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post #1 of 11
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I started typing this thread up and I realized it was too long and you guys probably just would want a td;dr. So I will give you guys key points.
  • I'm 15 years old with limited income.
  • Didn't plan on getting 3 monitors and now struggle to play games with it.
  • Current build is loud
  • Want to Water Cool for the purpose of being quiet.
  • Maybe do a little bit of overclocking
  • It will take me awhile to save up for this, so I want to buy CPU and GPU last
  • Will probably end up with 6 or 8 core Bulldozer and maybe 7000 series card depending on when they come out. If not, I'll get a 6950.
  • I will sell my current build to my mother as her Dell is 6 years old(She will use onboard graphics)
  • Probably want to use 800D for my build.

Whats Overclock.net's opinion on this?

My current build is:
  • Coolermaster Centurion 5 case
  • GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H
  • AMD Phenom II 955
  • ATI Radeon 5850

That's really all you need to know about my build, if you need to know more, just ask. But they're just the parts I plan on replacing. Everything else I'll just move over to my next build.
Edited by RileyD - 4/24/11 at 9:43am
    
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post #2 of 11
One of the RASA 750 WC kits will suit your needs just fine.

LINK: http://www.jab-tech.com/Water-Coolin...Kits-c-58.html
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Will that go inside or outside of the case? I want my case to be semi portable as I lan with my friends a bit.
    
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post #4 of 11
Yes get the Rasa kit and some better tubing.

Edit:The 240 kit should fit some where in your case.Maybe with a few mods though.

Edit 2: I just checked out the pics of your case on the egg.There should be some room o mount it at the bottom depending on your mobo/gpu arangment.
Edited by ducrider - 4/24/11 at 9:52am
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post #5 of 11
So you want to watercool in your current case, but have parts compatible for the new build in an 800D?

I would get the XSPC RS240 kit. It's cheap, so it will help your budget, and it performs almost as well as a $300+ custom loop. It's also expandable for when you get that new GPU and the CPU block should mount on your current CPU and your new Bulldozer one.

As for the radiator you will want more than a single 240mm radiator in your new build. I would recommend that you mod the bottom of your 800D to fit the 240 radiator and then get an additional 360 and mount it into the top.

Alternatively, a single 360 radiator would work pretty well even for your new loop, so if you could mod your current case for a 360 radiator it would save you about $70 down the line.
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post #6 of 11
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No. I do not want to water cool my current case. Heres is water I will most likely do.

Buy 800D Move everything to that, replace motherboard and put old motherboard back in old case, replace cpu and put old cpu in old case, put new gpu into new case and move old one to old case. By then I will have everything in the 800D with aircooling along with a half complete build that includes my old parts. I will take the hdd and psu out of my moms computer and put it along with my old case and she will pay for just my old parts and I will use that money for watercooling.

^^^ That might be a bit hard to understand but I will slower transfer parts basically. I will use aircooling in the 800D until I'm finished buying all my parts and THEN I will water cool.
    
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post #7 of 11
Okay, then for watercooling I would get the XSPC RX360 kit. It will provide great performance while still being much cheaper than a full custom loop. Total cost with a GPU waterblock will be around $350 shipped.
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post #8 of 11
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As I'm still very new to water cooling, mind linking me to everything I need?
Even though it says it works with AM3, will it work with AM3+?
    
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post #9 of 11
AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ all use the same mounting system.

It will work.

XSPC RX360 Kit
Silver Kill Coil
Swiftech MCW80 GPU Block
10 Feet of 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Tube - your choice in color
2 x Danger Den 1/2" Barbed Fitting

That should get you some very nice performance.
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