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First Custom Build - Please Check My Gear - (PC: i7-3930k, RIVE, x2 MSI 680 GTX)

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I've purchased all the PC Hardware and now I am completing the build my selecting my watercooling equipment. The Hardware is shown here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yYaQ

I am using the CoolMaster CM Storm Stryker (white) case instead of the one shown.

Water Cooling Plan for the following TDP (Thermal Design Power) Values:
Intel i7 3930k - 130W
MSI Twin Frozr GeForce 4GB 680 (#1) - 195W
MSI Twin Frozr GeForce 4GB 680 (#2) - 195W

Water Cool Planned Items:
CPU block - Koolance CPU-380I
Fans - (x3) Corsair Sp120 Quiet Editions
Radiator Front: Alphacool NexXxos Monsta - 360mm x 80mm
Radiator Top: Alphacool NexXxos UT60 - 240 x 60mm
GPU Waterblocks: EK GeForce 680 GTX+ VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal CSQ (EK-FC680 GTX+ - Acetal CSQ)
Tubings - diameter (depends on pump inlet/outlet I'm thinking)
Fittings - White Bitspower
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X-BK™ 12 VDC Pump
Reservoir: EK 400 Basic

My main questions are:

1. Will the GPU Waterblock I selected be the best fit for my GPU's?

2. What pump and reservoir would actually be a good flow and head pressure far my system?

3. 1/2" tubing allows more flow than 1/4", but my GPU waterblock requires 1/4"... so just stick with 1/4"??

4. Pump / Reservoir correct?

The PC Parts:
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Black and White Steel ATX Full Tower
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz
GPU (x2): MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 CAS 9 9-11-10-28 |
Hard-Drives: 2 x SAMSUNG 840 SSD Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC
Extra Space: WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5
PSU: Corsair HX 1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Ready
Blu-Ray: ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Monitor: Dell 3011 30" UltraSharp
Edited by Benjiweb - 1/22/13 at 11:01am
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You are wasting lots of money. Money has a value these days... A 1920x1080 resolution is more than enough. I suggest you switch higher if television is going higher. 1920x1080 is best you can get.

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You are wasting lots of money. Money has a value these days... A 1920x1080 resolution is more than enough. I suggest you switch higher if television is going higher. 1920x1080 is best you can get.

What? rolleyes.gif


Anyway, it looks awesome, looking forward to the pics. thumb.gif
 
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I don't see what his comment does, nobody buys this equipment with the intent of being as frugal as possible.

I'm planning on filming and photographing the unboxing and build of all this gear! It is a fun project for me to do in my spare time, that's why I am trying to go all out.

Also, I really like the white painted radiators for the Stryker case, they are going to look aweeeesomeeee!!

And I already bought the Dell 3011, I always wanted a 30" screen, and with the Dual DVI setup allowing greater than 1920x1080, I'm excited!!!
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i can't comment on the parts as everyone like something different, but i can help with these questions you asked hopefully. good luck and i hope to see a build log or pics of what you decide to go with.

My main questions are:

1. Will the GPU Waterblock I selected be the best fit for my GPU's?
> click on THIS LINK to see if that block will fit your gpu. you can also contact EK support and ask them if it will work. it would help to have the proper model # and serial # as well when contacting them.

2. What pump and reservoir would actually be a good flow and head pressure far my system?
> i use a swiftect mcp 655 w/ speed control. i love it. i have about 11-12 feet of 1/2" tubing and i have it turned to #4 which is more then enough i feel. there are bigger and more expensive pumps out there, but i like this one and will repolace it with another one after this one dies. if you decide to, you could get the mcp35x and put two in series. alot of people like this set up as well. as for the res, that will depend on you. where is it going to go? how much liquid do you want it to hold? bay drive res?

3. 1/2" tubing allows more flow than 1/4", but my GPU waterblock requires 1/4"... so just stick with 1/4"??
> i have an EK gpu block and i can put whatever size fitting on it i want. as long as the end that is screwed into the block is G1/4" threaded male. i bet you could to if you get that block. from what i have read, it doesn't matter much if you decide to use 1/2"ID or 3/8"ID tubing. i would NOT recommend 1/4" ID tubing.

4. Pump / Reservoir correct?
> see #2

P.S. i am not a fan of the big monitor thing. i would rather have three monitors and a second GPU for that money of the dell. i like having three times as much desktop space for work then to have it bigger. different strokes for different folks i guess. GL, again
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