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Hello,

I have planned the build as follows -

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-393-IN - CPU
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-001-OP - GPU x 2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-109-OC - SSD
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-001-AS - Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-083-GS - RAM x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-042-OE - Watercooling Set
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-385-WD - HDD's x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-054-OC - Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-203-CM - Case
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BB-004-LP - Fan Controller
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-107-LG - BluRay Drive
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=UP-017-AP - UPS

I am planning on water cooling a CPU, Motherboard and GPU x 2 - Would you advise If the water cooling set that I am planning on purchasing would be Decent enough? Will I need to purchase an additional radiator? For water cooling the two Graphic cards In SLI will I need any other equipment to link them together and water cool the both of them? What would be the best set up?

CPU > Radiator > GPU > GPU > Radiator > Motherboard?

Need advise If possible please. Also what's the best type of cabling and tubing that I could use In my system?

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You should consider a 3930k over the 3960x, the price difference is astronomical and the performance doesn't justify it. (Unless you really want this build to be over the top
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For a 3960x, motherboard, and 2x GTX680s, you're definitely going to want more than just 1 360 radiator. Go for at least 2 360s, if not more. LGA2011 Hex cores are hot little beasts.
Otherwise, your watercooling gear choices look fine. Pump, blocks, etc are all up to par.

If I were you I'd grab a different case than the HAF X. You're going to have to do some modding to put more than just a 360 radiator in there (I watercooled a HAF X before I got my STH10, trust me here).
Check out a Corsair 800D or NZXT Switch 810. Those are both better water cooling cases than the HAF X.

The order of the parts in your loop really doesn't matter, don't lose any sleep over it. At most you'll gain 1-2C difference.

I use primochill tubing--just make sure to get the same size tubing as your fittings. Otherwise just pick what you think looks good.

To hook the GPU's together you have a few options. You can use an EK Bridge, or some companies make fittings especially for SLI connection. I wasn't able to find them on the OC UK website, but the Koolance Dual VID Connectors work really well.
 

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For the CPU if I were you I would get the 3820. No game that I know of supports 6 core atm and when the games that do come out, Ivy Bridge 6 core will be out which will destroy the current SB-E 6 core's on heat and power consumption. This is unless you are running apps that use 6 core cpu's.
However if you have money to burn on the 3930K I say go for it.
 

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Get 2 triple rads. Quad rads would be an overkill but, thats what i would do! That will give you so much to play with! And also give you the option to tri-sli, mobo, and ram h2o cooling without buying anymore rads. Only problem is finding a case to fit dual quad rads!
 

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Personally I would nab 2 more RX360's, another D5 pump and bay res, and have a dual loop setup. EK bridges are your best bet, and primochill tubing is about as good as it gets. And you will need a different case, look at Case Labs cases if you can swing the price. Id recommend an M8
 

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A nova 1080 radiator (9x120 mm) might end up roughly the same cost as 2x triple 120 mm rads and should be more than enough. However, a single tripe rad would get the work done as well, it just would be somewhat more loud and water delta above the ambient would be a bit higher - nothing it could not handle however, unless you are planning to OC it to extreme.

So in this sense the kit you linked would get the job done - getting more rads would be nice ofc, but not a absolute must in my opinion.
 

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Hello,

Thanks For All Your Feedback So Far, Did You Mention This Processor? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-392-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat= This Looks Decent - Can You Recommend Any Other Cases? I Might Just Add a 420 Radiator So I Can Also Upgrade When Needed - With Regards To The Processor, I Will Be Using This For Virtualisation Also So The 6 Core Processor Would Be Better - It May Be Better For Me To Get a Better Case So I Can Upgrade But I'll Need To Be Able To Get Two Radiators Added - 360 Radiator and Possibly a 420 Radiator or Another 320 Radiator. What's The Best Bet For Cabling? Does anyone else have any recommendations? Need as much feedback as possible!

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Hello,

I've made changes as follows to the case, Radiators, Fans and CPU - Here Is my build -

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-392-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat= - CPU
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-001-OP - GPU x 2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-109-OC - SSD
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-001-AS - Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-083-GS - RAM x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-042-OE - Watercooling Set
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-385-WD - HDD's x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-054-OC - Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-050-AK&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat= - Case
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-032-SY - Fans x 4 For The 480 Radiator
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-049-XS - 480 Radiator
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BB-004-LP - Fan Controller
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-107-LG - BluRay Drive
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=UP-017-AP - UPS

This will have the following specifcations -

2x G.Skill TridentX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C10 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit 1X XSPC EX360 120mm Radiator - Black
1X XSPC EX480 120mm Radiator - Black
1X 12V Alphacool Laing D5 Vario Pump 655
1X EK-D5 X-Top V2 - Black Acetal G1/4
1X EK Supreme HF CPU Waterblock - Copper Plexi
1X XSPC Single Bay Reservoir - Multi Fascia
7X Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1450 RPM - 3 Pin Fans
1X Mayhems Coolant
2X XSPC 7/16" ID [16/11mm] Clear
8X OcUK 1/2" Barbed Fitting G1/4 - FatBoy Style - Black Nickel Finish
1x Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20GHz (Sandybridge-E)
1x OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD
2x OcUK Tech Lab H2O GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5
1x OcUK Tech Lab - Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 Watercooled with EK Full Cover Waterblocks
2x Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
1x OCZ ZX Series 1250W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply
1x Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller
1x LG BH10LS38 10x BluRay-RW / 16 x DVD±RW Lightscribe Drive
1x APC Back-UPS ES 700VA 230V UPS

Anyone Have Any Recomendations? How Is this build looking? Will everything work correctly?

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Do you live in a country where thunder and lightning guaranteedly causes your power to be shut down? If not, drop the UPS.
Also, since you're trying to go for a no-budget-limit-kinda gig, also try 3 or more 27"+ monitors.
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That's what I'm stuck on really, choosing a decent case - I need to be able to put In a 420 and a 360 Radiator Inside so It's hard to find a case that all that will fit Inside, that look's like a decent case though that I will definetly consider. That Is better than the previous one. Can you recommend any other cases? That Looks Good aswell.

Thanks for the feedback.

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I think there are no cases out yet that support a 420mm AND a 360mm one, except maybe if you go to CaseLabs and that kind of shops.
If you're willing to go for a 420mm in combination with a 240mm one, the NZXT Switch 810 is a great choice.
If you're willing to go for a 360mm + a 240mm + another 240mm radiator, I know the Cosmos II can handle that with ease.
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Also instead of that big ol SSD why not get two 256g and put them in RAID
That'd give you a real performance boost
 

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If you have the room (and the budget) I'd seriously recommend a caselabs case for a "no expense spared" type build - caselabs have a sub-forum here on overclockers too
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You would definitely be able to find one of their range for all of these components and room for future expansion too - Bear in mind for the UK it will cost the price of the case + shipping + customs charges (each of which could be £100 or more!)

Other than that look at some of the other popular choices for watercooling e.g. Corasir 800D, Silverstone TJ series etc..
 

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Hello,

The only reason I would not run Raid 0 Is because It has no redudancy, As I've mentioned above I'll be running servers on the machine aswell - If one SSD fails then I will lose all my Data - They are not 420mm - They are as follows - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-049-XS - XSPC RX480 120mm Radiator - Black - Would this case be able to support 2x http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-085-XS - They are XSPC RX360's 120mm Radiator - Would they be supported In this case? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-003-AE&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=2276, - This would be perfect.

Let me know If you have any other recommendations?

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Hello,
I've made changes as follows to the case, Radiators, Fans and CPU - Here Is my build -
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-392-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat= - CPU
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-001-OP - GPU x 2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-109-OC - SSD
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-001-AS - Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-083-GS - RAM x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-042-OE - Watercooling Set
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-385-WD - HDD's x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-054-OC - Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-050-AK&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat= - Case
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-032-SY - Fans x 4 For The 480 Radiator
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-049-XS - 480 Radiator
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BB-004-LP - Fan Controller
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-107-LG - BluRay Drive
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=UP-017-AP - UPS
This will have the following specifcations -
2x G.Skill TridentX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C10 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit 1X XSPC EX360 120mm Radiator - Black
1X XSPC EX480 120mm Radiator - Black
1X 12V Alphacool Laing D5 Vario Pump 655
1X EK-D5 X-Top V2 - Black Acetal G1/4
1X EK Supreme HF CPU Waterblock - Copper Plexi
1X XSPC Single Bay Reservoir - Multi Fascia
7X Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1450 RPM - 3 Pin Fans
1X Mayhems Coolant
2X XSPC 7/16" ID [16/11mm] Clear
8X OcUK 1/2" Barbed Fitting G1/4 - FatBoy Style - Black Nickel Finish
1x Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20GHz (Sandybridge-E)
1x OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD
2x OcUK Tech Lab H2O GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5
1x OcUK Tech Lab - Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 Watercooled with EK Full Cover Waterblocks
2x Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
1x OCZ ZX Series 1250W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply
1x Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller
1x LG BH10LS38 10x BluRay-RW / 16 x DVD±RW Lightscribe Drive
1x APC Back-UPS ES 700VA 230V UPS
Anyone Have Any Recomendations? How Is this build looking? Will everything work correctly?
Kind regards
Jacob
I would suggest you use 2 D5 varios in series to increase flow rate and as failsafe factor, are you going to push-pull fans on rad at lower speed ?
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To Be Honest I've never set that up before, Would that Pump In the set not be able to watercool a Motherboard, 2 GPU's and a CPU?

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