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First build.. do these watercooling parts seem good?

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So I just spent the past few hours picking out some watercooling parts for my first ever build. I'm going to be overclocking the processor to 4.5ghz hopefully, and i'll be watercooling my two gtx 780's.
Here's the part list: (watercooling stuff is near the bottom)

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1iUSZ

Should the 360mm rad be enough for the processor and two 780s? I don't think I'd be able to mod the case or anything to fit a larger rad, cause I'm kinda new to all this. Also, is an SLI fitting a good thing to use? I was watching Linus's custom water cooling video and he used one, he said it is much harder to use tubing there.

Well I guess that's about it, I'm just wondering how that looks to you guys. If you have any other recommendations about the build, let me know as well.
Thanks in advance!
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I would still add a 240 rad at the bottom in that 800D case. It requires a modification, but it isn't to difficult to do. 800D owners also modified the top of the case to fit a 480 rad. Just because you are new in building a computer... doesn't mean you can't do the modifications. Proof is my build log in my sig... that was my very first computer build... and it is similar to your first build. wink.gif

When the 4930k comes out in September, I'll be updating to a RIVE board and 780's myself. I'm planning to add another 120 rad where the rear exhaust fan is. You can never have to many rads... and always good to have the extra headroom. You aren't giving yourself much head room with just a 360 rad.
    
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[Intel] i7 4930K [ASUS] Rampage IV Black Edition [EVGA] 3x GTX 780 SC tri-SLI [Corsair] Dominator Platinum 4x4GB 2133 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Crucial] M4 SSD 128gb [Samsung] 840 Pro 256gb [WD] Caviar Black 2TB [LG] CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Black 
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[Custom WC Radiators] 360 + 240 + 120 [EK] 3x EK-FC GTX Titan/780 c/p + BP [EK] Supremacy Clean CSO c/p (CPU) [Microsoft] Windows 8.1 Pro 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[BenQ] 3x XL2420T 120hz [Filco] tenkeyless cherry mx blue [Corsair] AX1200i [Corsair] 800D 
MouseAudioAudioOther
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Originally Posted by erayser View Post

I would still add a 240 rad at the bottom in that 800D case. It requires a modification, but it isn't to difficult to do. 800D owners also modified the top of the case to fit a 480 rad. Just because you are new in building a computer... doesn't mean you can't do the modifications. Proof is my build log in my sig... that was my very first computer build... and it is similar to your first build. wink.gif

When the 4930k comes out in September, I'll be updating to a RIVE board and 780's myself. I'm planning to add another 120 rad where the rear exhaust fan is. You can never have to many rads... and always good to have the extra headroom. You aren't giving yourself much head room with just a 360 rad.
Alight, I will definitley look into modding itto fit the 240 rad at the bottom. After looking at your build, I'm considering switching to white tubing, it looks really sexy, although I don't know if it will look good with a red motherboard :/
Actually, maybe instead of getting a 800d, a 900d would be better... Costs a bit more but I could fit lots of rads in there.
Edited by Jacoblab - 7/20/13 at 11:06pm
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Okay, so I decided to do a few changes. I changed the case to a 900d, and instead of one 360mm rad I got two 480mm rads. I plan on putting one at the top and one at the bottom. I also got 4 extra fans, three can go on the front side, and the extra one I can just put wherever.
Now I just am wondering if my pump would be able to support the two new rads.
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Good call on the 900d. I your rads will certainly do just fine. With that about of surface area on the rads and the sheer volume of air moving through hopefully you can keep the rig quiet smile.gif
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So I just made this little diagram in paint, does this look like it would be good? Bottom radiator will be sideways, not actually on the bottom.
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