about anything because I have good air flow in my case (low RPM large fans) in my HAF-X.

One 360 radiator will be enough to cool them, though you might want to go with a 355 instead of the 655 since the 355 has lower flow in general, but handles pressure better. Mobo blocks are not so great because they are very restrictive and increase the loop pressure, hence why I recommended the 355.

Your temps will depend on whatever fans you end up with, and what method you use to set their speeds. I'm a huge fan of PWM controlled fan controllers for use in modern computers, so you won't need your fans to be running at 100% all the time.
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