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Hello everyone I am ready to take my rig under water!! and what better place then here? I am looking to cool the cpu and gpu. I know I will need a new case as mine will not work for the loop I am going for. I have wanted to go the water route for quite sometime but never got around to it. I am a noob at this and the most I have done with water is install and H50 lol! I am going to get rid of the 920 as it is complete garbage overclocker it's a c0 chip I believe one of the very early ones!! I will be swapping in an i7 950 in its place. I also want to venture into 120hz gaming very soon so I want to keep my water-cooling setup open for SLI ect. But for right now I want to overclock the living hell out everything and get the most performance!! lol I also would prefer a near silent build I cant stand loud PC noise. Currently I have 2 AP-15's on the h50 so those can carry on with the new rads ect. I need a list of water-cooling parts that contour to my needs as well as a case that is water-cooling ready! I am excited and ready to take the plunge!! Cant wait for your insight and advice on the build ect. biggrin.gif:D:D:D


I will post pics of how my rig sits right now......

These phone pics give it no justice lol !!


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I just finished over 6 months of research on which case to purchase for a nice (no mods needed) case that can handle a 360 (yes either RS or RX) radiator internally and stay in the 200 to $300.00 range. Had it narrowed down between a Corsair 800D or Xigmatek. The decision I made is the Xigmatek Elysium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815012
There are just way to many advantages over the 800D to list.

Here's a very informative video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICPvEjUDgz0

Stock case fans work very well and are quiet (even more quiet with a fan controller). I still run my stock case fans and lack of noise and tons of cooling are awesome.

For a real good start into WCing look at the RASA kits here http://www.overclock.net/t/882408/official-xspc-rasa-750-rs-rx120-240-360-kit-club

A real good bang for the buck!

Edit: Did I forget to mention the Elysium has tons of room you might find useful biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 11
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Thanks for the info man and yea I have the same search criteria. Every one and there mother has an 800D!! lol you did while looking for your case! lol I am loading that video up right now! I will share my thoughts on it thumb.gif I have seen the rasa kits but want to go for a more custom loop quiter pump ect.. any suggestions? Also I have been thinking it would be a complete waste getting A i7 950 at this pont I am leaning towards 2500k asus mobo vengeance ram ect! still piecing it together. Looking forward to more imput ideas!! thumb.gif
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After looking at that case it has nice features but unfortunately the aesthetics are not for me! Any one else?
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The thing is that if you want to watercool your CPU and plan on having 2 GPU like you said, a single 360 rad won't be enough...certainly not for a silent PC. For 1 CPU and 2 GPU, If you want more rad space. So you will need to mod a case, have a second rad externally or spend more dollars for a case like this one: http://youtu.be/DklUlve_C4Y

I'd go with a 2500K CPU, the mobo of your choice.

CPU block: you should go with a Raystorm or an EK supreme HF.
If you want a silent PC, you should look at rads that are optimized for low speed fans. All rad manufacturers offer some models. ex: XSPC RX360.
Fans: The AP-15 fans you have are great so get more wink.gif

GPU blocks again there's plenty of good choices: EK, Koolance, Aquacomputer.

Pump: Any D5 variant like the Swiftech MCP655 or the dcc variant like: Swiftech MCP355

Tubing: 3/8" ID X 5/8" OD or 1/2"ID X 3/4"OD. 3/8" looks smaller but the impact on flow is so small that it doesn't impact temps so decide what looks better to you.

fittings: Compression fittings or barb fitting: Compression fittings are more expensive but look better. Barbs are reliable and cheap but don't look as good.

Reservoir: Plenty of choices. Some mount directly to the pump (space saving). Some are bay reservoirs(space saving inside the case if you don't use a lot of your front bays) and some are cylindrical reservoir (need space inside the case but look cool.

As you can see, there's a LOT of options and no one can tell you what's perfect for you. You'll have to read a little and figure out what pleases you.

A good idea is to look at threads of watercooled rigs and logs. You'll be able to see different cases, different parts, different ways to place stuff.

http://www.overclock.net/t/584302/ocn-water-cooling-club-and-picture-gallery

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?233842-Liquid-Cooling-Case-Gallery

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?286-Liquid-Cooling-Worklogs

Hope this helps! thumb.gif
Edited by coldcase - 3/24/12 at 10:38pm
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Thanks for your input I have done a lot of browsing on here for a while and have bee blown away! That case is way too pricey. For right now I can deal with just cpu and GPU but finding the right case is the problem for me. After looking into the 2500k I am just not liking the board options for z77- and the late rp-67 for right now I think it would be best to just spend the money I have on putting all my current hardware under water and getting the right case. I know it is hard to tell me exactly which way to go because each configuration will have its own unique hiccups and problems.... I will defineantly get more ap15's thumb.gifthumb.gif
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I would take a look at some of the cases CaseLabs has to offer, it will mostlikely be the last case you will ever need to buy.

As far as the waterblocks and things go, if you are looking for simple, and easy to setup I would go with EK Blocks, BitsPower Fittings, and I prefer the Barbs vs the Compression Fittings as I just put DangerDen clamps over everything anyways. Its not the best look, but thus far I have no issues with leaks as I did with compression fittings.

GL with the build and keep us posted!
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Go Switch 810 if on a budget imo. only 136 at amazon (FS with prime). You get a case that can easily fit a 360 rad and a 240 rad without mods for cheap.
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Will look into case labs!! I know there pricey though! The Switch 810 is a fingerprint magnet that's the only thing I don't like..
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Quote:
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Will look into case labs!! I know there pricey though! The Switch 810 is a fingerprint magnet that's the only thing I don't like..

Pricey, but one of the last cases you will ever need smile.gif
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