Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › First time build + Watercooling
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

First time build + Watercooling - Page 2

post #11 of 59
Yeah, just don't overclock your cpu and you will be fine. It has a crappy fan on it. Obviously you would leave the stock cooling on your GPU's as well.
LiquidGlass
(14 items)
 
Case Labs ST10-X
(17 items)
 
Raven (Sold)
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700K Asus Rog Strix Z270i Zotac GTX1080TI FE G.Skill Trident RGB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Evo Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro OLED55C6V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Corsair SF600 Lian Li Q37 Logitech G403 Wireless 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair MM300 Bose CineMate GSII 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Gigabyte UP4 ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu Ray Reader & DVD-RW Burner Custom Watercooling Loop  Microsoft Windows 8 HP w2558hc 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Anansi Corsair AX1200 W/ White Sleeving Caselabs ST10-X Extreme Edition Razer Mamba 
Audio
Logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA Nvidia GTX 680 Signature 2 SC Corsair Vengence 16 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD Sony DVD-RW Drive XSPC Rasa 750 RS360  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 24" View Sonic LED's Razer Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX750 SilverStone Tek RV02B-EW-USB3.0 
MouseAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Bose Cinemate GS Series II System Logitech G930 Wireless Surround Head Phones 
  hide details  
Reply
LiquidGlass
(14 items)
 
Case Labs ST10-X
(17 items)
 
Raven (Sold)
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700K Asus Rog Strix Z270i Zotac GTX1080TI FE G.Skill Trident RGB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Evo Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro OLED55C6V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Corsair SF600 Lian Li Q37 Logitech G403 Wireless 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair MM300 Bose CineMate GSII 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Gigabyte UP4 ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu Ray Reader & DVD-RW Burner Custom Watercooling Loop  Microsoft Windows 8 HP w2558hc 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Anansi Corsair AX1200 W/ White Sleeving Caselabs ST10-X Extreme Edition Razer Mamba 
Audio
Logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA Nvidia GTX 680 Signature 2 SC Corsair Vengence 16 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD Sony DVD-RW Drive XSPC Rasa 750 RS360  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 24" View Sonic LED's Razer Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX750 SilverStone Tek RV02B-EW-USB3.0 
MouseAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Bose Cinemate GS Series II System Logitech G930 Wireless Surround Head Phones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by compalalaska View Post

Yeah, just don't overclock your cpu and you will be fine. It has a crappy fan on it. Obviously you would leave the stock cooling on your GPU's as well.

+1 rep
Really appreciate you clearing that up, thank you!
Solstice
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77 UD4H Diamond 7970 Team Dark 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK + Asus Xonar DGX 
Other
Rosewill Wireless N Dual Band Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
Solstice
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77 UD4H Diamond 7970 Team Dark 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK + Asus Xonar DGX 
Other
Rosewill Wireless N Dual Band Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 59
You asked for any other comments...

My current build is in a Switch 810, and I've torn the thing apart so many times I've gotten to know it quite well....


I really, really recommend going with an XT45 420 instead of 360, as it will fit perfectly fine in push-pull but provide you with a significantly greater surface area with which to dissipate the heat from your loop.

Get the MCP35X from JabTech, Sidewinder Computers, or maybe Petra's Tech Shop as it is $84-86 instead of the $100 everywhere else, and it is much better than the MCP35B (which is just an MCP355 with the 35X Top really). The PWM Control is SOOOOO Worthwhile! However, for ANY DDC pump, 35X or not, get the Swiftech MCP35X-Heatsink and an 80x15mm fan; it will cut the temp of the pump PCB in half, greatly increasing the life of the pump! This is because unlike the D5, which dumps its heat into the loop (adding to the water temp, how significant this additional heat is remains highly dependent on the loop itself), the DDC pumps are air-cooled which while preventing any unnecessary water temp increases has the unfortunate effect of giving you a REALLY hot pump if you don't provide adequate ventilation!


The HeatKiller GPUx3 blocks (I prefer the Hole Edition, out of the three variants, but performance is the same amongst all 3) are the best blocks you can get, and while the Aquagrafx is a close second, it's just not as good. However, the HK blocks are HEAVY, like very surprisingly so, due to being pretty much one solid milled piece of ultra premium copper; therefore, I would consider the backplate a MANDATORY addition!

XSPC Compressions are actually fantastic, they have immense grip, and they are very high quality parts (in this case, $ =/= quality). I like Black Chrome from them, and the finish is very durable, too! Be sure to grab a few of their Male-Female and Male-Male extenders, and get a G1/4 "Bulkhead" Pass-Thru fitting if you want to make a super-easy and ridiculously convenient fill port.


Primochill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT is the best tubing I've used bar none! It's a little stiff, but it's top-notch stuff and seriously there has been zero reports of plasticizer. Ditch the MasterKleer and go with the Primochill!
If you REALLY want to go with Dyes, then go Mayhem's (Pastels for the solid look, my preference), but otherwise colored tubing is the better option: far less maintenance, no restrictions of what biocides, less money over the long run, blah blah blah. If you really don't like the "clear res" look, get a Bitspower Multi Z 150 reservoir with either the Crystal Endcaps (looks wicked; or get the Phobya/whatever) and use some White LED's or MAYBE some UV LED's if you want the purple color; another option would be to get a BP Multi-Z res that has the tinted acrylic....
   
Z77 Bench-a-lot
(31 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Z77 Bench-a-lot
(31 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by newmindsets View Post

+1 rep
Really appreciate you clearing that up, thank you!
My pleasure smile.gif
LiquidGlass
(14 items)
 
Case Labs ST10-X
(17 items)
 
Raven (Sold)
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700K Asus Rog Strix Z270i Zotac GTX1080TI FE G.Skill Trident RGB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Evo Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro OLED55C6V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Corsair SF600 Lian Li Q37 Logitech G403 Wireless 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair MM300 Bose CineMate GSII 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Gigabyte UP4 ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu Ray Reader & DVD-RW Burner Custom Watercooling Loop  Microsoft Windows 8 HP w2558hc 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Anansi Corsair AX1200 W/ White Sleeving Caselabs ST10-X Extreme Edition Razer Mamba 
Audio
Logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA Nvidia GTX 680 Signature 2 SC Corsair Vengence 16 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD Sony DVD-RW Drive XSPC Rasa 750 RS360  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 24" View Sonic LED's Razer Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX750 SilverStone Tek RV02B-EW-USB3.0 
MouseAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Bose Cinemate GS Series II System Logitech G930 Wireless Surround Head Phones 
  hide details  
Reply
LiquidGlass
(14 items)
 
Case Labs ST10-X
(17 items)
 
Raven (Sold)
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700K Asus Rog Strix Z270i Zotac GTX1080TI FE G.Skill Trident RGB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Evo Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro OLED55C6V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Corsair SF600 Lian Li Q37 Logitech G403 Wireless 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair MM300 Bose CineMate GSII 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Gigabyte UP4 ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu Ray Reader & DVD-RW Burner Custom Watercooling Loop  Microsoft Windows 8 HP w2558hc 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Anansi Corsair AX1200 W/ White Sleeving Caselabs ST10-X Extreme Edition Razer Mamba 
Audio
Logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA Nvidia GTX 680 Signature 2 SC Corsair Vengence 16 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD Sony DVD-RW Drive XSPC Rasa 750 RS360  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 24" View Sonic LED's Razer Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX750 SilverStone Tek RV02B-EW-USB3.0 
MouseAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Bose Cinemate GS Series II System Logitech G930 Wireless Surround Head Phones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

You asked for any other comments...

My current build is in a Switch 810, and I've torn the thing apart so many times I've gotten to know it quite well....


I really, really recommend going with an XT45 420 instead of 360, as it will fit perfectly fine in push-pull but provide you with a significantly greater surface area with which to dissipate the heat from your loop.

Get the MCP35X from JabTech, Sidewinder Computers, or maybe Petra's Tech Shop as it is $84-86 instead of the $100 everywhere else, and it is much better than the MCP35B (which is just an MCP355 with the 35X Top really). The PWM Control is SOOOOO Worthwhile! However, for ANY DDC pump, 35X or not, get the Swiftech MCP35X-Heatsink and an 80x15mm fan; it will cut the temp of the pump PCB in half, greatly increasing the life of the pump! This is because unlike the D5, which dumps its heat into the loop (adding to the water temp, how significant this additional heat is remains highly dependent on the loop itself), the DDC pumps are air-cooled which while preventing any unnecessary water temp increases has the unfortunate effect of giving you a REALLY hot pump if you don't provide adequate ventilation!


The HeatKiller GPUx3 blocks (I prefer the Hole Edition, out of the three variants, but performance is the same amongst all 3) are the best blocks you can get, and while the Aquagrafx is a close second, it's just not as good. However, the HK blocks are HEAVY, like very surprisingly so, due to being pretty much one solid milled piece of ultra premium copper; therefore, I would consider the backplate a MANDATORY addition!

XSPC Compressions are actually fantastic, they have immense grip, and they are very high quality parts (in this case, $ =/= quality). I like Black Chrome from them, and the finish is very durable, too! Be sure to grab a few of their Male-Female and Male-Male extenders, and get a G1/4 "Bulkhead" Pass-Thru fitting if you want to make a super-easy and ridiculously convenient fill port.


Primochill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT is the best tubing I've used bar none! It's a little stiff, but it's top-notch stuff and seriously there has been zero reports of plasticizer. Ditch the MasterKleer and go with the Primochill!
If you REALLY want to go with Dyes, then go Mayhem's (Pastels for the solid look, my preference), but otherwise colored tubing is the better option: far less maintenance, no restrictions of what biocides, less money over the long run, blah blah blah. If you really don't like the "clear res" look, get a Bitspower Multi Z 150 reservoir with either the Crystal Endcaps (looks wicked; or get the Phobya/whatever) and use some White LED's or MAYBE some UV LED's if you want the purple color; another option would be to get a BP Multi-Z res that has the tinted acrylic....

+1 rep (deserves +9)
I can't express to you how awesome of you it was to write this out for me, thank you so much!
Quote:
I really, really recommend going with an XT45 420 instead of 360, as it will fit perfectly fine in push-pull but provide you with a significantly greater surface area with which to dissipate the heat from your loop.
This makes it alittle more pricey, is it worth the performance difference? Also the 120mm Scythe GT's would not work, so what fans would be good on here?
Quote:
Get the MCP35X from JabTech, Sidewinder Computers, or maybe Petra's Tech Shop as it is $84-86 instead of the $100 everywhere else, and it is much better than the MCP35B (which is just an MCP355 with the 35X Top really). The PWM Control is SOOOOO Worthwhile! However, for ANY DDC pump, 35X or not, get the Swiftech MCP35X-Heatsink and an 80x15mm fan; it will cut the temp of the pump PCB in half, greatly increasing the life of the pump! This is because unlike the D5, which dumps its heat into the loop (adding to the water temp, how significant this additional heat is remains highly dependent on the loop itself), the DDC pumps are air-cooled which while preventing any unnecessary water temp increases has the unfortunate effect of giving you a REALLY hot pump if you don't provide adequate ventilation!

I actually did decide on that exact pump. It's $85 on Performance PCs, which is where I'd like to get all my WCing components, considering the wonderful 5.5% discount(OCN55). As far as I can tell they do not have the heatsink you mentioned, and how much does that run? I'm trying my best not to set off a nuclear bomb in my bank account...(too late perhaps).

Edit: Found the heatsink for $15, plus an 80x15mm fan for $8
Quote:
The HeatKiller GPUx3 blocks (I prefer the Hole Edition, out of the three variants, but performance is the same amongst all 3) are the best blocks you can get, and while the Aquagrafx is a close second, it's just not as good. However, the HK blocks are HEAVY, like very surprisingly so, due to being pretty much one solid milled piece of ultra premium copper; therefore, I would consider the backplate a MANDATORY addition!

I completely agree that this is the best block, however, PPC has been out of stock for awhile, in fact - almost every online store is. The aquacomputer was the next best from what I could tell.
Quote:
XSPC Compressions are actually fantastic, they have immense grip, and they are very high quality parts (in this case, $ =/= quality). I like Black Chrome from them, and the finish is very durable, too! Be sure to grab a few of their Male-Female and Male-Male extenders, and get a G1/4 "Bulkhead" Pass-Thru fitting if you want to make a super-easy and ridiculously convenient fill port.

Glad to hear that these are of good quality! I am not familiar with the bullhead fitting, is such a thing necessary?
Quote:
Primochill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT is the best tubing I've used bar none! It's a little stiff, but it's top-notch stuff and seriously there has been zero reports of plasticizer. Ditch the MasterKleer and go with the Primochill!

Already on it! Question is, red tubing/dye and purple coils, or vice versa? (Liking the idea of red/purple scheme over blue/purple)
Quote:
If you REALLY want to go with Dyes, then go Mayhem's (Pastels for the solid look, my preference), but otherwise colored tubing is the better option: far less maintenance, no restrictions of what biocides, less money over the long run, blah blah blah.

Definitely want a dye. Premixed pastel like you recommended, or usual distilled with additives and no frills dye?
Quote:
If you really don't like the "clear res" look, get a Bitspower Multi Z 150 reservoir with either the Crystal Endcaps (looks wicked; or get the Phobya/whatever) and use some White LED's or MAYBE some UV LED's if you want the purple color; another option would be to get a BP Multi-Z res that has the tinted acrylic....

You may need to elaborate on that. Right now I was thinking a clear res with colored coolant would look good.
Is this the res you speak of?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_657&products_id=35198

Edit: Have any experience with this? http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_666&products_id=31134

Once again THANK YOU. You're a wonderful person for helping out a noobie like me. So far this site is treating me very well.
Edited by newmindsets - 3/24/13 at 10:10pm
Solstice
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77 UD4H Diamond 7970 Team Dark 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK + Asus Xonar DGX 
Other
Rosewill Wireless N Dual Band Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
Solstice
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77 UD4H Diamond 7970 Team Dark 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK + Asus Xonar DGX 
Other
Rosewill Wireless N Dual Band Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 59
You are most welcome! I am very happy to help anyone who is willing to do the work and research required on their own, instead of popping in here saying "I want a LOOP! BUILD ME ONE NOW! ARGGHHH!!!!", well, not usually quite like that, but I'm sure you know what I mean wink.gif

Unfortunately, I just wanted to pop in and say you're welcome and that I saw your response to my post, and I'm not ignoring it I just can't type out the reply on my phone so it'll have to wait until I get home.


Oh, also, there's a member on here who bought the wrong block for his 7950 (it's an HK 79x0 block), and I am pretty positive he's looking to sell it... I just can't recall exactly who it is :S You should be able to find the thread if you search under my recent posts, as this was in the last 2 maybe 3 days... It would definitely be worth it, and you'd likely save some money while getting the best performing (and best looking, and best manufactured, and most likely to get you laid) block...errr..scratch that last one, but yeah, I have never been so impressed with the quality of a PC component as I was with my first HK block!


Lastly, Performance PC's is excellent, they are one of my three "go-to" retailers for H2O stuff (JabTech and Sidewinder being the other two). I steer very clear of FrozenCPU, though... mad.gif Also, JabTech has a coupon code, it should still be active... "facebook" for the same discount as the PPC's one!
   
Z77 Bench-a-lot
(31 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Z77 Bench-a-lot
(31 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 59
I will pipe up and say the Heatkiller blocks are fantastic. They work amazingly well and look absolutly fantastic installed. I've used their AMD 79X0 as well as GTX680 Hole Edition with fantastic results. I did have to wait a few weeks when I picked up my 3 79X0's from PPC as they were out of stock. But they would be worth the wait. Just email PPC, ask for an estimated instock date, chances are you will have a responce within minutes. If not they are contacting their Rep in Germany, but he is a super nice guy as well and is usually pretty quick on the replies, Christian is his name I believe.
Quote:
most likely to get you laid) block...errr..scratch that last one, but yeah
You sir, have just not met the right woman...
Edited by compalalaska - 3/25/13 at 3:38pm
LiquidGlass
(14 items)
 
Case Labs ST10-X
(17 items)
 
Raven (Sold)
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700K Asus Rog Strix Z270i Zotac GTX1080TI FE G.Skill Trident RGB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Evo Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro OLED55C6V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Corsair SF600 Lian Li Q37 Logitech G403 Wireless 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair MM300 Bose CineMate GSII 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Gigabyte UP4 ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu Ray Reader & DVD-RW Burner Custom Watercooling Loop  Microsoft Windows 8 HP w2558hc 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Anansi Corsair AX1200 W/ White Sleeving Caselabs ST10-X Extreme Edition Razer Mamba 
Audio
Logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA Nvidia GTX 680 Signature 2 SC Corsair Vengence 16 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD Sony DVD-RW Drive XSPC Rasa 750 RS360  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 24" View Sonic LED's Razer Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX750 SilverStone Tek RV02B-EW-USB3.0 
MouseAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Bose Cinemate GS Series II System Logitech G930 Wireless Surround Head Phones 
  hide details  
Reply
LiquidGlass
(14 items)
 
Case Labs ST10-X
(17 items)
 
Raven (Sold)
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700K Asus Rog Strix Z270i Zotac GTX1080TI FE G.Skill Trident RGB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Evo Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro OLED55C6V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Corsair SF600 Lian Li Q37 Logitech G403 Wireless 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair MM300 Bose CineMate GSII 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Gigabyte UP4 ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu Ray Reader & DVD-RW Burner Custom Watercooling Loop  Microsoft Windows 8 HP w2558hc 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Anansi Corsair AX1200 W/ White Sleeving Caselabs ST10-X Extreme Edition Razer Mamba 
Audio
Logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA Nvidia GTX 680 Signature 2 SC Corsair Vengence 16 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD Sony DVD-RW Drive XSPC Rasa 750 RS360  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 24" View Sonic LED's Razer Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX750 SilverStone Tek RV02B-EW-USB3.0 
MouseAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Bose Cinemate GS Series II System Logitech G930 Wireless Surround Head Phones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

You are most welcome! I am very happy to help anyone who is willing to do the work and research required on their own, instead of popping in here saying "I want a LOOP! BUILD ME ONE NOW! ARGGHHH!!!!", well, not usually quite like that, but I'm sure you know what I mean wink.gif

Unfortunately, I just wanted to pop in and say you're welcome and that I saw your response to my post, and I'm not ignoring it I just can't type out the reply on my phone so it'll have to wait until I get home.


Oh, also, there's a member on here who bought the wrong block for his 7950 (it's an HK 79x0 block), and I am pretty positive he's looking to sell it... I just can't recall exactly who it is :S You should be able to find the thread if you search under my recent posts, as this was in the last 2 maybe 3 days... It would definitely be worth it, and you'd likely save some money while getting the best performing (and best looking, and best manufactured, and most likely to get you laid) block...errr..scratch that last one, but yeah, I have never been so impressed with the quality of a PC component as I was with my first HK block!


Lastly, Performance PC's is excellent, they are one of my three "go-to" retailers for H2O stuff (JabTech and Sidewinder being the other two). I steer very clear of FrozenCPU, though... mad.gif Also, JabTech has a coupon code, it should still be active... "facebook" for the same discount as the PPC's one!

Trust me man, I research EVERYTHING before I buy, everything. Very conscious of that. And thank you once again, wonderful help! I see that Jab Tech has the 5% discount also! The problem is that while they have some parts cheaper ie. tubing, the savings I would have is negated by the shipping costs, because they do not everything I need that PPCs does.
Quote:
I will pipe up and say the Heatkiller blocks are fantastic. They work amazingly well and look absolutly fantastic installed. I've used their AMD 79X0 as well as GTX680 Hole Edition with fantastic results. I did have to wait a few weeks when I picked up my 3 79X0's from PPC as they were out of stock. But they would be worth the wait. Just email PPC, ask for an estimated instock date, chances are you will have a responce within minutes. If not they are contacting their Rep in Germany, but he is a super nice guy as well and is usually pretty quick on the replies, Christian is his name I believe.

Sounds good! Thanks for the recommendation as well!

I can't express my gratitude enough to people like you two that help people out with less experience!
Solstice
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77 UD4H Diamond 7970 Team Dark 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK + Asus Xonar DGX 
Other
Rosewill Wireless N Dual Band Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
Solstice
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77 UD4H Diamond 7970 Team Dark 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK + Asus Xonar DGX 
Other
Rosewill Wireless N Dual Band Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 59
People can rag on you for building a $5000 rig for your first time, but the truth is, it doesn't matter as long as you enjoy doing the build and get some good experience building it. Join the club, kick back and enjoy the tweaker culture.

THe reason most people advise against doing a watercool as well as doing your first PC build, is because both require massive chunks of time. I've only just started to think about water cooling and already I'm spent the past 2 weeks researching things like delta-T's, waterflow constrictions, building thermal loops, calculating TDP's all of which are important parts that need the time before I even think about doing a build.

It's much wiser to start one thing at a time, get really good at it (even if it's just menial tasks like resleeving fan cables) then move on. Doing your first build is going to bring a whole bunch of problems with it, let alone water cooling which is an entire beast in itself.

Trying to tackle both is like learning to drive and then trying to race an F1 car straight afterwards.

Most of us would probably burn the clutch on an F1 car into oblivion, others would do moderately well, but would plateau quickly and most likely would give up. Some are born to drive and would be the next Schummacher.

It's not impossible, nor is it unachievable, just really difficult to manage all at once.
post #20 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooksta View Post

People can rag on you for building a $5000 rig for your first time, but the truth is, it doesn't matter as long as you enjoy doing the build and get some good experience building it. Join the club, kick back and enjoy the tweaker culture.

THe reason most people advise against doing a watercool as well as doing your first PC build, is because both require massive chunks of time. I've only just started to think about water cooling and already I'm spent the past 2 weeks researching things like delta-T's, waterflow constrictions, building thermal loops, calculating TDP's all of which are important parts that need the time before I even think about doing a build.

It's much wiser to start one thing at a time, get really good at it (even if it's just menial tasks like resleeving fan cables) then move on. Doing your first build is going to bring a whole bunch of problems with it, let alone water cooling which is an entire beast in itself.

Trying to tackle both is like learning to drive and then trying to race an F1 car straight afterwards.

Most of us would probably burn the clutch on an F1 car into oblivion, others would do moderately well, but would plateau quickly and most likely would give up. Some are born to drive and would be the next Schummacher.

It's not impossible, nor is it unachievable, just really difficult to manage all at once.

Well more like $2000 w/ WCing biggrin.gif. I am going to put a lot of time into this build and probably kickstart an addiction to modding and such. I have a very addictive personality, epecially in the beginning when I first start something ie a video game. (Off topic but tonight at 12am I picked up Bioshock Infinite, just ended my session now @ 6am - just too tired to fully enjoy this magnificent game the way it deserves).

Also, I've been thinking about what you said, about tackling both at once. I truly think I could handle it, because I like to take my time with things, and love to have everything perfect. I just can't hold back my excitement for this project. If anything, I may wait a couple weeks, get familiar with everything until I know I'm comfortable, and then start the WCing. Frankly, I haven't even decided on every component for my build yet, which I have a separate thread for here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1374808/1500-budget-first-build.

Would appreciate input. Thanks!
Solstice
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77 UD4H Diamond 7970 Team Dark 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK + Asus Xonar DGX 
Other
Rosewill Wireless N Dual Band Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
Solstice
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77 UD4H Diamond 7970 Team Dark 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK + Asus Xonar DGX 
Other
Rosewill Wireless N Dual Band Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › First time build + Watercooling