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So for a long time i've been a pc enthusiast an have build several computers, but never once tried to WC. So this time im going to give it a try and see if i can get the clock speeds high up smile.gif

Now here comes my "Dark spot" i have no idea how strong a pump has to be or how many radiators i need. I have considered this, and just buy an gpu waterblock besides the kit, but is this pump going to be strong enough, and would i need another radiator?

My biggest problem is money wise, im planning not to invest more than 300-400$ in the WC itself, since im already buying a 780 i dont have all the money in the world left.
My case is a Corsair 540 air, so i would have space for a 360 in the front, and an 240 in the top.

I know literally nothing about WC, and im very interested to get furthe into it, every day i read about it trying to understand it, but some of this is still somewhat unclear.



TL;DR: Im looking for the cheapest(~400$) yet, best solution for cooling a CPU (i5 4670k) and a GPU(GTX 780).


Btw, i live in Europe(Denmark) and heard alotta people buying good stuff from german retailers!
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Trying to keep the system at budget and without listing out every individual piece I would do this. and this.

That's probably not the exact block for your GPU but the right one and the back plate is probably fairly close to the same price.

That would be a better setup than just adding another block to that first kit you linked in my opinion. but I don't have any personal experience with either of those pumps. I've only ever used MCP-655s as my pumps in 3 builds.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k Asus Maximus Formula VII EVGA 980ti hydro copper G skill Trident x 16g 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Transcend 512g M.2 ssd Seagate Hybrid 4tb Blaze 120 x 2 Raid Asus external Blu Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Lots of Water Windows 8.1 Pro Triple 27's  47" tv 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g19s EVGA 1300 g2 Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra  Logitech g600 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I3 540@4.18 ASUS ASUS P7P55D-E LX gtx 560Ti GEIL 16g DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Lightscribe DVD-R Custom Water setup Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP 26" Envision 22" G15 Thermaltake TR2 RX 850 
CaseMouse
Sunbeam Transformer..kinda Razor Naga 
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Yeah I thought of buying an MCP-655 or one similar.

Actually i thought of buying every piece individually, to be able to get it to my liking, and then just saving up a few extra bucks.

Also i just got some clarification; 120mm for every block + 120mm extra.

So I guess I'm going 2x 240's probably, Just for the looks. 1x 240 + 1x 120 would look weird, and a 360 might be too expensive.


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I really love that waterblock, the design is so awesome biggrin.gif
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