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Hi I will be watercooling my computer for the first time using the 650D case. I will be cooling a i5 2500k and a 670 whenever those come out. I have a couple of questions.

1. Would a 55mm thick 280mm rad be enough for a i5 2500k and a 670/570 or should I add a 200mm rad when I upgrade to a 670/570 in the future?

2. These are the parts I am going to get:
-Koolance 370 waterblock
-Swiftech MCP655 pump
-EK coolstream radiator(280mm and 55mm thick)
-Phobya dual bay reservoir
-4 1/2" compression fittings
-4 1/2" clamps(for pump and res)
-Koolance blue uv tubing
-Already have fans

what I plan on upgrading later:
-570/670 + waterblock
- 200mm rad

Are these parts fine? Is anything wrong, anything I could change?

3. Where should I fit the pump, can I fit it under the reservoir in the cd bays with double sided tape?
post #2 of 4
Looks like you'd have a heck of a time fitting that pump in your drive bays. You'd need at least 3, probably 4.

Otherwise looks awesome smile.gif
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If your gone with a bay res why not get a bay res/pump combo for a 655?
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You can't fit a thick rad inside the top of the 650D. Max thickness with fans is 34mm I think. If you want anything thicker you'll need to mod the case to fit a shroud. You could just fir the 280 up top (slim) and get another 120 for the rear (slim). That would do perfect.

And like Los said, get the a dual bay res/pump combo. An XSPC dual bay res comes to mind. They go for about 50$ for the res and 90$ for a bare D5.
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