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NEED BUILD HELP. Almost ready to REALLY start my project!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Okay, so far I have a XSPC Raystorm Full Copper CPU block for my i5-2500k.
I also have two Danger Den Copper/Black Acetal GTX 470 blocks for my SLI setup.

Equipment I have now:

i5-2500k [isn't going to have a super crazy overclock.] (Probably just 4ghz or so.)
8gb of Vengeance RAM.
P67 Sabertooth
HX850 Corsair
Samsung PM800 256GB SSD
Asus Xonar STX with Beyerdynamics MMX300
GTX 470 SLI.
(EVGA Non-Superclocked. Gigabyte ULTRA-DURABLE 470.) < Luckily I didn't buy the Gigabyte version that wasn't compatible with the DD blocks. biggrin.gif

All I need now is:
Tubing
Compression Fittings
Res/Pump
Rad or Rads
Fans to go with rads.
Case (Currently looking at the NXZT Switch 810?)


I have about 500-800$ to use on this project now after my current purchases.
Should be good enough right?
Anyways, please.. recommendations! tongue.gif
I'm not against modding a case either.. I know some people who can help me out with a lot of experience and a shop that will do it cheaply.
I really would like this to be in a single loop and be pretty damn chill.
Noise isn't a HUGE issue.. but I don't want to go deaf from constant noise please.
Would really like for the rads to be inclusive and everything be self contained.

Sorry for those who have already made me suggestions.. (Los Hog. tongue.gif)
I'm just super paranoid about getting everything right.
I also sold my DF-85 after not liking it so much.. so the case is a must now.
post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thinking about getting the NZXT Switch 810.
Mounting a Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm Radiator on the top.
Then a Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Dual 120mm Radiator somewhere else.
Would this be sufficient for cooling my 2500k and gtx 470 sli?
post #3 of 10
why p67? In my opinion you should go with z68

read this:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/43205-intel-z68-review-sandy-bridge-platform-expands.html

I'm extremely happy with my asus p8z68- v/gen/3

ivy bridge will be able to use those pcie 3.0 to their full advantage when i upgrade smile.gif
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by lennon95 View Post

why p67? In my opinion you should go with z68
read this:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/43205-intel-z68-review-sandy-bridge-platform-expands.html
I'm extremely happy with my asus p8z68- v/gen/3
ivy bridge will be able to use those pcie 3.0 to their full advantage when i upgrade smile.gif

It doesn't really matter if he already has those parts.
post #5 of 10
Yeah... Z68 eradicates many of the problems that popped up with P67 and strangley not on the H67 chipset.
I think over $500 is too much to spend now lol, since you've already got the waterblock the rest of the system should cost around $300-$400
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
I bought the P67 Sabertooth a while back with my i5-2500k.
These aren't brand new parts haha.

What I need input on isn't the mobo but what parts I DO need.

"All I need now is:
Tubing
Compression Fittings
Res/Pump
Rad or Rads
Fans to go with rads.
Case (Currently looking at the NXZT Switch 810?)"
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Anyone have any input on the case I suggested?
Or any products they love they want to recommend for the components I do need?
post #8 of 10
Tubing is touchy subject, there are issues with some of the Primochill that is usually recommended. I've bee using XSPC tubing for a couple of months and haven't had any issues with clouding but others have, it's pretty hit and miss. As for sizing depends what you like, there aren't any noticeable performance differences with different size tubing. A thicker outside wall will help reduce chances of kinking if you're making a few tighter bends.
Compression fittings, again all the name brands are decent, primochill, bitspower depends what you like the aesthetics of.
Res - They're all functionally the same.
Rads - Are you looking for silent or full potential? Are there any size constraints? Once you've decided on a case this answers itself. XSPC are good value, the RX series is good for low - med speed fans. The EX is great for higher speeds. If you're happy with noise the HWLabs GTX series can dissipate a lot of heat. You'll want around 480mm of rad total.
Fans - Depends on your needs, Gentle Typhoons AP15 are the best answer. Quiet, well built, move alot of air and have high static presure. Yate Loon either med or high speed are worthwhile as well. If you're going for an extreme radiator you'll get better results with higher speed fans, AP29 or Deltas but you'll want a fan controller then.
Pump - Something like the MCP655 Variable is very versatile. It'll last years and can handle more than you're throwing at it. You can turn it down if noise is an issue.
Case - I can't work out which parts you've already got.. The TJ07 is around $300, can very comfortably hold anything you throw in there with space to spare. That would leave you with around $300 for the parts above?
post #9 of 10
I just built up with the Xigmatech Elysium. Really liked that case and the build went together pretty easily. Lots of good choices here depending on your aesthetic tastes needs.
Link

GT AP-15 fans are great as is the MCP655 Variable pump recommended above. I will definitely second those and I used them in my build.

The XSPC Dual bay res that fits the MCP655 is what I used and I like it. Some people hate bay res's so definitely some personal taste there also.

RX360 and RX120 RADs seem to be working well for me. Good bang for the buck and work with lower speed fans. Lots of good choices here.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel core i7-3770k Asus Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro  WD Black Crucial M4 LG Blueray 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H220 (Stock cooler on while RMA :( ) Windows 7 64bit Dell 2311h Ultrasharp x 2 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 White (w/ Window) Logitech G700 Razer Control Edition Sound Blaster ZxR 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Asus Rampage iii Extreme EVGA GTX580 SLI Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
120GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD WD Caviar Black 640GB Crucial M4 128GB SSD LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 and RX120 Rads Watercool HeatKiller 3.0 Limited Edition Black ... XSPC Dual Bay Res with Swiftech MCP655 Pump Silver Shining Bitspower Compression Fittings 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoFlex Pro LRT Black Tubing -1/2in. ID X 3/4in. 3x Gentle Typhoon 120mm Fan 1850RPM (AP-15)  1x Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PL-2 120mm Ul... Koolance VID-NX580 Full Cover GPU Waterblock x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell U2311 Ultrasharp x2 Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 Semi-Custom - Mechani... Antec High Current Gamer 900W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Xigmatek Elysium Black Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Pro 
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(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel core i7-3770k Asus Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro  WD Black Crucial M4 LG Blueray 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H220 (Stock cooler on while RMA :( ) Windows 7 64bit Dell 2311h Ultrasharp x 2 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 White (w/ Window) Logitech G700 Razer Control Edition Sound Blaster ZxR 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Asus Rampage iii Extreme EVGA GTX580 SLI Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
120GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD WD Caviar Black 640GB Crucial M4 128GB SSD LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 and RX120 Rads Watercool HeatKiller 3.0 Limited Edition Black ... XSPC Dual Bay Res with Swiftech MCP655 Pump Silver Shining Bitspower Compression Fittings 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoFlex Pro LRT Black Tubing -1/2in. ID X 3/4in. 3x Gentle Typhoon 120mm Fan 1850RPM (AP-15)  1x Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PL-2 120mm Ul... Koolance VID-NX580 Full Cover GPU Waterblock x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell U2311 Ultrasharp x2 Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 Semi-Custom - Mechani... Antec High Current Gamer 900W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Xigmatek Elysium Black Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Pro 
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post #10 of 10
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It doesn't really matter if he already has those parts.

agh... didn't notice :/ my bad
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