I'm in the process of building my first proper water cooled PC and I'm using a Corsair 350D case.
These are the parts I have so far.
- Corsair 350D
- ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer 3.1
- Intel i7-5820k
- Swiftech MCP655 Laing D5 Vario
- 2 x Phanteks PH-F140SP
- Various fittings for 13mm Acrylic pipe
- Coolermaster V850 PSU
I actually purchased the pump back in July 2009 but never got around to installing proper water cooling (still running a Corsair H50), so hopefully it's still OK.
To be honest the system won't be pushed hard, it occasionally transcode's videos and I occasionally game, I could get by with a lot lower spec PC but that wouldn't be fun would it? My current PC has served me very well for the past five years, and I expect this one to serve me well for just as long, with the odd improvements along the way.
I have a pair of GTX680's which will be transferred into this build, but they won't be water cooled, my main purpose of water cooling is to cool the CPU quietly whilst over clocking it, hopefully to around 4.5GHz
For the CPU block I'm considering a EK Supremacy EVO Clean CSQ, would this be a good choice?
The radiator needs to be a 280mm version with a maximum thickness of 30mm to fit in the top of the case. I've seen recommended the Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 280mm, but there's also rads by Black Ice Hardware Labs which are well recommended, amongst others. So what would be a good choice, I want something that will last and cool the CPU well and quietly?
For the reservoir I'm thinking of using a PrimoChill 240mm AGB CTR Phase II with Laing D5 mount.
So what's peoples opinions/thoughts on the CPU block, rad and res?
Additional parts purchased since this post.
- 32GB Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666
- Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis Radiator GTS 280 U flow
- PrimoChill 240mm AGB CTR Phase II with Laing D5 mount.
- EK Supremacy EVO Clean CSQ