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It has been over 7 years since I have done any WC or OC and things have changed quite a bit. I would like to know what you think about what I have here.

Here is the computer I am looking at building.

Case: Antec 1200
MB: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
GPU: 2x GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870
HD Boot: Corsair Performance 3 Series CSSD-P3128GB2-BRKT
HD Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB)
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W


For the WC I am looking at the following.

Rad: 2x Swiftech MCR-220
Res: XSPC Single 5.25" Bay Reservoir
Pump: Swiftech MCP655™ 12 VDC Pump
Waterblocks: I am not sure here. The P67 is a pretty new chipset, so any recommendations would be appreciated.
Fan Controller: 5.25in. Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme Fan Speed Controller
Fans: I am thinking of just using the fans that come with the case, but if they are not good enough I have heard some good things about the Yate Loon fans.

Here is the loop I am looking at.



So I would like some help with the CPU, GPU, and chipset waterblocks. I may have totally messed up on the WC so I am sorry. As I said earlier, it has been a long time so I am more then open to any other help.

Thanks for the help.
Edited by Mayiko - 1/29/11 at 8:58pm
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Loop order dosnt matter so you should try to use the least to get the best results. (Only exception is that the Pump has to go before the res.
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Loop order dosnt matter so you should try to use the least to get the best results. (Only exception is that the Pump has to go before the res.
Ok. I will change the loop so it goes from res -> pump -> chipset -> vid cards -> rad 2 -> cpu -> rad 1. That will cut out quite a bit of tubing.
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Looks like a good loop to me, now get to building
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Looks like a good loop to me, now get to building
Thanks. I see in your sig you are using the 700D. I was just doing some more looking around and saw that the 800D is being used a lot more for WC now. Is it really worth the extra cost?
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Thanks. I see in your sig you are using the 700D. I was just doing some more looking around and saw that the 800D is being used a lot more for WC now. Is it really worth the extra cost?
I don't care for the 800D at all. but I love my 700D, I have done 4 water cooling systems and this 700D build has been the easiest.

I almost used the Antec 1200 but I liked the 700D better.

Yes a lot of people have used the 800D/700D for water cooling, it was really there meaning of existence

So yes it was worth the extra cost, which wasn't much compared to any full tower case worth buying.
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Thanks. I see in your sig you are using the 700D. I was just doing some more looking around and saw that the 800D is being used a lot more for WC now. Is it really worth the extra cost?
Between the Antec 1200 and the 7/800D, yes, definitely worth it.
Between the 700D and 800D, debatable. The only difference between them is that the 800D has a hot swap bay and a windowed side panel. Since it's possible to buy the 800D door and put it on the 700D, if you don't need the hot swap bay, don't get the 800D.
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Thanks for your replies. I will look at the 700D.
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Between the Antec 1200 and the 7/800D, yes, definitely worth it.
Between the 700D and 800D, debatable. The only difference between them is that the 800D has a hot swap bay and a windowed side panel. Since it's possible to buy the 800D door and put it on the 700D, if you don't need the hot swap bay, don't get the 800D.
agreed and that is why I don't care for the 800D, I could carelesss bout hot swap when I run a SSD and a single HDD. I also put a 800D window on my 700D, you could cut it out or just buy the 800D panel.

...and the lower HDD rack is also different in the 700D - FYI
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