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I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of others and say go full custom loop. You're going to do it anyway, may as well do it right from the start. I said this on another thread and I'm sure I'll be saying it again: Water cooling is like crack for nerds, once you start, you can't stop.

If you do it right you can definitely get better temps on your CPU. As stated above, GPU's benefit a lot because they run so hot and so loud. If you get a good rad you can put lower RPM fans on and be virtually silent. Save up now and get the water system you want rather than planning on upgrading soon to save money at first, you won't regret it. You save a lot of money by not constantly upgrading. Don't get me wrong, you'll still be constantly upgrading, but the better you plan your loop up front the less expensive your smaller upgrades will be. This is just my two cents of course and there are much more experienced people who have given their opinions above.
    
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I'll add to this. I too have a 650D and the original plan was for a RASA rs240 kit and an RX120. I've now decided to go full custom loop from the start, since the Raystorm is the best CPU block out now and I would have replaced the tubing and fans in the RASA kit anyway. This combined with the new XSPC EX240 rads that are coming out. They are 35mm 11FPI rads, so they work well with low to medium speed fans. Since I'll just be cooling a OC'ed 2500K and 570, hopefully I won't need another rad.

I'd say if you want with a custom loop with the Raystorm, you could prob drop your temps by 5-7C, maybe more.
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Wow guys I really appreciate all the input. now I'm leaning towards doing it any way. What the heck, you only live once. Now since I'm new to this whole custom loop thing can use suggest any parts which will be ideal for all this.

Cooling a 2600k 1155 socket and two Asus 6950 1 gig.

Thanks again guys really helping me out.
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-Martins Liquid Labs
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Temps vary depending on the gear you are running and the ambiant of the room, Ive just finished water cooling my Antec 1200 (wasnt happy with my 1st attempt at it a year ago), I have dropped my temps by 10deg C by redoing the loop, Currently runining Prime95 on Sig Rig @ 4.2GHz at 65 (66/67/62/64) I have 600mm of rad. I will post of pics on here some day.
    
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Thanks alot for your replies guys. Can use please tell me what non conductive coolant is. And will this save my hardware if I spill some on my hardware or if a leak occurs ?

Knock on wood it doesn't.
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Thanks alot for your replies guys. Can use please tell me what non conductive coolant is. And will this save my hardware if I spill some on my hardware or if a leak occurs ?

Knock on wood it doesn't.
Pretty much any coolant is very low conductivity (none of them are really non-conductive) to start with, including distilled water. Once they have gone round your loop for a few days they will pick up metal ions and become more conductive.

The coolant of choice round here is distilled + PT Nuke or a silver kill coil. If you must use dyes have a look at the Mayhems dyes, they seem to be less prone to breaking down than the others.

Yes non-conductive coolants will in theory save your components if you have a leak, don't test it though!
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post #28 of 39
1) danner mag-drive 9.5
2) xspc raystorm block
3) appropriate gpu block
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post #29 of 39
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Pretty much any coolant is very low conductivity (none of them are really non-conductive) to start with, including distilled water. Once they have gone round your loop for a few days they will pick up metal ions and become more conductive.

The coolant of choice round here is distilled + PT Nuke or a silver kill coil. If you must use dyes have a look at the Mayhems dyes, they seem to be less prone to breaking down than the others.

Yes non-conductive coolants will in theory save your components if you have a leak, don't test it though!
I'm looking at getting the:

- XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Kit
- XSPC Raystorm CPU block
- and two XSPC Razor 6970 (which are apparently compatible with the 6950s)

Any thoughts on that ?

Also, does the GPU blocks come with the barbs and what not ? Or is it just the block on its own ?
post #30 of 39
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I'm looking at getting the:

- XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Kit
- XSPC Raystorm CPU block
- and two XSPC Razor 6970 (which are apparently compatible with the 6950s)

Any thoughts on that ?

Also, does the GPU blocks come with the barbs and what not ? Or is it just the block on its own ?
Definitely need at least an RX360 for the three components (2xgpu and 1xCPU)

Raystorm looks very promising, I'd definitely recommend giving it a shot.

I've got two Razor 6970s on my 6950s, but make sure that your card is reference design.

Watercooling is definitely a great experience, with great results. I can fold 24/7 without CPU temps going over 55c in a 30c room, and GPUs also never go over 55c. I watercooled to make my build almost silent.... The 6950 stock fans drove me nuts with the volume of the fan needed to keep them cool while using eyefinity. Now I can do anything silently, without having to worry about temps.

You WILL need a 360 radiator though.... You'd be best served with throwing in another ~$20 for a Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 controller, so that you can have PWM from your mobo control your fans on the radiator depending on system needs. Basically so you don't have to even think about adjusting fans. Come on man, this is the 21st century... Automated fan control FTW!

Oh man, just saw a BF3 commercial on TV.... Can't wait for it to come out to crank my system up with it... I've been playing the beta while it was open, and it ran great on my system (though not so great in eyefinity, but that's partially a systems demands function, partially a drivers problem, and partially a problem with the beta itself).

Please feel free to check out my build thread for a similar setup that I've done with a 2600k and 2 6950s.

Best of luck, and feel free to PM me with any specific questions, though they'll probably get answered fully here in this thread.
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