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Well I finally decided to try out watercooling and I need some feedback on the parts I'm thinking of ordering. I decided that I want to go all out and do it right the first time. I don't want to end up upgrading every part one month later because they didn't live up to my expectations. (I have read stories on of people on OCN doing this)

Here are the specs of my system:

Case: 800D
CPU: 2500k
Mobo: P8P67 Evo
Graphics: HD6870

These are the parts that I came up with for my build:

Rad: XSPC RX480 Quad 120mm Radiator

Waterblock: Koolance CPU-370

Pump: Swiftech MCP655 w/ speed control

Tubing: 3/8 ID 5/8 OD. Still a little unsure of the color...either clear w/ UV blue or a lighter blue tubing.

Compression Fittings: Bitspower matte black all the way

Reservoir: EK-MultiOption RES X2 - 250 Advanced

Fans: I need some help here I want to put 4 fans in a pull setup, but there are just so many fans out there to choose from. The quieter the better probably.

Now for how I plan to use the system. I am going to be modding the case to fit the 480 in the top. This is the grill. I only plan on cooling the CPU with this loop. Before you say it's overkill let me tell you that I will be picking up a 580 eventually and adding that to the loop as well. It just depends on when I give in. So that concludes the list...for now. Let me know what you think and if I should change anything.
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I have no experience at all with water cooling, but from the guides and what I've seen around these forums, if you want excellent sound-to-performance ratio fans, then you have two options;

Gentle Typhoon AP-15
Yate Loons

I hear Yate Loons are a great budget option, and Gently Typhoons are rather self-explanatory.

Good luck~
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Gentle typhoons if you want to "do it right", yate loons for great budget fans. The gentle typhoons cost at least 3 times as much per fan, keep that in mind.

Also, I would drop the koolance block and get the xspc rasa, if you value your money. They perform within 1-2c tops of each other, and the rasa is over $30 cheaper. For tubing, I personally go with 7/16 ID tubing, and 1/2 in. barbs. Creates a nice tight fit over the barb, so you will have the least probability of a leak.
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gt 1850 for higher air presser.
Hot here. sig rig. good 92 degs outside/in room. and pc @ 4.2 ghz 72 deg. and 580 @ 950mhz core @ 60 deg. Not bad for how hot it is and dirty pc .
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post #5 of 9
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Ok I am going to go with the gentle typhoons, I just need to find where they are in stock. For tubing, I want to go 3/8 ID 5/8 OD and I decided on the clear with UV blue.
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@OP all your components look good ,but if you want to "do it right the first time"..480 RAD
will require moding of you case ,there is new radiator line up from AC and will hit the retail
probably by the end of this month,all tho there is no testing done on it ,i have a good feeling this rads might outperform the existing line up



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Wow - that's looking sexy........ D5 built right in.

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@OP all your components look good ,but if you want to "do it right the first time"..480 RAD
will require moding of you case ,there is new radiator line up from AC and will hit the retail
probably by the end of this month,all tho there is no testing done on it ,i have a good feeling this rads might outperform the existing line up
Those new rads definitely look pretty sick! In my situation right now I don't have the time wait for new parts to come out unfortunately. Although if I did, I would pick up a 480.

I realize that I have to mod my case. That's why I am buying a grill for the top. I just hope idont ruin a $260 case!
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On the top of 700d their are 3 slots. I was going to cut out the thos for fans airflow and put a grill on the inside of it. just a thought. Because i got a 480 rad too. was for 480 sli build.
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