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Hi guys,

I just picked up a corsair 600T SE to upgrade my current rig to a water cooling setup. This will be my first attempt at water cooling and I am in need of some guidance. I currently have the following hardware installed in a HAFX but I'm displeased with the size of the case and overall looks.

Anyways, my goal here is to achieve a silent PC. Also, I am looking to upgrade my graphics card to a GTX580 around christmas and adding it to the loop as well. With that said, please advise me on which water cooling parts would I need to sustain a decent oc (currently at 4.5Ghz 1.352V with load temps of 71C max) while keeping the noise very low. I would be happy with cpu load temps within the 50C mark. Price wise, I'd like to budget $600cad tops for the water cooling parts.

My current plan is to install the phobya 200mm rad in the front of the case, while modding the top to fit a 360mm rad. As for what 360, I honestly have no idea as to which one fits the low fan speed while maintaining decent cooling configuration I'm looking for.

For the res, I'd like to use the ek 150ml multi option. Now which pump to pair that up with is what I'm needing guidance on.

Then comes fittings, ideally I would like compression fittings. As for what size, still undetermined. Tubing I'll go with primochill lrt.

Cpu block, xspc raystorm. If I've missed out on anything, please feel free to correct my blunders. Thanks for reading, I look forward to completing this build and sharing with the community.

Current system:

cpu - i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz 1.352 volts
motherboard - asus miv-e
video card - msi gtx570
ram - gskill 8gb 1866 cas9
hdd - intel 80gb ssd + hitachi deskstar 2tb
optical drive - pioneer dvr 212
psu - silverstone strider 850w gold
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I am looking to upgrade my graphics card to a GTX580 around christmas
Should be seening the 600s from nvidia in Q1 2012, Therefore, I wouldn't bother with the 580. (the next gen cards should run alot cooler)

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For the res, I'd like to use the ek 150ml multi option. Now which pump to pair that up with is what I'm needing guidance on.
D5 Vario (MCP655) - Almost silient in most cases, its definatly the most silient pump around.
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Then comes fittings, ideally I would like compression fittings. As for what size, still undetermined. Tubing I'll go with primochill lrt.
Great choice, depends if you like 1/2ID 3/4" OD or 7/16"ID 6/8"OD, personally I think that 1/2 3/4" looks daft. On my system there was no performance difference between 1/2" ID and 7/16"ID.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/24/11 at 12:04pm
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post #3 of 5
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Hi again,

After some reading I've decided on the following:

360 rad - xspc ex360
200 rad - phobya extreme
cpu block - xspc raystorm
res - ek multi opt 150ml
pump - mcp355
fittings - g1/4 7/16"ID 5/8"OD compression (deciding between EK or bitspower)
tube - primochill lrt 7/16"

With regards to the pump and res, is there a fitting that will connect both? Kind of like a g1/4 to g1/4 fitting. Or would my only option be a straight fitting to tube to another fitting? Looking for silence is key, then performance.

Almost ready to hit the order button!
Edited by MR-e - 10/25/11 at 10:06pm
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Hi again,

After some reading I've decided on the following:

360 rad - xspc ex360
200 rad - phobya extreme
cpu block - xspc raystorm
res - ek multi opt 150ml
pump - mcp355
fittings - g1/4 7/16"ID 5/8"OD compression (deciding between EK or bitspower)
tube - primochill lrt 7/16"

With regards to the pump and res, is there a fitting that will connect both? Kind of like a g1/4 to g1/4 fitting. Or would my only option be a straight fitting to tube to another fitting? Looking for silence is key, then performance.

Almost ready to hit the order button!
You can get after market tops for the both D5 and DDC, so that you can use the g1/4 fittings.

However!

I would STRONGLY advice that you buy this RASA KIT (D5 in place of rasa750 pump)
http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...oducts_id=1738

Even for the pump res/top rad alone its around the same price, amazing deal. $249.99
- its not the raystorm block, but its a rasa block still one of the best.
- tube needs replacing in the kit because its trash.
- you get fans and barbs.

So for like, effectively $10 you are getting a CPU block, fans and barbs.


Prices of single items.
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DazMode STORM D5 VARIO 8-24V PumpDazMode STORM D5 VARIO 8-24V Pump
$77.99 $77.99 Delete this item from the cart by clicking this icon.



XSPC Dual 5.25" Reservoir for One Laing D5 Single LoopXSPC Dual 5.25" Reservoir for One Laing D5 Single Loop
$58.99 $58.99 Delete this item from the cart by clicking this icon.



Performance Triple 120mm Radiator XSPC RX360Performance Triple 120mm Radiator XSPC RX360
$101.99 $101.99 Delete this item from the cart by clicking this icon.
Sub-Total: $238.97

Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/25/11 at 11:10pm
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500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
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post #5 of 5
hey sexpot, I just made a thread earlier with the same case and you may like my set up idea. It's my first time doing a WC loop too so we're on the same boat!

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...600t-loop.html
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