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I need some help building my first custom water cooled system. First off here is a list of parts in my computer. To start off I am only looking at cooling the cpu but will be doing the gpu by summer. I would like some idea as to what is good and to stay away from. I have been doing some reading on here. From what I seen I really like the looks of the EKWB stuff also stuff by bitspower.

Case: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T
Cpu: Intel Core i7-3820 2011
Gpu: ASUS GTX 680 4GB
Mobo: ASUS Rampage IV Formula
Ram: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB
Power: SeaSonic Platinum 1000w
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for the cpu block, the koolance 380i offers the best performance:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17580/ex-blc-1376/Koolance_CPU-380I_Intel_Liquid_Cooling_CPU_Block_-_No_Fittings_.html



for radiators, i would suggest getting one 240 right now and add another one this summer when you add your gpu to the loop. the alphacool monsta is the best rad you can get although it is really thick and might not fit in your case so i would recommend the alphacool ut60 instead:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14856/ex-rad-332/Alphacool_NexXxoS_UT60_Full_Copper_Dual_120mm_Radiator.html



hope this helps smile.gif
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When picking a cpu block form the the list that you posted dose 40.04 of the 380 to say a 41.53 of the ek supremacy. Dose it make a big deal in the end. After all it is 1.49 more?
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When picking a cpu block form the the list that you posted dose 40.04 of the 380 to say a 41.53 of the ek supremacy. Dose it make a big deal in the end. After all it is 1.49 more?

its not much but a couple degrees on this and a couple on another and it adds up. it could be as much as 5 or 6 degrees when it's all together which is actually pretty significant. if you really like one though you can make that sacrifice of a couple degrees if that is what you really want. it doesn't really matter unless you are really pushing your components
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I am hoping to get some where in ball park of 4.6 to 4.8 oc on my cpu. I live in nj so I get cold and hot parts of the year. That is also some thing have to think of.
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The 600T only gives you 30mm clearance above the motherboard for a rad unless you want to cut holes and mount in externally on top of the case. I used a Hardware labs Stealth black ice 240 which is a great rad and didn't require any modding.
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Thanks Bloodbath that is good to know that it can only take a 30mm of clearance above the motherboard.
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