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May 4, 2013 11:53:05 PM

Hello all,

I have decided to do a fully custom water cooling loop for my CPU (2700k) and GPU (GTX 670). This is my first watercooling attempt so I'm inexperienced in choosing components and radiator space etc...I have a CM HAF-XM case btw. My goals for this loop are for lower temps, so a high FPI should suffice. Can you pick some parts for me please?

Thanks in advance!! :D 
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May 5, 2013 12:03:33 AM

First place for an intrepid water-cooler to start is the water-cooling sticky. It will give you the info needed to get a general idea of what your doing.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...
Any questions you still have afterward, feel free to ask.

After all that, pull together a loop that you think will work and post it here for feedback.

Rad space is going to be an issue with that case, you might want to consider externally mounting a radiator, or giving up drive bays to utilize the front 120mm fan mounts.
The GPU is also going to be a potential issue, find out if its using a reference 670 (or in some cases 680) PCB design. That will dictate what kinds of blocks you can use.
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May 5, 2013 12:22:11 AM

The GPU has a non-reference PCB, it is identical the the GTX 680 PCB, I would have to use a 680 water block. Can you pick some parts for me please?
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May 5, 2013 12:30:37 AM

Read the sticky over a few time so you can understand more about watercooling.

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May 5, 2013 12:31:39 AM

Water-cooling is one aspect where I dont think people should give out a shopping list like we would a system build. Water-cooling is a complex thing, and you should know what your doing and getting into.
Make a loop that you think will work, post it here, and I (and probably others) will give feedback, advice and point out any flaws.
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May 5, 2013 12:36:16 AM

manofchalk said:
Water-cooling is one aspect where I dont think people should give out a shopping list like we would a system build. Water-cooling is a complex thing, and you should know what your doing and getting into.
Make a loop that you think will work, post it here, and I (and probably others) will give feedback, advice and point out any flaws.

+1

That's why you gotta read the sticky over a few times! ;) 
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May 5, 2013 12:46:23 AM

hows this

XSPC rasa 750 240
swap out cpu block for swiftech Apogee HD
additional 120mm rad
some gpu waterblock not sure yet
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May 5, 2013 2:43:56 AM

lik3abau55 said:
hows this

XSPC rasa 750 240
swap out cpu block for swiftech Apogee HD
additional 120mm rad
some gpu waterblock not sure yet

The money spent on an Apogee and 120mm rad you might as well get a Raystorm kit.
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May 5, 2013 3:01:12 AM

What rads are in the kit and the 120mm? It does make a difference, an RS rad wont perform as well as an RX for instance.

Buying a CPU water-block to replace one that comes with a kit is fairly pointless, as amuffin said you might as well just get the better block in the first place.
The XSPC X20 750 V4 pump is decent enough for a CPU loop, but I wouldn't (and haven't, I just replaced my V2 for this reason) use it for a GPU+CPU loop, too much restriction and the pump isn't the greatest. Would go for something like a D5.

Any plans on how you will drain the loop?
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