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Hi guys, I've been here for awhile reading and learning new things from this forum and hoping that someday I'm gonna make something special that I've never tried before. As of now I got my 1st Computer Build that consist of the following parts:
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800d
PSU: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power Supply
CPU: Intel Core I7 2600k
Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
GPU: Asus GTX 580 Direct CU II
Monitor: 27''Asus LED
Hard Drive:1TB WD Black

So now I want to watercool it but then I dont have any bright ideas on what to buy. That's why im asking you guys to help me decide on what to buy. And just to inform you, I live here in Canada so anything that I can buy locally would be a good idea.
Edited by rakejin - 3/28/11 at 5:57am
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post #2 of 11
XSPC RASA kit is for noobies.
Check the link in my sig.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Im not clueless as you think, but what I need now is a complete guide-through for the parts that I need. I know how to assemble things but I just dont have any idea on whats the best part for my rig.
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post #4 of 11
Who said you were clueless? I surely didn't.
I'm just saying it's a kit with all the pieces you'd need since it seems to me like you don't know much about watercooling.

The kit could help you get your "feet wet".
If not, then take a look here.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l-threads.html

Tons information to be had.
post #5 of 11
If you only want to watercool the processor, have a look at the Corsair Hydroseries H70. It's great for newbies.
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post #6 of 11
^ Please don't listen to this.
H70 is nothing like true watercooling and is beaten by cheaper air coolers.
    
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Hardware Labs Black ICE SR1 120/NB-eLoop B12-P Windows 8.1 Pro Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM 
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post #8 of 11
That bay res/pump is wayyyy overpriced :/
    
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post #9 of 11
mbudden is giving you sound advice. The thread he linked to CLICKY is a great start.

Some options, already mentioned:

1. Corsair H50/70: These are your most basic, and VERY easy CPU coolers. Some do not consider it "real" water cooling, but by definition, they are. If you want to overclock that 2600K in or close to the 5Ghz range, then I would suggest not going with these coolers as you will generate lot of heat and will probably want something that cools better.

2. Go with a Kit. Some companies that offer kits are Swiftech, EK, and XSPC. There may be others, but those come to mind right now. I have no experience with the Swiftech one. The EK and XSPC ones are very popular. The XSPC is probably the most popular as it is less expensive. The packaging of the EK is prettier and costs more. But a kit is a great way to get started, and you can always expand on them. I think if you went with either the EK or XSPC kit, you would be happy.

3. Custom, meaning selecting each piece individually, and usually the most expensive way to go. The advantage is that you can get the precise pump, rad, cpu block, etc. that you want. Astral Fly's post is an example of this. He also mentioned Dazmode, which may be a place of interest to you if you want to buy from a Canadian retailer. Dazmode also has some good videos you might want to take a look at.


I am not sure if there are clubs for the EK or Swiftech kits, but there is one for the XSPC kit here CLICKY. Just read the first post to get some good ideas and videos. I have the XSPC kit with he RX360 RAD which I just put together two days ago.

But no matter which way you choose to go, get an idea of what you want to accomplish (low temps, do you want it very quiet, etc,), think of your budget, and read as much as you can. And most people on here are going to be more than willing to help you out.
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post #10 of 11
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thanks for the help, I really appreciate the threads/stickies
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