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Hey everybody,

To cut it short, I want to maximize the system I have now by going water. I'm replacing everything but the CPU.

Case: Corsair Carbide 540
Rad(s): Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Dual 140mm top
Rad(s): Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Triple 120mm Radiator front
Block: EK Supremacy Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Clean Full Nickel
Pump: Don't know. Suggestions would be helpful.
Res: Don't know. Suggestions would be helpful.
Fans: Probably Corsair

My question is, with this setup, (1) will I have enough headroom to put ram into this loop. (2) If so, what ram blocks would you recommend for samsung green. And lastly (3) does anyone have any experience overclocking ram in a WC setup on IVY?

Thanks
post #2 of 9
You'll never fit those two rads in that case ... even without fans attached they would probably clash.
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in the new air 540?

taken from http://www.corsair.com/us/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-air-540-high-airflow-atx-cube-case.html

ram water cooling does nothing really but add cost to the build. ram doesnt get hot enough to warrant heatsinks let alone water blocks.
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post


ram water cooling does nothing really but add cost to the build. ram doesnt get hot enough to warrant heatsinks let alone water blocks.

Do you know if the specs allow for 80mm thick rads?

If not, the lian li d600 is lookin' good.
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Those rads are super thick. You could probably get away with just 1
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Those rads are super thick. You could probably get away with just 1

Think a 280 could cool a 3570k, 780 and VRMs?
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im guessing you will have to see what everyone can fit in it. i would assume a 60mm in the top tightly and MAYBE an 80mm in the front. really need to see what others fit. it shouldnt take long.
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post #8 of 9


Thats very roughly a 360 front and 280 top rad, both about 45 - 50mm thick and no fans attached.

Monsta's are over 80mm thick. It might be possible to fit a very slim 360 with fans and a thicker 240 with fans but that is it.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 6/10/13 at 9:19pm
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post #9 of 9
I say pass on the monsta and grab an xt45. It's what I run and its IMO best bang for buck alphacool rad

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14918/ex-rad-336/Alphacool_NexXxoS_XT45_Full_Copper_Triple_120mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s161
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