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Hello,
This is going to be my first water cooling build and i would like some opinions and suggestions if you can be so kind. I am also lost on what fans to get. Your help is much appreciated.


Pump (Performance-PCs Über 655 Fully Modded (D5) 12 VDC Water Pump - Red)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=36296

CPU block (EK-Supremacy CPU Water Block - Full Copper - CSQ)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php
main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_498_490&products_id=34842

Motherboard block (EK-FB KIT RE4 - Acetal CSQ (4 Fittings))
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=35207

Video (Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX590 LT for Nvidia Reference Design GTX590)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=31076

Rad system (Aquacomputer Airplex Modularity Rad System 420mm - Copper Fins, One Circuit, Stainless Side Panels)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_458&products_id=32663

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_667_1076&products_id=32662

Reservoir (Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25in Reservoir for 1-2 PMP-450/S Pumps, Rev.2.0) or ( Alphacool Repack - Quad Laing DDC - Dual 5.25 Bay Station)

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_658&products_id=34508
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_660&products_id=33234

Fittings
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_1026_1027&products_id=34564

Tube
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_413_455&products_id=24994

Case
http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-sth10/

Fans
Need help selecting fans
post #2 of 8
Suggestion on using AC AMS rads:
Run them in at least 2x parallel. They're extremely restrictive because they are 4-pass. Also be aware that they have a right and wrong water-flow vs air-flow direction.

Suggestion on pump:
You may want to consider two pumps instead of one especially for redundancy, but also for the extra pressure. You've selected an especially expensive pump that specifically comes with an expensive top and skirt, but also selected a pump/res combo for your reservoir which would negate the point of it.

Suggestion on reservoir:
The Alphacool reservoir you selected is for DDC pumps, but you selected a D5 pump.


Comments:
Magnum STH10 for the win.
post #3 of 8
Have you thought about doing radiators that are for 120mm fans? IMHO, there are way more solid fan choices for 120mm radiators, such as AP-15's, Corsair SP120's, Swiftech Helix's, Noiseblocker BlackSilentPro's so on and so forth. That being said, you could just use Bgears adapters and still use 120mm fans. As far as 140mm fans, the only ones I have ever had any experience with are the Akasa Vipers, which were pretty decent fans. As for other components, Electrocutor has mentioned most of what I would have. Good luck! thumb.gif
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I would stay away from the GTX 590.
You can get a racier, better performer for much less.
The 590 is way overpriced.
Look to a 680 or 580: they are both cheaper than the 590 and they perform better too.

Have a look here:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
In fact, it looks like even the GTX 480 would perform slightly better for 1/4 the price.

Also that rad is very expensive for it's performance curve.
I prefer my Alphacool UT60 which performs better for less than half the price.

Have a look here:
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/14/360-radiator-shootout-summary/
The AMS scores average at best, except at speeds below 1000 RPM while the UT60 (and a few others) all seem to perform better. And they all do it at half the price of the AMS.
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Thank you for the reply. I am reconsidering some of the options. I already have the gtx 590 by the way
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Thank you for the reply. I am reconsidering some of the options. I already have the gtx 590 by the way

Oh well, I'm sorry if I was a bit harsh on your 590. It's still a great card.

Have you bought your rads yet?
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Nothing bought yet just making sure everything works together. I do like the ones you suggested.
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Nothing bought yet just making sure everything works together. I do like the ones you suggested.


The Alphacool UT60's are definitely awesome rads. I think the ones you are looking at, you are paying a premium for modularity (which in most cases, really isn't that big of a deal). Unless of course you just REALLY want those exposed copper fins. tongue.gif I would personally take the UT60's over them myself. Good luck with the build! thumb.gif
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