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post #11 of 16
I'd suggest a 4770k because it OCs memory WAAAAAAAAAAAY better probably has a higher ceiling. and a 3570k isn't saving you that much money. a 4770k is already a downgrade from a x9x0x. Asrock has some amazing motherboards that are spill proof which I'd suggest for an OAC like that Also has 5year warrantys. Also Avexir is gonna be releasing some really cool looking and amazing performing hawell ram pretty soon.. I imagine since you are liquid cooling you want to overclock
stay away from asus sabertooth though as it doesn't overclock


anyways as far as the picture he has a custom pump cover thats 150 for the pump alone, 45-60 for res, I am guessing that block is 70-80, and radiator is 50-100. and 20-30 for tubing + a hundred or so for compression fittings I am estimating
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on a side note why does that guy have a 1200 watt psu for that rig? thats 4x what he needs I'd guess
Edited by tatmMRKIV - 8/23/13 at 11:34am
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
I also happen to have a way too powerful PSU lol (antec tpq 1200w)

But I got it in case I was gonna go 3-way sli one day or whatnot...

Another thing I was wondering about: How does a "water loop" cooling kit compare to a "small liquid cooling" solution.
By this I mean, Water Loop (tubes, pump, reservoir and all) VS. this for instance:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835227006

Also, VERY important question:

How much do you think I could get for my older PC ???
- I7 875k Overclocked @ 4Ghz (with HT) Watercooled
- Motherboard = Sabertooth 55i
- RAM = 8GB Gskill Ripjaws (1600mhz) OCed@ 2000mhz
- 1xAsus GTX670 directcuii
- PSU = Antec TPQ 1200w
- Case FANs: 2x200mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm (all LEDs)
- Cable Management done
- 2x Cathod Lights (Red and Blue)
- NZXT phantom case (modded)

Link to Pics and build: http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/3002.html
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by jonathan1107 View Post

I also happen to have a way too powerful PSU lol (antec tpq 1200w)

But I got it in case I was gonna go 3-way sli one day or whatnot...

Another thing I was wondering about: How does a "water loop" cooling kit compare to a "small liquid cooling" solution.
By this I mean, Water Loop (tubes, pump, reservoir and all) VS. this for instance:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835227006

Link to Pics and build: http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/3002.html

Kits like that will perform about the same as high end air cooling, within a few degrees. Custom loops run quite a bit cooler, and you can add as much into the loop as you want
    
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post #14 of 16
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Here's a picture I found of someone who built a D-frame which looks awesome, have no clue what his water cooling parts are tho:


The pump is an MCP655/D5 attached under a generic tube reservoir with a cooling block by EK. The rad is a regular 240mm rad (can't tell the brand) and the fittings are Bitspower compression fittings and the tubing seems to be 1/2 inch inner diameter with a 3/4 inch outer diameter. Very thick tubing which can be hard to work with and wont make any difference since the fittings are G1/4, not to mention that the blocks themselves will have much more impedance than even that. Personally, I use 3/8 inch id 5/8 inch od and that's great as it isn't too large. It's still a little more than I would like, but I really wanted tubing with thick walls because it has a very nice effect since I use colored coolant instead of water. The thicker the tubing the more you will have to plan out your build because they don't bend as much.

Good luck with the build!
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the great tips.

Since I'm still an amateur when it comes to water loops, I have a few questions:

First of all, I'd like to know what are the "important" things to know? For instance, what should one favor? (thick tubes or thin tubes... other than flexibility, what does it change?)
About the "colored liquid". I read somewhere: "Color additives have a tendency to gum up the works, so if you want color, we recommend getting some colored tubing instead"

What about the pump and the resevoir? What are things to watch out for? What makes a pump better than another? (same for the reservoir)

Please do give me all the tips you have the time to share with me, I'm gonna start shopping real soon for this new PC setup (with the water loop)
post #16 of 16
Unloes you want milk white running through get color.. the fluid dragon ice is very good if you can stand milk white color liquid. supposedly cools better than anything else

Larger diameter everything cools better lose a c or 2 with 1/2id 3/4od or 1/2id 5/8od as opposed to less ID
flexiblity might be an issue but the various tubings m ostly also differ in flexibility.. stay away from any tubing with plasticizers
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