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Best route to WC my HAF X sig rig..

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title says it all.

I know that having the HAF X may pose a bit of a problem, but I really love this case.

How much would it be to wc the cpu and gpu?

Is it even worth to wc a 6870?

My 6870 only OC's to:
core clock:970
memory clock:1200

My original plan was to get another 6870 when the price drops a bit, but I'm thinking IF I do go WC, I may as well go all out and get a better vid card.
post #2 of 12
Some rough estimates.

Pump: $60
CPU Waterblock: $50
GPU Waterblock: $100
Res: $30
Tubing, fittings, etc: $30
Radiator: $50 (could spend a lot more)

Total: $320 <----I would budget for $350 to be safe.

Cheaper loops could be designed as well as much more expensive ones. I tried to go for the middle-of-the-road option.
    
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Thanks Klue22. I've read that WC doesn't offer huge improvements in temp drops (2-5c) others say its a huge difference (15-20c). But I just want to do it at least once.
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Thanks Klue22. I've read that WC doesn't offer huge improvements in temp drops (2-5c) others say its a huge difference (15-20c). But I just want to do it at least once.
My 580s don't go above 34c (furmark stress test and 3dmark11) and idle at around 25c. My CPU doesn't go above 45c and idles at 29c.

Water cooling is the way my friend... the way.
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It all depends on your current cooling, and the blocks you select.
I got 10c lower temps on my BE555x4, but I went from low end aftermarket air (Xiggy S1283) to water, going from a better air cooler to water will obviously see less improvement.
Adding the GPU to the loop means higher CPU temps than a CPU only loop, but a LOT lower GPU temps. Of course, actual temps will depend on your ambient, airflow and how much rad you squeeze into your rig.
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cool, thanks guys. What's the best place to buy these parts online? charliehorse55 gave someone on another thread a recommendation on where to buy the parts, but I don't remember where. He mentioned one site was 20% more expensive simply on availability.
post #7 of 12
this is a good kit. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l=g30c321s1367
these guys are in new york. that 360 rad will fit in the haf x without modding.
Edited by DrBrownfinger - 1/21/11 at 8:20am
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I built a CPU only loop for my HAF X for roughly $215, so adding a GPU block would likely make it go up from there about $100. I purchased my parts at Performance-PC and Jab-Tech. I would find the components that I wanted and see which site had it for cheaper.

If you are planning a GPU upgrade in the near future, then I would hold off including you GPU in the loop. However, if you are planning on keeping your current GPU, and maybe adding a second one down the road, then I say go for it.

I would also make sure to get at least a tripple radiator if you are planning on having a GPU in the loop. You probably could even get a tripple radiator and then a single 140mm radiator in there where the rear case fan is.
    
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post #9 of 12
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cool, thanks guys. What's the best place to buy these parts online? charliehorse55 gave someone on another thread a recommendation on where to buy the parts, but I don't remember where. He mentioned one site was 20% more expensive simply on availability.
Performancepcs.com has about everything under the sun, but they're pretty expensive and gouge for shipping. Jab-tech has a smaller selection but has great prices and is easy on the shipping. Frozencpu is kind of middle of the road on most things I think. As a rule I generally look at jab-tech first.
    
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post #10 of 12
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awesome, thanks guys. My biggest issue now I guess is if I am going to keep the 6870, WC, or just hold off until I get a new vid card.
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