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UPDATE: Parts list towards bottom... QUESTIONS on end of page 2 please! Need Help!





Hey all you water coolers out there.

I have been air cooling enthusiast for as long as I can remember, lapping every surface I could to get that extra bit cooling power. I am still extremely happy with all of this.

I am currently building a computer for my best friend and we both decided it's time to step up to water cooling. He will need to cool his GTX 590, overclocked, and i7-2600k overclocked (~4,2ghz). The case we need to fit this in is a Corsair 800D, would prefer to keep it all internal, also. His powersupply will be more than enough at 1200watts.

Here is the current loop I am thinking, Res-rad-cpu-gpu-pump-res

If you have any better ideas, please say so. Here are the parts I have chosen thus far; I would prefer to stick with HW labs/danger den. Don't ask why it's just a preference, if you REALLY think something else is better, please let me know why.

CPU Cooling
http://www.dangerden.com/store/mc-td...-i3-i5-i7.html

GTX 590 Cooling
http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd-gtx590.html

Pump for the system
http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd12v...-by-laing.html

Probably these fittings
http://www.dangerden.com/store/perfe...-fittings.html

Radiator:
http://www.dangerden.com/store/black...20-xtreme.html


I need help figuring out what res to get, preferably a 2x5.25" bay mounted res. blue uv reactive tubing please, i don't know what size tubing to go, whatever is the best combination for all of these.

Need help finding fans too, needs high static pressure and ball bearings, 140mm. Decibels can go as high as 45.

If there's anything else I am missing, let me know! I want to set this up in the coming weekend or two. Thank you all so much!

Arthur
Edited by LTSMASH - 8/23/11 at 12:14pm
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There are much better options than DD for the H20 blocks, Aqua and Koolance come to mind......
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Koolance makes a lot of cool and good quality products. They make a res in the size you're looking for that incorporates the pump you're using and has an option for a second pump to run in series or parallel (I'd recommend series).

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=2025

They also have really clean looking and good performing cooling blocks.
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I have a similar setup (800D, 590, i7 930 @ 4.2 Ghz), except I have the XSPC Rasa RX360 Kit + an RX120, and I have this waterblock for my 590:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...ngs.html#blank

My temps are pretty good for having ambients north of 80 fahrenheit most of the summer; I think the max either my CPU or GPU has reached was 61 celsius, which is really good, again, considering my high average ambient room temp. I have both rads cooled with AP-15 GTs on a Lamptron FC-Touch controller.
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post #5 of 20
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UPDATED

Based on recommendations, I have changed everything from DangerDen to Koolance. I am keeping the GTX 460 radiator due to the 140mm fan application, the 800D is perfect for it.

CPU Block:
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=2030

Radiator (Primary):
http://www.dangerden.com/store/black...20-xtreme.html

Radiatory (Secondary):
http://www.dangerden.com/store/black...40-xtreme.html

Res:
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=2025

Pump(attached to res):
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=858

GPU Block:
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1146


Loop will go as such:
Rad(Primary)-Res/Pump-CPU-Rad(Ssecondary)-GPU-Rad(Primary)


Questions:
What kind of tubing do I need (UV reactive blue please)? How much length? Links please
What kind of barbs are best? Preferably the ones available from Koolance. Links please
Is the one pump that I listed above, built into the res, enough for the entire loop or do I need two pumps?
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One pump ought to be enough. You can get all those parts with 10mm fittings. There's an option to add the fittings on the product pages. I'm partial to compression fittings because I think they look nicer, but barbs will work just as well and save a couple bucks. You can also get Koolance tubing, they have UV Blue. I have their clear tubing, though, and it has faded a bit over 6-7 months. I'll be buying 9 feet PrimoChill tubing for my rebuild, which is probably too much, but it's better to have too much than not enough. I'll only have a single rad, but it'll be mounted externally.
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post #7 of 20

I'd go with PrimoChill UV Blue Tubing. A 10ft. pack will be plenty for your loop, and it's usually cheaper to buy the 10ft. pack from Amazon as it's cheap:


Fittings will be whatever your preference is. I don't really care much for compression fittings, but nice 1/2 barbs from Bitspower (and some 45/90 degree angle barb extenders) are pretty nice:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...407s1030#blank

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...HDd&mv_pc=1102
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post #8 of 20
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Okay, done and done.

Do I need a pump controller or will the stock 450s be just fine?
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post #9 of 20
140.3 radiator will require some power tools to fit internally. The best 140 mm fan is actually a 120 mm fan with an adapter; Gentle Typhoon AP-15 (1850 rpm).
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Only 4.2 Ghz on the 2600k? You should be able to pull almost 5 Ghz with water cooling if you wanted to.
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