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Hello Overclock.net I've been lurking for quite a while and decided to finally create an account biggrin.gif

I really want to build a watercooled computer but I had no idea where to start, after reading a lot of build logs and guides here I want to make sure Im ordering the right things before buying them.

Current Setup:
Intel i7 2600k - Corsair Hydro All in one watercooling (Not sure which one)
GTX780 Ti Stock Cooler
Coolermaster N600

New Setup:
Intel i7 2600k Watercooled
GTX 780 ti Watercooled
Corsair Air 540

This is what Im going for right now:



Will this be enough for CPU/GPU? I plan to upgrade my CPU/Mobo/RAM around 2015 (Around StarCitizen release tongue.gif)
Are there better setups?

I will most likely do a build log once I've ordered everything (I've ordered the Case, a modular PSU and materials for sleeving the cables already).

Greetings from Switzerland,

chKaze
post #2 of 12
Looking good to me.
Thought you will need a pump.
I suggest a D5 type pump.
And I don't know what that last item is.
You will need fans too. I recommend Gentle Typhoon fans if you can afford them. Or Cougars, or Yale Loons on budget.
Thought the Yates don't like to be layed down flat in your case. Have them on vertical rads.

I like fast 2000 rpm fans I can slow down to 800 rpm. And still have head room when needed.
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post #3 of 12
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My bad, picked the wrong item for pump/res. Have this now which has a pump included.



For fans I thought about using Corsair Air Series AF120
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My bad, picked the wrong item for pump/res. Have this now which has a pump included.



For fans I thought about using Corsair Air Series AF120
Probably shouldn't do that. You want a rad fan; not a airflow fan.
As mentioned before: GTs, Cougars. If you want the corsair jet engine fans at least get the SP120.
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post #5 of 12
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Thanks! Would have made a stupid mistake if I had it ordered already.

I really like the look of the Corsair jet engine fans, what is the difference between them and GT's ?

Example build that I like:

post #6 of 12
The fans in that pic are Corsair SP120s. They look just like the AF120 fans you mentioned earlier, but the SP120 is optimized for high static pressure to use with radiators. The AF120 fans are designed to be used as just a case fan intaking or exhausting air. They are not meant to be used on radiators. The SP120's are known for being a bit on the loud side though. I'm with Pepe, get Gentle Typhoons if you can afford them. If not Coolermaster R4's, Cougar fans, XSPC Xinruilian and Yate Loons are a good lower cost options
post #7 of 12
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I see. I will get the Gentle Typhoons then (cheaper than the sp120 but they are not in stock yet)

Thanks for your help smile.gif
post #8 of 12
Gentle Typhoon AP-15(1850RPM) might be a little hard to find right now at a decent price. Jab-Tech has AP-14(1450RPM) in stock for $10.47, which is a great price. Plus they have a coupon code "facebook" for 5% off the entire order, which knocks the fans down to just under $10 each.

EDIT: The Swiftech Helix is also a solid choice, especially at $6.27 each at Jab-Tech. I'm just realizing how great of fan prices Jab-Tech actually has. I know where I'm looking now next time I need fans.
Edited by morencyam - 3/17/14 at 6:45am
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I would take a universal block over a full-cover block just for the sake of practicality.
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I would take a universal block over a full-cover block just for the sake of practicality.

I dont plan to upgrade my GPU in the near future ^^ currently using 2x 27" 2560x1440 monitors and playing all games without any problems.
Currently looking at where to buy everything since Switzerland doesnt have a shop with the ek stuff and Im not too excited about paying 30 euros for shipping.
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