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post #1 of 9
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Hello World

I am in the planning stages of building my first water cooled PC.

Case
Magnum STH10 - ATX Form - XXL Window - all vented panels

Core Hardware:
  • MOBO - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - $429.99 @ newegg
  • CPU - Intel Core i7-3930K - $569.99 @ newegg
  • SSD - (2) Samsung 840 Pro 512gb - $469.99 @ newegg
  • RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3 - $544.99 @ newegg
  • Video - (3) ASUS GTXTITAN-6GD5 GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB - $1,019.99/unit @ newegg
  • PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 - $279 @ newegg

Cooling Harware:
  • XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock - INTEL - £49.99
  • (2) XSPC Memory Waterblock (4 Slot) - £49.99
  • (3) XSPC Full Cover Razor GTX Titan / 780 - £102.19 (It says full cover but i need to to do a bit more research to see if that is backplate included)
  • XSPC X79 Rampage IV Waterblock Set 1 - £81.59
  • EK-RES X3 250 - € 53.95
  • EK-RES X3 - Multiport TOP - € 14.95 (
  • XSPC - EC6 Non Conductive Coolant - UV Green - £8.99
  • NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller - $47.99 @ Newegg
  • Corsair Air Series SP120 - $31.99 @ newegg (painting rings to match color scheme)
  • XSPC AX480 Quad Fan Radiator (Black) - £109.98 @ XSPC


I'm going to go with Primochill's clear acrylic tubing 1/2" OD 3/8" ID
I want to use as little fittings as possible so going with a tubing that i can heat up and make offsets and 90deg angles to keep as much liquid showing as possible while still keeping the sleek look. Hopefully my trade as an electrician and my EMT bending skills will come into play.

Bitspower G1/4" Carbon Black Compression Fittings... going to just use strights and 90s as much as possible just at the blocks. I might pick up a couple Triple rotarys for situations where tubing is too short between blocks to actually heat and get a good offset.

The GPUs will be on their own loop and the rest on the second.

other things to consider (more of a reminder for myself) dust filters, cutom wireing, decide on pumps

Am i forgeting anything?
post #2 of 9
There is a rule of thumb for the fans/rads. 120mm of fans/rads for every component you cool. So if you are cooling a CPU and two GPU's you would need a 360.
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Zooty Cat View Post

There is a rule of thumb for the fans/rads. 120mm of fans/rads for every component you cool. So if you are cooling a CPU and two GPU's you would need a 360.

Thanks! I have been doing a lot of research the past couple of days so my build prolly looks a lot more complete from when you initially saw it.

I should have plenty of cooling power. Decided with all the room that the case offers going with a quad 120mm assembly on the bottom (gpuLoop) +1 rear stand alone fan all intake and another quad set up top blowing out (5 to 4 giving me positive pressure in case, might switch from the single rear to a duel in the front to have even better pressure in case) that is connected to the Mobo/CPU/Ram loop.
post #4 of 9
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Oh which reminds me! Fan control.

I have 5 fans being controlled by the SEN-001LX. Is it better to just connect the remaining fans to the Mobo or get another controller? pros/cons?
post #5 of 9
I like fan controllers, but that being said, if you only have five left using the motherboard could save you a bit. I'm using the Lamptron fc8 and have 15 of my 16 fans on the controller. I have the back case fan on the motherboard so when I want to remove the motherboard tray I won't have to unhook it.

By the way you can get a 560 in the bottom of the case....just say'n rolleyessmileyanim.gif
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Zooty Cat View Post

I like fan controllers, but that being said, if you only have five left using the motherboard could save you a bit. I'm using the Lamptron fc8 and have 15 of my 16 fans on the controller. I have the back case fan on the motherboard so when I want to remove the motherboard tray I won't have to unhook it.

By the way you can get a 560 in the bottom of the case....just say'n rolleyessmileyanim.gif

Hmmm i was also thinking of running 2 Lamptron FC10s instead... I loose the temp/fan speed threshold but i gain more fan controls in the same givin space in the case.

lol i might just take your advice on the rad. I was looking at your STH10 build, so sexy! I also might have to steal your idea on the chrome pump mod tongue.gif
Any input on the 140mm fans?
post #7 of 9
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Side note - Finally picked a name for the build. It was an old handle i used for a long time. When i started playing League of Legends back in season 1, i didn't think much of the game as i was heavily into Trion's Rift at the time. So i started a new handle thinking it was kinda funny - Throat Lotion. Long story short i really got into the game and still am to this day. And the new handle kinda stuck... i have been using it ever sense. So i have decided to resurrect my old handle for this rig. Maybe i can find someone locally to etch the kanji in the window of the case!
post #8 of 9
I'm using the Prolimatech aluminum series 140mm fans on the bottom rad. These are great fans but can be hard to find. A lot of people are using the Gentle Typhoons 120mm with a 140mm to 120mm adapter.
post #9 of 9
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Can i run water blocks in parallel to each other rather then series like most systems? I realize based on the block and tubing there might be a slight difference in pressure from waterblock to waterblock. But enough difference that i might not get enough flow through a block?
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