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wow guys, thanks for the replies! I will look into what you've all said!
I would like to try get 5GHz o.c. but doubt it, so probably around 4.7GHz (I like round numbers)
For the GPU's I just want a nice stable oc. Have to look into this.
As for the kits, I was looking into that too - was looking at XSPC Raystorm 750 RS360 Water Cooling Kit but not too sure. Any suggestions?


You would for sure need to add another radiator to the XSPC kit if you are intending on cooling your GPU's also. I would also HIGHLY recommend a push pull setup, with a decent set of fans.

Arctic Cooling F12 I really like these a lot. Along with this and you will be able to control your fans with the provided videocard overclocking software.
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Okay, I had a look at the guide, and came up with this:

Pump: Swiftech MCP655 12V Speed Variable Pump OR EK Laing DDC-Pump 12V DDC-1Plus (unsure whether I need the high GPH of the MCP655 ~$100

Reservoir: XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Bay Reservoir (Alu Front) $59

Fan controller: Lamptron FC5 V2 Fan Controller $59

CPU Waterblock: Ek Supremacy Full Nickel $105

GPU Waterblock: XSPC Razor GTX 670 Full Coverage Waterblock x 2 $218

Radiator: Black Ice GTX 360 Radiator $120

Fans: 2 x Corsair Air Series SP120 Performance Edition Case Fan Twin Pack (have high static pressure) $90.00

excluding tubing etc., so add $100 more!

total: $860

$260 dollars over budget, anyone to cut down? If not, I'll just work 2 extra days for this smile.gif

Furthermore, I know people suggest to not use dyes, but why? I still see people use it now. Also I realise just now I the GPU waterblock is Aluminium. Will this cause galvonic erosion really or what?
post #23 of 45
From XSPC site :
- CNC machined copper base
- 0.5mm fins for high performance
- Stainless steel top
- Acrylic layer with 3mm LED holes
- Brushed aluminium faceplate

Nothing that touches the water is made of aluminium, so no need to worry about corrosion.
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thanks man
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A couple of options I would offer that might save some money...
Radiator - Alphacool NeXXos UT60 (cheaper and one of the absolute best performing rads available)
CPU Block - XSPC Raystorm (tied with the Apogee HD for best block IMHO)
Fittings - XSPC Compression Fittings (cheaper, excellent holding power, and low profile)
Pump - MCP35X (PWM controlled and higher pressure which is good for multi-block loops)
Fans - Koolance 120x25mm 2800rpm fans (5.4mmHg static pressure and half the price)
Reservoir - EK Multioption Res X2 Advanced (8 fitting options)
   
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post #26 of 45
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wow guys, thanks for the replies! I will look into what you've all said!
I would like to try get 5GHz o.c. but doubt it, so probably around 4.7GHz (I like round numbers)
For the GPU's I just want a nice stable oc. Have to look into this.
As for the kits, I was looking into that too - was looking at XSPC Raystorm 750 RS360 Water Cooling Kit but not too sure. Any suggestions?

i have the rasa rs360 kit with my sig system...i run everything heavily oc'ed...1100t and dual 6950's my cpu never gets past 43c and gpu's never exceed 45c...i do have push/pull setup on fans though...hope the info helps thumb.gif
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Get a Raystorm block..Danner mag5..and build a bong!
 
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Get a Raystorm block..Danner mag5..and build a bong!
i really gotta try to build one of these biggrin.gif
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post #29 of 45
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

A couple of options I would offer that might save some money...
Fittings - XSPC Compression Fittings (cheaper, excellent holding power, and low profile)
Pump - MCP35X (PWM controlled and higher pressure which is good for multi-block loops)
Fans - Koolance 120x25mm 2800rpm fans (5.4mmHg static pressure and half the price)

Alright thanks, I will probably use those fittings.

As for the pump...
This has lower GPH in comparison to the one I suggested, and is slightly more expensive. Furthermore the Swiftech MCP655 I suggested has double the pressure of the one you suggested.

As for the fans...
Can you link me please, I can't find this.
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This is my new revised and suggested build. I'm also tossing up on buying GPU water blocks or buying EVGA GPU with the waterblocks already. In any case, I think I will put the GPU water blocks in later when I first get the watercooling system.
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