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Hi
I'm in the gradual process of putting together the parts for a loop.
I'm going to be watercooling for the first time in my Ft02.
Loop will encompass CPU and GPU

Case has already been modded with hdd removed. Going to look at new rivets and screws for the case, and sleeving.
Currently waiting for MDPC . (forgot password on account, I was sent token, entered it, but nothing happened afterward, all a bit confusing tbh)

Currently my system build:

i5 3570k overclocked to 4.5ghz (temps at low 30degrees on idle)

Asus maximus V Gene z77 board

Corsair 8gb 1600
Noctua NH-D14

Evga 670 FTW

Psu corsair Ax750


Watercooling components

Radiator; SR1 560 hardwarelabs i looked at magicool, but was told the SR1 was very good in comparison.

Fans ; (suggestions for quiet running)

Pump; D5 ( suggestions?)

Pump top; (suggestions)

res; Tube res ( suggestions)

Tubing; Tygon or xspc

CPU and GPU; looking at Raystorm for both.

Fittings; Probably bitspower.

Question#1
Will the radiator do a good job in cooling the loop. Novice question , but I do want better performance than my current system?

Question#2
The reason for a tube res is that I have a M-ATX board so I have a lovely bit of space, about 10cm of width and 20cm of height which would fit a tube. I did look at the aquacomputer Aqualis pump and res tube combo , just couldn't make sense of their site.
ill upload a picture to show what I mean.

Question#3
my 750w psu should cover things?


Sorry for being kind of standard post at this stage.i'm sure I'll come crying for help when installling.

Cheers
Edited by Baron C - 1/8/13 at 4:55am
post #2 of 21
looks like this will be a nice build, i was thinking of doing my loop in the FT02 as well, but decided on the Switch 810 as there's a bit more space. For your first question, a 560 rad will easily cool those components, though your temps may climb if you do some serious overclocking. Not sure if you asked anything for your second question tongue.gif And for your third, 750W is great for the components you have, I honestly don't know why some people go out and by a 1200W psu for a single gpu rig. Having said that, if you plan on going sli/xfire in the future, an 850W psu will probably serve you better. Hope this advice helped a little biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by KaiserFrederick View Post

looks like this will be a nice build, i was thinking of doing my loop in the FT02 as well, but decided on the Switch 810 as there's a bit more space. For your first question, a 560 rad will easily cool those components, though your temps may climb if you do some serious overclocking. Not sure if you asked anything for your second question tongue.gif And for your third, 750W is great for the components you have, I honestly don't know why some people go out and by a 1200W psu for a single gpu rig. Having said that, if you plan on going sli/xfire in the future, an 850W psu will probably serve you better. Hope this advice helped a little biggrin.gif

Define serious overclocking? I don't really know how high I would go. I'm doing 4.5 on air at 1.2v. As long as I'm not downgrading in performance due to the loop. My systems tend to run for 3-5 years once built.

Re;Question 2
it'll help once I upload picture to explain what I mean. Since it may impact the way I lay out the loop. ;-) The res would ideally float with attatcments to back.

Psu; I am planning SLI at end of year, so agree on 850w.

Tubing; Has to be said, copper piping intriguing idea after reading about it. But I don't believe I can be bothered. ;-)

Thanks ;-)

Thread is a pre-emptive for my eventual questions and queries. ;-).

Still unsure of some of the parts like the D5.
I just saw the razor raystorm led gpu , which is just sex!
Edited by Baron C - 1/8/13 at 7:12am
post #4 of 21
Haha nice, I'm planning to do a loop in my FT02 soon as well. Same board and CPU as you.

I know exactly what you mean about the space for the tube res, and it would look great there.

I personally went with a XSPC Dual bay d5 res + D5 combo since my case sits on the floor and I'd see the front of it more than the side of it.
(Plus I got a great deal on both biggrin.gif)

One option for you is to get a pump head that has the tube res attached, then you could just let the whole setup sit on top of the radiator in that gap. I think EK makes those kinds of pump head + tube res combos.

I dont get why you would rather get a 4x 140 instead of the 3x 180 though?
I just want to know your reasons since I had a similar question in another thread:
http://www.overclock.net/forum/newestpost/1345560

Also, might want to measure out how much space you have since the SR1 is actually 605mm long (Magicool 540 is 580mm long).
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Edited by Baron C - 1/8/13 at 12:10pm
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Haha nice, I'm planning to do a loop in my FT02 soon as well. Same board and CPU as you.
I know exactly what you mean about the space for the tube res, and it would look great there.
I personally went with a XSPC Dual bay d5 res + D5 combo since my case sits on the floor and I'd see the front of it more than the side of it.
(Plus I got a great deal on both biggrin.gif)
One option for you is to get a pump head that has the tube res attached, then you could just let the whole setup sit on top of the radiator in that gap. I think EK makes those kinds of pump head + tube res combos.
I dont get why you would rather get a 4x 140 instead of the 3x 180 though?
I just want to know your reasons since I had a similar question in another thread:
http://www.overclock.net/forum/newestpost/1345560
Also, might want to measure out how much space you have since the SR1 is actually 605mm long (Magicool 540 is 580mm long).

The Asus gene has been faultless, no complaints. Just cannot see it with the massive cooler.

re;tube/pump etc.. My pc sits on my desk with its window on display. I can understand your choice with bay res. Just remember to fit foam isolation around the bay so it lessons vibration noise.
I looked at the EK DDC res combo, just aesthetically I find the ddc fugly. I like the idea of having the res 'float' above the rad. I'm looking into whether I can use the free PCI slots as a fillport into the res possibly manufacture an anodized plate to attatch fillport.

The SR1 fits exactly into case once you remove foam from area under psu and its opposite under 5.25 bays. Its a snug fit.
My choice for the SR1 was down to reputation, and the FPI count on the rad. I think the SR1 was also thicker than the magicool. I'm not resigned to the SR1 as yet so can still alter. I'll probably leave rad till last purchase.

Question#4
Can you have too much LED?

My mobo has a red LED river motif on it.

I'm considering,
CPU block; xspc raystorm LED
GPU block; xspc raystorm LED

If I get a Tube res also with LED (aquacomputer aqualis do the D5/tube res combo.
Is that overkill on the LED?
Edited by Baron C - 1/8/13 at 12:18pm
post #7 of 21
Agreed, I love the mobo. Although for me, two of the six SATA ports dont work (the two Intel SATA3 ones)...

I believe Koolance already makes a PCI slot bracket that has two threaded holes for G1/4 fittings. Although the total cost of the bracket + 2 fittings may be a bit steep compared to what you can achieve with a few minutes of DIY effort lol.

And I dont think you can have too much LED. I personally like it more when cases are lit by the glow of LEDs on individual components as opposed to a LED strip/cold cathode.
Just dont combine the two?

What color scheme are you going with?
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Agreed, I love the mobo. Although for me, two of the six SATA ports dont work (the two Intel SATA3 ones)...
I believe Koolance already makes a PCI slot bracket that has two threaded holes for G1/4 fittings. Although the total cost of the bracket + 2 fittings may be a bit steep compared to what you can achieve with a few minutes of DIY effort lol.
And I dont think you can have too much LED. I personally like it more when cases are lit by the glow of LEDs on individual components as opposed to a LED strip/cold cathode.
Just dont combine the two?
What color scheme are you going with?

I'll look out for the koolabce, if its smartly done, worth it.

Colour scheme; well the raystorms come with blue LED as standard. Its very much like the blue on the case power button. If I go red LED I worry it may be too much red. So gut instinct, red for CPU and white led for gpu. And red for the tube res as that will tie into the red LED coming off the mobo itself.

That makes sense?

Sleeving would be colour-x ( cinninar red) , shade 19/black. Still to be finalised.
post #9 of 21
I'd suggest you to go for the Magicool Triple 180 (540mm) rad, I use it on my rig, and it is great:




You'll have to remove the filter system to fit it, but you can put the filters below the case with some magnet strips, and they will work just as good. It'd be a shame if you went for a different rad, this one fits perfectly and you get to use those epic AP-181 fans the RV02-FT02 come with. thumb.gif

As for the pump the D5 is a great choice, very powerful and quiet as hell. As for tubing, I would highly suggest you to go for either Durelene tubing, or if you want some colored tubing instead, go for the new Primochill Primoflex Advanced LRT, as it seems to have fixed the plasticizer issue.

Feel free to ask any concern you may have. tongue.gif
    
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The magicool has a multiport at one end, so four holes. I could use one as a drain port?
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