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I haven't looked at water cooling since my x58 build and I was always hesitant to pull the trigger because how much maintenance would be required for having water in a system.

I'm not happy with my temperatures of my Core i7 3770k @ 4.8Ghz around 90C after a 24/7 prime run. What temperatures can I expect from going water?

What are some good cooling parts? I don't mind spending $350 for my loop and I'm only going to be cooling my CPU and if anything else add my Maximus V Formula since it has a water block. The only down side about adding my board is that it only has 1/4" barbs.
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I thought those barbs are for 3/8 ID tubes. Maybe I'm wrong frown.gif

XSPC RX360 kit with D5 pump seems to be good choice for your setup.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33549
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Thank you for your response, would it be better to make my own loop and pick out my own block? Or is that currently the best block out?
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You won't need to invest a lot of maintenance. Change the coolant one or twice a year or so and tear the loop down every couple of years for inspection/cleaning.
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Thank you for your response, would it be better to make my own loop and pick out my own block? Or is that currently the best block out?

Raystorm is a pretty good block
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post #6 of 66
The best rads are Alphacool Full Copper.
For your loop, all you need pump-wise is a D5. I suggest the Koolanve Vario as it is the most quiet.
Blocks are suggestive as most will go for looks over performance. I prefer EK blocks myself.
Fans: for rads, you want a good noise to static pressure ratio and the Scythe GT fans are the ones to beat in that department.
Reservoirs are also very suggestive as it's mostly an easthetic component. I prefer the FrozenQ bay res myself.

For a lonely CPU loop, I would recommend a 360 or 480 rad in push/pull. You can get away with less but you will have to speed up your fans to get the same results.
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post #7 of 66
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Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer View Post

Thank you for your response, would it be better to make my own loop and pick out my own block? Or is that currently the best block out?

Raystorm is a solid choice. But you can choose your own parts too. Parts I recommend based on some benchmarks are

CPU Block : Koolance CPU-380 (~$75)
Radiator : Alphacool UT60 360mm (~$90)
Pump : Any D5 variant (e.g. Koolance PMP-450) (~$75)

You need tubing, reservoir, fittings in addition. So kits may save you some bucks.
post #8 of 66
Depends on your Vcore IMHO.. Ivy seems to hit that Vcore wall and temps shoot our of control even with a good WC setup without delidding..
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If I went with a 360mm where would I mount it in my case? It seems like it's limited to 240mm
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Looked into finding a way to put a 360mm rad in the case and it seems like there is no easy way without modding the case. If I went with a 240mm rad would I notice a decent different in cooling? Also I was hoping to add a GPU to my loop once the next generation of GPUs arrive.

I could put a 240mm rad + a 120mm rad in the case but would that be enough to cool a GPU + CPU?
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