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Ok so first off this isn't so much a build but a retrofit of my current build. All parts will be the same with the exception of the case and the cooling.

I've never watercooled before so here we go.

I know I'm going to have major space concerns with any case so I think I'm going to be ditching the N200 as it is quite small. The 350D seems like a decent mATX case for water so ATM I'm planning around buying that but if there's a better option for my components please let me know.

The components in question are a 4770k and a 780TI classified. Which if I'm reading correctly is going to pose some issues for rad space.

Now what I wanted to do was start with 240 kit and then perhaps add another 240 or 120 rad along with a GPU block. I was looking specifically at the XSPC models.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20837/ex-wat-261/XSPC_Raystorm_AX240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310

Something like this. My budget is pretty flexible so if there is a recomendation for a better one please let me know. I've read that these are pretty good parts but I'm not positive.

Now what I'm wondering is what would be easiest in terms of cooling the GPU. Number one if a 120 would be enough. Perhaps mounted in the back. My main concern is clearence. Or perhaps the 240 in the front. Again am concerned with clearence.

On the GPU.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21661/ex-blc-1563/EK_EVGA_780_Classified_and_780_Ti_Classified_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Nickel_EK-FC780_GTX_Classy_-_Nickel.html?tl=g30c311s1996

This seemed to be an option? I'm pretty sure I'd be mixing metals here though which I've read is a no no? I'm also not sure what barbs to buy with this. I'm pretty sure 1/2 inch since the tubing in the kit is 7/16th? Very new to this sorry for the super dumb questions.

Anyway my head is kind of spinning on all this my main questions are.

1. If the kit I had picked out would be a good starting point.

2. If anyone is experience with the 350D. And if they are what my best option for a second rad would be with a 780TI. Also which barbs/compression fittings would work best with it.

3. If the Classified block I had picked out would be decent and to address my concerns about the metal?

Budget is not really an issue. Don't want to spend more then 500 ideally but I want to do this right.
    
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I have a watercooled 350D build. I can safely say that the XSPC res/pump combos do NOT fit in the front of the case without quite a bit of sanding and bending things. I would get a kit that has a pump you can mount on the floor.
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Ok. Haha. Excellent advice.

Will start looking into some other kits as a starting point.

I'd be willing to do it all custom as well I'm just not very versed. Been going through pages of build logs and youtube videos on water though so I'm starting to get it. Will probabally come back with another parts list.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21641/ex-wat-275/XSPC_Raystorm_AX240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Photon_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g59c683s2174

Would there be room to mount this resovoir/pump combo in a 350D? I'm trying to fit two SSD's and a Mechanical in this thing as well but I figure with the drive bays open that shouldn't be an issue.
Edited by jtom320 - 4/16/14 at 2:47pm
    
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