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Part list for new computer with water cooling, some advise please.

post #1 of 7
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Hi all,

I have been lurking and reading this forum for many many years now. Love this place!

I am putting together a new build and want to get back into watercooling. I used to water cool a lot but havent built any water cooling rigs for over 10 years now I think. So I do know most of the basics of water cooling.

But there is a lot of stuff that I have forgot or just not sure about anymore.

I want to build a 2 loop setup,
  • First loop for CPU+Motherboard
  • Second loop for CrossfireX (dual) 7979 Ghz edition

I have attached an image of the parts I am thinking about. Could you if you have the time and knowledge tell me what you think?

The "slim" rad will be for the CPU+Mobo and the thicker one for the graphic cards, does that sound right?

post #2 of 7
Drop the wattage on the PSU, never going to pull that much in an mAtx system, especially with only a single card! maybe try a seasonic 850 watt 80 plus gold, youll save yourself an extra £50! other than that i cant see anything drastically wrong.

Maybe from a personal preference, go with two 8gb sticks instead of 4x4GB, it saves you buying a whole new set if you require 32gb ram!

Edit: didnt see quantity 2 for the graphics, still wouldnt say you required 1250 watts however.
post #3 of 7
You left out the tubing and the fittings. Tubing is dirt cheap but fittings can run you $200+

Also you may want to buy 4 fan packs for a total of 8 fans for push pull.

Other than that yea get the 2 x 8GB ram kits.
post #4 of 7
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@Sals, thanks for the fast reply! Good point about the ram. I know it would bug me now if I think about it.... the fact that I could have gone with 8gb sticks... good find, I just really liked the timing on the ram on that list hehe. Yeah I wasn't sure about the PSU but then I read really good reviews about it and thought that what the hell, might as well, first build in my life were I am not counting the pennies and just want brutal power hehe =)

You think there is enough cooling with those rads? Would one 240mm rad be ok for two 7970Ghz cards? I know for the CPU+mobo there shouldnt be any issues with that thinner rad (25mm thick I think), just not sure about the graphic cards.
post #5 of 7
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@InhumanSkills, yeah I will go with 8Gb sticks.. very very good point. I have been looking at fittings and tubes and not sure yet. Think I will use the hard tubes from e22 and get nice fittings but damn you are so right about the prices of fittings... that could easy cost loads of money.
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@Sals, thanks for the fast reply! Good point about the ram. I know it would bug me now if I think about it.... the fact that I could have gone with 8gb sticks... good find, I just really liked the timing on the ram on that list hehe. Yeah I wasn't sure about the PSU but then I read really good reviews about it and thought that what the hell, might as well, first build in my life were I am not counting the pennies and just want brutal power hehe =)

You think there is enough cooling with those rads? Would one 240mm rad be ok for two 7970Ghz cards? I know for the CPU+mobo there shouldnt be any issues with that thinner rad (25mm thick I think), just not sure about the graphic cards.

NP! yeah it would bug me if i spent £130 on 16gb of ram but needed another 16 but couldnt fit it!

the rule of thumb I belive is 120.1 rad space per cooled componant so 2x 240 should be enough, you can probabaly stick a thicker rad in the front of your case though!

Is there any reason to wanting to do a duel loop? In that sized case I dont see how you will fit two pumps and two res plus I think combining the two, especially with a thicker rad at the front you would get a better overall performance than two seperate loops.
post #7 of 7
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I think the only honest reason why I was thinking about two loops was that I wanted to make them in different colors more for the looks then performance (I didnt say that did I?) Ive seen a couple of builds where people mounted two pumps in that case, the question is more ... do I have the skills to do it hehe.

But one pump would be a lot easier that is for sure, would the 18w DDC Pump that I picked be strong enough to pump through CPU, mobo, 2 rads and 2 graphic cards?
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