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350D water cooling project. Advice needed :) 600$ budget.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Greetings,

Atm i'm running with a Corsair H100i.. I'm tired of the low performance this "guy" has compared to a custom loop system.

I'd like to reach a OC of approximately 4.5 - 4.8GHz on my i7-3770k with reasonable temps and noise. (below 80degrees @ full load if possible.)

My current spec is in my signature.

I'd like to keep it as quiet as possible but still having reasonable cooling solutions.

My Color Theme is Red & Black, so matching tubes etc would be very much appreciated. Maybe transparent tubes with UV RED liquid?

Is it difficult to "build" and to clean? What are the risk? Anything else worth to know is welcome also.

I have a 600$ budget and i hope its enough to build a proper cooling system.
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Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene m-ATX ASUS GTX780 DirectCU II Corsair Dominator Platinum 
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Samsung 840 Pro Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 64mb Cache Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 Quiete Edition 2x Rad, 2x Front a... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 64-bit Pro LG 23" LED IPS 1920x1080 Logitech G19 Corsair AX 760 80+ Platinum 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 64mb Cache Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 Quiete Edition 2x Rad, 2x Front a... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 64-bit Pro LG 23" LED IPS 1920x1080 Logitech G19 Corsair AX 760 80+ Platinum 
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Corsair Obsidian 350D Roccat Kone XTD SteelSeries QCK Logitech Z5000 
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post #2 of 6
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/water_cooling_kit_group-test/1

Tom has done his own testing of the 4 best custom kits out there. These run about 200 dollars. There is little to no point to go full custom unless you are adding waterblocks to the graphics cards. Those run about 100-130$, so factor those in as well. Keep in mind those kits ship with enough fittings for what is included in the box, you will need extra for the GFXcards.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Patriot Wildfire SATA3 Western Digital Caviar Black  XSPC EX 480 Corsair SP 120mm Fans P/P 
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply, i'm not planning on putting the GFX under water - would make no sense to order a more expensive GFX card then.
Brandz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene m-ATX ASUS GTX780 DirectCU II Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 64mb Cache Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 Quiete Edition 2x Rad, 2x Front a... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 64-bit Pro LG 23" LED IPS 1920x1080 Logitech G19 Corsair AX 760 80+ Platinum 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 350D Roccat Kone XTD SteelSeries QCK Logitech Z5000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene m-ATX ASUS GTX780 DirectCU II Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 64mb Cache Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 Quiete Edition 2x Rad, 2x Front a... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 64-bit Pro LG 23" LED IPS 1920x1080 Logitech G19 Corsair AX 760 80+ Platinum 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 350D Roccat Kone XTD SteelSeries QCK Logitech Z5000 
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post #4 of 6
um, you have a graphics card that is worth putting under water.
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Patriot Wildfire SATA3 Western Digital Caviar Black  XSPC EX 480 Corsair SP 120mm Fans P/P 
CoolingCoolingCoolingPower
Black Ice 240mm Rad EK CPU Block EK GPU Block Corsair 850 Gold 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Patriot Wildfire SATA3 Western Digital Caviar Black  XSPC EX 480 Corsair SP 120mm Fans P/P 
CoolingCoolingCoolingPower
Black Ice 240mm Rad EK CPU Block EK GPU Block Corsair 850 Gold 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunkosaur View Post

um, you have a graphics card that is worth putting under water.

I know, but i have not yet received my GTX 780 as its not in stock yet.. So if i went for water-cooling it i would probably pick a reference design or something, instead of paying additional 100$ for DCU II (which is the pricing differency in Denmark).
Brandz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene m-ATX ASUS GTX780 DirectCU II Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 64mb Cache Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 Quiete Edition 2x Rad, 2x Front a... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 64-bit Pro LG 23" LED IPS 1920x1080 Logitech G19 Corsair AX 760 80+ Platinum 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 350D Roccat Kone XTD SteelSeries QCK Logitech Z5000 
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Brandz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene m-ATX ASUS GTX780 DirectCU II Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 64mb Cache Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 Quiete Edition 2x Rad, 2x Front a... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 64-bit Pro LG 23" LED IPS 1920x1080 Logitech G19 Corsair AX 760 80+ Platinum 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 350D Roccat Kone XTD SteelSeries QCK Logitech Z5000 
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by sBirke View Post

I know, but i have not yet received my GTX 780 as its not in stock yet.. So if i went for water-cooling it i would probably pick a reference design or something, instead of paying additional 100$ for DCU II (which is the pricing differency in Denmark).
oh, I see. Yes i would suggest a reference design. Evga or Asus reference.
Watercooler
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Patriot Wildfire SATA3 Western Digital Caviar Black  XSPC EX 480 Corsair SP 120mm Fans P/P 
CoolingCoolingCoolingPower
Black Ice 240mm Rad EK CPU Block EK GPU Block Corsair 850 Gold 
CaseAudio
Corsair 800D ASUS Xonar 
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Watercooler
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Core i7 2600K Watercooled ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 580 Watercooled Mushkin Ridgeback 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Patriot Wildfire SATA3 Western Digital Caviar Black  XSPC EX 480 Corsair SP 120mm Fans P/P 
CoolingCoolingCoolingPower
Black Ice 240mm Rad EK CPU Block EK GPU Block Corsair 850 Gold 
CaseAudio
Corsair 800D ASUS Xonar 
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