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This is my first loop design. I have not bought anything yet. I was looking for some help and guidance on the loop design and parts.


System Specs:
Intel Q9550
EVGA 780i SLi FTW
Corsair Dominator DDR2-PC 8500
ATI 5850
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout
Use: Overclocking for gaming (and finding the highest prime number of course)

Water Cooling Loop:
Pump: SwifTech 655
Resv: 5-6” Cylindrical to fit directly on pump - Any Suggestions?
CPU Block – Suggestions needed (would prefer it to be 775-1366 compatible)
GPU Block – Suggestions needed
Rads/Fans – Limited by space (in or out)
Fan 1 – NB Black Silent Pro 120x25, 1400RPM, 20 dba
Rad 1 – SwifTech MCR120 (34mm thick)
Fan 2- 140x25mm – need suggestions
Rad 2 – Black Ice GT Stealth 140mm (31.3mm thick)
Goal: Best performance under 30 dba
Budget – Around $250

Thanks in advance
Edited by cigarbug - 1/24/11 at 11:14am
    
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I may be wrong here but I don't think you'll be able to have your GPU in your loop for a budget of $250, since usually they run around $100 just for the block, which doesn't leave much money for the rest of the parts.
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Most people will recommend you go with the 355 instead of the 655 since it has more head on it.

I would just get the RASA kit if I were you and add a GPU block to it.
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Thanks for the quick response.
Looked at the Rasa's, but I'd have to go with a 120mm fan kit, or that and add another rad/fan. I can't put a 240 anywhere except on a wall (won't fit on back or top). I'd like to be a step up on an H50/70 too. I can wait on the GPU block.
Edited by cigarbug - 1/23/11 at 10:17pm
    
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The storm scout can fit a 240 radiator with a little bit of work, I would recommend you just get the RS240 kit and either mount the radiator inside the case or if you can't get that to work hang it off the back.
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This is how I modded my Scout to work with the radiator.
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Most people will recommend you go with the 355 instead of the 655 since it has more head on it.

I would just get the RASA kit if I were you and add a GPU block to it.
agreed
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