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Advice on CPU only loop for 2600k

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Hey guys. Been a while since I've posted on here... finally got around to building my new computer and work on overclocking. I decided to build a CPU only water loop, as I'd like to push my 2600k pretty hard (over 5 ghz 24/7, probably 1.4v+) and I wasn't too comfortable with the temperatures I was getting on air.

This will be my first WC loop, and I'm not quite up-to-date on my WC parts... been doing some research but it's pretty difficult to know which parts are best and how they compare. I'd like to spend no more than $300 and get the best temps I can for a CPU only loop... fan noise really isn't an issue for me, I have a lot of white noise going on in my room, so I generally jack my fans up high and leave them there :-). I've got an Antec DF-85 case, so it's got a good amount of room, but I don't mind mounting the rad outside the case if needed.

Thanks a lot for your input!
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Get the XSPC RASA750 Rx360 push/pull
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yeah, rx360 kit for <$200, then you'll have enough $ to add a gtx580 ek block
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Put the 580 under water need a mcw60 block the mcw80 dont fit.
cpu block yours to make. i like heatkiller
rad get a thick 360 rad.
pump 3XX or 655 with a top
1/2 barbs and 7/16 tubes
resavor to your likeing
fans gt 1850
good to test 4 hour then mount .
Get killcoil or pt nuke and distilled water.
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That kit does look pretty solid. Would there be any temp / performance gain in building a custom loop rather than a kit? Like, buying the block / rad / pump / etc individually. TBH all I remember from my old research was Black Ice radiators, heh. I didn't think a 360mm was necessary for just a CPU loop?

Anyways, I'm really not interested in cooling my GPU, right now at least. At the highest voltage and OC I've got, it never breaks like 65C, which atm is good enough for me. :-)
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Originally Posted by FallingUp View Post
That kit does look pretty solid. Would there be any temp / performance gain in building a custom loop rather than a kit? Like, buying the block / rad / pump / etc individually. TBH all I remember from my old research was Black Ice radiators, heh. I didn't think a 360mm was necessary for just a CPU loop?

Anyways, I'm really not interested in cooling my GPU, right now at least. At the highest voltage and OC I've got, it never breaks like 65C, which atm is good enough for me. :-)
It's not just the temps of the gpu,it's the noise.

but anyways, temp dif? max difference would be a few celsius. Definitely go for the rx360 kit
    
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Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
Put the 580 under water need a mcw60 block the mcw80 dont fit.
cpu block yours to make. i like heatkiller
rad get a thick 360 rad.
pump 3XX or 655 with a top
1/2 barbs and 7/16 tubes
resavor to your likeing
fans gt 1850
good to test 4 hour then mount .
Get killcoil or pt nuke and distilled water.
this, all of the above.
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Thanks for the posts, +rep. :-)

Looking into the pieces a bit more before I decide if I want the RASA kit or I want to build one myself. Few questions about how big of a rad I need... I know a lot of yall are saying a 360 rad, but is that necessary? For instance, the Black Ice Xtreme 120 says it's rated for over 900 watts, and the GTX120 is "supposedly" 40% more than that.

Are those numbers anywhere near correct? I mean, even a highly overclocked 2600k couldn't be more than 200 watts or so? So if I slapped two awesome fans on there (Deltas or something. Like I said, I don't mind fan noise at all. I know, I'm weird like that) wouldn't it be enough? I know more is always better, just wondering.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600k ASUS Sabertooth P67 Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Patriot Viper Extreme - 2x4 GB @ 1833 mHz 
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Corsair P3-64 SSD Windows 7 Chimei 221D-NBC 22" LCD Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W 
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Antec DF-85 
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Corsair P3-64 SSD Windows 7 Chimei 221D-NBC 22" LCD Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W 
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Antec DF-85 
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