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Please critique my water cooling build and help me with some questions

post #1 of 11
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This is the plan so far for my FIRST water cooling build, so yes I'm a noob at this.

Intel Core i5 2500K
Asus Sabertooth Z77 - Black (no wc)
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP (2x 4GB) - White heatspreader (no wc)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 - Black PCB

Case: NZXT Switch 810 - Black
Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 420
CPU Block: EK-Supreme HF - Acetal + Nickel EN
Jetplate: EK-Jetplate Nr. 6
GPU Block: EK-FC680 GTX -Acetal + Ni EN
Backplate: EK-FC680 GTX Backplate - Black
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X
Reservoir: Swiftech MCP35X-RES Rev.2
Heatsink: Swiftech MCP35X Heat Sink
Fan controller: Lamptron FC9
Radiator fans: 6x NZXT FN-140RB White/black (Push/Pull)
Case fans: 4x NZXT FN-140RB - White/black (included with case)
Fittings
10x EK-PSC Fitting 19/13mm - G1/4 Black Nickel
4x EK-PSC Adapter 45° G1/4 Black Nickel
4x EK-PSC Adapter 90° G1/4 Black Nickel
Tubing: 5m Primochill tubing PrimoFlex Pro 19/13 (1/2"ID) White
Phobya HeGrease Extreme
Mayhems Biocide 10ml
2x Mayhems Silver Coil

I'm going to use one straight and one 45° fitting on the GPU. I'm getting all the other ones for the radiator just because I'm not sure how much room I'll have around the fittings.

Esthetics
Black case, motherboard, fittings and GPU circuit board.
White ram, tubing and I will sleeve the PSU in white at some point.
White/black fans.

Questions
Any parts that you think I should exchange for others?
What reservoir should I get? I would like one with a spare port for a temperature sensor.
How much tubing do I need and how often do I need to change it?
Are the parts good enough if I later on want to add an other GTX 680 and a 2 x 140 rad?

This is my first water cooling build so any suggestions and remarks are welcome

Seems there are no hyperlinks on this forum so I didn't want to clutter the whole post with links for all the parts, do you think I should add them anyway?

edit: updated some parts
Edited by MADworld - 4/29/12 at 1:16pm
post #2 of 11
You could probably mod it to fit, but by default the Switch 810 only has room for a 140 or 240 rad at the bottom.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by skycake View Post

You could probably mod it to fit, but by default the Switch 810 only has room for a 140 or 240 rad at the bottom.
I assume you are talking about the 280 I mentioned, yes it seems you need to do a bit of modding to get it to fit but we don't need to worry about that for now because it only goes in when SLI does at a later date. Do you think the pump would be powerful enough for a 420 + 280 + CPU + GPU + RES loop?
Edited by MADworld - 4/27/12 at 2:29pm
post #4 of 11
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Forgot to add additives, were can I find PT Nuke and silver coil in Europe? Is it ok/better to combine the two?
post #5 of 11
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Seems my "noscript" addon made me unable to post hyperlinks so added some now.

Does it look good or have I overlooked something?
post #6 of 11
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post #7 of 11
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I don't think you need to order jet plate 6 separately : http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=110&cntnt01returnid=17

hmm good catch smile.gif you have saved me 92 cents biggrin.gif I'll ask the store about it just to be sure though "The Jet plates (Item No. 16167, must be ordered separately)"
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hmm good catch smile.gif you have saved me 92 cents biggrin.gif I'll ask the store about it just to be sure though "The Jet plates (Item No. 16167, must be ordered separately)"

Item 16167 = 5 old plates that used to come with Supreme HF.
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EK Supreme HF EK-VGA Supreme HF Windows 7 Ultimate  Silverstone 1200W Strider Gold Evolution v2.0 
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post #9 of 11
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Item 16167 = 5 old plates that used to come with Supreme HF.

Yeah I think that will be the case but I'll shoot them an email, better safe than sorry.

Can I use both
Mayhems Biocide 10ml
2x Mayhems Silver Coil

or should I use one or the other?
post #10 of 11
I don't see any point in using both, I'm using Mayhems biocide.
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Intel Core i7-3770K Asrock Z77 OC Formula XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT Kingston HyperX Predator 2400 MHz 2*4 GB 
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EK Supreme HF EK-VGA Supreme HF Windows 7 Ultimate  Silverstone 1200W Strider Gold Evolution v2.0 
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Cooler Master Cosmos II 
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Raven RV03
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