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post #1 of 23
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Hello,

This is my first time doing a water cool build. ANY advice on my build is welcome

I don't really have a budget but I am not a hardcore gamer (Only play World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3 when it comes out).
Also needs to be from a website that ships to Canada (newegg.ca, frozencpu.com) please.

I am just doing a simple build at the moment (CPU block only), but I plan on adding GPU blocks, motherboard block, RAM block, and VGA.

Here is my setup so far:

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X
Radiator: XSPC RX360 Triple 120mm Radiator
RAD Fans: 3 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120MM Case Fan 1450RPM 21DB 45.9CFM
Reservoir: XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay - DDC Dual Pump / Dual Split Reservoirs w/ Blue LED Light - Clear
CPU Waterblock: Koolance CPU-370 Liquid Cooling Extreme CPU Block
Reservoir KillCoils: IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip
Tubing: PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing 1/2"ID 3/4"OD with 1/8" Wall - UV Blue (10ft)

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100282XTREME Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

Just need to find the right tubes, fittings, killcoils? And I haven't thought about what color scheme I'd like yet.
I appreciate any kind of feedback you'd have for me.

EDIT1: Changed PSU from 1000W to 850W, Changed tubing to 1/2 ID
EDIT2: Changed reservoir to a XSPC Bay Res / Pump
EDIT3: Changed CPU Block
EDIT4: Changed Motherboard, CPU, and RAM
Edited by DravenLoN - 6/17/11 at 9:06pm
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post #2 of 23
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I was thinking of adding a Quick Disconnect for easy draining.

My build is going to be something like this:

(Source: Project: Corsair Obsidian 800D (56k warning))

My thoughts were to either add a Koolance QDC (Extreme Flow) No-Spill, Female Threaded G 1/4 to the pump. Or at the Reservoir? Or place it right above the PSU partition in the tube that goes from the pump to the radiator.
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post #3 of 23
Your draining valve should be at the lowest possible point in your loop in order to get as much liquid out of the system as possible without needing to turn your case upside down.

My suggestion would be to add a t line and do it that way.

As for your loop itself, the only thing I can see which I would personally change is the danger den reservoir, but that is because I am not a fan of that model. An EK or an IandH reservoir look much better when mounted to the motherboard tray like in that picture than the DD one IMO.

As for kill coils you will either need the one you have up there or else PT Nuke in order to prevent stuff from growing. The killcoil works just fine however.

Other than that, everything looks good.
post #4 of 23
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Thanks for the advice Kinru.

I'll look at those reservoirs, I've been wondering how the DD reservoir would look. Never seeing a reservoir in person, I just have to guess.

Although another option I've been considering is mounting it to the bottom of the radiator.

EDIT: I went with the killcoils because I've heard of people putting in too much PT Nuke and having to redo the liquid several times. Since this is my first build I want something easy to start with.
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ordered my first part from direct canada yesterday, so until then wont recomend them but they do have good prices, Dazmode and ncix are also companies in canada that will save u duties from buying from usa.
for my build im going with a Koolance RP 402x2 resevoir for redundancy, otherwise the DD Monsoon are very sexy, but astetics are in the eye of the beholder
Edited by redhell - 4/18/11 at 1:16pm
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Thanks for the tip rehell. I actually found the Dazmode site yesterday but I haven't heard of ncix, thanks for much Shipping costs from outside Canada is insane.

EDIT: If you think about it, let me know how that Koolance RP 402x2 reservoir is
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TBH water cooling is for when you can't buy better parts for you build.
You'd see a much bigger difference changing cpu/moboram/gpu than water cooling a phenom 2 ...
post #8 of 23
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That's true Abs.exe. I'll think about getting a new CPU Maybe I will get an Intel, hard for me to go that route since I've been using AMD for 12 years or so.

I should add I am mostly doing this as a hobby, not because I need it.
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For fittings, I'd recommend Danger Den Fat boy 1/2". I have 3/8" primochill tubing on them without clamps and there's no way the tube is going anywhere. Its almost too good honestly. I just about have to cut the tube off every time I pull a tube. The EK and Enzotech fittings I have don't hold nearly as well.
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
TBH water cooling is for when you can't buy better parts for you build.
You'd see a much bigger difference changing cpu/moboram/gpu than water cooling a phenom 2 ...
I have to disagree with that. Many people, myself included, do it because it is a lot of fun, it's very interesting, and it's a good hobby. Of course I could have gotten much better parts for my computer with the money I spent on watercooling, but I was also looking for silence.

With watercooling you are able to run nearly silent fans at full load and not have a worry about your temps.
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