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Ok, here goes. I'm completely new to this, looking for help. I was wanting to water cool both my Graphics and CPU. Mainly for performance and the sound would be nice.

So my list is as follows:
Intel 2500K
HD 7970
1050w Corsair PSU
Corsair 600T Case

I wanted to know (and I doubt there are) if there are any kits to get me started. I am on a budget, but I can always save for a little while. I mainly need my Graphics cooled but I figure, why not on the CPU. It would be nice to have a Res that uses my 5.25 bays, and I would prefer to keep it internal (if possible). I've been reading other peoples builds on here and such, but not all of my questions are being answered of course.

I need to know pretty much everything, so if you guys could recommend blocks and such for me that would be awesome.
post #2 of 18
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_202_946
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post #3 of 18
XSPC also have a wide variety of kits for prospective water coolers. They include a dual 5.25 bay res/pump, tubing, fittings fans and a radiator, but you would have to buy a gpu block separately. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=207_160_45&vk_sort=4
If you have any questions or need advice, don't be afraid to ask smile.gif
Just a side note, if you are cooling both a cpu and gpu I would strongly advise that you get at least a 360mm long radiator to dissipate the heat, just a dual 120mm might not be enough.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
The way I see it as of now, I can only fit a 240mm up top, but I was looking at someone elses build for this case. They have a second rad in the front as well. Maybe that could be an option?

Edit: And yes I do realize I will have to buy the Graphics block separate and incorporate it into the system. smile.gif
Edited by Westy - 11/27/12 at 11:22pm
post #5 of 18
GPU block: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15080/ex-blc-1067/XSPC_Razor_HD_7970_Full_Coverage_VGA_Block_-_Reference_Design.html?tl=g30c309s1590 assuming you have a reference 7970

better kit: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16070/ex-wat-210/XSPC_Raystorm_EX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310

if you need to save some money: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16891/ex-wat-219/XSPC_Raystorm_750_RS240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310


a 240 will work for both CPU and GPU, delta's won't be quite as nice as if you had more rad space but shouldn't be a problem really. I had a 2500k @ 4.5 and two GTX480s on a single RS360 and never came close to maxing temps. Just had higher deltas like I mentioned before.
 
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post #6 of 18
You could put a 240 in the front, but you would have to remove the Hard Drive cages and possibly mod the case, like drilling in some extra holes to secure the radiator. You could just get away with a single 240 radiator, but it would have to be a high fpi (fins-per-inch) model, paired with some powerful and hence loud fans, and probably forget about any overclocking, depending on what temps you are comfortable with.
post #7 of 18
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Well funny thing is... I'm already overlocked with no problems what so ever. I have a Zalman heatsink on the CPU at 4.2Ghz, (I've gone up to 4.4 but got kinda warm) and the card almost never goes above 70 degrees under full load at gpu: 1200 and memory: 1600.

Edit: But with the stock cooling on the GPU it sounds like a jet taking off xD
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Where in Washington are you by chance?
 
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Creepy O.O

Nah just kidding tongue.gif I'm about 30 minutes from Olympia.
post #10 of 18
lol. I'm from Washington too, always curious, haha. Also had/have a 600T.

The 600T can easily be modified to support a 360mm rad up top and supports a 200mm rad up front, just FYI.
 
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Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
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Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
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12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) 6x 8TB WD Red Scythe AP-29 
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