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Hey guys, first time water cooler and trying to piece together a build. I've spent a load of time reading reviews on blocks, rads, pumps, pump tops, just about anything I could find. That's in addition to a load of threads here that show builds that would work with either my HAF 922 or 932.

I'm currently using the 922, not much room inside without modifications, which I'm not really looking to do too much of. Son has 932 but I can switch our rigs around, and probably will.

I was thinking of an XSPC kit, something like this from Dazmode, improving on the stock Rasa kits. Includes Raystorm block instead of Rasa and a dual bay res for whichever pump you'd like, along with different tubing and fittings. That custom kit has been out of stock a while though.

I want to cool my 2500K which runs on this crap H70 up to about 80C full load at 4.9GHz and 1.48V, as well as an overclocked 7950. Thinking I'd need 480 worth of rad.

Here are the parts I've pieced together, my budget is around $400 preferably.

pump - DDC1/MCP being sold by a user here, $35
pump top - XSPC Laing top, $20
reservoir - MCRes R2, $23
radiators - not sure on these yet, but a 360 and a 120 most likely
cpu block - XSPC Raystorm, $50
gpu block - MCW82 probably, $57
tubing - probably Primochill blue for about $20
fittings - whatever amount I need, haven't decided between compression or barbs yet
fans - dependent on my rad choice

misc things like a kill coil, ptnuke, vram/mosfet heatsinks for GPU, etc.

I didn't know piecing this would be this hard considering its only a CPU and GPU on a single loop lol. I'm not opposed to kits, but if I can go custom from the beginning and gain performance, I'm all for it. Again, don't necessarily want to start drilling and hacking up my case, but I can do whatever I need to.

Thanks for looking and for any help/advice!
Edited by xxmastermindxx - 2/14/12 at 2:58pm
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Sounds like you know what you are doing, those are all solid parts thumb.gif

I agree on the rad space too, you will want at least 480 since you are running at pretty high clocks.

Also, I don't believe you need to run a kill coil and PT Nuke at the same time. I would just go with the PT Nuke because silver may cause corrosion with nickel and copper that may cause problems in the long term

Have fun, and post some pics when you put it together. Everybody loves pics! biggrin.gif
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Yea, I'll definitely throw up pics biggrin.gif figured I'd only need one or the other concerning kill coil/ptnuke, thanks for that info.

Might change my plan and add more rad, 360 up top and a 240 on the bottom. Let me know if that makes any sense.

Thanks again guys
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any other opinions out there?
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pump - DDC1/MCP being sold by a user here, $35
pump top - XSPC Laing top, $20
reservoir - MCRes R2, $23
radiators - not sure on these yet, but a 360 and a 120 most likely
cpu block - XSPC Raystorm, $50
gpu block - MCW82 probably, $57
tubing - probably Primochill blue for about $20
fittings - whatever amount I need, haven't decided between compression or barbs yet
fans - dependent on my rad choice
misc things like a kill coil, ptnuke, vram/mosfet heatsinks for GPU, etc.



Well, I changed around what I was going to do, only slightly. Parts are in the mail.

DDC-1 pump
XSPC pump top/reservoir combo
XSPC EX360 and EX120 radiators
Raystorm and MCW82 blocks
Primochill blue 7/16" x 5/8", hopefully not affected by plasticizer stuff
XSPC 1/2" barbs
4 AP15 and 4 Yate Loon Medium (going to see price/performance on these)

Wish me luck!
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