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Hi, I'm very new to the water cooling scene (And to this forum). I just finished building my new PC and would like to add some decent cooling so I can overclock. I've got a friend who's helped me pick out all the parts, so basically I just want some people to take a look over the part list to make sure I'm buying the right stuff at a good price, suggestions are also welcome.

To start off with I plan on just cooling the CPU, although I may add cooling for the graphics later.

So without further ado, here's a part list:

Radiator:
Black Ice GT Xtreme 480 Triple Radiator, Black - GTX480 (£92.39)
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Bl...iator_681.html

Pump:
Swiftech MCP355 18w with 3/8'' (10mm) Fitting, Max 22 PSI powered by Molex 4pin (£59.47)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/swift...-by-molex-4pin

UV:
Sharkoon 12" UV CCFL 4in1 Kit (x4 CCFL Tubes + 2 dual Inverter + adhesive Velcro strips (£8.52)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/shark...-velcro-strips)

CPU Block:
EK-Supreme HF Full Nickel Universal CPU Block for AMD,Intel (£58.76)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-su...k-for-amdintel

Reservoir:
XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Reservoir for One Laing DDC (£39.78)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xspc-...-one-laing-ddc

Barbs:
4 x Bitspower BP-MBWP-C01 1/4" BSPP - 1/2" ID Hose Tail - Matte Black (£10.08)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/bitsp...il-matte-black

Fan controller:
NZXT Sentry LXE Touch Screen (£50.40)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-...oogle+shopping

Rad Stand:
WCUK 480mm Quad Radiator Stand - Black (£16.99)
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/WC...Black_711.html

Hose:
Masterkleer Hose Pack PVC 15,9/11mm (7/16ID) UV-Reactive Blue 3.3m (£10.88)
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Ma...33m_12143.html

Fans:
4x Scythe 120mm Ultra Kaze 3000RPM Case Fan - 38mm Thick - DFS123812H-3000 (£40.80)
http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/S...ick_39619.html

PT Nuke (£2.99)
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/10...ocide_183.html

Clamps:
(3/4") 19mm OD Clips (10 pack) (£3.12)
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Mi...-Pack_165.html

Total: £395.41
Having an awesome overclocked system: priceless (sorry couldn't resist)

Also for reference here are the specs of my PC

Case: Antec 1200
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58
CPU: i7 950 3.06ghz
RAM: 3x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM
PSU: Corsair AX1200 (1200W)
GPU1: EVGA GTX 570 1280MB
GPU2: Asus EN8800GT 512MB

Thanks in advance for your help
Edited by Azelphur - 3/27/11 at 4:51pm
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post #2 of 16
Black Ice GTX360 might be a better choice for those fans, RX360 is better with lower rpm fans.
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post #3 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mm67 View Post
Black Ice GTX360 might be a better choice for those fans, RX360 is better with lower rpm fans.
I was in between with the rx360 or the 360 anyway, the price is more or less the same too so I'll switch to a GTX360
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post #4 of 16
I would get the mcp35x pump + matching res. It will come out to only being a few dollars more but would be a much better setup.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but the laing ddc is the exact same thing as the swiftech mcp355 therefore the pump is compatible with the res.
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post #6 of 16
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Will the GTX 480 be much of a performance boost over a GTX 360? The prices don't seem to be too far apart. Also will the GTX 480 work with my radbox?
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post #7 of 16
If you can fit more rad, it never hurts to put it in. As for the radbox.. are you sure a 360 will even fit inside of it? It looks like it's meant for 2 240s or 4 separate 120s I'm not sure how you planned on putting a 360 in there. Then again I've never seen it before so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Edit: wheee 100th post
    
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailerboy View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but the laing ddc is the exact same thing as the swiftech mcp355 therefore the pump is compatible with the res.
It is more of top-res compatibility we should speak of. As long as both have G1/4 threads, they are compatible. Answering your question about Laing ddc and MCP355 of Swiftech - yes, they are the same.
post #9 of 16
The EK Supreme HF or the Kyros XT are "much" better blocks than the apogee for a similar price. I'd consider those if you can get them for a reasonable price.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by intamin33 View Post
If you can fit more rad, it never hurts to put it in. As for the radbox.. are you sure a 360 will even fit inside of it? It looks like it's meant for 2 240s or 4 separate 120s I'm not sure how you planned on putting a 360 in there. Then again I've never seen it before so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Edit: wheee 100th post
Can mount the rad box in the middle for a 360 rad so its balanced or even on the top slot as well.

To the OP the RASA block is also an option is a few $ cheaper for the exact same performance. That or as mentioned the EK Supreme is a great choice as well but costs a little more.

Everything else looks solid I was surprised to see the 355 being cheaper than the 655 but either of those are great pumps.

Might want to look at some clamps too I didn't see any.
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