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Advice for Closed Loop CPU water cooling - ITX gaming build (Asrock Z77E-ITX & Lian Li PC-Q08)

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Hi, recently I've decided on building a ITX build just for gaming as well as easy to take around (Lan purposes).
Anyways, here are the parts that I've ordered and some parts will be moving from my current pc.

***Ordered Parts***
CPU - Intel i5 3570k
Mobo - AsRock Z77E ITX
RAM - Corsair Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 1600 2 x 8GB
Case - Lian Li PC-Q08

***Moving from current PC***
SSD - ADATA 128GB
PSU - Zalman ZM600-HP 600w

OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Monitor - Samsung T240 (For now)

***Ordering in the near Future***
ATi HD 7950 3GB

So, help is needed in deciding on which closed loop cpu water cooling is best fitting on this build?
I believe a member here had a build with the same case and motherboard. And had a Corsair H50 water cooling on, but had a mounting problem on the back of the motherboard due to the mSata port in the way?

Also, many people with this case is struggling to fit a radiator and fan with ample space for air, due to obstruction from the PSU?

Need recommendation on a setup(push/pull, pull/pull, etc) and mounting location.
Coolers in mind. Corsair H55/60 Hydro series, Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer, Antec Kuhler H2O 620.

Note: my parts have not arrived yet, hopefully by tomorrow afternoon i'll be able to get it and set it up, and take pictures just to help myself and everyone who is helping.

Thanks

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post #2 of 5
The H60 is a great cooler, the reviews show that it is a good performer, it only needs a 120mm fan mount and a little clearance on both sides so i think you would be fine, if you want more power then get another fan for it or get a H70 for a bit more. be sure to look at the reviews for the 2013 edition
     
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I'm worried about the cpu bracket that is needed on the back of the motherboard. Because the Asrock motherboard has a mSata port located very near the cpu on the back.

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That is what i'm worried about...and also, what is mSata port for again? Is it a drive that act as a cashe for the system?

Thanks

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post #4 of 5
The mSata is used for SSDs i think, i havnt got a ssd so i dont really know. The bracket should be fine as it is very neer the same size as the mounting holes, it is just there to lrovide less flexibility than the board itself

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WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 120.5 Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) Corsair AX Series 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Black (Heavily Modded) Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Sennheiser HD 598 Cs 
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LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
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post #5 of 5
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A Quick Update!

I've bought the Corsair H60 Close Loop Water cooler, and it fits wonderfully on my AsRock Z77E-ITX board.
I just had a little problem trying to mount the radiator...since the space in Lian Li PC-Q08 is so limited, I had to sacrifice the front USB 3.0 port connectors, since the piping of the cooler gets in the way.

Anyways, so far so good!

Thanks!

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Intel Core i5 3570K AsRock Z77E-ITX Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB Boost Edition Corsair Vengeance LowProfile DDR3 1600 16GB (2 ... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ADATA 128GB SSD Corsair H60 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG iPS 277L-BN 27" LED 
Case
Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-Q 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Biostart I45 TPower LGA 775 Sapphire HD 6450 Silent 1GB ADATA Value Ram 2 x 1GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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