Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › New to water cooling, need a loop
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New to water cooling, need a loop

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone, im new to this forum and water cooling, but not to home built computers. I've looked at all the sites possible for water cooling parts, I get the idea, but I need help for a complete! list of parts

Im running a i7 2600k with an H50 right now
also have a gtx 480 on air ( hot)

The only part I am stuck with is this GTX 480 water block, I like how you can see the water from the edges and bottom:
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1017

besides that, I'm using a storm scout. So, I will probably want to use 2x 120mm rads (top and back) or else ill have to mod it a lot. but if you suggest a different straight rad, i was thinking of getting a bigger case as it is (cosmos s or 600t)

Looking for a green or blue theme.

Thanks everyone for the help

Edit: ignore my sig, thats the girlfriends build now
Edited by Kyleswitch - 4/21/11 at 11:08am
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 13
How much are you looking to spend is the first thing we need to know.
Gaming PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5970 6 GB Corsair Dominator Tri-Channel 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32 GB OCZ SSD, 2x 150 GB WD Velociraptor 10000 rpm Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 2x Acer AL1622W Cyborg Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
850 W Corsair Modular Cool Master HAF 932 Logitec MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5970 6 GB Corsair Dominator Tri-Channel 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32 GB OCZ SSD, 2x 150 GB WD Velociraptor 10000 rpm Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 2x Acer AL1622W Cyborg Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
850 W Corsair Modular Cool Master HAF 932 Logitec MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm new to this, so nothing extreme, but I do want quality parts though. I was thinking around $200 (without the gpu block). But I was also thinking of keeping the h50 and just doing a loop for my single gtx 480 (could I use 1x 120mm rad for this?).
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 13
I'd recommend at least 360mm of rad space total for the CPU and GPU. The 480 is about the highest heat-producing GPU out there, and it'd probably be wise to give it its own 240 rad. You probably wouldn't overheat with just the 2x120s, but I don't think it'd be very satisfying.

If you decide to look at other cases, the 690II is made to fit 2x240mm rads inside with no modding.
Almost Classy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 @ Stock ASUS M4A79XTD EVO 790X Ref Sapphire 6950 2GB 900|1400|Shader Unlock G Skill Sniper 2x4GB 1600MHz Low Voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64GB + Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS VH238H 1920x1080 
PowerCase
Cougar CMX 700 Cooler Master 690 II Advanced 
  hide details  
Reply
Almost Classy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 @ Stock ASUS M4A79XTD EVO 790X Ref Sapphire 6950 2GB 900|1400|Shader Unlock G Skill Sniper 2x4GB 1600MHz Low Voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64GB + Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS VH238H 1920x1080 
PowerCase
Cougar CMX 700 Cooler Master 690 II Advanced 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by musashin View Post
I'd recommend at least 360mm of rad space total for the CPU and GPU. The 480 is about the highest heat-producing GPU out there, and it'd probably be wise to give it its own 240 rad. You probably wouldn't overheat with just the 2x120s, but I don't think it'd be very satisfying.

If you decide to look at other cases, the 690II is made to fit 2x240mm rads inside with no modding.
Mind sending a list of parts? not sure of what I would need. Not even sure what brands are best for what.
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 13
I had a i7 overclocked with 2 480 under water on it on a thin 360 rad, Looking @ the case i think you can only fit a 240 rad in it. So the cpu mite have to be on its own loop.

Gt 1850 fans,
Thick 240 rad=thin 360 rad (in the 2 i have) in area the rads dissipate heat.
get a 3XX or 655 pump and a top.
get 1/2 barbs and 7/16 id tubeing Makes a great fit. I only put ties on pump and cpu block.
Res. micro res is nice.
Test fit everything
On my 480gtx in sli i had mcw80 and mcw 60 on them , Not full water blocks. i was @ 850 core and 56 degs on gpu #1 on mcw80. and 61 deg on gpu #2 on mcw60. I need the mcw 60 on the 580 water block the mcw 80 dont fit (DAM THO BOLTS) Mite get a full water block to cover up the voltage regulates.
The mcw80 is ~$55 Full block cover @ micro center is ~$100 .
Gpu block is fine.
Dyslexia
(16 items)
 
  
Reply
Dyslexia
(16 items)
 
  
Reply
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
I had a i7 overclocked with 2 480 under water on it on a thin 360 rad, Looking @ the case i think you can only fit a 240 rad in it. So the cpu mite have to be on its own loop.

Gt 1850 fans,
Thick 240 rad=thin 360 rad (in the 2 i have) in area the rads dissipate heat.
get a 3XX or 655 pump and a top.
get 1/2 barbs and 7/16 id tubeing Makes a great fit. I only put ties on pump and cpu block.
Res. micro res is nice.
Test fit everything
On my 480gtx in sli i had mcw80 and mcw 60 on them , Not full water blocks. i was @ 850 core and 56 degs on gpu #1 on mcw80. and 61 deg on gpu #2 on mcw60. I need the mcw 60 on the 580 water block the mcw 80 dont fit (DAM THO BOLTS) Mite get a full water block to cover up the voltage regulates.
The mcw80 is ~$55 Full block cover @ micro center is ~$100 .
Gpu block is fine.
Awesome, thank you for all the advice. Could I do a single gtx 480 on a single 120 rad? ill keep the h50 on the cpu so it doesnt strain the gpu loop.
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyleswitch View Post
Awesome, thank you for all the advice. Could I do a single gtx 480 on a single 120 rad? ill keep the h50 on the cpu so it doesnt strain the gpu loop.
I would shoot for 240 with the 480 due to thier high heat output. You could look at an xspc RX360 rasa kit which is right at the 200$ mark or a custom kit would run you a little higher. Since this is your first look at WC if you don't feel comfortable buying the parts individually then go with the RASA kit its a great deal.
Gaming PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5970 6 GB Corsair Dominator Tri-Channel 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32 GB OCZ SSD, 2x 150 GB WD Velociraptor 10000 rpm Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 2x Acer AL1622W Cyborg Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
850 W Corsair Modular Cool Master HAF 932 Logitec MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5970 6 GB Corsair Dominator Tri-Channel 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32 GB OCZ SSD, 2x 150 GB WD Velociraptor 10000 rpm Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 2x Acer AL1622W Cyborg Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
850 W Corsair Modular Cool Master HAF 932 Logitec MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
awesome thank you. Yea I definately think you're right. So would I just have to add in a gpu black to finish the kit off?
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
Kylesaurus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire Flex 6870 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1x Samsung 1tb/ 2x 500gb caviar blue Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650hx Cooler Master Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyleswitch View Post
awesome thank you. Yea I definately think you're right. So would I just have to add in a gpu black to finish the kit off?
Yep. Adding anything after that gets iffy though because the 750 pump is not the best pump out there and it might have a problem pushing through a 2nd gpu block. But other than the kit I think all you need to add is a kill coil/pt nuke to the order to have everything you need.
Gaming PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5970 6 GB Corsair Dominator Tri-Channel 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32 GB OCZ SSD, 2x 150 GB WD Velociraptor 10000 rpm Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 2x Acer AL1622W Cyborg Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
850 W Corsair Modular Cool Master HAF 932 Logitec MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5970 6 GB Corsair Dominator Tri-Channel 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32 GB OCZ SSD, 2x 150 GB WD Velociraptor 10000 rpm Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 2x Acer AL1622W Cyborg Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
850 W Corsair Modular Cool Master HAF 932 Logitec MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › New to water cooling, need a loop