Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › First Custom WC setup, what to buy?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

First Custom WC setup, what to buy?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
So I'd like to build a custom watercooling system. Currently I use a Thermaltake BigWater Plus 760. I bought a Swiwtech Apogee HD cpu block to replace the joke of a block that was included in the kit but now I thnk I need to buy a new pump. I'd like to use the res and the 140mm rad thats included in the kit and just get rid of the pump which is a Thermaltake P500. Would exchanging it with a pump with the same measurement be feasible or do you all think Tt tweaked their fittings so something like that can't be done? If it can be done what pump do you think I should get. Right now I have the kit connnected to a 240mm rad as well. My future plan is to water cool my 2 Asus GTX 570CU II, unless of course I upgrade to a 670 of the Asus CU II variety smile.gif. THoughts? Should I just scrap the whole exchange components plan and go with a new res and pump? Only thing is I'd be massivly bummed about losing the money already invested.
My temps are ok I guess 19-24c idle ( IB 3750k) 67-70c full load. I am a total noob to water cooling so I'm not entirely sure what main factors I shold be looking out for that really play a significant part in lowering cpu temps.


450

I know it's not pretty but that's what I got so far.
Intel Sys
(17 items)
 
My Sniper
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k MSI MPower EVGA 670 FTW Patriot Extreme Performance Enhanced Latency Ki... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Agility 120g LG BlueRay burner Apogee HD/DangerDen RAD res, 2x Swiftech rads, ... W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x LG 32' SteelSeries Merc Gaming Board OCZ 850watt CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Naga Razer Vesputa Pioneer Amp NZXT Hue 
Other
Syth Kaze Master Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 Gigabyte 990fxa UD-7 Asus GTX570/ sli Corsair Vengence  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility3  WD Caviar Black x2 WD Caviar Green LG Blue-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100 W7 64 32" LG and 32" Vizio Merc z-board 
PowerCaseMouse
Ultra 1000w CM Sniper Razor Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
Intel Sys
(17 items)
 
My Sniper
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k MSI MPower EVGA 670 FTW Patriot Extreme Performance Enhanced Latency Ki... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Agility 120g LG BlueRay burner Apogee HD/DangerDen RAD res, 2x Swiftech rads, ... W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x LG 32' SteelSeries Merc Gaming Board OCZ 850watt CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Naga Razer Vesputa Pioneer Amp NZXT Hue 
Other
Syth Kaze Master Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 Gigabyte 990fxa UD-7 Asus GTX570/ sli Corsair Vengence  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility3  WD Caviar Black x2 WD Caviar Green LG Blue-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100 W7 64 32" LG and 32" Vizio Merc z-board 
PowerCaseMouse
Ultra 1000w CM Sniper Razor Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
Oh sorry, if you could choose from Microcenters choices it would make my life ALOT easier, ty.

http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?N=4294966928
Intel Sys
(17 items)
 
My Sniper
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k MSI MPower EVGA 670 FTW Patriot Extreme Performance Enhanced Latency Ki... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Agility 120g LG BlueRay burner Apogee HD/DangerDen RAD res, 2x Swiftech rads, ... W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x LG 32' SteelSeries Merc Gaming Board OCZ 850watt CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Naga Razer Vesputa Pioneer Amp NZXT Hue 
Other
Syth Kaze Master Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 Gigabyte 990fxa UD-7 Asus GTX570/ sli Corsair Vengence  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility3  WD Caviar Black x2 WD Caviar Green LG Blue-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100 W7 64 32" LG and 32" Vizio Merc z-board 
PowerCaseMouse
Ultra 1000w CM Sniper Razor Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
Intel Sys
(17 items)
 
My Sniper
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k MSI MPower EVGA 670 FTW Patriot Extreme Performance Enhanced Latency Ki... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Agility 120g LG BlueRay burner Apogee HD/DangerDen RAD res, 2x Swiftech rads, ... W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x LG 32' SteelSeries Merc Gaming Board OCZ 850watt CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Naga Razer Vesputa Pioneer Amp NZXT Hue 
Other
Syth Kaze Master Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 Gigabyte 990fxa UD-7 Asus GTX570/ sli Corsair Vengence  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility3  WD Caviar Black x2 WD Caviar Green LG Blue-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100 W7 64 32" LG and 32" Vizio Merc z-board 
PowerCaseMouse
Ultra 1000w CM Sniper Razor Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Looks Great m8!
post #4 of 6
Swiftech MCP655 for sure. the D5 is the same pump so which ever one you can get a cheaper price on.
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4820K Asus Rampage 4 Black EVGA GTX 1080Ti GSkill Trident X 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black 1TB Smasung 850 evo  Custom loop windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB278Q Razer Blackwidow 2013 Seasonic X1250 Caselabs SMA8 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder Chroma Razer gigantus AKG K7XX headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4820K Asus Rampage 4 Black EVGA GTX 1080Ti GSkill Trident X 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black 1TB Smasung 850 evo  Custom loop windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB278Q Razer Blackwidow 2013 Seasonic X1250 Caselabs SMA8 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder Chroma Razer gigantus AKG K7XX headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Yep, just get a D5 (or any variation of that pump) It will work well and last you many upgrades. And you can get some pimp mod kits to make it look baws. Good luck on your future water cooling. thumb.gif

(Maybe you could try shortening the tubing in your rig, makes it look cleaner and better. I'm also digging the ghetto mounted fan on the graphic cards biggrin.gif )
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lspaddle View Post

Yep, just get a D5 (or any variation of that pump) It will work well and last you many upgrades. And you can get some pimp mod kits to make it look baws. Good luck on your future water cooling. thumb.gif
(Maybe you could try shortening the tubing in your rig, makes it look cleaner and better. I'm also digging the ghetto mounted fan on the graphic cards biggrin.gif )


Lol, ya the fan is a bit ghetto....i was a bit surprised to see that the Z77 Sabertooth wasn't able to accommodate 2 Asus cards. You'd think Asus would make sure their "fanboys" were covered in that aspect. I had to put a spacer between both cards to raise the top one about 1/2 an inch so she had breathing room. I was horrified my first night of BF3, after assembling board, to see the main gpu reach 91c. I almost had a heart attack!

So ya, I'll look into the D5, I'm assuming you all think its copacetic to keep the current reservoir and build off that? Also, someone told me that flow was important, should I change to 1/2 inch tubing or will my 3/8 be sufficient for now ( just cpu)?
Intel Sys
(17 items)
 
My Sniper
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k MSI MPower EVGA 670 FTW Patriot Extreme Performance Enhanced Latency Ki... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Agility 120g LG BlueRay burner Apogee HD/DangerDen RAD res, 2x Swiftech rads, ... W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x LG 32' SteelSeries Merc Gaming Board OCZ 850watt CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Naga Razer Vesputa Pioneer Amp NZXT Hue 
Other
Syth Kaze Master Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 Gigabyte 990fxa UD-7 Asus GTX570/ sli Corsair Vengence  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility3  WD Caviar Black x2 WD Caviar Green LG Blue-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100 W7 64 32" LG and 32" Vizio Merc z-board 
PowerCaseMouse
Ultra 1000w CM Sniper Razor Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
Intel Sys
(17 items)
 
My Sniper
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k MSI MPower EVGA 670 FTW Patriot Extreme Performance Enhanced Latency Ki... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Agility 120g LG BlueRay burner Apogee HD/DangerDen RAD res, 2x Swiftech rads, ... W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x LG 32' SteelSeries Merc Gaming Board OCZ 850watt CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Naga Razer Vesputa Pioneer Amp NZXT Hue 
Other
Syth Kaze Master Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 Gigabyte 990fxa UD-7 Asus GTX570/ sli Corsair Vengence  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility3  WD Caviar Black x2 WD Caviar Green LG Blue-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100 W7 64 32" LG and 32" Vizio Merc z-board 
PowerCaseMouse
Ultra 1000w CM Sniper Razor Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › First Custom WC setup, what to buy?