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Hey guys and gals, I'm new to the forum and wanted to start this off by saying.....THANKS! Anyone and everyone, you guys have helped me overclock, build my computer, and of course...jump into watercooling!(all without me having to post) I've always loved messing with PCs but man oh man...I think this is becoming a healthy addiction. I'm getting a build log together soon so I can share the joys/regrets of my new build. I'm using an 800D(cause I think it's smexy), i5 2500k, gtx 580(sli later), xspc 480 and 240, swiftech MCP655 pump, 1/2 ID tubing, compression fittings and all that jazz. Well here we go...I'm thinking of using these fans:


I've come to the conclusion that they will fit the needs of my system. I'm using a fan controller of course and have read that these fans undervolt well. I can't find any gentle typhoons online that aren't like $25 but these are advertised as "high pressure fans". I might do a push/pull config later down the road. You guys think having it in pull setup will suffice? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Also, I want draining to be as easy as possible when doing this setup. I was thinking one of these http://www.frozencpu.com/products/83...VLV-XTSPL.html at the bottom of my loop. Good idea? Bad idea? Mediocre idea? I don't know....you tell me Happy Halloween!
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pull on a 480 would be more than enough. Though how do you fit a 480 and a 240 in that case?
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Hey DSP1, Check out this build log: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...2288%3BProject

You can mod the top of the case but you lose at least one 5.25 bay. You can squeeze a fan controller up there in the second bay if it's one of the shorter ones.
Edited by shogunlogun - 10/31/11 at 6:44pm
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Your 480 will easily cool your CPU and a single 580.

TDP of the i7 is 95w. TDP of a 580 is 244w. So if you did go SLI it would be a total of 244+244+95 = 583w. Per Skinnee Labs on a 360 XSPC it would dissipate 590w at 1800 rpm with an average of 10c delta. Therefore a 480 should dissipate 775w at the same average setting or more than enough to cool both GPU's and the CPU even with overclocking.



That 240 rad would be total overkill. In fact you would do better to get a 360 that will fit the top of that 800D and then mod the bottom to put a 240 down there than trying to jam a 480 up top.

As far as a drain, that koolance part work great. Or you can get a t-block and add a quick disconnect on the third port. Then you can use extra tube and the other side of the quick disconnect when you want to drain it.
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I have one of those Koolance drains and it works quite well. Be aware that some fittings may interfere with the stop plugs(the threads can overlap). I had issues getting a good seal with the XSPC fittings that come with the Rasa kit. After I switched over to Bitspower compression it all fit together just fine.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Yeah I was thinking about using the quick disconnects also. I may have to look into those. I decided to skip the fans from my first post. Did some more poking on the internet and I think I'm just going to get yate loons. Going for the 2200 rpm ones and maybe this fan controller: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...lack_FC-8.html

I keep reading horror stories online with fan controllers so if anyone has some real time experience with this one or one you consider to be better, please let me know Just so you know, I would like to run all of my case/rad fans off one controller so that would be at least 16 fans. It would be nice to have the option to run the case lights off some kind of controller. Can you hook lights up to fan controllers? hmm I'll have to look into that. I may just have to install some switches or something. I'm really trying to plan this all out and get all the correct stuff so I don't have any hiccups when I put it together.
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I have a T-line at the bottom of my loop which makes draining like ten times easier since my last overhaul. Good planning ahead! I also have a plug stopper at the end of my T line. (I gave myself slack so I could drain outside the case without so much moving and tilting)
Something like this.

Just one thing, you could get cheaper parts for the T line unless you really want to show it off. I got a plastic Y instead and it works great. But your koolance shoudl work just fine.
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Thanks for the response Blu3. I think I may go the route you suggested and save a few bucks. Ahhhhh so many things to price and look at. Can't wait until I get all the parts and start modding. Pretty nervous about cutting into an 800D but I've been practicing on an old Gateway case from the late 90's. That sucker is THICK! 800D has to be a few mm thinner than this old case so I hope that makes for easier cutting. When I get some time away from work I'll get a build log or just post some stuff. Thanks again guys for the help.
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Originally Posted by shogunlogun View Post
Thanks for the response Blu3. I think I may go the route you suggested and save a few bucks. Ahhhhh so many things to price and look at. Can't wait until I get all the parts and start modding. Pretty nervous about cutting into an 800D but I've been practicing on an old Gateway case from the late 90's. That sucker is THICK! 800D has to be a few mm thinner than this old case so I hope that makes for easier cutting. When I get some time away from work I'll get a build log or just post some stuff. Thanks again guys for the help.
Just be sure to measure 3+ times because once you cut, theres no ctrl+z

The 800D was pretty thick compared to my old case, I dont know how thick your old gateway is though.
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