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post #21 of 32
I´m also new to the whole water cooling stuff so take what I say with a grain of salt.

First you can look up a lot of stuff regarding performance etc of parts here : http://martinsliquidlab.org/

What I took with me from all the reading and tipps I got for my loop is, that you can´t go wroang with EK. They are among the best if not the best for waterblocks.
IF you like the design, even better.

There are some Alphacool covers, that look pretty good too, they are not covering the whole card, but all the important parts.

Ehe backplate looks to me like the one.

Did you check in the cooling configurator if your GPU is supported by the fullcover?

There is only the normal GTX 770/780 backplate and the GW version for gainward and palit cards. so if there is no "GW" in the name it should be the right one.
And also the normal and the gw version look exactly the same (talking backplates here)

For the pump, most people told me to go with a D5 pump, I went for the EK-Vario D5, cause I needed a Top anyway and there is a pack with pump and top.
D5s are quiet and reliable and for a "normal" loop you most likely can´t go wrong with them,

If you don´t integrate the pump with the reservoir you will need some kind of top if you only buy the plain pump and not something preassembled.

For the vid, I´ll take a look at it later, but I won´t be much of a help because I most likely won´t recognize any parts
post #22 of 32
And think about which tubesize you want to use, and which fittings. How many angled ones you´ll need etc.
And check if they are available^^
You´ll be supprised how much that will cost...
post #23 of 32
the Alphacool block I was talking about http://www.alphacool.com/popup_image.php/pID/1264/imgID/0
post #24 of 32
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Yes, for the backplate. I made sure to imput the right model in the configurator:
Inno3D GeForce GTX 780 Ti, 3072 MB DDR5, DP, HDMI, DVI
Hersteller-Nr.:N78T-1DDN-L5HS
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Grafikkarten/Alle-Grafikkarten/Inno3D-GeForce-GTX-780-Ti-3072-MB-DDR5-DP-HDMI-DVI::24915.html?from=cart

in the EK configurator:


What makes me doubt is just the name of the backplate.
docmicro: "EK Water Blocks - Plaque Arrière Dissipateur Mémoire pour GeForce GTX 770, GTX 780 Ti, GTX TITAN NOIR"
versus
EK configurator: "EK-FC780 GTX Ti Backplate - Black"



I checked the EK-Vario D5 pump. Looks like an excellent one. It even has a little switch to tweak the speed of the pump.thumb.gif

I'll make some research about the pump and reservoirs. It looks for me like the most complex part. I should inform myself a bit about it and come back.

About the tubes, there is one thing I know for sure. It will be hard tubes. And I'll bend them. They are just so gorgeous. drool.gif
post #25 of 32
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What makes me doubt is just the name of the backplate.
docmicro: "EK Water Blocks - Plaque Arrière Dissipateur Mémoire pour GeForce GTX 770, GTX 780 Ti, GTX TITAN NOIR"
versus
EK configurator: "EK-FC780 GTX Ti Backplate - Black"

If you look at the EK description here http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/fc-backplates/nvidia-geforce-series/ek-fc-titan-se-backplate-black.html

It says "This backplate is guaranteed to be compatible only with nVidia reference design GeForce GTX 780 Ti, -GTX 780, -GTX 770, -GTX Titan and GTX Titan Black series graphics card"

So the french site most likely added that part in their titel.

And as you can see, the other ones look different, the classic and the dcii


And yeah, acryl tubing looks awesome and I´ll definitely use them in my next build

http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/10mm-ID---13mm-OD-Rigid-Acrylic-Tubing-cid-2899.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHpreTceVpw

If you´d like colored tubing
Edited by acanom - 3/2/14 at 8:29am
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by acanom View Post

If you look at the EK description here http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/fc-backplates/nvidia-geforce-series/ek-fc-titan-se-backplate-black.html

It says "This backplate is guaranteed to be compatible only with nVidia reference design GeForce GTX 780 Ti, -GTX 780, -GTX 770, -GTX Titan and GTX Titan Black series graphics card"

So the french site most likely added that part in their titel.
Ah that explains it.
I knew about the waterblock for the 7xx series not being compatible with the 780ti, So I was worried it would be the same for the backplates.
Thank you for the clarification.
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Originally Posted by acanom View Post

And yeah, acryl tubing looks awesome and I´ll definitely use them in my next build

http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/10mm-ID---13mm-OD-Rigid-Acrylic-Tubing-cid-2899.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHpreTceVpw

If you´d like colored tubing
High Five! And thanks for the link.

Also just checked what that rep button is for.
... seems like it's there for people like you.

+rep
Edited by Hasty - 3/2/14 at 9:35am
post #27 of 32
You are welcome and thx for the pre.

Again for the backplate, if you´re unsure always remind yourself, that you can return all items you purchase online within 14 days in most european countries. Some shops even offer 30 days.
So keep everything, all the boxes, all the wraps,even the tape and be careful with the component.
I never had a problem returning something.

specialtech is a good store btw. They ship quite fast,too. My delivery arrived 2 days later via FedEx international to Germany.
post #28 of 32
Thread Starter 
Could you recommend me a good thermal paste from Caseking? http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Processors/Thermal-Grease:::10689_10762.html

I would use it for the waterblocks.
post #29 of 32
Nice build, but I'd drop the SSD raid and drop to the i5 if its pure gaming. Looks like a good build is impending.
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post #30 of 32
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Could you recommend me a good thermal paste from Caseking? http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Processors/Thermal-Grease:::10689_10762.html

I would use it for the waterblocks.

All the EK Waterblocks come with an excellent thermalpaste.

The CPU blocks with Gelid GC-Extreme (EKWB 1.6g)
And the GPU blocks with EK-TIM Ectotherm (1g)

Both are electrically non conductive!

So truth to be told, they don´t come with much. It´s more than enough for 1 mount and a little bit to spare, but if you´ll ahve to remount it might get thin.

If you want to buy some extra I would go for non conductive paste OR YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CARFULL TO NOT PUT THEM ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE GRAFICS CARD!!Conductive paste cann otherwhise kill your components. Talking about electrical conductivity ofc

Most likely the Arctic MX-4 or Noctua’s NT-H1.
The temps won´t be that different with any highquality TMI

Here are some tests:
http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=71658
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/geek_tested_17_thermal_pastes_face
Edited by acanom - 3/3/14 at 7:48am
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