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After many hours meticulously searching for the best parts and making sure they're all copper I thought it was time to get the list checked by people that actually know what they're doing, I will be cooling a Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB OC and an Intle i7 4770K to around 4-4.5 GHz I think. But here are the parts, what do you guys reckon?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=289077&action=wish_lists

And just for reference it is inside a Corsair Obsidian 900D biggrin.gif (best decision I have ever made) so I have room for any suggested parts (probably)
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We cannot access your list as it is set to private
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Fixed should work now
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post #4 of 19
Are you using distilled water im guessing? Very good radiator, good fittings, good pump top, but i'm not sure about the xspc blocks. I don't know how good they are. I'm also planning on building a loop soon. Im sure someone with much more experience than i can chime in soon.
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post #5 of 19
140mm fans for 4x 120mm rad? Don't forget to change those to 120mm fans if it was a mistake.
post #6 of 19
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The idea behind the XSPC Block is that I wanted a Copper block for a GTX 770 there are these but I cannot see any copper that would be touching the GPU and therefore conducting heat.

And I will be using Mayhems X1 coolant (assuming I can get the colour I want in Australia)

And yes those should be 120 mm fans thumb.gif
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post #7 of 19
Like the case, plenty of room for watercooling tongue.gif

That said, I'm guessing you will be just using a 480mm rad for cooling GPU+CPU?

Speaking of, the rad is very reliable from reviews and can do very well. Just make sure to grab some nice fans for radiator (Gentle Typhoons for example)...

Though, I would recommend looking into a different block that XSPC. Maybe EK?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23970&cPath=1501
Don't know how their reputation is for the 770, but for the 780/Ti they are the "Go-To"

Also a nice CPU water block from reviews. People have also recommended to me that the EK Supremacy is a nice buy, and personally, I think it looks more sexy. It would look pretty good with your Ek-D5 Vario Top too, IMHO.

All in all, not too bad! biggrin.gif

That's all I got.

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post #8 of 19
Good looking list i have the xspc blocks,but if i was buying blocks again i would go with the Ek blocks....Also for fans i would either get this http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_510&products_id=23079 or http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_510&products_id=20519 ....You can always turn them down if they get too loud....
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post #9 of 19
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I'm ok with the EK block for the GPU but that is assuming that the Copper and Nickel have no problems being in the same loop? I have heard bad things about using different metals in the same loop, even so far as using Silver bullets and the like with copper or nickel.

And I think I'll get the PWM version of the Corsair ones you mentioned as you can get 2 for $1 more than 2 of the normal ones (and they go quieter when they're not need biggrin.gif)
Edited by Nephalem - 4/6/14 at 8:45pm
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nephalem View Post

I'm ok with the EK block for the GPU but that is assuming that the Copper and Nickel have no problems being in the same loop? I have heard bad things about using different metals in the same loop, even so far as using Silver bullets and the like with copper or nickel.

Ask the pro's for piece of mind....thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/584302/ocn-water-cooling-club-and-picture-gallery/65420#post_22069881
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Bitspower 150 mulit z and Fittings XSPC RayStorm CPU Waterblock for Intel 11 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15 Windows 7  
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Samsung 830 (128GB) + 840 Evo (250GB) Seagate 1TB Lamptron FC5 V2 Fan Controller 2 x XSPC Razor GTX Titan / 780 Waterblock 
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1 x EX 360 / 1 x EX 240 Radiator XSPC D5 Vario Pump with Front Cover EK D5 X-TOP CSQ - Acetal PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing Red 7/... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Bitspower 150 mulit z and Fittings XSPC RayStorm CPU Waterblock for Intel 11 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15 Windows 7  
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