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Hi there I'm building a new x79 build and would like to water cool it. I'm a complete water cooling noob so if you guys could recommend me what to get that would be great, I will list my specs below. Thanks

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post #2 of 17
Buy A GTX 580 Direct CU II and then put this on it. (Use MX-4 thermal paste.) The VRM's on the Hydro Copper 2 aren't so good (or so I've heard.)

Next, buy a XSPC Rasa RX360 water cooling kit.

As for coolant, use Distilled water and add PT Nuke to the water. smile.gif

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Can anybody please help me the only thing I have picked out is EK Complete Watercooling kit H3O HF 360 EN. I was told this was good but if not please recommend something else. Also if somebody could list exactly everything I need for my systems specs I listed that would be great. Money is not an issue so please list what the best wc parts would be for my system. Thanks
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Ditch the ek kit and the H100
Get your Hydro copper cards and get a LINK Rasa RX360 kit comes with everything just add distilled water from a walmart for $1
If you want color add some tubing pick your color LINK
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It seems fruitless to spend all of that on hardware just to get some low end watercooling parts. Don't let anyone fool you, the 3gb hydrocoppers are great cards. They're binned extremely high and that waterblock is one of the best performing overall for the GTX580. What's ur price range for watercooling parts? You can go cheap and get it done for around $500 or go all out and spend upwards of $3000. Give us an idea if you can.
 
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post #6 of 17
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Ditch the ek kit and the H100
Get your Hydro copper cards and get a LINK Rasa RX360 kit comes with everything just add distilled water from a walmart for $1
If you want color add some tubing pick your color LINK

Thanks just a few quick questions, how do I hook up the 2x Hydro Copper cards and also why the RX360 kit over the Ek Kit. Thanks
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post #7 of 17
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It seems fruitless to spend all of that on hardware just to get some low end watercooling parts. Don't let anyone fool you, the 3gb hydrocoppers are great cards. They're binned extremely high and that waterblock is one of the best performing overall for the GTX580. What's ur price range for watercooling parts? You can go cheap and get it done for around $500 or go all out and spend upwards of $3000. Give us an idea if you can.

I would say limit of $1000 but I would like it to be as simple as possible.
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RX360 kit is a newb friendly kit and a good way to get started, but sadly as you yearn for performance nearly all of the parts from it will be replaced. You can use the koolance dual-vid connector to link them. Can use 1 for serial or 2 for parallel setup.

edit: I'll put together a parts list of higher end, yet reasonable parts and link on here. Give me a few.

Also. Do u mind cutting into your 800d to mod it for a 240 rad? specifically down in the bottom. let me know and I'll take that into consideration.
 
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post #9 of 17
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RX360 kit is a newb friendly kit and a good way to get started, but sadly as you yearn for performance nearly all of the parts from it will be replaced. You can use the koolance dual-vid connector to link them. Can use 1 for serial or 2 for parallel setup.
edit: I'll put together a parts list of higher end, yet reasonable parts and link on here. Give me a few.
Also. Do u mind cutting into your 800d to mod it for a 240 rad? specifically down in the bottom. let me know and I'll take that into consideration.

No I would not like to mod my 800d. Also I would perfer to buy all my stuff from dazmode as i'm in canada so maybe you could use that site. Thanks in advance
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I have 2x GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2 3072MB in my rig sli'd, and they work great. My idle temps are in the upper 20's/ lower 30's, and I still haven't seen my temps go over 50 yet under load... in fact, i rarely see temps in the 40's yet. When I stress test my GPU using EVGA's OC scanner the temps are usually in the upper 30's at 95% load. However, I haven't overclocked my GPU's yet. I've read many threads that HC blocks (swiftech) are restrictive... so if you are worried about flow rate, just run them in parallel. I am running my GPU's in parallel, and I see maybe 1 degree difference in temps.
    
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[Custom WC Radiators] 360 + 240 + 120 [EK] 3x EK-FC GTX Titan/780 c/p + BP [EK] Supremacy Clean CSO c/p (CPU) [Microsoft] Windows 8.1 Pro 64 
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[BenQ] 3x XL2420T 120hz [Filco] tenkeyless cherry mx blue [Corsair] AX1200i [Corsair] 800D 
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[Crucial] M4 SSD 128gb [Samsung] 840 Pro 256gb [WD] Caviar Black 2TB [LG] CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Black 
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[Custom WC Radiators] 360 + 240 + 120 [EK] 3x EK-FC GTX Titan/780 c/p + BP [EK] Supremacy Clean CSO c/p (CPU) [Microsoft] Windows 8.1 Pro 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[BenQ] 3x XL2420T 120hz [Filco] tenkeyless cherry mx blue [Corsair] AX1200i [Corsair] 800D 
MouseAudioAudioOther
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