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Hey guys I'm currently in the process of selling my system and I am planning a new one, my budget for this one is varying but I can say it'll be around $1900-$2300.

I'm in need of a CPU and GPU waterblock, pump, radiator, and reservoir.

The main components are as follows;

Video card - EVGA GTX 570
Motherboard - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
CPU - Sandy Bridge 2600K
Case - Corsair 800D (or any other case if someone has a recommendation)

I'm not entirely sure if the 800D can accommodate a quad radiator at the bottom but either way I plan on mount the radiator externally so the quad rad will go outside but I would really like an input as far as pumps, waterblocks, and reservoirs go.

I'm just looking for reliability and performance so I would really like to know everyone's experience with certain watercooling products so I that I can base my decision off of that.

As far as price goes, something reasonable please; nothing out of this world!

I'll probably be using 7/16" tubing, thanks in advance guys!
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post #2 of 6
Swiftech MCP35X pump
XSPC RX360 radiator
IandH StealthRes 275 Multi-Option Reservoir
Koolance CPU-370 waterblock
Edited by rpgman1 - 6/16/11 at 11:34pm
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post #3 of 6
For the case, my suggestion is the Xigmatek Elysium(cheaper but bigger, have more space than the 800D), available @ newegg/ppcs.

I see in your sig rig that you already have the rasa waterblock, no need to buy a new one, but if you want to go for a better looking one it's up to you.
 
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post #4 of 6
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Well I'm selling my system and my water cooling system (XSPC RX360 kit) is going with it so I can either order another RASA kit or just find separate parts (i feel this would provide me with better performance over the RASA kit).

I was at microcenter today and they had the case from Xigmatek, it is definitely on my list. When I'm ready to buy I'll go check it out to and compare the 800D to it.

Thanks for the suggestions rpgman!
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Any other recommendations? I'd appreciate any input! Thanks.
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post #6 of 6
single loop inside the 800D.

Complete Custom... no Kits ... none at all.
Use a Large class 120x3 rad up top (native no modding required)... do not step into the 140 classes.
Keep your loop as short and tight as possible.

Use a DDC or a D5, up to you, and a tube res mounted right next to the mother board.

Low Heat CPU + Single GPU watercooling is not difficult, no complex math required even if your a folder as long as you have a 120x3 heat exchanger of good quality.

Sandy Bridge is most definitely lower heat then a full bloated i7 920 D0.
Edited by NaeKuh - 6/17/11 at 3:27pm
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