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post #1 of 4
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Hi,

I build pc's for a living and yet i have never had a order for anything in water cooling, But a mate has come to me and wants me to make his system water cooled.

Here are his specs.

Intel i5 2310
2x 4GB G-Skill Ripjaw-X Ram ( Soon to be 4x 4GB)
Asus maximus 2 mobo
nvidia gtx580

And the rest is irrelevant

So here is a list of what he has given me and i would like your opinion on the items he has chosen and if he has missed anything.

Rad:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-coolstream-rad-xt-(480)

Reservoir and pump:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-011-XS

CPU Block:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/phobya-10401-cpu-cooler-uc-1-lt-intel-7751155115613662011-black-edition

and i already have the gpu with a water block as is.

Of course i will have to order all the pipes and fittings but this is were i would need help as he just wants clear hosing but what else is needed i.e fitting and ties ?

Thanks for your time.
post #2 of 4
I would go with
MCP655 Laing D5 Vario Pump 12v 1/2" ID for Watercooling
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/alphacool-laing-vpp655-d5-pump-t12-%281-2-barbed-connectors%29

XSPC RX360 Black High Performance Radiator
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xspc-rx360-black-high-performance-radiator

10343 - Watercool HK CPU LGA1366 Rev. 3.0
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/watercool-hk-cpu-lga1366-rev-30-lt-white
for Reservoir its up to you,

You need barbs for all of these (total 6) I would recommend 1/2 inch, and you need tubing, I would recommend 7/16" ID 5/8" OD for 1/2 inch barb
Edited by wingsofeagle - 10/14/12 at 5:01pm
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I'd gow ith this radiator: http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/coolers-water/radiators-and-accessories-360-480mm Better rated

As for the pump, the one wingsofeagle recommends is quite good. Other than that, the MCP35-X with the heatsink is a good option too (I've got that one).

One thing: the i5 2310 is multiplier-locked. How do you plan to overclock that CPU?
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post #4 of 4
Hi, and welcome to OCN and water cooling,
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Originally Posted by wingsofeagle View Post

I would go with
MCP655 Laing D5 Vario Pump 12v 1/2" ID for Watercooling
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/alphacool-laing-vpp655-d5-pump-t12-%281-2-barbed-connectors%29
XSPC RX360 Black High Performance Radiator
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xspc-rx360-black-high-performance-radiator
10343 - Watercool HK CPU LGA1366 Rev. 3.0
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/watercool-hk-cpu-lga1366-rev-30-lt-white
for Reservoir its up to you,
You need barbs for all of these (total 6) I would recommend 1/2 inch, and you need tubing, I would recommend 7/16" ID 5/8" OD for 1/2 inch barb

Couldn't agree with this more. I use Primochill tubing which is 7/16" ID and would recommend it. http://www.candccentral.co.uk/primochill-primoflex-pro-lrt-clear-tubing-7-16in.-id-x-5-8in.-od-per-metre.html You will have to place them in warm water before pushing on the barbs... but it will make a good fit. You can ofcourse add jubilee clips for a belt and braces approach. Fittings wise... plan the build cos you might want to use 90 degree barbs for some bits.

I think the RX360 is a great radiator and plenty for just cooling this CPU. I would run 3x Gentle Typhoon AP-14s on this, so that the system is near silent. You could also get a waterblock for the GTX 580 and run it in the same loop.

Reservoir... I find that a bay reservoir is easiest for most builds if you have the spare space... also means you can keep an eye on the level. But don't get one which you fit the D5 pump too. It can vibrate and be noisy.

Coolant... important! I use Mayhems X1 clear... and would recommend also.

When you are ready to order the bits... send over a list on here and I'll be happy to let you know if you have missed any bits or if some are big no-nos!

What case are you fitting this in? That might help as someone might pop up who has done that build already!

Hope that helps,

DB
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