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This will be a show computer (or a brag piece)

This is a major project for me.
I need advice for putting together a complete water cooling solution.
The parts I have chosen are

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower*
Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 Mainboard
64 MB RAM
3 x GTX 570 or 2 x GTX 680
1200 watt PSU Corsair 1200ax
2 x SSD
External Storage USB 3.0 3TB
Intel 3930k LGA 2011
Corsair Link commander

All items except case are swappable as the case is the only thing I have purchased already.

As I have not done water cooling before I am unsure as to what to buy. Is it really different then plumbing a house, I have a lot of exp doing that.

I believe I need at least two radiators. But do I need a single loop or dual loop? Do I need one reservoir per radiator?
Compression fittings give a cleaner look, right? Anti-kink coiling, whats the advantage? The GPU, is it better to run cooling on separate loop? Liquid Cooling for Ram can be on same loop as CPU? What is MOSFET or PCB, do I need to cool that too?
Chipset cooling, seams straight forward but I might be missing something.

How do I tube it? Standard 1/4 ID 3/8 OD tube sufficient.
What Video card do I buy for adding a water block,

The look is very important, going for a red/black theme.
Already swapped the blue LED front fan on my case, swapping it with a red one.
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post #2 of 9
I'll try to take these questions one at a time smile.gif

The part list looks fine, few questions:
1. Why do you want X79?
2. Why do you want 64GB of RAM?

Its a little different from a house, but theoretically pretty close.

I'm not completely familiar with the Cosmos II, but I've looked at it a few times. Someone feel free to correct me. The case supports a 3x120MM (aka 360) radiator at the top and a 2x120MM (aka 240) down below if you remove the hard drive cages underneath.

If you are cooling the CPU, RAM, Motherboard, and 2 GPUs, I'd say the minimum is a 360, but I'd recommend the 360 and 240 together. I can't comment on which radiators will fit, hopefully someone else knows this.

A single loop is fine, dual loops just complicate things.

In a single loop, you only need one reservoir.

Compression fittings are the alternative to barb fittings with clamps, so yes cleaner look (be warned, they take a little getting used to and will tear up your fingers. Look into the Monsoon Compressions).

Anti-kink coiling goes on your tubing and helps prevent kinks (similar to taking a garden hose and folding it to restrict flow) when you are making sharp turns and bends. Its usually not needed.

You won't notice a very big difference with the GPU on a separate loop. Its just extra money that you can spend on something else.

RAM, chipset, and MOSFET cooling can all be done if you have a strong pump.

If you do choose the X79 platform, I recommend getting a full coverage block for the motherboard as the X79 boards get very hot (mainly on the rear side of the board). You don't have to, just my recommendation.

I would recommend a thicker tube than 1/4" ID. A large majority of water coolers use 1/2" ID 3/4"OD. Another good option is 3/8" ID 5/8" OD. The thicker the tubing wall, the harder it is to kink.

It depends on your waterblock choices. If you are going to buy from EK Waterblocks, they provide a website http://coolingconfigurator.com/step1 that you can enter your video card and it will show you what blocks are compatible with it.

Feel free to post more questions about anything I've said thumb.gif
     
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post #3 of 9
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Thanks for the informational reply!

Thanks for the tubing size info and those nice monsoon compression fittings. Unfortunately they were out of stock so will order them later (QTY: 2). Also the GTX 680 Liquid Cooling Block was also out of stock. no biggie gonna take me a few months anyways just to get enough cha-ching.

This is what I have so far... please correct anything.

Available in 1-18 days
ex-blc-986 Bitspower Galaxy Freezer Universal RAM Module Liquid Cooling Block - 4-DIMMs - Ice Red (BP-RAMS44-IRDBK) QTY: 2

ex-tub-04 Tube Cutter
ex-liq-191 EK EKoolant Premium Liquid Cooling Premix Coolant - 1L - Blood Red
ex-rad-88 Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator - Black
ex-rad-84 Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator - Black
ex-res-255 Danger Den Monsoon "Premium" D5 / MCP655 Dual Bay Reservoir - Black / Black Face / Red Trim / Red LEDs (RES-304) - New Revision!!
ex-tub-665 Tygon 2375 Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing - 1/2" ID (3/4" OD) - Clear (AJK00038)
ex-blc-971 XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Intel (Sockets LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011)
ex-blc-986 Bitspower Galaxy Freezer Universal RAM Module Liquid Cooling Block - 4-DIMMs - Ice Red (BP-RAMS44-IRDBK)
pad-200 ModRight Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat Work and Assembly Surface - Version 2 (Over 47" x 23" in Size)
thr-12 Arctic Silver Ceramique (High-Density Thermal Compound) - 2.5 Grams (CMQ-2.5G)

The Mod right seamed like a good idea

You are correct in your radiator assessment for the Cosmos II
You can fit 3 radiators easily (360, 240, 140) but I only went with two
perhaps you can fit 2x 240mm in bottom if they are the slim version.

Why do I want the X79?
By the time I get this built, the X79 will probably be mid range and therefore bug free. (I hope)

Why do I want 64GB Ram?
I plan on resuming my Game Design, also because I'm tired of running out of memory every time something new comes or a program gets revised, and mostly because it is there.thumb.gif

Do you have any tips on tubing this/ how do I do it?

The way I would set the tubing up is:
Reservoir out
Pump in
Pump out
Radiator 360 in
Radiator 360 out
CPU in
CPU out
Mem cooler 1 in
Mem cooler 1 out
Mem cooler 2 in
Mem cooler 2 out
Radiator 240 in
Radiator 240 out
GPU 3 in
GPU 3 out
GPU 2 in
GPU 2 out
GPU 1 in
GPU 1 out
Reservoir in

About leak testing
How is the best way to do this? Assemble blocks and tubes, put in a tub and power it with paper clip jump method and let it run for a bit. (filled with coolant) And can I just unseal the system to drain it?

About bleeding the system
How do I complete this step
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AHH forgot the pump

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Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Water Pump w/ 3/8" Conversion Kit (317 GPH)

Sleeve The Cable(s): Yes
Select Your Cable Sleeve Color: Kobra High Density Black
Select Your Heatshrink Color: Black

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Glad to help thumb.gif

A few changes I'd suggest:
Arctic Silver isn't that great. I would recommend Arctic Cooling MX-4.
Tygon tubing isn't my favorite, but that's personal choice. I usually use Primochill PrimoFlex LRT.

Do you know what the maximum thickness of rads you can put in the Cosmos II's top is? You might want something with better cooling capabilities than the GT Stealths.

X79 is great, but by the time you build this you'll have to choose between Ivy Bridge or X79. We'll see how it performs before I recommend either way.

The RAM is up to you, I just don't know of any reason to have above 32GB biggrin.gif

Just route the tubing to be the shortest and cleanest as possible. The coolant will only gain about 1C for each block it leaves (excluding RAM and mobo), so after awhile the system will normalize to a certain temperature and you won't see any difference if you have radiators in between blocks.

Leak testing is usually done by assembling everything as if you were finishing your computer, but not plugging anything but the pump in to the PSU, then jumping it either via paperclip or 24-pin adapters. Place paper towels all over the place in case it does leak. Fill, turn on/off quickly (your pump will draw out coolant very quickly so you have to watch it), fill, on/off, repeat until its full. Then once its full, let it run for 24 hours. After that, while the pump is still running turn the case in every direction possible (including upside down) and shake it and tap all the blocks/rads to get out any remaining air bubbles, then open the reservoir to let out the extra air and fill it again to the top. (this covers leak testing and bleeding)

That is a good pump, but you do not want the 3/8" conversion kit. All you need to do is on the reservoir page, at the bottom add the pump.

I think that's it. You need a bunch of small things like fans and screws (long enough to attach fans to radiators, sold on FrozenCPU). Also, Monsoon is coming out with new angled fittings just as a heads-up thumb.gif
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First of all, you want 64GB of RAM right?... tongue.gif

If you really want this computer to be a 'show' computer, then you should check-out other types of reservoirs such as Frozen-Q reservoirs.
https://frozenqshop.com/
And also, if you use a bay radiator it'll ruin the aesthertics of the front panel. Trust me, it won't fit in with the face of the Cosomos S II.

Personally I will have gripes about the amount of pumping power you have for the loop. If it were for me (and considering this is a show-case build) I'd go with a dual-pump loop, i.e. you have 2 pumps in the loop together. Other after-market companies produce dual D5 tops which combine 2 Laing D5's (or Swiftech MCP655 and all that rebranded stuff) and the pumping power is almost twice a single one.
All those waterblocks, especially the RAM blocks and GPU blocks would place a lot of pressure on just one.

Hope this helps :L
post #7 of 9
^^ this post is also very true. Frozen-Q reservoirs are great. I'm not sure you need two MCP655 (D5), but two 355s would be better economically and flow wise.
     
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655's are superior in terms of noise levels, but i guess moneywise you'll go for duall mcp 355s
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Thread Starter 
All good points.

I will look into other reservoirs
Duel pump is not a problem, Those FrosenQ reservoirs are nice

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