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Hey guys, long time member of overclock.net and love your guys input. Up until about beginning of this year I have always been a BIG advocate of air cooling, the level of simplicity, efficiency, cost and overall I supported it. I made the right choice and bought an H80 and I fell in love with this thing. It opened my eyes to the performance of water cooling. Started doing a good amount of research and realized, it doesn't matter how many dozens of rigs I've built, if I've never water cooled one, I'm not an extremist - which is what we're here for right? Long story short, I could search ever forum post for hours and find good products but they change every 4 months and posts get outdated and off-topic fast so here's what I'm doing. I would LOVE it if some water enthusiasts told me what blocks they're using, or pumps, or liquid , or just overall what they would do next time if they could to help me. I love the feedback I get from this forum so lay it on me...

Current system is in the sig, but for those that view on some mobile it's hard to read so here it is.

CPU: 4770K
MOBO: GA-Z78X-UD5H
GPU: Asus GTX 780 (Only single, but I will SLI later as that's the pattern I usually follow)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X (Looking to upgrade to a 900D)

Let me know if you need any other information.
post #2 of 6
You can use a D5 with a top and have plenty of flow. The blocks are more of a personal choice as they are all between 1-2 degrees of each other. My preferred choice is Aqua and I have been using them for over 11 years. In the case of the Rad, Alphacool UT-60's are tough to beat. If you can fit a quad Rad, that would be my choice since you intend to go SLI.
HTH
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Is there a certain power of pump I'm looking for?
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Is there a certain power of pump I'm looking for?

Just a variable speed D5 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13147/ex-pmp-131/Alphacool_VPP655_Variable_Speed_Pump_w_RPM_Monitoring_-_Single_Edition.html?tl=g30c107s1802 and a top to go with it. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17626/ex-pmp-217/Alphacool_HF_D5_Top_-_Laing_D5_MCP655_-_Black_Acetal.html?tl=g30c107s1805

I have typically used EK D5 pump tops, but they are all close performance wise.
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Awesome, I'll do some research on blocks then, and I just ordered a quad Alphacool rad as I've read they fit on top of the HAF X. are reservoirs necessary?

EDIT: Also wondering what is the D5 variable? Why on FrozenCPU do they have "water pumps" and "D5 variables". What's the difference?
Edited by TheCondor13 - 8/7/13 at 10:23am
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Awesome, I'll do some research on blocks then, and I just ordered a quad Alphacool rad as I've read they fit on top of the HAF X. are reservoirs necessary?

EDIT: Also wondering what is the D5 variable? Why on FrozenCPU do they have "water pumps" and "D5 variables". What's the difference?

The variable is the adjustable speed pump the others only have one speed.
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