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Hey guys, what do you think the best watercooling system for me. I was looking at the case labs M8 but it seems like a bit of overkill for only 2 6970's. However, I want a good case just in case tri-fire scaling gets better with driver updates and i get a third one so how many rads would i need for 3 6970's. i was thinking 2 RX360's would that be enough. and what r ur thoughts on the M8 and/or M10... This is the system I'll be running...


CPU: i7-2600k ( i browse with many windows open so i need the hyper thearding)
GPU: 2 6970's upgrading to 3 when scaling gets better
Motherboard: One of the new Z68 ones with 3 pci-e 2.0 slots.(feel free to recommend one to me!(
RAM: Fastest ram i could get however im not going to water cool that
PSU: AX1200

im quite sure thats all you need to know. I have a few questions. 1.) Is an M8 have enough rad spots for this build(im sure it does)
2.) is there such thing as a watercooled psu(lol im a noob sorry guys)
3.)How many rads would i need if i did a full loop from rad>cpu>gpu>north bridge then a second loop pump/resivor rad 2>gpu 2>gpu3>pump/resivor would this work? or would i need a third rad.
4.) why the heck doesnt a fridge cool a pc
5.)is there some that can pm me and teach me about messing with the voltage to get a higher cpu clock!

I hope all this makes sense! if not just ask me what i meant... hopefully i know
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Yes, Koolance make a watercooled psu, however it is really pointless and more a "look at how much money i can waste" thing.

The way a water loop should run for best performance is pump-cpu-gpu-rad-res
If your going to run dual loops i would have loop 1 as pump-cpu-rad-res then loop 2 as pump-gpu1-gpu2-gpu3-rad-res

Reason no one builds a computer in a fridge is basic physics, the fridge is cold and the computer creates heat, these two factors create condensation which is water, and everyone knows how well electronics and water mix
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60GB OCZ Vertex II / 3x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supreme HF Nickel, EK DCP4.0, Stealth GT 360... Windows 7 Ult 64bit Acer 22" G225HQ 
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60GB OCZ Vertex II / 3x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supreme HF Nickel, EK DCP4.0, Stealth GT 360... Windows 7 Ult 64bit Acer 22" G225HQ 
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thanks for answering all my questions! well what if the res is built into the pump would i still use the same pump you told me to do. and not just how much money can i waste its bragging rights haha also it would make your computer quieter (: some what? aha
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- 2 rx360's should be fine
- Tri-fire scaling seems to be very good on the 6970 from what i've seen in reviews
- I would get either the asus maximus iv extreme z or the gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
- I believe there is one watercooled psu, but no one usually bothers, ax1200 is a good choice
- yes 1 360 for cpu/gpu and 1 360 for a 2nd loop with 2 gpu's would work, there is no north bridge on the 2600k, but I assume you mean a full cover motherboard waterblock. Like Kal said you may want to seperate gpu's from cpu but it doesn't matter too much.
- fridges also don't have enough power to cool the 300-1500W of a PC, you can however use modified air conditioner units to chill your coolant in the loop, no radiators needed
- for overclocking just post in the intel cpu section
- Personally I wouldn't bother with ram faster than 1600 CL7 or 2000 CL9
- Not sure I understand the last post - if you get a res with a built in pump you don't need to buy another pump. Yes you can do multiple pumps and undervolt to keep noise down, but most people don't bother. I can't hear my pump over my fans (AP-15s).
     
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i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
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2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
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3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
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Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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EVGA NEX1500 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus 
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post #5 of 5
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cool cool thanks but the motherboard are pricey! can you recommend any at about $200-$250 usd? also i think i got this build all together after i select a motherboard also is the z68 really any better than the p67
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i5-2500k Gigabyte P67 UD7 GTX 670 4gb 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120gb SSD 1TB HDD dvd read/write Air soon to be water! Windows 7 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" dynex 1080p tv eMachines keyboard XFX PRO850W antec 300 
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hp mouse none 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120gb SSD 1TB HDD dvd read/write Air soon to be water! Windows 7 64-bit 
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24" dynex 1080p tv eMachines keyboard XFX PRO850W antec 300 
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