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I mean is there a good guide or way to start out with custom loop WC? Just because i was thinking of changing CPU cooling and if i was to do GPU aswell then it doesn't seem worth laying out over 140GBP for air coolers if a loop will do better for less. Also whats the reliability like, i know it could be partly down the user skill at making it but is it generally safe to have gallons flowing in tubes over expensive equipment? tongue.gif

It is safe if you do it properly: make sure all tubes are mounted correctly and ofc run leak test for a few hours before powering on your system,,

My current rig is fitted with my first WC system ever.. and I found a leak between pump and tube to first component due to improper securing of the tube.. but I only lost a few drops before I noticed it so.. no harm done!

I dont have any answers about prices frown.gif 140 seams a bit low for a WC loop ! ? smile.gif
 
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post #2882 of 10491
No i mean if i was to buy a Phanteks for the CPU and a Hybrid CLC for my GPU works out around 140 tongue.gif I guess i'll have to check out prices near me i think people recommend a brand beginning with X but its hard to get in the UK frown.gif
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post #2883 of 10491
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I mean is there a good guide or way to start out with custom loop WC? Just because i was thinking of changing CPU cooling and if i was to do GPU aswell then it doesn't seem worth laying out over 140GBP for air coolers if a loop will do better for less. Also whats the reliability like, i know it could be partly down the user skill at making it but is it generally safe to have gallons flowing in tubes over expensive equipment? tongue.gif
I would recommend going to the water cooling threads and read what everyone has experienced....then buy a closed loop for the simplicity and performance over air
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Hey guys, just ordered a new HAF XB. I'm planning to do a 3 way SLI with this case and very concerned about cooling. I was thinking of having both the front fans and rear fans be set to intake fans. Then mount 4 120mm fans on the top cover mesh area as an exhaust. What do you guys think about this?
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Not bad smile.gif window top + new lights installed!



Nice vs the mesh! ^^
 
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Hey guys, just ordered a new HAF XB. I'm planning to do a 3 way SLI with this case and very concerned about cooling. I was thinking of having both the front fans and rear fans be set to intake fans. Then mount 4 120mm fans on the top cover mesh area as an exhaust. What do you guys think about this?

What GPUs? What kind of cpu cooler are you using?
 
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No i mean if i was to buy a Phanteks for the CPU and a Hybrid CLC for my GPU works out around 140 tongue.gif I guess i'll have to check out prices near me i think people recommend a brand beginning with X but its hard to get in the UK frown.gif

My opinion is:

Drop the Phanteks, even though its a sexy cooler, buy a H80i for your CPU and the Arctic Hybrid for your GPU, put both rads in the front intakes and you have a lovely quiet safe cost effective water cooling set up
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What GPUs? What kind of cpu cooler are you using?

I'm planning to use the stock i7 cooler. The video cards will be 7970s.
post #2889 of 10491
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I'm planning to use the stock i7 cooler. The video cards will be 7970s.

Don't use stock coolers, they're pants. If you don't want to spend a lot on a cooler then a Cooler Master Hyper 212 would suffice, it is a great value cooler
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post #2890 of 10491
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My opinion is:

Drop the Phanteks, even though its a sexy cooler, buy a H80i for your CPU and the Arctic Hybrid for your GPU, put both rads in the front intakes and you have a lovely quiet safe cost effective water cooling set up

I was just thinking of air on the processor, after hearing a lot of scare stories of loud pumps/leaks. Also doesn't the Phanteks perform better than the H80i? I think i'll probably put up with the heat from the GPU, i've moved it to the very left PCIe slot so its almost directly next to the edge of the case pulling cold air in on its own thumb.gif Water is something i'm definitely interested in it just seems like more points of failure.
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