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Hello there, I was thinking to get a high-end loop for a first time watercooling in my Corsair 800D and as I have quite a lot of cash spare right now and I get some sweet deal with my driving license I thought I could buy myself water cooling as I see my PC good enough to last me a good while and making the investment worth it (And yes everything I would have to change/add is blocks for upgrades, I know!)

So I was going to ask if someone would be so kind to put me together a custom loop (pref with compression fittings), I just want it to be high performing, and I earn a lot for a 17 year old (no don't ask, people in Norway earn a lot compared to US while stuff cost a lot more, my sig rig cost 2800$ etc.) so I think I can afford to buy a more or less top-of-the-line loop.

No bias on brands whatsoever, but I would prefer if you didn't find some butt-ugly waterblock and pink tubing, but I can choose tubing myself I guess

I do have fans already, 3 CM SickleFlow red LED fans with 2000 RPM spec and a 6 channel fan controller, should I order different fans, 3 more Sickleflows for P/P or would they do fine in either push or pull as they are?

Would prefer not having to mod as I think 1 360 rad is enough for a i7 950 (might clock further when/if I get water though) and a GTX 580.

Thanks in advance!

Just tell me if I forgot to mention anything!
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post #2 of 13
Yessssy=

im doing it now mate. frozen cpu ok?.. oh norway.. hmm. have you got a website you can order off?

Do you like my sort of wc rig, thats what I would do in your case,
but

RX 360 at top
d5 pump Bay res combo

..link to site you got the 580?

ek nickle EN cpu block.

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I do have fans already, 3 CM SickleFlow red LED fans with 2000 RPM spec and a 6 channel fan controller, should I order different fans, 3 more Sickleflows for P/P or would they do fine in either push or pull as they are?
I would see how they work mate. Gentle Typhoon are the best rad fans.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/6/11 at 2:16pm
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RX360 Rad+ EK Supreme HF or Koolance 370 CPU Block + HeatKiller or EK Nickel GPU Full block + MCP 355 Pump + Whatever reservoir you choose
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Sidewindercomputers ships to Norway I think. I think it's a ref GTX 580, http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=621999 here is the link to the 580. And yes your WC looks pretty nice. Is there a problem in going nickle CPU block as it mix metals with the GPU block and cause corrosion or something? Or is that only a problem with EK nickel GPU blocks? Not so good at the corossion part, but I read up some!
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Sidewindercomputers ships to Norway I think. I think it's a ref GTX 580, http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=621999 here is the link to the 580. And yes your WC looks pretty nice. Is there a problem in going nickle CPU block as it mix metals with the GPU block and cause corrosion or something? Or is that only a problem with EK nickel GPU blocks? Not so good at the corossion part, but I read up some!
The EK nickel blocks peeled but they have fixed it. If you're going to go with EK block, look for the EN tag. Those are the newer revisions
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post #6 of 13
Could even get an extra 240 in the basement I think.. If I could have more rad in mine I would. Money restricts this.
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I have to pay 25% extra like (cost + shipping)*1,25 because of customs in Norway, but I think 500 for just loop is my limit or something. I guess I'll have this case like forever so maybe I can add a 240 later if I decide to add another 580 down the road or something, but I think I won't for now. How much would I have to stretch my budget to get a 240 + CPU/GPU loop?

Edit: Seems sidewindercomputers are out of stock on Supreme HF and the 1366 backplate for Heatkiller, so maybe Aquatuning.de or chilledpc are candidates for sites to order from, according to this norwegian guy they both ship to Norway
Edited by Recluse - 8/6/11 at 2:43pm
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Order from special tech the ship global.. And the uk pound is worthless do you should get a good deal.


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post #9 of 13
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Ok, thanks!
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What orientation will the rad be? Those fans seem to be sleeve bearings and as I understand ball bearing fans last longer if they are laying flat.
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