Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Advice On CLC Solutions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Advice On CLC Solutions

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone, its your friendly neighborhood island gaming enthusiast XD.

Now lets get down to business... I am looking for the BEST cost effective closed loop cooling setup for my upcoming dream build that will be housed in the sexy CM HAF X RC-942 Case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225


Ok now, here is wat I am looking for, a comfortably priced setup, that does excellent cooling for and OCed FX-8350 or an i7 4770K and pretty much gets the job done, no strings attached. Now my choices thus far are the following posted below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103181

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181035

Let me know suggestions, advice and opinions. Thx in advance. =)
post #2 of 8
Either the H100i or a H80i
AMD Money Pit
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5000+  Asrock N61P-S Samsung 512MB DDR2 Samsung 512MB DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate 80GB SATA Cooler Master Phenom II Stock Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Slim 160 Watt 
Case
XBOX Original Casing 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Money Pit
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5000+  Asrock N61P-S Samsung 512MB DDR2 Samsung 512MB DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate 80GB SATA Cooler Master Phenom II Stock Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Slim 160 Watt 
Case
XBOX Original Casing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
I am assuming from your choices you want to stick with and AIO setup and not do a custom loop. If that is the case it depends on what you want as all 3 are great choices. If you want to stay on the cheaper side but still have a good cooler the CM Seidon would be good. If you want to be able to monitor temperatures and do more fine tuning then go with the Corsair H100i. If what you want is a little more cooling power go with the H110. With all of these I would recommend upgrading the fans and go with a Push/Pull configuration to get the most out of it. If you do go with teh H110 be careful of your fans as this requires 140mm not the standard 120mm.

Personally I have an old H50 and love it but am now looking to expand and do a custom loop. If you think you ever might want to include your graphics card in a water cooling loop and have the money I would say look at a custom loop. While it will cost you more money it allows you to upgrade more to get better performance and to include your graphics card down the line.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey guys thx for your input and suggestions. At first I was thinking on the H100i, but I researched and found alot of reviews even on newegg that weren't that great, but I found some positive in the midst. The main reason I was leaning more towards the H110, is because I was looking at maximum cooling performance, but I have to say, its still hard to decide between CM Seidon 240MM and H110 = \ which has better cooling? which is most bang for your buck? These are the questions I always get stuck between...at the same time I want maximum cooling, and that is about the only thing that has me leaning more towards H110, I not to familiar with H80i but I know it got decent reviews, but I believe that the H110 has a little better cooling perfm. than H80i. I was always told that the bigger the rad the better heat gets pulled away from the CPU, and there are some old school ppl that swear by the Swifttech CLC H220... so now you see my predicament. But enough of that, I never liquid cooled before, I always been an air cool man, but I grown to realize it doesn't cut it anymore as far as OC cooling.

Moving on, to other things, I would like to know how to do an effective custom loop. How is it done? What parts do you need? You really peaked my interest as far as when you mentioned GPU cooling, and I would like to get that going too and give it a shot; reason being the vid cards I have chosen for either an Intel Haswell build with 2 MSI 770 Lightnings in SLI (2GB a Piece)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127742&Tpk=770%20lightning&IsVirtualParent=1

OR

If I go AMD with a beast OC on the FX-8350 (At least 4.6 - 5 GHZ) i was planning to get a single Sapphire Radeon HD 7990 (6GB Dual GPU)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202036

That being said, even though Benchmarks show that MSI 770 Lightnings and a Sapphire 7990 idle pretty cool and don't get that hot even under load, there is no such thing as TOO MUCH cooling. This is why I want to try this custom loop setup if perfm. is better than an AIO setup.


Let me know your thoughts, opinions and suggestions, and again appreciate all of u guys assistance. XD
post #5 of 8
I wouldn't get any 280 rad cooling solutions because the choice of fans is so limited.
AMD Money Pit
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5000+  Asrock N61P-S Samsung 512MB DDR2 Samsung 512MB DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate 80GB SATA Cooler Master Phenom II Stock Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Slim 160 Watt 
Case
XBOX Original Casing 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Money Pit
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5000+  Asrock N61P-S Samsung 512MB DDR2 Samsung 512MB DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate 80GB SATA Cooler Master Phenom II Stock Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Slim 160 Watt 
Case
XBOX Original Casing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

I wouldn't get any 280 rad cooling solutions because the choice of fans is so limited.

I would agree, the number of 140mm fans are limited and to be honest you probably wouldn't get a lot more cooling.
Quote:
Originally Posted by islandgam3r View Post

Moving on, to other things, I would like to know how to do an effective custom loop. How is it done? What parts do you need? You really peaked my interest as far as when you mentioned GPU cooling, and I would like to get that going too and give it a shot; reason being the vid cards I have chosen for either an Intel Haswell build with 2 MSI 770 Lightnings in SLI (2GB a Piece)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127742&Tpk=770%20lightning&IsVirtualParent=1

OR

If I go AMD with a beast OC on the FX-8350 (At least 4.6 - 5 GHZ) i was planning to get a single Sapphire Radeon HD 7990 (6GB Dual GPU)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202036

That being said, even though Benchmarks show that MSI 770 Lightnings and a Sapphire 7990 idle pretty cool and don't get that hot even under load, there is no such thing as TOO MUCH cooling. This is why I want to try this custom loop setup if perfm. is better than an AIO setup.


Let me know your thoughts, opinions and suggestions, and again appreciate all of u guys assistance. XD

If you are looking at overclocking your CPU that much and want to cool your GPU I would say a custom loop would be the best. Also, by water cooling your GPU you can overclock it and make it run faster thumb.gif As far as how it is done and what you need take a look at this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/226970/updated-water-cooling-essential-threads/0_20 Lots of great tutorials and information. For a quick and dirty idea of what you need though:
Pump (Pottentialy a pump top)
Tubing
Fittings/Barbs
Reservoir (Technically optional but I would recommend one as it makes it easier to monitor levels)
CPU block
GPU block (If cooling GPU)
Thermal Paste
Coolant (Distilled water works great)
Radiator(s)
Fans
Time and Patience
A custom loop will require more maintenance cost more money then something like the H110. For a good loop with just a CPU look at spending $200+ USD. If you want to add GPU you will need the block for that and enough radiator to dissipate the extra heat. You can also get extra connectors for the GPU if you are doing SLI/Crossfire to hook them together. You will also want to make sure that your case can fit all of this in it and if it will require any modding. There are a few good kits that you can start from if you want, though I can't say which ones because I have no experience with them. Browse the water cooling forum some more and also take a look at the case modding section.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
very informative guys thx for input, I really trying not to do too much maintenance, plus for right now I am only getting getting a single Sapphire Radeon 7990 video card, though It would be good to put a water block on it, since I might or might not OC it (being that is already a beast) the core clock is 950MHz w/1000MHz boost clock, and it is a really fast card default, its going to last me a good few years before I need to Xfire it for quad xfire, and this is only for if I go AMD build, guess the biggest thing I plan to OC is the CPU; if I decide to go the nvidia route, the MSI Geforce 770 Lightnings are already OCed by default - 1150MHz core clock and 1202MHz boost clock with effective memory clock at 7010MHz,(These I plan to SLI) the 7990 is 6000MHz + effective mem. clock. I already know that the MSIs are going to generate heat since I am SLI them and they are GHZ editions, so they definitely will be more heat than the individual 7990 right off the bat, so I figure they def will need water blocks with custom loop config to cool them off, esp since I plan to benchmark.

That being said, the case I am getting has a unique area right where GPUs sit in case on mobo, that allows fans to be installed to funnel air directly on GPUs via air cooling; that's what I discovered while perusing through the case reviews on Legitreviews and tomshardware. So I guess for right now the best way I shud go is with CLC push/pull setup for CPU and let GPU(s) be cooled via air, since I want minimal maintenance.


Let me know what you guys think.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Also, if you haven't already, check out my Future Rig builds that I have on my profile and comment on what u guys about both of them. Appreciate it.

http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/5336328

http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/5324692
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Advice On CLC Solutions