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post #1 of 12
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Hello, I am planning to buy my first water-cooling loop for ~800$. My case is the NZXT H440, it fits 2x360 rads and 1x120 rad but it doesn't have 5.25 bays.
PC Components:
CPU: i7-4770K
MOBO: MSI GD65-GAMING
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8 GB 2133MhZ
GPU: 2xMSI GTX 780Ti Gaming 3GB
PSU: Corsair AX860
SSDx2: Samsung 840 EVO 250gb

I am willing to spend ~800$ to water-cool CPU+GPU(+maybe RAM you will tell me)
post #2 of 12
its useless to cool ram with water.. they only benefit from subzero

do you want a quiet or loud setup
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I don't really mind if it will be loud because my case has good sound amping materials.
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Originally Posted by xpek20 View Post

I don't really mind if it will be loud because my case has good sound amping materials.

Are you sure about the noise factor?

You should head over here first:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1389355/fan-testing-round-12-begins-thanks-to-cpachris-and-prymus-nb-e-loop-sp120-nf-f12-cougar-vortex-pwm-vortex-red-led-pirahna-ap-45
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Ok I can go to the quiet solution. I already own 2 Corsair SP120 High static pressure quiet fans
Edited by xpek20 - 4/18/14 at 1:26pm
post #6 of 12
high sp fans arent that loud
I think people really blow the whole sound thing out of proportion. I do bench with 120SP and Bgear similar specd fans and I dont really notice... loudest part is usually the waterpump
unless you go with deltas.
post #7 of 12
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Ok so what parts do you recommend me?
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high sp fans arent that loud
I think people really blow the whole sound thing out of proportion. I do bench with 120SP and Bgear similar specd fans and I dont really notice... loudest part is usually the waterpump
unless you go with deltas.

Well, too me - those SP120's are irritating on full speed. Its a loud whine compared to the AP15's i have. I find the AP15's more of a loud hum as oppose to the other.

OP,

If you find the SP120's tolerable - by all means go for it. It has great static pressure.

Don't need to cool your RAM. Just as long as you have airflow going through them, you're good.

Although, you need more rads to achieve good OC and a fairly quiet rig.
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The inside of the 440 is more "quiet computer" than "awesome water" in its design, although my hands on time is admittedly limited. I have been quite happy withmy Switch for my X79 rig, which has a fair bit more space, but with Dwood pedestals unavailable, I am browsing cases for something to not only providemmore radiator capacity (additional 2 GPU's + RIVE Block + uni block for Areca 1882xi, over what's in my sig), but also I am at the point where I nneed more local storage, where even with dual 10GbEth (teamed) lines (Intel NIC) and switch, I have found myself depending on files stored on my server too often and even though 10GbEth = nice bandwidth, it is not exactly low-latency.
Caselabs TH10 with Pedestal and XL Extended Top it is, I suppose.


The first solution, which I am actually instead using for a different PC, is having ZERO internally mounted rads. Rather than the radiators creating restrictions on case airflow, being limited in capacity, needing certain sizes for certain places, and limiting the space for other components (specifically hard drives, in my case), I went with a fully external solution. The computer is a workstation, which is my primary audio production PC, thus (and this is unusual for me) quiet is a big factor.

Two 1260 rads (9x140), mounted in the rad boxes specific to them, about 10ft from the case (and far enough that noise is a non-issue), with the pumps using the mounting provisions on the radio boxes, and push pull fans turned out to be a very good way to get the cooling without cramping up the case.

$800 could get you:
1260 or 1080 rad plus rad box
MCP35X/2 or D5(s)
9 or 18 120/140 fans
CPU Block
Aquacomputer/Heatkiller GPU FC Block and backplate
Fittings and Tubing

Just a suggestion, but for what it's worth, you will get more rad space for the same amount of money vs multiple internal rads. Also, you will have ambient air unaffected by case Temps and vice versa, and the components not water cooled will be better air cooled.
   
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post #10 of 12
i see those gpu-cpu brackets for sale used all the time. you can even mod amd cpu socket to fit i hear

i think that swiftech combo setup might be a good option though. they come with alot of options and are relatively modular


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