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post #1 of 13
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Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yuCq
Main Priorities: Low noise level, then performance

Watercooling layout:
Pump/Res Combo --> CPU Block --> 360 Rad --> GPU1 --> GPU2 --> 240 Rad --> Quick Disconnects for draining --> Pump/Res Combo

Explanation of some choices:
- 1200w PSU: This is for noise purposes, it won't be at near 100% load so the fan speed won't be as high.
- Core i7 instead of i5: Windows performance index won't give i5 CPUs a 7.9, even when overclocked to 4.5ghz frown.gif
- 45mm thick rads: I know there is room for a thicker rad, but I want some extra room in my case for aesthetic purposes.
- Gelid Fans: They have good static pressure and match the aesthetics


Basically I'm planning on setting the fan speeds to where they are hardly audible from a few feet away from the case, then seeing how much I can overclock keeping the same fan RPMs. Thanks for looking and the feedback!
post #2 of 13
get this powersupply instead if you are looking for silence, it turns its fan off at idle.

plenty of power, platinum rating and its cheaper...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151111

same unit, just the one in the vid is 1000W

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M61uznL9BI

if you are going to be just gaming get the 3570K processor, you will literally see ZERO performance gain in games getting a 3770K over a 3570K.

id get windows 8 instead of 7. i recentally made the switch and i installed the 3rd party app that give you back the start icon, and i love it. windows 7 is dead to me. windows 8 pro is also cheaper, by a lot... regular price at costco is $60.

your radiators are all copper, your block is brass... no beano. get a copper water block..

with those alphacool rads you wont need to have the fans over 1000rpm to get awesome temps and beast overclocks while remaining inaudible. i have the 60mm thick 240 rad and i love it.

unless you are dead set on the blue tubes, i got 10' of tubing from home depot for like $3...

looks like you went with 1/2" tubing, your quick disconnects are 3/8"...
Edited by Sean W. - 1/19/13 at 6:35pm
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post #3 of 13
The order you put stuff in really doesnt matter.

Just get a T fitting to drain. QDC fittings are more expensive and tend to be rather restrictive.
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post #4 of 13
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Cool thanks.
- Going to stick with AX1200 for the full modular and individually sleeved cables. (Wish they made the AX in 1000w version. Under 100% load I'll be pulling around 760w so 1000 would be perfect to cut down noise level).
- Getting the i7 simply to get full 7.9 on windows experience index smile.gif
- Thanks for the callout on the blocks! Getting the XSPC raystorm full copper instead
- Yeah I'm dead set on blue tubes. Definitely don't want to use any dye frown.gif
- Doing a different drain system. Bottom Rad > Male/Male Adapter > T Fitting > Male/Male Adapter > Mini Valve > Plug (and picking up a barb fitting for when I need to drain).
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What case are you going to use?
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post #7 of 13
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Here is the new build plan: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yD6I
Drain system will be: Tube > 45 fitting > T-Block > Male/Male Adapter > 90 adapter > Bottom Rad. So when I need to drain I'll just use the top port on the T-Block right? Reeeeally stupid question, but the water won't like "gush out" or anything as long as the T-block is horizontal and the drain port is up and not down?
post #8 of 13
Here is what I mean by a T fitting drain:
http://cdn.overclock.net/e/e2/e233da8f_vbattach176974.png

Except, instead of the QDC fittings, you just put a drain plug there. Something like this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14601/ex-tub-1040/Enzotech_G14_Barb_Stop_Fitting_w_Cap_-_12_ID_-_Matte_Black_BNPH-ID12-G14.html?tl=g30c101s460

And if you T fitting is not very visible, you can get something like this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7442/ex-tub-271/Primochill_12_UV_Reactive_Leakproof_T_Fitting_-_UV_Blue.html?tl=g30c499s745

The lenght of your drain tubing is as long as convenient to you. You can coil it up under your case.

You put a bucket under your case and you unscrew the drain port, just that easily.
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post #9 of 13
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ok thanks for the pic, that makes more sense now. Would it be viable at all to NOT have a tube hooked up to the drain port until I'm ready to drain? I'm planning on using a hand pump, so it would certainly look cleaner just to have a plug on the drain port. My only concern is water spilling out or something when I remove the plug.
post #10 of 13
Your drain should be the lowest part of your loop. So turn your case upside down and your drain is now at the highest part of your loop. Take off your plug and attach your pump or extra tubing. I would put a towel around it just in case before taking the plug out.

I dont see the point of a hand pump, gravity should do the work.
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