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[Help] Time to take the dive, looking into doing a loop for my system.

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Hello everyone smile.gif

I am looking into setting up a loop for my i7 3770k ( aiming for 5ghz)and ram and later down the line the GPU (waiting for the next generation).

My case is a Antec P280.

I have a sabertooth board, going to be looking into corsair dominator platinum ram (waiting for a sale, as atm i am using corsair vengance 1600.

I have been looking into some stuff and doing measurements and it seems i can fit 2 240 rads, and i have looked into buying the premade kits but I think it is better to buy them separately.

The plan at the moment is to set up the CPU and ram loop so assuming i only need 1 240 rad for those? And than get the other 240 rad when the next generation of gpus come out, as i don't think it will be hard to add those in later?

Also if it is possible i am trying to keep to a darkish green theme so if it is possible to have parts have a bit of green in them that would be nice smile.gif. Though i don't mind painting my rads (i don't think that effects there performance?)

So looking to spend 500ish for first loop and spend more when i upgrade the gpus. Though if the cpu loop can be done for around 300 that would be nice smile.gif.


Thank you for your help smile.gif
post #2 of 9
Hey Krevvy,

Check out OCNS essential watercooling sticky if you haven't already to get some resolute and well backed ideas of what direction to take to water cool your specific hardware. It is a wealth of useful information for people in your situation who are looking to take the plunge but don't know where to start. thumb.gif
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I have been looking into some stuff and doing measurements and it seems i can fit 2 240 rads, and i have looked into buying the premade kits but I think it is better to buy them separately.

The plan at the moment is to set up the CPU and ram loop so assuming i only need 1 240 rad for those? And than get the other 240 rad when the next generation of gpus come out, as i don't think it will be hard to add those in later?

If you are doing a simple single CPU and GPU loop I would recommend going with one externally rear mounted 360 rad rather than two internally mounted 240s. This frees up space and will allow for the painless swapping of parts when required.

Swiftechs MCR-X20 Drive Rev3 Series Radiator is a excellent choice for a new builder as both the pump and reservoir are built into the radiator thus eliminating the tubing and fittings between those 3 primary components.


As for local canadian companies that offer wc parts ncix.com and dazmode.com are excellent. So is the american based performance-pcs.com which offers very reasonable shipping charges and a wide selection of parts.

Good luck with your build, and be sure sure to keep us posted. smile.gif
Edited by Interpolation - 5/22/13 at 2:27am
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Hey Krevvy,
Good luck with your build, and be sure sure to keep us posted. smile.gif

If i plan on adding a 2nd GPU to the loop what will change?

Also i have 2 cats so will that be a problem at all to having a outside radiator?

Is it worth it to change cases or i can mod the top or the case to maybe fit a 360 rad (just will have to cut the cd tray out.
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Hey Krevvy,

Check out OCNS essential watercooling sticky if you haven't already to get some resolute and well backed ideas of what direction to take to water cool your specific hardware. It is a wealth of useful information for people in your situation who are looking to take the plunge but don't know where to start. thumb.gif
If you are doing a simple single CPU and GPU loop I would recommend going with one externally rear mounted 360 rad rather than two internally mounted 240s. This frees up space and will allow for the painless swapping of parts when required.

Swiftechs MCR-X20 Drive Rev3 Series Radiator is a excellent choice for a new builder as both the pump and reservoir are built into the radiator thus eliminating the tubing and fittings between those 3 primary components.


As for local canadian companies that offer wc parts ncix.com and dazmode.com are excellent. So is the american based performance-pcs.com which offers very reasonable shipping charges and a wide selection of parts.

Good luck with your build, and be sure sure to keep us posted. smile.gif

Nice info. Thanks for the links. I am on the same boat as OP and would like to take the next step on overclocking.
post #5 of 9
Found a picture referencing your two 240 rad idea:




To be quite honest buddy, this rig is going to be pretty snug with two 240's inside it. You will also have to stick to a drivebay res/pump combo, which I am not a fan of.

You could set up external rads, but considering you have two cats...I honestly don't recommend it, unless you don't mind constantly vacuuming out your radiators.

If you only plan on watercooling your gpu, cpu, and ram, a 240 radiator up top and a 120 radiator at the rear may be enough to keep temps at a reasonable...temp. rolleyes.gifthumb.gif
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post #6 of 9
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Hmm I guess i might have to upgrade my case to something larger...

Also for cpu and ram would just 1 240 be good?
post #7 of 9
i personally dont like the looks of the airflow for rads in your case. i was going to suggest removing the hdd bays and install a 240 there instead with a 240 or 360 modded into the top. i think the airflow would stink. get a bigger case designed for watercooling.
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Some people say that each component only really requires a 120rad to keep it cooled. If this is true or not...I don't know. It seems reasonable though.
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So if i budget around 100-200$ for a case which ones would be good to look at?
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