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Keep trying to find something else to do to my rig and apart from upgrade the graphics cards the only other thing I can see to do is water cool it. As this is my first build and I am new to the whole build your own PC nevermind new to watercooling I thouhgt I would ask for recommendations.

I have researched bits and bobs and it doesnt seem too complicated but the thing I do require from you guys is which parts you would recommend, manufacturers/websites to use or not to use.

Think I should just do CPU and Graphics Cards or should I include the RAM aswell?

This are the only pics of my rig I have with me at work showing the components in place (the wires have been neatened up since) So over to you guys!

post #2 of 15
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Think I should just do CPU and Graphics Cards or should I include the RAM aswell?
Just CPU and Cards .. dont bother with ram, that never even gets hot to touch.

If you wanna keep it budget... (sort of ...)

XSPC Raystorm for the CPU

VGA Core only Copper blocks for the GPUs

1/2 barbs with 7/16ID 5/8OD primochill tube.(You might want to look at 45s and 90s you will need, have a look at the watercooling link in my sig and you'll get a general idea)

XSPC RX360 rad + Another 120 if you can afford it, you'll get away with the RX360 however.

D5 with XSPC bayres.

For DRAINING you might want to pick up a M20 to G1/4 adapter so that you can attach a tube to the fill port of the res, flip the case and it will drain out without any fuss or worry.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 11/7/11 at 2:55am
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Cooling the GPUs and CPU
Is what you need
Ram and Mobo is only for looks
You don't really need it
But if you have the $ than go for
It because it look great
You can see my rig here with all
The parts I have
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post15602143
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post #4 of 15
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Thanks for the input guys! I'm just checking out your info now..
Money is always an influencing factor but I do realise that you can't do it on the cheap so to speak.
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Thanks for the input guys! I'm just checking out your info now..
Money is always an influencing factor but I do realise that you can't do it on the cheap so to speak.
Yer in the UK its really expensive stuff, you could maybe get core only blocks on the gpus if you were pushed for cash, but for my its worth the spend(core only blocks look cheap to me.).

AND.. Can you post a link to the exact gpus that you can so I can make sure that I recomended the correct block?

Also you need sli/xfire fittings. You might want to go paralell on them so that you can have the tubes enter and exit the top card.(you need 2 fittings if you want to do that.)
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Can you post a link to the exact gpus that you can so I can make sure that I recomended the correct block?
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0 These are the cards I have

I am completely open to suggestions of manufacturer and where to get the bits from best price. Your help is appreciated!
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Originally Posted by Dysheeki View Post
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0 These are the cards I have

I am completely open to suggestions of manufacturer and where to get the bits from best price. Your help is appreciated!
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Sorry, we have no plans to make any waterblocks for this position. Thank you.
EK

DAM, looks like you're going to have use Core only blocks anyway. EK have a bridge version coming out soon, I'll have to check when thats due.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 11/7/11 at 2:57am
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You recommend specialtech to get the bits from then?
I'll have a google see if I can get a xfire part for them.
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You recommend specialtech to get the bits from then?
I'll have a google see if I can get a xfire part for them.
specialtech have everything mate, ive got links for each products in the posts, apart from the barbs and tube, I dont think specialtech have the tube but candccentral do. (thats where I get mine.)
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specialtech have everything mate, ive got links for each products in the posts, apart from the barbs and tube, I dont think specialtech have the tube but candccentral do. (thats where I get mine.)
Yeah thanks for the links The VGA supreme is out of stock though. I'll do what I usually do and um and ah for about a week changing my mind about everything then go for what I should have done in the first place!
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