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First Water Cooling Rig Assistance

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Hello Guys,

I have recently joined the forums and I'm glad I did as there is so much information and talented/informative people here. I have spent various days browsing and reading different opinions on different threads on my concerns as well as other peoples to get a feel for where I stand. I have to say I feel like a noob haha.

Anyways, now to get to the point, I am in the process of building my first water cooled system and am a little confused on what to get as far as radiator goes.

Here is what I have now:

Mobo: Gigabyte G1.Sniper
CPU: I7-950
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT

Here is what I will be getting soon:
Video Cards: 2x Nvidia GTX 580
Memory: Kingston KHX2000C9AD3W1K3/6GX (water cooled)
Radiator: Black Ice GTX 360 Radiator


I plan on OC'ing the processor to 4.0Ghz as well as attempt to OC both video cards.

I don't know if a single Black Ice GTX 360 Radiator would suffice or if I need to add another Black Ice GTX 120 Radiator or even another Black Ice GTX 240 Radiator. My goal is to keep it on a single loop and here is what I'm thinking about doing.


Pump > GTX 120 or 240 Radiator > CPU Block > GTX 360 Radiator > GTX 580 SLI > KHX2000C9AD3W1K3/6GX > Res > Pump

(if GTX 360 is enough then obviously I would get rid of GTX 120).


I understand memory doesn't really require water cooling but I'm going for the "cool effect". I would only get rid of WC RAM if it restricts flow dramatically, please feel free to comment on that if you wish too.
post #2 of 4
I wouldn't worry about WCing your RAM tbh

Oh, Welcome to the forums btw!!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Asus Sabertooth X58 VisionTek ATi 6870 12g Corsair DDR3 Pc12800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64G Corsair SSD 2x 1TB WD Blk Sata6.0 Windows 7 Pro 64bit / Ubuntu 27" Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Razer BW Ultimate Mechanical 
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i7 930 Asus Sabertooth X58 VisionTek ATi 6870 12g Corsair DDR3 Pc12800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64G Corsair SSD 2x 1TB WD Blk Sata6.0 Windows 7 Pro 64bit / Ubuntu 27" Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Razer BW Ultimate Mechanical 
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750W XFX Corsair 600T Razer Deathadder 
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I would probably do 360 + 240. I don't think you need to OC the 580, as it will destory every game you play at stock clocks
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Phenom II x4 955BE C3 4.0ghz ASUS CrossHair IV Formula Zotac GTX 570 940/1880/4300 G.Skill Ripjaw8gb ddr3-1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WDl Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM Win 7 Home premium 64bit Asus ML238H 1920 x 1080 Logitec G110 
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Phenom II x4 955BE C3 4.0ghz ASUS CrossHair IV Formula Zotac GTX 570 940/1880/4300 G.Skill Ripjaw8gb ddr3-1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WDl Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM Win 7 Home premium 64bit Asus ML238H 1920 x 1080 Logitec G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 850W Black Edition Corsair Graphite 600T Razer Deathadder razer goliathus fragged 
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Originally Posted by KrenKO View Post
I wouldn't worry about WCing your RAM tbh

Oh, Welcome to the forums btw!!!
As far as cooling the RAM, yea I'm not worried about it. It's just for "cool effect". I would just get rid of it if it restricts liquid flow dramatically and thank you!!!

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Originally Posted by mekaw View Post
I would probably do 360 + 240. I don't think you need to OC the 580, as it will destory every game you play at stock clocks
I don't think I need to OC 580 either but I have never done it before and I want to get my hands dirty
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