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post #11 of 24
Very solid looking build. You initial build on air would be a good sweet spot for a gaming machine that would hold its own for a long time. I don't know that I woudl really change anything.
    
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How can water cooling the whole thing be bad? with a 360 push/pull and possibly an extra 240 rad that I don't know what I would do with yet before I have the case standing?

I welcome and thank you for all the input I've got so far
post #13 of 24
waterblocks for gfx cards are almost too expensive. thats my 2 cents.

$100 per block

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...33&id=8HGXzrXz

i would ONLY buy EK blocks for gfx cards btw.
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post #14 of 24
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True, price is always an issue but looking at your setup I would say the same

Pretty sure water cooling trumps air cooling any day in the warmer days.
post #15 of 24
i got my stuff for a steal. my friend upgrade from the 480's to 580s and had blocks on them already. i got both cards and blocks together for $500. i was just lucky

the only issue with my setup is everything is on 1 loop, and running sli of likely the hotest running GFX cards with a i7 950 and the largest radiator i could put in was a duel 120mm (push/pull), i dont see a temp difference. I did it for the quietness and the "wow" factor. plus the danger den water box case is just beautiful.

heres a few tips from me about watercooling if you have never done it:

-Do NOT use pre made additives. Use bottled distilled water from kroger or walmart. (a fraction of the price vs pre mades, and you get a TON more, then also dont have to wait for it to ship)
-Get Dead Water and follow the directions (1-2 drops in a gallon of distilled water to prevent mineral corossion) (costs a few bucks)
-get a .999 silver Kill Coil and put it in the tubing before the radiator

the reason for most of this, is pre mades can be conductive, and i lost a motherboard to a leak when i was running Fesser liquid. I changed to straight distilled water, and while enroute to a LAN party a few states away, had a leak which caused my motherboard, power supply, and hard drives to get completely soaked. We let it air dry and nothing was damaged, because distilled water is awesome. Ive had 3 leaks total on my current motherboard and have yet to have any damage to my parts.

Any leaks you have, just let them dry out for a few hours. the last major leak which soaked my motherboard i used a air compressor to get the water off my motherboard, then let it sit under a heat lamp for a few hours.

When buying tubing, get the color you want. Do not get any dyes. the dyes break down in the pump and blocks and get really nasty, and can seperate from the water/mixture and just sit in the pump and cause them to fail, or get caught in the blocks (usually cpu since they use pins) and just create blockages.
Edited by Tweak17emon - 6/6/11 at 11:30am
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post #16 of 24
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I was looking at antec watt calculator and I hit 730 watt with 6 fans on 360 rad, 3x140m stock fans, 3 USB device and ofc with all the drives aswell. Thats even fairly close to 750watt even if thats on 90% load.
http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine
post #17 of 24
a 1000wt would be a safe bet incase you want to go SLI eventually...

I have the Kingwin 1000wt Lazer and its just a beauty.
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I don't think you need more than 8gb ram. I strongly suggest you read this thread. Basiclly what it says is your better off getting a second HDD (or more) than getting more ram for better rendering...
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post #19 of 24
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Thanks for the input.

I am still a bit in doubt whether 1000watt would be over kill or not or is 850watt fine or could I even lower it to 750watt.
post #20 of 24
According to bit-tech.net a 570 gtx pulls 330 watts at max load, 2 of them in SLI would then be 660 watts subtract that from the 840 watts on the AX850 leaves you with 180 to play with when your maxing the machine.
It looks like the I7 2600k draws about 185 watts under full load with an oc to ~4GHz Source.

Your fans and hard drives will draw a bit more... Now here is the questions... Will you SLI this set up? How much of an overclock will you do... OC's greatly increase power consumption. How hard will you push the machine? If your never going to max those 570's you may not need 330 watts a piece but if you OC them and benchmark with them you may over draw your PSU.

More math
24watts = 8 x 3 8 watts a piece for the F3's
5watts = 2.5 x 2 2.5 watts a piece for the Vertex
40watts = 4 x ~10 ~4 watts a piece for the fans (~10 fans)
200watts = 4.2Ghz OC draws about
660watts = 330 x 2 SLI 570gtx
= 929watts

Just a rough Idea of what you may be looking at. The fans don't draw too much but those 570's are a bit of a beast and if you OC it'll go up.

But if you keep the 2600k stock and only 1 570GTX that will save you 52 watts and 330watts respectively bringing down your power draw to 547watts; a much lower power draw.
Edited by Fooliobass - 6/7/11 at 6:25am
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