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Hey!
I'm planning to go into watercooling for the first time soon, i was first thinking a cpu only loop but if i upgrade my graphics card i will watercool it too.
My specs can be found in my sig
From my loop i want silence but with good enough performance to be able to overclock my cpu and gpu good.
My budget is around 200€ but if it isn't enough i can save some more.
I also need a new case as my current one cant fit radiators whitout heavy modding, i was thinking about the nzxt switch 810, but if you know anything better/cheaper but without that "industrial/alien" look please tell me.
I was also thinking about using EK supremacy cpu block for its looks, how are those blocks?

Thanks for the help as always! thumb.gif
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Google EK Supremacy Review. Like all water cooling gear, there is not many reviews, and the latest seem to include kits. Overall, I would say it is a top performer. I've read lots of posts that don't like the look, however, I don't think its bad at all.

I prefer the MCP35X over other pumps. I find it dead quiet if properly decoupled. You will have to read opinions and form your own.

Rads. In general, thicker, low Fin per Inch rad with lower Cubic Feet per minute fans for quiet performance, denser FPI with higher CFM (usually means louder) fans. My top pick, Swiftech Helix.
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my suggestion is to decide which case first smile.gif
my favorite under budget are the NZXT 810/820, Bitfenix Shinobi XL, or which I've just came across today Azza Genesis 9000. Theyre all le plastic but hey look at the price tag

once you know which case than you can choose what watercooling components you can grab
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post #4 of 29
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Google EK Supremacy Review. Like all water cooling gear, there is not many reviews, and the latest seem to include kits. Overall, I would say it is a top performer. I've read lots of posts that don't like the look, however, I don't think its bad at all.
I prefer the MCP35X over other pumps. I find it dead quiet if properly decoupled. You will have to read opinions and form your own.
Rads. In general, thicker, low Fin per Inch rad with lower Cubic Feet per minute fans for quiet performance, denser FPI with higher CFM (usually means louder) fans. My top pick, Swiftech Helix.
Thanks!
EK supremacy seems to get a lot of mixed opinions, you either love or hate its looks, i personally love it smile.gif
But anyways, thanks for help

And for the case i'm gonna grab the switch 810, looks the best imo rolleyes.gif

Also How big res do i need?
Should i go for bay res of tube res?
I've heard that most people prefer tube res but they are more expensive...
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Thanks!
EK supremacy seems to get a lot of mixed opinions, you either love or hate its looks, i personally love it smile.gif
But anyways, thanks for help
And for the case i'm gonna grab the switch 810, looks the best imo rolleyes.gif
Also How big res do i need?
Should i go for bay res of tube res?
I've heard that most people prefer tube res but they are more expensive...

for switch 810 you can do thin 420 rad (max) on top without any modification (im using 360), though for some people who want to fit thick rad need to do slight modification on the 5.25" bay
for the bottom you can fit easily thick 240 or you can do it vertically bolting it on the front fan (need some modification if you are using 240 but for 280 rad you'll do fine)

for reservoir its more about look and how easy it is to fill, some people use bay res since it saves more space, but pretty sure with such big case you can get tube res smile.gif
res does not help in the temp fyi

go to The switch 810 club and do some study, gain some inspirations from other builds
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Yeah i've been doing that for few months now biggrin.gif
I might invest into the loop soon when i get some money saved up biggrin.gif

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/4049469098469
Can i fit that to the top?
http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/EK-RES-DCP22
is that res ok?

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/EK-KIT-H3O-360-LTX
What do you think of this set?
Seems good to me but i want someone elses opinion too.
Edited by EPiiKK - 12/6/12 at 4:40am
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Yeah i've been doing that for few months now biggrin.gif
I might invest into the loop soon when i get some money saved up biggrin.gif
http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/4049469098469
Can i fit that to the top?
http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/EK-RES-DCP22
is that res ok?
http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/EK-KIT-H3O-360-LTX
What do you think of this set?
Seems good to me but i want someone elses opinion too.
Not sure if you can fit that to the top, it depends on the heatsink of your motherboard. Bad case scenario you can only do pull fan instead of push/pull

that res is ok but you have to use the ek dcp 2.2 pump with its, its a combo

If you dont want the hustle on picking components just buy the kit smile.gif
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Yea im gonna buy the kit once i get the money:)
so would 360 + 240 low fpi rads with low rpm fans be good enough for overclocked cpu and gpu? I could now buy the 360mm kit and later on add 240 rad once i include my gpu in the loop.

E: fans in push or pull
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yes it is more than enough smile.gif
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Thank you, here's some rep for you smile.gif
Any recommendations on the fans? Corsair SP low noise seem to be pretty ******* good with low noise adapters smile.gif
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