Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › How is this build looking?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How is this build looking?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Keep in mind, I am no water cooling genius, and I have never water cooled a system before. Coming this December, I would like to WC my current system. NONE of this is final, and I would love any suggestions that any of you may have. This is also going to be a GPU only loop, with the CPU on an H80.

Parts I was thinking about using:
Rad - http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...d-xtc-280.html
Res - http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/re...ir-acetal.html
GPU Block - http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/checkout/cart/
Rad - http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...d-xtc-280.html

Some pictures of what I was thinking:
Sample Pic: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...olingloop.jpg/
Pic of my current rig (Sorry it is on it's side): http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/683/waterloop.jpg/

My case is the Antec DF 85 and I was wondering if all of this would work.
post #2 of 17
looks good! if you were to flip the rad around in your schematic...it might clean up the look a bit and keep the line from the pump to rad from blocking the center of your case(just an idea)
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
You mean have the two hose connectors facing the 5.25" bays? Yeah, I probably would've done that if I couldn't fit it the other way and keep the rear 120.
post #4 of 17
o i didnt see the rear 120 lol inthat case it looks good
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was also wondering if a single 140 would be sufficient to keep a 590 at good temps.
post #6 of 17
from what ive read and been told... a 360 kit will cool a cpu and 1 card. im sur a 240 would probable cool it decently. a 280 might work by itself. you could try and then add the 140 in if doesnt cool it well enough
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 17
I cooled a 2600K overclocked and 2 6950s with a 360 with good temps, I usually say 1 120mm rad per CPU/GPU, so your setup really only needs 1 240mm rad. Any reason you are going to go the extra mile to cool your GPUs with water but settle for a Corsair for your CPU? Why not cool all of it?
post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post
I cooled a 2600K overclocked and 2 6950s with a 360 with good temps, I usually say 1 120mm rad per CPU/GPU, so your setup really only needs 1 240mm rad. Any reason you are going to go the extra mile to cool your GPUs with water but settle for a Corsair for your CPU? Why not cool all of it?
yep as it wouldnt be that much more
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post
I cooled a 2600K overclocked and 2 6950s with a 360 with good temps, I usually say 1 120mm rad per CPU/GPU, so your setup really only needs 1 240mm rad. Any reason you are going to go the extra mile to cool your GPUs with water but settle for a Corsair for your CPU? Why not cool all of it?
I don't overclock much.
post #10 of 17
I wouldn't go with the 1 120mm per core rule. I'd use the following.

150W / 120mm fan space with medium yate fans to hold a 7dT (uper average for watercooling).... not per item. You can use the TDP of the parts to calculate wattage or if you have a UPS that measures it you can use that.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › How is this build looking?