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Upgrading my system, couple of questions though.

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Alright guys so I've upgraded my system from an old i7 Bloomfield cpu to a i7 3770k. Reason I didn't go with Haswell was because I got a great deal on the motherboard and the cpu so I thought I should just save that extra money and put it to good use. For motherboard I got a Maximus V Formula, which looks amazing.

This was suppose to be a simple drain, take apart, clean out and put back together but lets just say I hit a couple of road blocks.

First of all, when I disassembled my reservoir I noticed bad bad things.
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It seems like water had gotten into a section of the res that had a steel bolt and rusted really badly. I'm pretty much done with FrozenQ products so this is ending up as an ornament instead.


Since the look of the motherboard is red, I decided why not just make the entire theme of the case from blue to red since I'm not using the blue res anymore.
So begins the fun of purchasing new water cooling parts! biggrin.gif

Here's a list of the new parts I have already purchased or will be buying soon.

  • EK-D5-XRES TOP 140 (Reservoir and pump mount. Let me know if this one is any good)
  • Mod/Smart Kobra Max cable ext. (Not really the DIY guy, so this will be easier to make my cabling looking nice.)
  • Red or clear tubing, still haven't decided.
  • I have about 6 compression fittings that will fit 1/2 3/4 tubing so somehow I'm gonna have to figure out how to running tubing for those barbs on the mobo fusion thermo thing. So need buy a solution to this.
  • Red fans!
  • Distribution block for fans. (Already picked one up)
  • Anyting else I might forget..

I've already installed the new cpu and motherboard and mounted the EK block on top. Now just waiting for more parts to come in to get it up and running again.

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Ignore the blue tubing

Let me know if there's anything else I should get, missing or can do away with.

Also I'm gonna need some help on the loop because I completely forgot which direction everything needs to go. It's been a while since I've had to worry about running a loop so any help would be great!
Thanks guys! thumb.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Maximus V Formula  XFX 6870 G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 2x 1TB WD Black EK-D5 X-RES 250ML  Swiftech MCP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator EK-Supreme HF - EN (Nickel) Mayhems Pastel Red  Windows 7 Ultimate  
KeyboardCaseMouse
Cyborg V.7 Gaming Keyboard Cooler Master HAF 932 Razer Black Mamba 
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RAWR
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Maximus V Formula  XFX 6870 G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 2x 1TB WD Black EK-D5 X-RES 250ML  Swiftech MCP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator EK-Supreme HF - EN (Nickel) Mayhems Pastel Red  Windows 7 Ultimate  
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Cyborg V.7 Gaming Keyboard Cooler Master HAF 932 Razer Black Mamba 
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Do you plan to cool a GPU or just the CPU?
What size is your Rad?
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CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
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Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
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Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
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Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
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Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
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post #3 of 3
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Just the CPU and the motherboard.
Black Ice stealth 360 rad. I'm reusing a lot of the components that are in my signature.
RAWR
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Maximus V Formula  XFX 6870 G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 2x 1TB WD Black EK-D5 X-RES 250ML  Swiftech MCP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator EK-Supreme HF - EN (Nickel) Mayhems Pastel Red  Windows 7 Ultimate  
KeyboardCaseMouse
Cyborg V.7 Gaming Keyboard Cooler Master HAF 932 Razer Black Mamba 
  hide details  
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RAWR
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Maximus V Formula  XFX 6870 G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 2x 1TB WD Black EK-D5 X-RES 250ML  Swiftech MCP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator EK-Supreme HF - EN (Nickel) Mayhems Pastel Red  Windows 7 Ultimate  
KeyboardCaseMouse
Cyborg V.7 Gaming Keyboard Cooler Master HAF 932 Razer Black Mamba 
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