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Hey guys, i'm going to be upgrading pretty soon and I want to get into water cooling, but I have a few questions. Oh and this will all be going into an 800D.

1. How many rads can I fit into an 800D without modding anything?

2. How many rads will be sufficient for cooling an overclocked 2500K and an overclocked 780?

3. Where should I buy all of my water cooling gear from?

4. What water blocks, rads, tubing, pumps, reservoirs, and liquid do you guys recommend using?

5. How often do I have to drain and clean the loop?

Thanks for you help guys.
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1. 360 rad at top (at least 60mm thick rad), 140 rear (thin)
2. 360 will be sufficient, but the more the merrier.
3. Check Hulk's thread here:http://www.overclock.net/t/1374649/poll-reliable-online-sites/ The big ones are PPC, FCPU, Sidewinder, Jab-Tech, Aquatuning.us.
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Originally Posted by sakerfalcon View Post

The usual suspects:

CPU Block: XSPC Raystorm, Koolance 380i, EK Supremacy
GPU: EK Titan, Heatkiller Titan, Aquacomputer Titan. As far as I know Titan blocks are compatible with 780. (Need further verification)
Rad: XSPC RX360, Alphacool UT60 (may even fit Monsta 360).
Pump: D5, MCP35x.
Pump Top: Optional.
Res: Any
Tubing: Duralene, Tygon, Primochill Advanced LRT (choose color). Tube size does not matter.
Fittings: Enzotech, XSPC, Swiftech, Koolance, Monsoon, Bitspower. Barbs are cheaper, compression fittings are pricier. I've listed from least to most expensive. Bitspower is the golden standard, but more expensive. Two fittings per component.
Fans: Yates, Gentle Typhoons - check air-cooling forum for more in-depth. GT AP-15s are regarded as the best.
Liquid: Distilled or deionized water with PT nuke. Coolant not necessary. Use Mayhem's dyes if you want color, but all dyes stain.
5. Top off every 6 months, maybe break down the loop every year to check for corrosion, plasticizer, etc.


If you have a drill and a dremel, you can remove the bottommost HDD cage to fit an additional 240 rad. The 800D is very spacious. The more you mod the more space you have. thumb.gif
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Sorry, but is there a reason for not going with the 900D? Its much more WC friendly you can put a crap ton of rads in it without the need to do any mods.
Edited by Matt26LFC - 5/24/13 at 11:14am
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Sorry, but is there a reason for not going with the 900D? Its much more WC friendly and you can put a crap ton of rads in it without the need to do any mods.

i agree with this man. this is the proper watercooler compared to its 800d counterpart.
    
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i agree with this man. this is the proper watercooler compared to its 800d counterpart.

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Sorry, but is there a reason for not going with the 900D? Its much more WC friendly you can put a crap ton of rads in it without the need to do any mods.

The 900D is $100 more and I don't think I need all that room for just one card.
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The 900D is $100 more and I don't think I need all that room for just one card.

ok. Well the rule of thumb with overclocked devices is 240mm worth of rad space per device.
    
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Why do you need all the room of an 800D for a one card setup?
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ok. Well the rule of thumb with overclocked devices is 240mm worth of rad space per device.

uh, no? youre saying tri-sli with a cpu in the loop would need 2x 480 rads. nope. thats more than ocn overkill. a single 120 per block plus another 120 for overhead or go with an extra 240 for overhead and slower rpm fans.
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uh, no? youre saying tri-sli with a cpu in the loop would need 2x 480 rads. nope. thats more than ocn overkill. a single 120 per block plus another 120 for overhead or go with an extra 240 for overhead and slower rpm fans.

I've heard people advocate for both. 120, 240. whatever floats your goat.

*edit* Depending on rad thickness.
Edited by Wavy Gravy N8 - 5/24/13 at 9:22pm
    
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