Originally Posted by strong island 1
Looking at my setup does anyone have any advice on what kind of a loop I could do without doing the video cards right away. I figure I could put a rad in the bottom and top, the reservoir to the right of the mobo and the pump wherever it will fit. This case is so huge I think it would be stupid not to go full water. If I was going to stick with air i probably should have gone with a different case, but I really love this case.
I don't play games, so I don't have my GPU in the loop. What it comes down to in watercooling is how much rad you can squeeze into a given case. Sometimes, people will even mount their radiators externally, which is a matter of personal preference I suppose. The best advice I could give is to go into the case section here on OCN, find the 800D club thread and read thru it entirely. Look at what others have done and come up with some ideas that way. Come back here and ask "hey, what do you guys think about this setup" for example.
When it comes to watercooling our beloved RIVE, you are going to find alot of different opinions that will cloud what people are telling you. Some will say watercooling the board is not necessary, others will disagree. I say watercooling the VRMs has helped my overclock, and watercooling the PCH is not necessary at all.
In the case of the 3930K + X79, these put out a ton of power to be dissipated. I haven't looked at an 800D in a long time, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say you would need at least two rads to cool it properly.
Now, this next part may sound a little harsh, but it's meant to help.
I haven't seen you work on your overclock properly yet. 1.4V for 4.4Ghz is not right. You should start over, using my offset mode overclock settings (see post 1200 of this thread). Start it at stock, testing with 30 minutes of OCCT. Make a log of your VID, wattage and average coretemps for each run. Then up the multiplier by one, repeat adding vcore when necessary. You do not need any Extreeeeme settings to get even 4.9Ghz stable on this board. This is a quality board and the power management is very well done when set to optimized. Only then will you be able to stop and say "OK, this is where I'm temp limited and watercooling will help me go further".
Which leads me to the H100. The H100 is not a bad cooler, but the fans that ship with it just aren't up to the task. Here you can buy the first parts for you watercooling setup, get four GentleTyphoon AP15s. Put them on the rad of your H100 (2 push and 2 pull). In the future, if you do go to full-on watercooling, those fans will be your radiator fans anyway.
I just helped a guy here
with temp problems on his H100. It turned out he had the PWM pump speed control connected to the CPU_FAN header and he also had CPU FAN Control enabled in BIOS. This caused the H100 pump to under-perform. Make sure your fan control is disabled in BIOS if you have it hooked up that way.