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Need Help From Ground Up! Never done this before so would appreciate some pro/experienced help selecting what i need. Looking to spend maximum of about £200 if possible

Need Cooling:
- x3 MSI LIGHTNING 7970's
- AMD FX-8150 CPU

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Edited by redfaced - 5/3/12 at 10:30am
post #2 of 14
£200 isn't really enough to cool a CPU and 3x 7970s. A Rasa RX360 would cost you ~£200, and the 7970 blocks are quite expensive, they cost £70~£90 each.
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post #3 of 14
He can try going with the universal gpu blocks from XSPC, EK or Swiftech... but then your cards will look butt ugly and your tube routing will become a bit more complicated if this is your first go.

EK is the only one I know of atm that is going to make a full coverage block for the 7970 Lightnings and those alone are going blow your budget.
    
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post #4 of 14
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oh my lol, how much you think im looking at? and is the price worth the potential temp drop cos my original plan was just to cool the cpu with the corsair h100 and leave stock cooling on the 7970 lightnings.
post #5 of 14
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im good with this kind thing so being my first go aslong as i got the right peices it should be fairly easy for me. i seen the ek blocks for about £80 each and thought that was a bit excessive but i guess not lol. deffo dont want the ugly approach!!!
post #6 of 14
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btw i only have space for a 240mm at top a 200m at front and a 120mm at back as far as radiators are concerned.
post #7 of 14
I would definitely go ahead and draw everything out to make sure and see how it will look and if it is feasible. I would also read up as much as possible before jumping into WC. This is a great Sticky for you to learn everything about WC:

http://www.overclock.net/t/226970/updated-water-cooling-essential-threads
post #8 of 14
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I have already read up alot about it now just looking for some real time advice and help lol. I have a good idea how it will look. the res and pump will be hidden in the bays and i can have two rads internal and unseen. I have the corsair 650d case.
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I have already read up alot about it now just looking for some real time advice and help lol. I have a good idea how it will look. the res and pump will be hidden in the bays and i can have two rads internal and unseen. I have the corsair 650d case.
Well you'd have to increase your budget if you want to cool the CPU and the GPUs. You might want to look into the Rasa RX240 kit, but that still won't be enough for all the components you want to cool.
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post #10 of 14
If you are going universal GPU block ive got three Swiftechs collecting dust. You will need a spacer from EK $2 I think. You can have the lot for $125 .
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