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post #11 of 26

I would just cool the CPU and the RAM, that's all that's worth watercooling anyways.

I'd get this:

Swiftech MCP 35X Pump - Very powerful pump with PWM Control
XSPC Rasa - Amazing CPU block with an amazing price
RX480 Radiator x2 - Great radiator for mid speed fans and two of them fit perfectly into the PC-V8. One in the top and one in the bottom.
EK FC-580 Nickel/Acetal x2 - THE best GTX580 block available
EK Dual Parallel Bridge - for connecting the two cards
EK Geforce Link x2 - For connecting the blocks to the cards
Silver kill coil

As far as tubing and fittings go, I don't know what kind of look you want but you should watch this:

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post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
Now that is an awesome answer, charlie. Thanks a lot!

I think I am going to watercool the GPU's anyways though, just because I never seem to have good luck with them.

Any suggestions on exactly what to get? Still new to this

I heard about EK waterblocks but not really sure what that is yet, researching now!
post #13 of 26
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What's the difference between the Dual Parallel and the Dual Parallel 3-slot?

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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
I would just cool the CPU and the RAM, that's all that's worth watercooling anyways.

I'd get this:

Swiftech MCP 35X Pump - Very powerful pump with PWM Control
XSPC Rasa - Amazing CPU block with an amazing price
RX480 Radiator x2 - Great radiator for mid speed fans and two of them fit perfectly into the PC-V8. One in the top and one in the bottom.
EK FC-580 Nickel/Acetal x2 - THE best GTX580 block available
EK Dual Parallel Bridge - for connecting the two cards
EK Geforce Link x2 - For connecting the blocks to the cards
Silver kill coil

As far as tubing and fittings go, I don't know what kind of look you want but you should watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5uQAUre9CY
post #14 of 26
Just cool the cpu and gpu's with water.

I recommend the CM ATCS 840...fits a 360 up top naturally. Plus it has room for another 240 in from of the HDD's. All internal. MCW80's for the GPU's with the respective ramsinks. Swiftech reservoir and 320 radiator, 7/16" inner and 5/8" outer diameter tubes, bitspower barbs, add a T line for a drain, mcp655 pump, heatkiller 3.0 cpu block, distilled water, silver kill coil.

I think that covers it. Have fun.
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post #15 of 26
Welcome to the world of real computers.

I'm going to get called out, but water-cooling is a high risk option for a more experienced builder. Things can go wrong at anytime with real consequences. Now if you are prepared for that, a kit would be the best for strictly a CPU only loop (best way to start)

If you are just buildin your own system, try a nice air cooler first. Many of the results are respectable and for much less cash.

Unless you know what each part is and how it interacts with others, you may want to hold off for a few months till you can tinker with your new rig. All things take time. Would you buy a house without having a decent idea how it's built?
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post #16 of 26
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I think for now I'm going to just buy a case with the ABILITY to add watercooling and then in a couple of months when I get some more cash I will put in a nice system.

I agree with the fact that I am inexperienced when it comes to this but if I want to learn I need to do it at some point. Right now, the watercooling would cost in excess of $500 and I don't have that at the moment.

I am probably going to post in air cooling section so if you'd like to follow my idiocy I'll be there.

Thanks for all your help guys!
post #17 of 26
No problems mate. The air guys can hook you up with some great ideas for far less with less risk. Best of luck on your build
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post #18 of 26
The very first system I ever built (sig rig), I put a custom loop in for CPU+GPU+motherboard. Keep in mind though, I'd been keeping up with the computer industry and doing general research on how to build computers for the 3 years before that. Once I'd gathered enough money, I built this baby and, believe me, it was worth it. All I can tell you is: research research research, and it seems you're doing plenty of that. As long as you know what you're doing, what everything does down to the most minute details, and large amounts of patience, you'll be fine. If you're only going to cool your CPU, go with the kits charlie mentioned, those are top-notch. If you want to add in your GPUs, I'd recommend going custom. It just involves buying the parts individually instead of buying a pack which includes all them.

EK is a well-known watercooling equipment company, they're currently (or at least were) the champions the CPU cooling category with the EK Supreme HF. They have all kinds of blocks from CPUs to GPUs to full-board mobo blocks.
So, once again, do your research, order intelligently, and LEAK TEST. I cannot stress this enough. It is impossible to damage your components with water if there isn't any power going through them. First time I assembled my loop, major leaks left the GPU and left side of the motherboard completely drenched. Left it out to dry for a week, re-assembled more tightly this time, everything was fine.

Good luck, and don't be afraid to ask for any clarifications on anything!
post #19 of 26
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Well I'm getting back into the watercooling idea cause I really want it... it's just incredibly expensive for dual GPU's. Right now I'm in excess of $600. I don't know if it's feasible, that''s the only reason.

Other than that and I'm doing it!
post #20 of 26
if that your first computer - please dont forget standoffs - otherwise -
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/5875...ches-fire.html
now i am in the same situation like you but i had experience with building rigs. hopefully you will have a lot of fun
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