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Nice fittings, im currently using the same. EK 1/2 x 3/4 right?

Yup.

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After watching this I may go for the 3930K instead...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y76iQh1WpDI

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She's all done, peeps!

I will post some benchmarks tomorrow. A few new pics in post #5. So far temps seem good. CPU idles around 28-35C and GPU seems to stay steady idling at 28C.

I made a last-minute change on the RAM. I went with 32GB (8x4GB) of Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 1866MHz stuff instead. Mainly because my shipment was delayed on the G.SKILL and I couldn't take waiting any longer. That and this Patriot stuff looks so killer with the motherboard, it's like they were made for each other.
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Quick update...

I think I am happy so far with the performance of my EK FC-7970 waterblock. After 2 games of Battlefield 3, the max temp the GPU reached was 41C. I know this isn't too intense of a test, but still looking good.

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I was hopping to see a build with the Xpower II. Can you show how good it overclocks?
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I was hopping to see a build with the Xpower II. Can you show how good it overclocks?

I know this is a late reply, but this thread is dedicated to the Big Bang X79. Also links in my signature.
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Doing some more upgrades to this build. I am adding in a MOSFET block to the mainboard as EK finally released one for this board! Also, will be adding a second radiator, but it's a beast. The new Alphacool NexXxos Monsta is 80mm thick! Throwing push/pull on this rad (I couldn't to the top 360mm rad due to space limitations in the Cosmos II).

I will also be connecting the new bottom case rad to the loop using Koolance VL3N quick-disconnect fittings to add a proper drain spot to the loop. It is entirely closed right now as this was my first full WC build and I pulled noob :S

New parts list:

  • MOSFET BLOCK: EK-MOSFET MSI Big Bang XPII - Acetal + Nickel - ordered
  • SECONDARY RADIATOR: Alphacool NexXxos Monsta 240mm (80mm thick) - ordered
  • MORE FANS: 4x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM AP-15s for push/pull - not yet ordered
  • FITTINGS: Koolance QDC VL3N quick-disconnect fittings for draining loop - ordered

I will post more updates and pics as I progress smile.gif
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