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Woohoo first post!

Hello friends, I would like to liquid cool my system!

My Specs:

Asus P67 Sabertooth Motherboard
2600k sandybridge CPU
Nzxt Phantom Case
Dual EVGA GTX580 BlackOps Edition
Corsair AX1200 PSU
16GB Gskill DDR3 1600 Ram

I would like to first and foremost watercool my CPU, not sure about the GPUs yet.

Given my specs and case, what method/parts would you guys recommend?

Thank you very much in advance!
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you need to give a budget
    
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All depends on Budgets but.

Budget
HAF 932 and a Rasa RX360 KIT would be a good start!

Then when you want to do the GPUs you might want to put a new pump in and some more rad.. If you want to go down the custom root...

Case
Corsair 800D / HAF 932

Pump/Res
D5 / XSPC RASA BAY RES

Radiator
RX 360

Cpu Block.
EK Supreme HF

Gpu Block.
EK FC580

Tube/Fittings
7/16 Primochill with 1/2" barbs.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/5/11 at 2:29pm
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Check out my build log first before you start to plan. The phantom is a little limited on the water cooling side.
 
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by microfister View Post
you need to give a budget
Hmm I didn't set one really...$500 max?
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
All depends on Budgets but.

Budget
HAF 932 and a Rasa RX360 KIT would be a good start!

Then when you want to do the GPUs you might want to put a new pump in and some more rad.. If you want to go down the custom root...

Case
Corsair 800D / HAF 932
Pump/Res
D5 / XSPC RASA BAY RES

Radiator
RX 360

Cpu Block.
EK Supreme HF

Gpu Block.
? looking up EVGA GTX580 BlackOps Edition

Tube/Fittings
7/16 Primochill with 1/2" barbs.

Wow thank you so much for helping out! If it's not much to ask, would you be able to show much what would be needed for liquidcooling CPU or liquidcooling CPU and GPU?

Thank you!!!
post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by num1son View Post
Check out my build log first before you start to plan. The phantom is a little limited on the water cooling side.
Awesome log!

I feel pretty comfortable doing exactly what you did.

Just a quick question, if I have a modular power supply (AX1200), I wouldn't need to disconnect it all right? I could just keep my cables tied up in the back as they are? Theoretically? Haha
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
All depends on Budgets but.

Budget
HAF 932 and a Rasa RX360 KIT would be a good start!

Then when you want to do the GPUs you might want to put a new pump in and some more rad.. If you want to go down the custom root...

Case
Corsair 800D / HAF 932

Pump/Res
D5 / XSPC RASA BAY RES

Radiator
RX 360

Cpu Block.
EK Supreme HF

Gpu Block.
EK FC580

Tube/Fittings
7/16 Primochill with 1/2" barbs.
Just another quick question, I saw that you had put suggestions for a case, is watercooling both CPU and GPUs not possible in the nzxt phantom?
post #9 of 12
id suggest giving this a good look. it will help alot. as far as your budget goes youve got a reasonable amount.

id get the koolance 370 cpu block $88
koolance nx580 gpu block $130 (pretty sure the black ops card is the same as the other reference 580s with a different shell on it)
a d5 pumpand an atachable pump res $50

dont have input for a rad for your case, seeing as i use an MO-RA3

the rest is really preference fittings or barbs. tubing size(i use 3/8s and havnt had problems) etc

only use distilled water, no colors, and no dyes, they clog your loops. if you want color loops use colored tubing.
    
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Originally Posted by goldmanma View Post
Just another quick question, I saw that you had put suggestions for a case, is watercooling both CPU and GPUs not possible in the nzxt phantom?
Its not an "ideal" case for watercooling, You can get a 360 rad in the roof but you have to mount it in this sort of way to make sure that you clear the ram.
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