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Double checking here. Did I get this right?

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Okay so I just got my two 780 classifieds in and they are loud as hell with this H100. I want to OC but the heat my PC produces on air is alot.

I wan't to do a watercooling build and just want to finalize my cart here. (Im not buying right now, still have to think about a new PSU/case)

I live in Canada so I can't buy from frozen CPU because the shipping cost is WAY too much so I have been looking at Dazmode.com.
This is my cart(the 470 blocks are place holders for price of the EKWB classified blocks that I want)
http://gyazo.com/e86f93ecbeaea1ed954c46dc6f54c130

Also this is all going into a HAF X and I will be removing the HDD cages to make the 240mm rad fit. ( Unless I can find a fairly affordable case that would be great for watercooling.

I do prefer a bayres/pump combo because I will be using distilled water.


Thanks guys!
post #2 of 6
Looks pretty solid. You may need some more compressions depending on how you're connecting the GPU blocks together. If you get a bridge, 10 is enough.

I've heard good things about Dazmode, though I haven't ordered from there personally. I have ordered from PPCs and you're right, shipping is killer. You might want to look into Aquatuning as well. They're in Germany, I think, but shipping cost and speed have always been very good for me.

Don't forget biocide or a kill coil if you're using distilled water.
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Looks pretty solid. You may need some more compressions depending on how you're connecting the GPU blocks together. If you get a bridge, 10 is enough.

I've heard good things about Dazmode, though I haven't ordered from there personally. I have ordered from PPCs and you're right, shipping is killer. You might want to look into Aquatuning as well. They're in Germany, I think, but shipping cost and speed have always been very good for me.

Don't forget biocide or a kill coil if you're using distilled water.

Ok, would using coolant from mayhems or something like that be a better way to go about it? I don't know much about watercooling yet, but I was planning to use distilled water because it's cheaper and I am getting the black tubing.


Also I was thinking about picking up a 750D instead of the HAF X.....I like the HAF X but I have problems with cable management, maybe it's because I have the Coolermaster 850W silent pro and the cables are awkward and stiff. Otherwise I really like the look&design of the 750D. I'm fairly certian that a 360MM & 240 would suffice for my CPU(4.4ghz @ 1.225v..not going higher) and a mild OC on the 780s..probably wouldn't be messing around with the voltage on them too much if at all depending on overall temps.

And yeah the price keeps adding up haha. Ill have to save for a month or two. But WC is definitely the way I want to go. Clean look & fairly quiet operation Is what I want. (Im around 90dB when playing a game on my rig right now, idle around 60.)

Anyways thanks you helped a ton.
post #4 of 6
Well you can use a premixed coolant, but distilled water with a drop or two of biocide is fine. If you do buy a premix, get a clear variant, the coloring can clog you blocks.

A 360 and a 240 will have lots of headroom for your system. The usual rule of thumb is 120 per item cooled plus an extra 120. You'll be cooling 3 items, so you'll have an extra 240.

There are a lot of nice cases out now that support a 360+240. Take a look around, you might find something else you like more than the 750D.
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Okay cool. Now the otherthing I have a question about is I believe the new EK classy blocks are nickel. So if i get a cpu block/rad that is copper or something else will I run into troubles at all?

And then before I use the rads should I be flushing them out with distilled water?
post #6 of 6
They're copper with nickel plating, no problems there.

Flushing new rads is generally good practice. There are plenty of guides showing you the best way to do so.
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