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hi guys,

I am about to put a waterloop in my newish (2month old) rig.
i will be cooling a 3570k @ 4.5ghz and 2 gigabyte 670's.

here are my parts:

EDIT: this is a tubing i am using.
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I have a pretty good idea of how everything is going to work etc but some suggestions from experienced wc'ers would be really appreciated.
What i would like to know is will the heatkiller 680 blocks defiantly fit my gigabyte 670's? as i am lead to believe gigabytes 670's use a 680 reference pcb.
Is the d5pump+res combo a good idea?
are their cheaper options yet similar performing replacements for the xspc rads i have listed? (i am trying to save money where i can, the loop is already costing a grand)
Does UV coolant deteriorate over time? am i better off using distilled water and a kill coil?

any input is really appreciated thankyou smile.gif
Edited by TimmyRGM - 12/7/12 at 4:11pm
post #2 of 28
I have used that res and there is something you should know about it. The input and output arent labeled. the top port is the output and the bottom is the input. other than that it works fairly well, but if you have room I would recommend a tube res


edit: What coolant are you planning on using?
Edited by sunfish31831 - 12/7/12 at 4:07pm
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thanks for the reply.

i think i will go with a tube res. Do you know the name of the coil looking one?

I was thinking of using some koolance UV red but im not really sure. Its hard to find reviews of the stuff.
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these? http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_708&products_id=32116
frozen q is great

I would recommend getting Mayhems concentrate and mixing it yourself. It's not hard to do and the coolant looks excellent. It has a biocide and corrosion inhibitor mixed in so you dont need to worry about getting a silver coil. Other than aesthetics and the additives there arent any advantages to specialized coolant. DI water will get the same temps but you will have to add a silver coil so that your loop doesnt grow anything.
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is that the stuff that comes in the 250ml bottles? what does it need to be mixed with?

EDIT: http://www.thekoolroom.com/product/mayhems-pastel-red-coolant-250ml/

this is the one i was looking at
Edited by TimmyRGM - 12/7/12 at 4:25pm
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yes you mix it with distilled water. you can get it pretty much anywhere for less than $1 a gallon
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Not much for constructive but I really like your choice of gt fans! And its nice to see how someone else is planning their loop because I'm in the pre planning stages of mine.

also im really just curious why do you have 3 radiators listeD?
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well its either gt's cougars or noctuas, gt's perform the best out of all 3 listed so its an easy choice tongue.gif

i have 3 rads because i cannot fit a 360 rad as well as a 240 in my 650d.
so what i have done is gone with a 120 and a 180 to replace the 240. But the 180 mathematically performs just as well if not better than a 240. So the 120 is just there for the extra cooling.
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are you going to mod your 650 to fit the 360?
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post #10 of 28
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yep, i had to remove the hotswap bay and use a 120mm hole saw to have a neat opening. Its a perfect fit nearly. Just need some rubber washers to fill the gap where i have drilled because where the 240mm rad would usually go is lower than where i have drilled by about 5mm.
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