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Thread Starter 
So, while I'm not new to the custom pc game, I am a total noob when it comes to water cooling, and custom loops. I have a general idea of what I'm looking at getting, but just wanted some more input from the water cooling community. Here is what I have so far...

Water Cooling build

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE
Motherboard: ASUS CH:IV
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB)
GPU: 2x HD5870 Eyefinity edition (Have one, looking for the other)
HDD: Corsair Force Series 3
Case: Custom HAF 932
GPU Water Blocks: Danger Den Summit Block for HD5870 x2
CPU Block: Danger Den MC-TDX Block
Radiator: Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360
Pump: DD12V-D5 Pump Variable Speed by Laing
Tubing: Tygon 1/2in tubing
Reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 Inline
Fans: 6x Gentle Typhoons 1850rpm (radiator)
Fittings:????????

My main questions would be, should I get more than one rad, what fittings do you guys recommend, and I'm not dead set on the case, so any case suggestions would be awesome Thanks in advance for the help.
post #2 of 13
i would recommend the bitspower fitting they are great. i use koolance compression and there working great so far
post #3 of 13
I would get the RX360 radiator. It can use low speed fans and do a good job for a more silent solution. I would replace the CPU block with the XSPC Raystorm block. I have read very good things about it. Replace your SSD with a Crucial M4 drive. I have no idea what you will be using 16GB memory for, but 8 would likely suffice. If you get comprsession fittings, make sure the inner diameter and outer diameter is the same on both the fittings and the tubing. If you go with barbs, I would get 7/16" tubing and 1/2" barbs for a nice tight fit, but still use clamps to be safe. For a 360 rad, push/pull configuration isnt really required, so if you dont have space, you could settle for just 3 fans.

I think thats all

EDIT: As for your GPU's just make sure the blocks are compatible before you buy anything. The radiator should be fine to cool your CPU and 2 GPUs. Its usually recommended to have one 120mm rad per device, so 360 is good.
post #4 of 13
Corsair 800D case was built for watercooling. Fittings, as the above poster, I use both Koolance and Bitspower compression fittings. As for a another rad, if it were me, I would add a 240 like the XSPC RX 240. I think it will fit in your half with a little modding. It'll definitely fit in the 800D.
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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Awesome, getting some good ideas on what to get and what to revise/rethink.

@yanks8981 ~I haven't thought about what I can use 16gigs of ram for, but this build is going to be mostly an all out epeen build so I'm sure I can find use for it somewhere

@Zmanster ~Not going to lie, I was looking at the 800D, but am not opposed to just going all out mod on this 932
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by voidwarranty View Post
Awesome, getting some good ideas on what to get and what to revise/rethink.

@yanks8981 ~I haven't thought about what I can use 16gigs of ram for, but this build is going to be mostly an all out epeen build so I'm sure I can find use for it somewhere

@Zmanster ~Not going to lie, I was looking at the 800D, but am not opposed to just going all out mod on this 932
If its an epeen build, replace that 1100 with a 2600K
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
I would, but I'm already working on a 2600k build to replace my current sig rig
post #8 of 13
I'm going to agree I'd go with 8gb, and spend the extra money getting an M4 SSD, maybe a larger one? Case, lots of choices, TJ07, 800D, Xigmatek Elysium, Antec 1200, Haf X...I'd swap out the CPU block for a XSPC Raystorm or EK Supreme HF. Last but not least, change the Tygon tubing to Primochill tubing, and if you get regular barbs get 1/2 barbs and 7/16 tubing. If you get compression they have to match, 1/2 and 1/2.
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post #9 of 13
You'll probably need to upgrade to bigger case for watercooling.
caselabs, Bitspower compression fittings, xspc EX series radiator (cheaper than rx series, thinner and same perforance)
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post #10 of 13
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Love waking up for work to more awesome suggestions. So Bitspower compression fittings are definitely being added to the list, a tubing change is in order, and it looks like the XSPC rads will be getting my attention.

@wondergod ~I have noticed with EK that some of their blocks have been having corrosion issues. Was that just with the gpu blocks or are the cpu blocks affected as well?
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