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hey guys, I'm not familiar with any brand for water cooling. I only have a h50 for my current one, maybe you guys could help me build my first water cooled system, advices or tips which one to get would be great. i just ordered a rampage III extreme and a i7 980x. and i have two 5870 to water cool. i want it red themed and i want some nice chromey look, also i have a haf x as my case. I also have a picture of my current system




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Distilled water + kill coil/pt nuke.

Buy quality parts.

Check out: http://martinsliquidlab.org/category/how-to-articles/
http://skinneelabs.com/articles/

Just ask for more specific advice.
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ok for the 5870s, i would recommend ek full coverage waterblocks. For cpu, the best you could get would be a swiftech apogee xt although there are many good waterblocks on the market. For radiators, it really depends on what size you want and what fans you are going to put on it. Swiftech and feser make good rads. For a pump, I would recommend an mcp-655, they are awesome. For tubing, feser all the way. What is your budget and what is your preliminary plan for the loop. How many and what size rads do you want to put? Your case doesn't look all that big. Are you open to modding or mounting a rad outside the case? With some more info I can give more specific advice.

By the way, my favorite places to get watercooling supplies are xoxide.com and frozencpu.com. Between the two websites they have everything you could need.
Edited by omnius19 - 3/1/11 at 11:56pm
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I just purchased my first kit...the RASA RS360 kit from frozencpu...just waiting for it to get here...

I also got extra barb fittings, chipset blocks(my ***** runs hot) and extra 7/16" ID tubing, MX-3 TIM (one of the best I heard..) and Yate Loons for a Push/Pull setup.

But the RS240/360 are great starters...if you plan of GPU cooling as well the RX series come with a thicker radiator core...

I have read up that 7/16" tubing over 1/2" fittings work the best, and no need for clamps of any sort..
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post #5 of 32
RS360 or RX360 Rasa Kit with 2 EK 5870 blocks would be a great for a beginner. I would also order some MX-3,4 and some primochill tubings to go with it because the tubings that come with it sucks. Also, optional if you want get some Gentle Typhoon fans. And oh get Distilled water with a silver killcoil.
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Quote:
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RS360 or RX360 Rasa Kit with 2 EK 5870 blocks would be a great for a beginner. I would also order some MX-3,4 and some primochill tubings to go with it because the tubings that come with it sucks. Also, optional if you want get some Gentle Typhoon fans. And oh get Distilled water with a silver killcoil.
+1 this is good advice
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post #7 of 32
There is a Custom HF Supreme chrome block on the market out there but its expensive yet still its one of the bets running cpu blocks you can get it also comes in nickel which is much cheaper and looks relatively the same. Also look for red tubing either UV if you want to add a UV light or straight red tubing for color.

If you want kits the Rasa RX kit is great with come gpu blocks other wise you need to make a custom list the choice is up to you we can prove more feedback based on the custom or kit decision.

The GTs are great quiet fans and personally i like the arctic silver 5 TIM over the mx line but both are great TIMs.
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post #8 of 32
i know for a fact that that haf x case can fit a 360mm rad (internally) up top probably a 240 down bottom as well.
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post #9 of 32
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i know for a fact that that haf x case can fit a 360mm rad (internally) up top probably a 240 down bottom as well.
360 rad will fit on the top of the case since its the same case design as the 932. You can fit a 120 at the bottom unless you wanna mod the case. If you mount the psu at the bottom it takes up the extra space/holes for the 240 rad. However you can go 360 top/120 rear/120 bottom if you are so inclined.
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post #10 of 32
You can mount a 240 in the bottom if you hack out the lower portion of your HD cage.
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