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I'm starting new WC Build Tomorrow.

Components:

Case:
Arc Midi R2

Mother Board:
Maximus V Formula

Processor:
Delidded I7-3770k overclocked to 4.9Ghz @ 1.415v Load Temp: 70 with Kraken X60

Memory:
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133Mhz overclocked to 2400Mhz

Storage
2 Intel 520 240GB Raid 0 with 2 WD Black 1TB Raid 1

Graphics:
2 Asus GTX 770 DicrectCu II OC

This is a my present config as it stands. Everything tested and working but I'm getting too much heat from graphics cards as they exhaust into the case. I have a Kraken X60 cooling the CPU and it does a great job. But if going to cool the GPU'S might as well do a full water cooling loop.

Water Cooling

Radiators
Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Dual 140mm Radiator (For front of the case)
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Dual 140mm Radiator (For top of the case)

CPU Block
XSPC RayStorm CPU Water/Liquid Cooling Block - SPECIAL RED VERSION

GPU Block
EK-FC680 GTX DCII Backplate - Black
EK-FC770 GTX DCII - Acetal+Nickel
EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel 3-Slot

RES/PumP
EK-D5 X-RES 100 CSQ - Acetal (To save space)

Tubing
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 1/2"ID x 3/4"

Coolant
EK EKoolant Premium Liquid Cooling Premix Coolant - 1L - Blood Red

Fittings
EK G1/4 Thread Perfect Seal Compression Fitting

Hope all goes well. I got all the parts today and will post pics as I build it up tomorrow.
I have one question about the Maximus V Formula. How do I water cool the board with my current tubing size or should I just skip it?
 

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Started on GPU's



Next is CPU Block and Radiator Placement
 

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Ok, this is it so far. I have mounted the radiators, installed gpu's and cpu block. My dumb ass forgot to order the pump to go with the res. So this is it till Monday. It was a ***** to install the 280 mm rad up top but you cant let issues stop progress.

 

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Also I had to take the lightbar off of my Dominator Platinum memory just to fit fans on the rad up top.
 

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Here is what I've done so far
I'm stuck on where or how to mount res.(Any Suggestions) I have done the leak test and i think i'm gonna leave it hanging there. I have put the rig in my desk.
Here is my setup.
 

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Notice my speakers in the pictures. These thing rock and they are like 20 years old and still kicking.
 

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I had to change case to Corsair 750D because i bought 2 gtx 780 lightning's and they couldn't fit in my arc midi r2. Here is the final product.

I might ad led but don't want my case looking tacky. I'm undecided.

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality
 

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I would recommend using some NZXT Sleeved white LED's. I use them in my build, and instead of making the build look like it's tacky, it illuminates the interior nicely, like it's in the middle of a photoshoot. I really recommend any white LED's because they give that effect, as opposed to colored ones, which turn everything in the interior that color, and make the PC look like a glowy toy. Looks good though!
 
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