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I just switched everything over into a corsair 750D and this thing looks to be extremely easy to do a nice water cooling setup in. I am looking for something effective and simple to cool my highly overclocked 2600K (5Ghz) and my 290 flashed to 290X. My silver arrow handles the 5Ghz just fine but it will get into the low 80's during stress testing and I would like to see that come way down.


Would this kit handle my cpu and gpu?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20838/ex-wat-262/XSPC_Raystorm_AX360_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310


If not how about the RX360 kit with the extra thick radiator? I plan on using the EK water block for the 290. I was going to use distilled water along with mayhems pastel orange and clear primochill tubing. I have room to do a 360 on top and a 240 in the front and probably another 240 on the bottom but I was hoping a single 360 would handle the cpu and gpu. But I will leave that up to the experts here at OC.net
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Thickness is hardly worth taking into consideration as it doesn't add much to the cooling potential. Taking into account a ST30 and a UT60 at 1000 RPM they both dissipate the same amount of heat (using Martin's data). The story changes when using push/pull or a higher RPM because there is a much lower chance of the air slowing down in the thicker radiator, if at all.

Without overclocks you will be fine with just CPU and GPU, but you will have a lot more headroom given the extra 240 radiator. With an added plus that you can run a thicker radiator in push/pull as intake in a 750D.

A possible option is purchasing the kit and later adding a 240 should you find your temperatures not to your liking. As stated prior to, it will handle both components fine given stock. With an overclock, your temps will definitely rise but given you have a 2600k you could possibly have decent temps at 5GHz given no overclock on GPU. If you want to overclock both definitely look into adding a 240.
Edited by hiarc - 11/29/13 at 3:18pm
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Thickness is hardly worth taking into consideration as it doesn't add much to the cooling potential. Taking into account a ST30 and a UT60 at 1000 RPM they both dissipate the same amount of heat (using Martin's data). The story changes when using push/pull or a higher RPM because there is a much lower chance of the air slowing down in the thicker radiator, if at all.

Without overclocks you will be fine with just CPU and GPU, but you will have a lot more headroom given the extra 240 radiator. With an added plus that you can run a thicker radiator in push/pull as intake in a 750D.

A possible option is purchasing the kit and later adding a 240 should you find your temperatures not to your liking. As stated prior to, it will handle both components fine given stock. With an overclock, your temps will definitely rise but given you have a 2600k you could possibly have decent temps at 5GHz given no overclock on GPU. If you want to overclock both definitely look into adding a 240.

agreed. Also with two of the rads your looking at you will have future room for a second 290(x) down the line. But I would just get two anyway since the 290 puts out a lot of heat and since your trying to be nice to your cpu.
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Thank you guys I had a feeling an additional 240 would probably be beneficial. I may start with the 360 and see how it behaves then add the 240 later down the road when funds allow.
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Ok here we go this is my parts list.


EX360 kit with D5 vario pump with dual bay res and raystorm block
10 bitspower black 7/16 X 5/8 black compression fittings
EK 290X block (copper)
XSPC FLX UV Orange tubing 7/16 X 5/8
Mayhems pastel orange concentrate
EX240 radiator
2 1850rpm gentle typhoons for the extra EX240 rad


I am looking for bright blazing orange so I figured the UV orange tubing might be a better bet than trying to get the liquid to be a bright orange. If I am missing something or you guys see anything that you dont like with what I have picked out feel free to let me know. Do you think 6 1/2' of tubing will be enough for this loop in a 750D? How many bottles of the pastel orange should I order? I have no clue how much fluid a loop this size will hold?
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The kit you are looking at comes with fittings so there is no need to spend cash on 10 bitspower ones unless your going for the looks. As for liquid just get colored tubing because dyes can clog up your loop and distilled water is just much easier. Finally for the length of the tubing, since its your first time I suggest getting 10 feet in case you mess up. But that's just my 2cents.gif
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The kit you are looking at comes with fittings so there is no need to spend cash on 10 bitspower ones unless your going for the looks. As for liquid just get colored tubing because dyes can clog up your loop and distilled water is just much easier. Finally for the length of the tubing, since its your first time I suggest getting 10 feet in case you mess up. But that's just my 2cents.gif


The kit comes with 6 bitspower compression fittings and I am adding 4 extra for the extra rad and the gpu block. If I use distilled water or DI water what all do I need to add to it? dead water drops come with the kit. Do I need anything else to help prevent corrosion or just the dead water drops? 10 feet of tubing makes sense so I will change that to a 10' roll of primochill tubing.

Also do you guys feel the D5 pump is needed or can I save $100 and use the xspc V4 pump instead? I am just looking for a minimal maintenance reliable system that looks good and performs good.
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Just add the dead water and you are good to go. And ok I thought you were buying 10 extra fittings on top of what came with the kit.
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