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Looking to build a CPU/GPU loop with a 240mm radiator, single pump, and single reservoir. However, never done this before and this is my first WC loop. biggrin.gif Temps don't need to be anything spectacular obviously, but I want this to be a neat loop.

Could someone potentially help me on choosing components?

I'm cooling an E8400 and a 9800GX2. biggrin.gif Working on getting a block for the GPU.
     
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post #2 of 10
CPU Block - Swiftech Apogee Xt
GPU Bloc - XSPC Rasa
rad - Swiftech MCR220
Pump - MCP350 or 655

Really depends on your budget...
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post #3 of 10
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It's a GX2 for the GPU. I can't use that kind of block for it. Needs to be a full block because it's twin PCBs. But thanks for the other picks. ^_^
     
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post #4 of 10
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It's it required to have a reservoir? I only ask because my system probably won't have enough room for one. biggrin.gif
     
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post #5 of 10
Youll need a reservoir but you can find all in one kits where the pump and reservoir built in together
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post #6 of 10
You will want a full block on any card any ways. Anyone that doesn't is crazy and personally think it is a waste of time to just cool the GPU and not the rest of the card.

For that CPU and GPU combo I think you will be fine just using a large 240 rad, it should do the job just fine.

IT ISN'T REQUIRED to run a res, you can just run a T-line and a fill port.
post #7 of 10
I would run a reservoir, gives you a safe zone for your pump and an indicator for fluit movement. You don't need a huge reservoir. You can get all kinds even drive bay with built in pumps.

As for having a full block gpu, sure it's better but some people can't get full blocks for their gpu's or they cost the same or more than the actual card. It's not crazy, just practical.
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post #8 of 10
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Well, would anyone know where I could potentially get a 9800GX2 waterblock?
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere;12947350 
Well, would anyone know where I could potentially get a 9800GX2 waterblock?

Dangerden, ek, evga. You're looking at about $200 for a full block.
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post #10 of 10
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Damn... That's a lot for a block from two years ago. >.< Didn't think it'd be that much, mostly due to how they don't make the card anymore.
     
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