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Hey guys I’ve always wanted to move to WC but always afraid of the whole water in your rig but with my first GPU temps being so high and the fans being so loud I want to get a list together and a price before I bite the bullet. Can you guys give me a good list of things I would need.

My Case is Nvidia CM 690 II advance edition
List:
• Pump
• Tubes
• Silver coil
• barbs
• 240 res for Bottom
• Rads
• Distilled water

anything to add?

I have researched a little so I’m not a totally a noob but I want to get some options from the Pros.Keep in mind that I want to upgrade to full WC later down the road when I go Intel :thumbs: my D12 cooler works wonders for me but when I go to the new Ivy Bridge I want to water cool that sucker

I will upload a pic when i get back from my college class in 4 hours.
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Just a suggestion, you can always grab a Corsair H50 or H60 and a bracket for a GPU for far less than an entire loop would cost you.

 

But if you're going full WC later on, grabbing a full loop is probably a good idea. What's your price limit? 

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500 max. Should be good right? for gpu.
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Just a suggestion, you can always grab a Corsair H50 or H60 and a bracket for a GPU for far less than an entire loop would cost you.

But if you're going full WC later on, grabbing a full loop is probably a good idea. What's your price limit? 

I'm interested in this! What kind of brackets and where would you find them?
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Adding a CPU to the loop is really just a matter of a CPU block and ensuring you picked a big enough radiator, I'd go ahead and grab a block that comes with both AMD and Intel mounting hardware, and sell that D14 to help fund the build. What specific cards do you have? Do you have any existing brand loyalties or appearance preferences?
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I'm interested in this! What kind of brackets and where would you find them?
Take a look here: TripT CC, 620/920 H50/H70 GPU Brackets, Fan Grills, Custom Case Badges
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Adding a CPU to the loop is really just a matter of a CPU block and ensuring you picked a big enough radiator, I'd go ahead and grab a block that comes with both AMD and Intel mounting hardware, and sell that D14 to help fund the build. What specific cards do you have? Do you have any existing brand loyalties or appearance preferences?

Well it seems XSPC is a popular brand so I'm looking at them. I like there blocks. Anyone have any words on there products?
I'm using evga gtx 570 stock. Nothing special
Edited by TG_bigboss - 5/9/12 at 4:14pm
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I ask because there are a couple of revisions of 570, some of which require different blocks. I've got XSPC blocks on my 460's, and I'm quite happy with them especially since they were noticeably cheaper than the other alternatives.
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Yea there nice. Does it cover the whole card? What about Watercool heatkiller? There blocks and backplates are sexy too! I understand about different pcb designs but i got nothing special
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Very few blocks cover the entire card, but they hit all of the components that need cooled: the GPU itself, the ram, and the VRMs. Another OCN member has pics and a review of the XSPC 580 block, seen here, so you can get a better idea of scale.

Now then, on to a parts list... Let's see...

GPU Block - $90 x2
Radiator - $73
Pump - $100

That's roughly $350, and then you'll need to grab tubing, fittings, and a reservoir. You can go with something like this that mounts the pump to it, or you can go with one of the many internal reservoirs, like this. For tubing, I personally like Tygon Norprene, but it's not flashy so many people aren't fans of it.

Fittings, you either need barbs and clamps with the same ID as your tubing, or compression fittings with matching ID and OD. Compression fittings are more expensive, barbs aren't pretty, both are secure. You need 2 per component, with the pump/res counting as one if it's mounted together in a bay, two if they're separate. That'd be either 8 or 10 fittings. Add in some fans, and you're set.
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