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Ok so wish me luck. Just ordered a whole mess of new parts today for a ground up build, and it will also be my first foray into building a WCing loop (only ever used Hydro Series products before this). The build is as follows:

Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Formula
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133 8GB (2 x 4GB)
SSD: Corsair Neutron GTX Series 120GB
PSU: Corsair AX1200 Pro Series

Will be loading Windows 7 and then upgrading to Win 8 when it is released. The only old part I will be recycling is my GTX 550Ti. I am probably going to be picking up a GTX 670 soon as well as a WCing block for it to add it into my loop.

Speaking of which, now on to the WCing goodness. My setup for that is as follows:

- XSPC Raystorm 750 Kit with RX360 Rad
- Koolance UV Red Fluid
- PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coils
- Yate Loon high speed ultra silent fans (88CFM, going to replace all case fans and the stock XSPC fans with these, sleeved from Performance-PCs)
- Lamptron Inverterless UV Bar (obviously for UV reactive fluid and cable sleeving)

I will be running the loop like so:

pump/res > rad > cpu block > Thermo Fusion block on mobo > pump/res


Will be posting pics once all the parts have arrived and as it is assembled and of course once it is all up and running. Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it LOL!!!
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Intel Core i7-3770K ASUS Maximus V Formula ASUS GTX 550ti Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
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Corsair Neutron GTX Series SSD 120GB ASUS 24X SATA DVD Drive Custom Watercooling Loop (built off an XSPC Ray... Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit 
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Dual Dell 24" LED LCD's SteelSeries Merc Stealth Corsair AX1200 Professional Series  Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Neutron GTX Series SSD 120GB ASUS 24X SATA DVD Drive Custom Watercooling Loop (built off an XSPC Ray... Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit 
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Dual Dell 24" LED LCD's SteelSeries Merc Stealth Corsair AX1200 Professional Series  Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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GL m8 on your first "True" Watercooling Build! biggrin.gif
I would recommend this: pump/res > cpu block > rad >Thermo Fusion block on mobo > pump/res thumb.gif
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Looks like a great build! I think that the 670 is a great upgrade from your current card, and I would personally recommend the EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB as it uses the reference 680 PCB making the water block selection much better. I personally LOVE the Heatkiller 680 Hole Edition block with the Backplate, it's a piece of art and is absolutely the most well-built block I've ever seen. Plus, I am quite the fan of German engineering, so I expected nothing less wink.gif
   
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CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
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GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
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Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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