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[Beginner] Obsidian 900D Need help picking out everything

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  • 66% (2)
    Water cooling kits from corsair, they are more then good enough for your use.
  • 33% (1)
    custom water cooling
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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone!

As the title states, I am pretty new to all of this water cooling stuff. But it's been decided. I want to go all out
when it comes to water cooling with my new build. The only problem is that I have no clue on what to buy, where
to buy and what, what's

So I hope i've come to the right place smile.gif
Let us start of with the specs I have picked out for my new rig (Click to show) (All the links are directed to my local retailer www.komplett.no)

The color scheme im working with is mainly red and black (ASUS ROG). So please do consider this if you end up
helping me picking out stuff rolleyes.gif The water cooling loop I want for now is only a CPU and MOBO loop. But note this, I will be
expanding a cross to RAM and x2 GPU 780s whenever the economy allows it. So if you could, I would love for you to take this into mind

What I use my computer for most is definitely heavy games like "Battlefield 3", "Metro Last Light" etc. It gets pretty heated sometimes especially when I play Minecraft. That **** melts my computer

My budget is about 600-700$ (450-550€, 400-470£, 3000-4500kr). But exclude these from the calculation.
x12 Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edt. 120mm, 120 x 120 x 25mm, 1450 RPM, 37,85 CFM, 23 dBA, 4-pin PWM
x1 Corsair AF140 Quiet Edt. 140mm Fan, 140x 140 x 25mm, 1150 RPM, 67.8 CFM, 24 dBA, 3-pin

x1 Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Kobber 480mm I do not own one of these yet, but it is what I have chosen as the rad on top. Any other kind in the same category that you would recommend?

This is also my favorite 900D build. And I would love to go the same direction, only with black and red tongue.gif

Well, as i've said. I know absolutely nothing about water cooling, what to buy, where to buy, what brands to look after, what brands to avoid and so on. I am located in Norway and I don't know of anyone that sells custom cooling. Shout out you norwegians if you know anything!

In advance, thank you! Appreciate all the help! thumb.gif
(Sorry if I missed out some points, please let me know!)

TL;DR
01. Beginner. Knows nothing at all. What kind of screws? what kind of bits? what is a bit? what is water cooling? how to what
02. CPU, MOBO loop but wants things to be available when expanding to RAM and x2 GPU 780s
03. Budget 600-700$ (already pushing)
04. Color scheme, black and red
05. Has x12 SP120 and x1 AF140 that he wants to use on a 480mm rad
06. Located in Norway
07. Doesn't know a lot
08. Doesn't know a lot
09. Would be grateful for all help
10. I don't even....
post #2 of 4
Good luck with your build mate. Rather than listing out hundreds of dollars in parts, I think there are some decisions that will have to be made.

What kind of Fittings do you want to use? Bittspower? James' build log probably has 700$ in fittings alone. 1 fitting averages $10-15 USD.

Do you want to use a 2 rad set up to begin with even if you're just cooling CPU/MB?

Are you wanting to stay with all EK products besides the pump and radiator?

Do you want the blocks to be nickle platted or copper?

Do you want a bay reservoir or a tube reservoir?

Does anyone even make a M6F waterblock yet? If they do I have not seen it.

I can throw together a quick parts list for you but you can quickly see how many questions people will start to ask you. Don't be surprised if people tell you to start reading stickies and become familiar with watercooling.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77 UD5H Diamond 7970 Diamond 7970 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
16 GB Corssair Vengance Crucial M4 OCZ Vertex 4 Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Monoprice e-IPS 27'  G19 Seasonic X-1250 Sliverstone TJ07 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
16 GB Corssair Vengance Crucial M4 OCZ Vertex 4 Windows 7 64 Bit 
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Monoprice e-IPS 27'  G19 Seasonic X-1250 Sliverstone TJ07 
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post #3 of 4
Keep in mind I have no idea of how you intend to build your loop and the number of 45/60/90 degree fittings will depend on that. Secondly, I choose to go with out compression style angular fittings for upgrade in the future. If you buy a fitting with the compression barb on it, your stuck with that for life. This way, if you intend to go acrylic (E22) then you can just buy Bitspower C47 fittings and be done with it. I also threw in the M5E full MB waterblock to get an idea for price. You should also assume you will need some extenders, male to female and rotary, plus the extenders, T fitting and drain valve. I also added a bard fitting for the drain valve. This is just a quick 10 minute compilation of parts I picked out so you could get an idea of cost. Good luck with the build!


Edited by Spin Cykle - 7/10/13 at 6:01am
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i7 3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77 UD5H Diamond 7970 Diamond 7970 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
16 GB Corssair Vengance Crucial M4 OCZ Vertex 4 Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Monoprice e-IPS 27'  G19 Seasonic X-1250 Sliverstone TJ07 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
16 GB Corssair Vengance Crucial M4 OCZ Vertex 4 Windows 7 64 Bit 
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Monoprice e-IPS 27'  G19 Seasonic X-1250 Sliverstone TJ07 
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Spin Cykle View Post

Good luck with your build mate. Rather than listing out hundreds of dollars in parts, I think there are some decisions that will have to be made.

I wasn't sure of the information needed by you guys, so I decided to put all of what of relevant info that I thought could help

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What kind of Fittings do you want to use? Bittspower? James' build log probably has 700$ in fittings alone. 1 fitting averages $10-15 USD.

"Fittings" has been added to my tags list and I will be checking that out! As you can see, I'm all new to this tongue.gif But please, shoot all the words and names you can think of relevant to water cooling and i'll read all about it.

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Do you want to use a 2 rad set up to begin with even if you're just cooling CPU/MB?

For now I just want to go with the one rad setup.

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Are you wanting to stay with all EK products besides the pump and radiator?

Is that something that you would recommend? I don't know of any products other then Alphacool and EK products

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Do you want the blocks to be nickle platted or copper?

I would like to go with copper on this.

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Do you want a bay reservoir or a tube reservoir?

With this I would like to go with the tube reservoir. After what i've read about reservoirs, its easier having a tube. wink.gif
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Does anyone even make a M6F waterblock yet? If they do I have not seen it.

I don't think they do. But I had the impression that the board already had some kind of water cooling system? Or isn't that eligible with custom water cooling? Am I on the moon with this now? hahah

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I can throw together a quick parts list for you but you can quickly see how many questions people will start to ask you. Don't be surprised if people tell you to start reading stickies and become familiar with watercooling.

I don't mind the questions at all, im here to learn after all! Just by this post i've already learned a lot, thanks for that! Send them stickies this way!
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