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What case are you using for this?
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NZXT Switch 810 - CA-SW810-B1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case ($170), it was recommended a couple pages back. everything im using is on the first page.
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There are a few here that have already done similar builds. They can probably give you a better idea of all the fittings and stuff. Take a look here
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227103/build-log-captivity/0_20
http://www.overclock.net/t/1228740/build-log-frost-giant-a-switch-810-watercooling-build/0_20
http://www.overclock.net/t/1242332/what-waterblock-for-an-asus-gtx680/0_20

awesome, thats definitely was an eye opener. thanks. now i should be placing my order as soon as i put together the liquid cooling parts list.
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awesome, thats definitely was an eye opener. thanks. now i should be placing my order as soon as i put together the liquid cooling parts list.
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Here's my NZXT 810! smile.gif
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Do you have a specific temperature goal? any needs or future plans that may require you to expand your loop or cooling needs?
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Cool, thanks. I think im almost ready to order these parts, do you think RAM cooling in this setup is beneficial. and what hoses/fitting, radiators, fans, and water pump and if i missed somthing do you think i need to complete my setup?
  • Ram cooling:
    Completely unnecessary, it's only for aesthetics.
  • Tubing:
    I can personally recommend Primochill LRT, grab a color you're fond of and avoid colored dyes/premixed fluids (if anyone else hasn't already said this)
    Just make sure and get the same sized Inner Diameter (ID) and Outer Diameter (OD) on your tubing as you do on your fittings.
  • Fittings:
    You can't go wrong with Bitspower compression fittings--they're expensive, but top notch quality and good lookers too. If you want to save some money, get regular barb fittings and hose clamps or zip ties.
    Again, match Fitting sizes ID and OD with the tubing.
  • Fans:
    Easy to recommend Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15's, but they're pricey. I like to recommend Yate Loon Medium speed fans--They're super cheap, quiet, and perform pretty well on radiators.
  • Fan controller/temp monitor:
    Look no further than the Aquaero 5. Pricy, but has features aplenty--including the ability to power off your PC if pumps stop, or liquid levels drop. Cheaper options for a fan controller: I have the Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 and have been really pleased with it. 30W per channel, and you can run your fans off of PWM if you like. You'll want some fan cable splitters though, it doesn't come with nearly enough.
  • Pump:
    Laing D5 (aka MCP655) is my favorite of the bunch. It's quiet and has plenty of power. Make sure and get a replacement top for it, I personally like the EK D5 v2 Top, but have used the Bitspower D5 Top v2 and it is pretty good as well, though mine came with a factory defect.
  • Sound Card:
    I absolutely love my Asus Xonar Essence STX. Whether or not it is necessary I cannot speak for, but this is Overkill.net, yeah?
  • RAM:
    No need to spend $950 or even $500 on RAM. The price/performance ratio simply does not justify it. OCN is crazy about the Samsung 30nm 2x4GB kits. Check out the newegg reviews or look around the Intel Memory subforum here--they are amazing. Overclock like champs, and they're pretty cheap. (and out of stock it seems.) Either way, don't blow the farm on 2400+ speed RAM, it's just not worth it. You won't see any performance difference (unless you're benchmarking) if you pick some cheaper 1600Mhz sticks.

You will want an effective way to connect your GPU's together--this is something I didn't consider at first with my first water cooling build. The EK SLI Bridge is a popular choice. I have personally used Bitspower D Plugs and Koolance VID Connectors and can vouch for both.

One thing to keep in mind is that you have a TON of expensive hardware in this build, please please please don't cheap out on the watercooling. You will be extremely limited in the Switch 810 based on the amount of radiator you can mount internally. And unless you use something like the MO-RA3 and mount it externally, you will not have very good temps. 3930k's are HOT, and you are cooling 3 GPU's. Another member recommended 360 + 240 in this thread, but I have to disagree. I cooled a 2600k and 2x 6950's with that much rad and the cooling was barely sufficient after overclocking.

I would recommend a case from Caselabs, something akin to the M8, where you can fit a staggering 4 360 radiators without any modding.
I'm not knocking it, the Switch 810 is an awesome case, but it simply cannot house the cooling you need for this build. In my opinion, you want at least 2 360 radiators, but I wouldn't go with less than 3.
Edited by itskerby - 4/25/12 at 12:31am
     
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post #27 of 36
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Do you have a specific temperature goal? any needs or future plans that may require you to expand your loop or cooling needs?

Well i dont have a specific goal for temp b/c i dont no what the average liquid cooler temps run at but like itskerby said "One thing to keep in mind is that you have a TON of expensive hardware in this build, please please please don't cheap out on the watercooling". so i want it running much cooler than the average joe
post #28 of 36
Average temps can vary person to person, based on what the ambient temps in your house are.

Not going above 45-50c under load is a good goal to shoot for. Check out the caselabs M8, and toss 3 or 4 XSPC EX360 rads in there. That will cover your gear without question.
     
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post #29 of 36
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Thanks for the info, thats the good stuff i been looking for. at first i didnt like the case b/c of its plainess but with the XL windows and some lighting, i can dig it. now will all my parts on my list + 4 XSPC EX360 rads, Laing D5, fit in this case? what size tubing do you recommend? How many fans/size do u recommend (im going with Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15's)? flex-bay or standard in this case ? And with all this, is everything compatiable and doesent need extra parts to order seperatly? Thanks again thumb.gif
post #30 of 36
diminising return.1 680 100%.2 680 150%.3 680 just shy of 200% .the third one is rarely worth it.aside from this it is a nice plan.might want to stop ig oring intel recommendation on this tho.theu have a tool and it say let us recommend you a processor.and they recommend the 3770k .so goin from gen 2 to gen 3 affect more stuff then we think.unless that tool is for regular cpu only.since extreme is a bran onto themselves.isnt the gen 3 3770k a 40 lane pcie3 proc instead of 16?
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