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Alrighty so I'm thinking about taking the next step and setting my system rig up with water cooling.

I've stalked the forums, tried to read the guides, in a single word I could probably describe it all as overwhelming. Could a water cooling pro just point me in the right direction of which parts I will need to completely cool my rig with water, and if possible, how loud it may be.

I'd like a loop that goes through my 950 and my SLI GTS450's, and anything else you can make water cool

Hopefully sometime soon, I will be purchasing a Corsair 800D and a 128GB C400 SSD, whenever they come out..

So for recommendations using the 800D and my sig rig is what i'm hoping for!

Thanks!
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There is always the beginner kit like the XSPC Rasa. Other than that, you will need to start going into a non-kit loop, piecing out pieces here and there for what you need. The Rasa kit is good, but good enough for just the CPU and maybe one GPU. So it might not be optimal for both CPU/ SLI GPU setup.
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Are you a budget performer, a nicer toys guy, or an extremist?
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Oh yes I forgot to say my budget. I'd like to stay between $200-$300, but I'd go up to $400 if it was worth it. Unless that is still to low for everything I'd like to do with this setup.
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People seem to love the Rasa kit on this forum and if what I hear about them is true then I really can't blame them. TBH I don't think it's worth it to put the 450s under water though. Here's a link of a guy using an ek supreme to cool his 450. http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...aterblock.html. I think you would be better off just saving the money on the blocks for a higher end graphics card but of course it's up to you in the end. If you were to get the Rasa kit you could definitely get away with that for your cpu and then just buy a separate graphics card waterblock for the newer gpu later on once you've updated those. I think a 240 would suffice for both cpu and gpu. If not, you could always get another 240 radiator and you would have no problems or you could even switch to a RS360 kit, case permitting. I believe a RS240 runs for 130 dollars which really is a steal. Then you would probably have to add another 80-100 for a high end block down the line if you did change gpus, leaving you with 70 dollars for an extra radiator if needed. This would give you plenty of space for future watercooling upgrades aside from you having to change the gpus down the line. But yeah, if anything, get the kit, cool the cpu and wait until your next gpu upgrade to include the waterblocks for those.
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So in theory if I did decide to cool my GTS450's with water cooling..

I would need to buy:
RS360 kit
2x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...HF_Nickel.html
Some tubing

And I'd be set to go?
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So in theory if I did decide to cool my GTS450's with water cooling..

I would need to buy:
RS360 kit
2x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...HF_Nickel.html
Some tubing

And I'd be set to go?
And 4x 1/2" Barbed Fittings and a silver kill coil.

But those won't cost more than $15 in total.

Also, the coupon code "PCAPEX" will give you 5% off your entire order
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post #8 of 10
Honestly, I have to agree with the post above. It's not going to do much for you to watercool those 450s. Sell them and get a 570/580 and save up to watercool that or to sli.
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The GTX 560-Ti just came out and it's amazing. My recommendation is selling those 450s and picking up a 560. Reference 560s are overclocking over 1000! Insanity. Then you could scoop up a XSPC Rasa RX360 kit and a EK Nickel + Acetal block for your 560 when they are released.
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hehe, WOW, someone else wants to wc some 450's, It just so happens I have pics of that very thing! Laf!

Click my project Yukikaze below! The very rig I am on atm has 2x SLi GTS 450 Sonic Platinums WC'd in parallel using EK VGA Supreme blocks.

Now like it has been said, price wise, there are much better ways to spend you money, performance wise... well, they stay cold... at 1.13 v oc'd out the ass I never break 30~32c on both cards at load.
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