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I plan on doing a water cooling loop, and I'm thinking of doing these parts(Note I would like to be able to cool the GPU later on). My budget is 275$, and I'm putting this in a Corsair C70 case:
Tubing (10FT: Green)
Velcro(to secure Reservoir and pump)
Reservoir
Radiator
Pump
CPU Block
Coolant
Compression Fittings
Distilled Water
Total:~275.49$
Please remind me if I missed anything.
Edited by 999Catfish - 4/7/12 at 1:09pm
post #2 of 10
the compressions are only 3.99 each at performance-pcs.


you'd need an extra rad when you add the gpu later
 
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You missed the fans, unless you already have them.

What hardware are you going to be cooling BTW? Looking at what you chosen, I don't think you are going to get much better performance than what you can already get with a Corsair H80 or H100.
    
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Originally Posted by 1rkrage View Post

the compressions are only 3.99 each at performance-pcs.
you'd need an extra rad when you add the gpu later
Raising budget to $580, saving money by getting a $420 laptop instead of $1,000. Would this be good:
Tubing(Green, 20FT PVC: 9446K741)
Velcro
PT Nuke
Distilled Water
10xCompression Fittings
4xRight Angle Compression Fittings
CPU Block
Reservoir
2xRadiators
Pump
6xFans
2xCold Cathodes
Total: $573.71
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Originally Posted by ceteris View Post

You missed the fans, unless you already have them.
What hardware are you going to be cooling BTW? Looking at what you chosen, I don't think you are going to get much better performance than what you can already get with a Corsair H80 or H100.

Currently a 2500K, but will expand to GPU and RAM if I have extra money when I do/upgrade my current build
Edited by 999Catfish - 4/8/12 at 9:46am
post #5 of 10
How about looking into this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33550

This is XSPC's better performing waterblock and you have 1 thicker radiator for better performance. When you get your GPU, you can get your 2nd RX240. You should be able to stay within budget with this setup.
    
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Originally Posted by ceteris View Post

How about looking into this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33550
This is XSPC's better performing waterblock and you have 1 thicker radiator for better performance. When you get your GPU, you can get your 2nd RX240. You should be able to stay within budget with this setup.

Just one rx240 isn't enough for a CPU and Single GPU loop?
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Just one rx240 isn't enough for a CPU and Single GPU loop?

You can probably get by with one RX240 depending on the GPU he goes with. But with the temps you will get, it wouldn't justify the cost going into custom watercooling IMO. One RX240 should keep the CPU nice and cool til he gets a GPU block. Getting another RX240 or similar should optimize the cooling he can get with his Corsair C70, his case of choice.
    
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by ceteris View Post

You can probably get by with one RX240 depending on the GPU he goes with. But with the temps you will get, it wouldn't justify the cost going into custom watercooling IMO. One RX240 should keep the CPU nice and cool til he gets a GPU block. Getting another RX240 or similar should optimize the cooling he can get with his Corsair C70, his case of choice.

Here's an updated version(in pics):
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Total Cost: $500.02

Edited by 999Catfish - 4/8/12 at 5:59pm
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To be sure the radiator fits the C70, make sure you get the case first and do some measurements to make sure there is enough clearance with one set of fans. I saw the pics and based on the placement area it should be ok. I just haven't seen one up close since it has yet to be released to say this will work.
    
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Originally Posted by ceteris View Post

To be sure the radiator fits the C70, make sure you get the case first and do some measurements to make sure there is enough clearance with one set of fans. I saw the pics and based on the placement area it should be ok. I just haven't seen one up close since it has yet to be released to say this will work.

The only thing I'm worried about is it hitting the RAM or the block, if it has about an 1 inch or 2 it should fit.
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