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Hello PC builders/Water cooling guru's

I'm new to the Overclock.net forums, I've read many informative and educational posts from you guys for quite sometime. I've been building PC's for close to 10 years now, but I've never tried custom water cooling, so I think now is the time to get my feet "wet" and take the plunge(pun intended). Last October I put together a i7/Nvidia build consisting of these components:

Corsair Obsidian 800D
MSI XPower Big Bang
i7 920@3.6 1.204 vcore
H50 push/pull GT 1850's
was evga gtx 460 1 gig SC in SLI----->now SLI vanilla gtx 570's
HX850
etc.

Anyways, I feel like the H50, although in push/pull config is lacking. I've only oc'ed mildly as you can see above. The 570's are clocked at SC speeds, core, memory. What I intend on doing is WC'ing the i7 and GTX 570's. I was wondering if I can get away with a single 120x3 rad, I know the 800D was designed for wc'ing. I only want to lower the temps, I can stand a little noise, as long as its tolerable. I only want to maybe push the cpu clock between 3.8 and 4.0ghz and keep the 570's at their current speed. Is this even possible? I've selected the rad,blocks,tubing,pump,etc. Was wondering what you guys think. Any recommendations and/or advice. My budget right now is close to $700 US. Here are the parts I mentioned...

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*** NEW *** EK-Supreme HF High Flow-Highest Performance CPU Water Block NK - Blue Plexi/Black *** NEW *** EK-Supreme HF High Flow-Highest Performance CPU Water Block NK - Blue Plexi/Black
- Fitting Size 1/2" Barb for 1/2" ID tube


$79.95
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*** HOT *** EK-FC580 GTX for Nvidia GTX 580 Reference Design - Nickel/Acetal *** HOT *** EK-FC580 GTX for Nvidia GTX 580 Reference Design - Nickel/Acetal
- Optional SLI Fitting Add CrossSLI Danger Den Fittings Set
- Fitting Size 1/2" Barb for 1/2" ID tube


$243.90
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Swiftech MCP655â„¢ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control Swiftech MCP655â„¢ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control


$76.95
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*** HOT *** XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Laing D5 *** HOT *** XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Laing D5
- Water Pump No water pump


$59.95
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*** NEW *** PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD *** NEW *** PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD


$18.00
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*** NEW *** EK-PSC Fitting 13mm - G1/4 - Black *** NEW *** EK-PSC Fitting 13mm - G1/4 - Black


$55.92
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XSPC RX360 Extreme Performance Radiator XSPC RX360 Extreme Performance Radiator
- Nozzles Add Nozzle Pair, G 1/4" Swivel Angled [13mm, 1/2"] NZL-L13KG


$99.94
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*** NEW *** Phobya Shroud & Decoupling 120mm (7mm thickness) *** NEW *** Phobya Shroud & Decoupling 120mm (7mm thickness)


$11.85
Sub-Total: $646.46
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Could you guys look this over and either give me a thumbs up/down and any modifications. Thanks in advance!
    
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Looks good only need fans now for the rad. I have GT 1850's on my XSPC 360 rad and they cool very nicely 62 C on full load 4.0 GHz. Pump should be more than adequate for the build as well. Looks very solid to me. Also don't forget to get barbs for rad/res/cpu/gpu blocks some items come with them already others(most) don't'. Also sketch out a set up and do some rough measurements to make sure that you dont need and 90/45 degree barbs to add to your setup also look at how your gpu blocks will line up and make sure you have the sli barb to connect them.

When setting up always do a dry set up before you cut tubing as the old saying goes measure twice cut once.
Edited by Arksniper - 3/1/11 at 11:17am
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You can get that 920 to 4.2Ghz with a little more juice from the PSU
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What I intend on doing is WC'ing the i7 and GTX 570's. I was wondering if I can get away with a single 120x3 rad
XSPC Rasa RS360 kit + GPU block.
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$243.90
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Swiftech MCP655â„¢ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control Swiftech MCP655â„¢ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control
Did you have 2 or 3 pumps in your cart when you copied this? They usually go for 90-100 each...
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I'd recommend more than just a 360 for 2 GPUs and a CPU but all depends on how much of an OC you are going to push.
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Originally Posted by rubix_1011 View Post
XSPC Rasa RS360 kit + GPU block.
If anything the RX 360 is much better since space isn't an issue with the 800. But his current items will our preform the rasa kits.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rubix_1011 View Post
XSPC Rasa RS360 kit + GPU block.
For a while I was torn between "kits", mainly the Swiftech Edge 320, but was also looking at the EK kit, as well as the Rasa kit you mentioned rubix. But I thought to myself, I handpicked the components for my rig, makes more sense for me to go the full out customizable wc'ling, thats why I chose the pieces that I did.

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$243.90
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Swiftech MCP655â„¢ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control Swiftech MCP655â„¢ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control
Yeah, that was a cut/paste mistaken. I was actually trying to paste the shopping cart as is. I'm only buying one MCP655.

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Looks good only need fans now for the rad. I have GT 1850's on my XSPC 360 rad and they cool very nicely 62 C on full load 4.0 GHz. Pump should be more than adequate for the build as well. Looks very solid to me. Also don't forget to get barbs for rad/res/cpu/gpu blocks some items come with them already others(most) don't'. Also sketch out a set up and do some rough measurements to make sure that you dont need and 90/45 degree barbs to add to your setup also look at how your gpu blocks will line up and make sure you have the sli barb to connect them.

When setting up always do a dry set up before you cut tubing as the old saying goes measure twice cut once.
I was think of using the 2 GT 1850's from the H50, but right now all most of the e-tailers are out of them, plus I was thinking about going for the bling factor. I wanted to get some UV blue gelid 120's@1500rpm. These would be for the rad. and a couple of same gelids but in 140mm. So the compression fittings aren't enough, I still need barbs I take it, for the cpu h20 block only or for the GPU blocks also? You guys give great advice. This was my primary config. I was also thinking about a thick 140 rad mounted on the rear exhaust, maybe another XSPC rad, could this single 140 cool my i7 efficiently enough. Two rads wasn't my ideal config, I don't want tubing strewn everywhere in the 800, trying to keep the plumbing to a minimum. So whats the consensus? I emphasize that I'm not trying for a MAX cpu clock speed, nor a max gpu clocks. 4ghz stable, and stock or SC speeds for the SLI 570's would keep me happy! Keep the input coming, Thanks some more!
    
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Intel 160 GB X25M G2, 2x1 TB Samsung, 1 TB Hitachi LG Blu-ray reader/rewriter Win 7 Home x64 Gateway FPD2485W 
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