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Hey all,

I'm in the initial planning stages of my first WC build as I save money for the parts. My immediate goal is to cool a 4770k and a GTX 780, with potential for a second 780 down the line. My initial thoughts are that:

A) I need at least a 360+240 rad setup, maybe a 360x2.
B)I need a convenient drainage method for when I go to upgrade to a second graphics card.

I've compiled something of a "wishlist" on FrozenCPU of all the ideal parts I have in mind, but it's really quite expensive and I figured you guys would be the ones who could tell me in what areas I could cut some costs without tanking performance. So the list I've come up with is as follows:

Case: Corsair 900D - $359.99
VGA Block: XSPC GTX Titan Full Coverage (Fits 780) - $136.97
CPU Block: XSPC Raystorm - $77.97
Tubing: Tygon clear 7/16" x 5/8"
Res/Pump combo: XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir with Swiftech MCP655 Variable Speed - $189.97
Radiators: XSPC RX series in push/pull (unclear of sizes - probably a total of 600 or 720 rad space)
Fans: Either Corsair SP120's or GT AP-15's.
Fittings: 8 1/2" x 5/8" Compression fittings
Extras: Silver kill coils, biocide.

So please feel free to comment - anything missing, ways to save money without killing performance, suggested rad size for the CPU+SLI GPU's, and especially the best and most convenient way to set up my loop for easy draining in the future.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!
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The only areas I can see for you to cut cost is in the case and radiators, but those are two things you dont want to change. If thats the case you want thats the case your going to get, and if your getting a case that big you might as well fit a lot of radiator into it. To spread out your spending maybe just buy the one 360 rad now and when you get your second get your second 360 rad at that time. Make sure to double check the ID fitting and tube sizes to make sure they are matching. Watercooling is expensive biggrin.gif
Edited by Namkab - 7/3/13 at 9:28am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 560ti 8GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Agility 3 Watercooled Windows 7 QNIX 1440p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
19" Dell CM Quickfire Rapid Blue Keys Kingwin STR-500 300R 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Mionix Naos 3200 Func Industries 1030 Z-5500 Sennheiser HD 280 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4670K Z87M Extreme 4 290 PNY 8 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD Corsair AIO Win 7 Qnix 1440p 
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