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I'm (almost) ready to put my new pc under water!

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To start, I will appreciate everyone's input or suggestions. I built a new PC at the beginning of the year instead of water cooling my old rig and I've been reading the forums trying to get ready since then. I've pretty much decided on what parts I want to get, I just got a Coolgate 420 rad for my birthday and recently purchased 6 x Enermax TB Vegas 140mm fans so I figure now is the time to get this setup.

Initially I will be putting my i7 3770K, Mobo, and RAM on water. I know you're probably thinking that is an odd combo, but I currently have 2 x 6870's and I'm thinking of selling them for 1 x 7950 so I don't want to waste money on water blocks. My motherboard is an ASUS Maximus V Formula and RAM is Kingston Hyper X H2O and they come ready for water, and I have an NZXT Switch 810 so I have a decent amount of space to play with.

Here's what I think I want to get:
CPU Block: EK Supremacy Universal nickel base w/plexi top
Pump: Swiftech MCP655-PWM
Top: EK D5 X-Top Acrylic
Res: Bitspower Z-Multi 150 -- I was thinking of going with the 250, not sure if there would be any real benefit and space might get a little tight
Tube: PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 7/16"ID x 5/8"OD
Barbs: ModMyToys Carbon Fiber Enhanced Compression Fittings, again 7/16"ID x 5/8"OD (2 x 6Pk)
And when I figure out what I'm doing GPU wise I will most likely add a Coolgate 240 rad into the loop.

Does everything look good or would you recommend switching out any components?
post #2 of 5
Are you noting you've already got waterblocks for the Mobo, CPU, and Ram? Personally, I wouldn't bother watercooling Ram as it's pretty pointless unless your going to be overclocking them. Seems you want everything under water though. Enjoy the tubefest then, lol.

Other then that man, the part's you listed will do fine. You may want to do dual-pump though. And get rid of them MMT compression fittings, they look cheap looking. tongue.gif
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i5 6600K (4.8Ghz) ASUS Maximus VIII Gene ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 16GB GSkill TridentZ 3200Mhz 
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I don't have the CPU block yet, but yes my mobo and ram came with blocks installed, and I plan on overclocking everything to the extreme! I thought the MMT looked decent from the pics, I will look around to see if I can find some nicer fittings, but I really want red to match my color scheme.

I had thought of adding a second pump when I get my GPU on water too, will wait and see how everything is flowing.
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The MMT fittings seem quality, manufactured for Performance PCs by Monsoon...
http://www.xtremerigs.net/reviews/water-cooling/mod-my-toys/
    
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I finally ordered the rest of my components and ended up switching a few things out.

Went with 3/8" x 5/8" tubing so I wouldn't have to use adapters to fit the barbs built-in to my motherboard, and got the ROG edition of the EK block to also match. Went with Monsoon compression fittings and light port angle adapters so I can add a couple temperature sensors and will be coloring my water with Mayhems X1 UV Purple Coolant. Also decided not to cool the Ram as the tubing would not have worked out the way I wanted and it was pretty much for visual appearance anyway.

I will say FrozenCPU has the best customer service I've dealt with in a long time! They accidentally left my tubing out of my shipment and when I called about it, they immediately apologized for the error and I don't think it was more than an hour before I had an email confirmation with a tracking number for the missing tubing.

So now that I'm not rushing to get everything put together this weekend, I decided to take my case apart and paint some of the interior screws and mod my case a little. I have been trying to find some paint to match the anodized red Monsoon parts and was thinking of using nail polish as I found some similar in color.
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