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This will be a second build for me and the first for water cooling. I dont have any good resources or shops that I know of in Hawaii so any help is appreciated.

I am using a HAF X case with an AMD FX black edition processor, 32G Ram, 1200 watt PSU. I want to get a 780GTX (and want to get two eventually).

I would like to have the METEOR reservoir from Frozen Q but I am not sure what else I need or what is best for my case type.
What kind of pump? What kind of radiator will fit in my case? How much tubing and connectors? I am really confused as to what the little nic nacs are that I need.
post #2 of 8
need a bit more data FXwhat exactly? That's a gigantic frickn psu, Do you already have it? You don;t need that much for just two video cards I think. Even 780s. You thinking eventually 3 way sli or something?

32gb is a heck of a lot of memory for games. Is this going to be used for solidworks or design software or something?

that case has some gigantor fans on it. Most water radiators are designed for 120 or 140mm fans. which makes this a bit problematic. you should be able to fit a nice big 2x140 or 3x120 across the top though, and if the top case fans have enough static pressure it should cool OK. That's a big IF though.
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Flight sims, FPS, photography, college and maybe some work...lol

I ran into a problem of having too little space-power-expandability in the past. I figure too much now will be just enough in 3 years.

It only has one fan on the top right now...I wish there was a store here in Hawaii so I could actually see examples of this..pictures dont show it all.

I know the PSU is alot...I just wanted to have expandability in the system. I was thinking of buying 1 780 GTX for now and want to add another later..as well as 3 monitors.

Any advice on the type of radiator? does it go IN or sit ON the case?
post #4 of 8
which island? for watercooling you almost always want the radiator fans pushing out of the case, You can do that by mounting inside or outside the csse, though inside usually looks a lot better. this case is kind of poorly designed for water cooling to be honest.

top fans are 230mm correct?

They make systems to fit a 3x120 radiator across 2 230s. http://forum.coolermaster.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13830 it's not exactly beautiful though.
Edited by bombastinator - 10/19/13 at 10:32pm
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Im on Oahu
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ah. Tourist hell. If you were on the big island I might be able to help. Oh well.
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crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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Damn, Didnt know anyone was even from here. Without COMPUSA Im lost. I wish I knew modders on this Island, its something I'd like to learn. Still any help or advice is appreciated.

I got my Ikea Glalant desk ordered and on the way...and building a decent gaming rig...just gotta finish this rig. In the past I went to the National Guard in Hilo...not anymore though
post #8 of 8
lived on the big Island may years ago. Still have family there. CompUSA croaked a while ago, someone must have taken their place. Perhaps a bit of googling. I ran into something called geminicomputers, they may or may not be useful.

mail order may be your only shot though.

I did find one 200mm radiator http://www.xoxide.com/phobyaxtreme200radiator.html You could mount that on any one of your fan holes and get a heck of a lot of cooling out of it.
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4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
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