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Hey folks, Take it easy on the newbie . Im thinking of going down the water cooling route because im fed up of the pc sounding like an jet engine

My pc specs

Intel Core i5-2500K
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3), Intel P67, ATX, DDR3
2x Palit Geforce GTX 570, 1280MB, PCI-Express
4GB-KIT Mushkin Silverline Stiletto PC3-10667U CL9-9-9-24
Samsung SH-223C bare schwarz SATA
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1000GB, SATA II (HD103SJ)
Corsair CMPSU-750HX Professional Series 750W Power Supply Corsair CMPSU-750HX Professional Series 750W Power Supply
Corsair A70
fractal define r3 case

Now before I go into further detail of what Im thinking of getting, I would like some feedback about water cooling the Fractual define R3 case please.

What makes it hard for me is my computer is a sli system so that makes it a bit difficult to water cool afaik

Pump=Laing DDC-1T Pro Pump 440 L/hr with XSPC V3 Acetal

CPU block= XSPC Rasa CPU Waterblock Intel 1366, 1156, 1155, 775 : RASA Chrome

GPU block(2x)= EK Full Cover Waterblock for NVIDIA 570 GTX SE P1263 Graphics Card : EN Nickel Acetal

Barbs(12)=1/4" Thread High Flow Barb Fitting for 1/2" ID Tubing : Silver

Clamps (12)=Steel Spring Hose Clamps for 3/4" (19mm) Outer Diameter Tubing : Black

T line fitting=1/4" Inner Thread T Fitting

Tubing (x3m)= Thermochill 1/2" ID - 3/4" OD (13-19mm) Flex Tubing : Clear

Rad=XSPC RX Series 360mm Triple Radiator : RX360

A friend of mine recommend the above but I would like some more opinions please
post #2 of 8
Good choice for everything, except for the pump, get one MCP 655.

Don't forget to buy good fans for your Radiator.

water + pure silver = best choice (coolant)


As for the Fractual define R3 , maybe you should get a RX 240 for the top of your case and maybe mod the case for an RS 240 at the front of the case. Or again you can place a 120 MM Radiator at the bottom of your case.

Good Luck


You can also buy a Bridge for your EK blocks

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27824



PS: Go here to enter your system specifications for your signature
http://www.overclock.net/specs.php
Edited by KaRLiToS - 10/6/11 at 2:56pm
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post
Good choice for everything, except for the pump, get one MCP 655.

Don't forget to buy good fans for your Radiator.

water + pure silver = best choice (coolant)


As for the Fractual define R3 , maybe you should get a RX 240 for the top of your case and maybe mod the case for an RS 240 at the front of the case. Or again you can place a 120 MM Radiator at the bottom of your case.

Good Luck


You can also buy a Bridge for your EK blocks

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27824



PS: Go here to enter your system specifications for your signature
http://www.overclock.net/specs.php
thanks for the feedback. Afaik the rad will be external of the case so other wise it will be grand?
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YOu'll put the RX 360 at the back of the case with a bracket? Or you plan of modding the case.
(By modding I mean cutting the case with a dremel or jigsaw to be able to mount a radiator.)
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WaterCool MoRA3 Pro with Gentle Typhoon 3 x MCP 655 pumps (With EK top...all serial) 2 x EK FC 1080ti Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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YOu'll put the RX 360 at the back of the case with a bracket? Or you plan of modding the case.
(By modding I mean cutting the case with a dremel or jigsaw to be able to mount a radiator.)
bracket at the back of the case
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bracket at the back of the case
I suggest to mod the top of the case to make a 360 fit INSIDE the case, you also have plenty of space at the bottom for another 120mm Rad.

But the bracket mounted at the back is a very good idea, I also use one for my Rear Radiator
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3 TB Seagate OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Crucial M4 128GB ADATA SX900 128GB 
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RIVE Koolance Waterblock (VRM and PCH) Feser X-Changer 360 Feser X-Changer 240 Feser X-Changer 480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
WaterCool MoRA3 Pro with Gentle Typhoon 3 x MCP 655 pumps (With EK top...all serial) 2 x EK FC 1080ti Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift PG348Q (3440x1440 @100hz) CrossOver 27Q Led-P Logitech G15 EVGA SuperNova 1600T2 (Titanium) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3 TB Seagate OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Crucial M4 128GB ADATA SX900 128GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RIVE Koolance Waterblock (VRM and PCH) Feser X-Changer 360 Feser X-Changer 240 Feser X-Changer 480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
WaterCool MoRA3 Pro with Gentle Typhoon 3 x MCP 655 pumps (With EK top...all serial) 2 x EK FC 1080ti Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift PG348Q (3440x1440 @100hz) CrossOver 27Q Led-P Logitech G15 EVGA SuperNova 1600T2 (Titanium) 
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post
I suggest to mod the top of the case to make a 360 fit INSIDE the case, you also have plenty of space at the bottom for another 120mm Rad.

But the bracket mounted at the back is a very good idea, I also use one for my Rear Radiator
another idea is to remove the back fan (the case) and have the rad there using large screws
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