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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Greetings folks,

Looking into a new desktop build, water cooling, but I need to get the hardware for the desktop figured out first. I'll post the parts I have been considering first:

CPU - Intel i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3 GHz
MB - Asus P8P67 Pro LGA 1155 Intel P67
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
PSU - CORSAIR HX 1000W
GPU - EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB (maybe)
Case - Antec 1200 Black Steel ATX (Haf-X later though when I focus on water cooling section of this build)
HDD - Seagate Momentus XT 500GB

What I need to know is will this build work as an overclock watercooling system? Any suggestions for what I could change? I'm debating what video card I want to go with, it was suggested before to go with a 6950 and update the bios to 6970.

I know what I'm doing in regards to putting everything together, hookups, etc.

There is no max budget. But I don't want extreme high-end since I planned on doing some serious overclocking anyways.

OCN rocks.
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post #2 of 9
Well really the biggest comment I have on the build is the PSU is WAY over kill, I don't even use that much power with 4 HD's, 3X 470s, and a highly overclocked Core i7 (all of which use much more power than you have planned). As for Sandy Bridge processors, they don't really require water cooling to get a top overclock, in fact, the top o/c's have been on air cooling, not LN2. A 570 is = to a 6970, I would just go with the 570 (less driver issues, you can use PHSYX, surround gaming if you go SLI, ect.) Just my 2 cents on all that

On another note, use some of the $$ from the non overkill PSU to get a SSD boot drive, you will see huge performance benefits from that alone - and grab a good air cooler
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input.

The PSU I bought on sale for 50% off. So I couldn't pass that one up. Future proofed kinda thing.

I have built many air-cooled systems, and I was wanting to start in on water cooling. Once I have the system parts together, and tested working, then I planned on water cooling. Will be nice to see what kind of scores I can achieve on water cooling.

Good advice on the 570/6970. Never thought of it that way. Is there a card above those 2 for a bit more money?
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post #4 of 9
A 580 would really be the only thing above those two, but IMHO, it cost more than it is worth unless your looking for the highest of everything, or going with quad sli
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post #5 of 9
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I was actually thinking of doing SLI on maybe 2x GTX 485?

I think the 570 would be the highest I'll go. Anything more is really just not worth it I would think.

The rest of the system look good? Should perform very nicely? RAM a good choice? (Never used G.Skill before).
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post #6 of 9
everything looks pretty good; my only suggestion is be sure whatever gfx card you buy the water block for it is actually in stock lol. That is what pushed me towards my ATI card. I was having a hell of a time finding a water block for the nvidia card i wanted to get.
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
EK supplies the 570 water blocks, so I'm good there.

Not sure about the SLI 485 though.

EK has the new 2500K blocks too. So it doesn't look like I'll have problems finding the right parts.
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post #8 of 9
By 485 I'm assuming you mean 480? a 570 is the same performance as a 480
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post #9 of 9
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Yes, 480 sorry.

I think the 480 was about $50 cheaper than the 570, though. Good to know they basically compare the same though. Will help deciding a bit easier.
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