I've been lurking on OCN for a couple months now, and seeing as I'm going to build a new comp in the near future (once I can scrounge up some funds), I thought I'd make an account. I won't go through a whole TL;DR about why I've decided to water cool a computer but it involves a lot of boredom while being in-patient. Anyway, I was hoping I could get some advice on this possible build.
1) I'll be going to college next year after I finish up some leftover work, so I'll be using a Silverstone FT03 as my case (for portability and size).
FT03, how small! (Click to show)
2) Because of this, I'll need to water cool both the processor and gpu if I want to overclock in a case that small.
Anyway, here's what I have in mind:BASE COMPONENTS:Nothing too special! (Click to show)
Intel Core i7-3820 3.6 GHz Will OC once system is stable
WATER COOLING COMPONENTS:Big List! (Click to show)
Corsair Vengance 32GB DDR3 1600MHz Ram Great ram for OC'ing
Silverstone Fortress Series FT03B Black
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB Uses 680 pcb so I can use a 680 full body water block
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 might need to upgrade
Corsair Force Series GS 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM
ASRock X79 EXTREME4-M LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
I'll decide on fans based on what you guys recommend.
1 Bitspower Summit EF CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Intel LGA Series - Ice Black Acrylic
Hopefully this allows 1/2"x3/4" compression fittings
1 HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 680 "Hole Edition" Reference Design Full Coverage Water Block
Will wait and purchase the black one, or just go with the copper stylings
14 or so Bitspower Ultimate G 1/4 Thread 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Compression Fitting - Matte Black
Hopefully I have enough
1 Bitspower G1/4" Matte Black Rotary 90° G1/4" Adapter
3 Bitspower G1/4" Matte Black Rotary 45 Degree G1/4" Adapter
1 Bitspower Mini Water Tank Plus DDC Pump Attachement Reservoir w/ Filter
7ft Tygon B-44-4X 1/2" ID (3/4" OD) - "Non-Porous" Smooth Tubing
Let me know if you think there's a better clear tubing I can use
1 Bitspower Matte Black Sealing Plug For ID 1/2" Tube
Will be used for the fillport
1 Bitspower Luxury Reusable 5/8" OD Hose Clamp - Black
Classy clamp for the plug
1 Monsoon .999 Fine Silver Bullet Antimicrobial In-Line Bundle Pack
Not sure if necessary, let me know..
1 Black Ice GTX Xtreme M160 Dual Pass Liquid Cooling Radiator - Dual 80mm
Used at bottom of case instead of standard dual 80mm fan intake
1 Black Ice GTX Xtreme 120 Radiator - Black
Used at top of loop
1 EK EKoolant Premium Liquid Cooling Premix Coolant - 1L - UV Blue
Too little? Let me know.
I'm using 1/2x3/4 tubing because I need all the fluid I can get flowing through the components. Do I need to get a separate reservoir or will the pump/res combo work? Will the inline silver corrode anything? I'll consider getting a second gtx 670 because that seems like it would be the largest bottleneck, but what do I know
. If I do get another card, should I go ahead and buy a higher watt psu?
Anyway, let me know, and thanks for your patience if you read this massive list
I'll follow up with a map of heat dissipation and my loop config.Edit 7/22 9:49PM:
Instead of a monsoon, maybe I should just use mayhem pastel?Edited by Saurian - 7/22/12 at 9:49pm