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August 18, 2013 1:39:23 PM

So I've been doing tonnes of research and reading, trying to gain the knowledge to make a perfect build for me. I've picked all the pieces I want, with the exception of the liquid cooler - there's so much to choose from! I have a few questions that will hopefully point me in the right direction.

My build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sSVW

My case is a Corsair 800D, which was built with water cooling in mind, as it has rather poor air circulation.

1. If I plan on doing some OCing to a 3.5Ghz CPU (probably to 4.0) and mild OCing to SLI 770's, would I need to cool the GPU's as well? If so, how would I go about doing that, and with what cooler?

2. I was told that for my build (primarily heavy gaming), the Swiftech H220 would be sufficient for cooling. Are there any others you could suggest? (not that I'm against the 220, just trying to keep my options open)

So if you have any advice or piece ideas, that would be highly appreciated!

Thanks a tonne!

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August 18, 2013 1:54:49 PM

first to tell u swiftec h220 is not available in US due to legal reasons

get this custom kit for urself

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20926/ex-wat-266/XSPC...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14161/ex-liq-191/EK_E...




but if u r not confident about that get this equally good to h220 get this
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18957/ex-wat-248/Cool...





and for the gpu evga acx cooling will take care of ur o.c.
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August 18, 2013 1:58:52 PM

That's a pricy build hahah, well since you won't OC too much, I recommend a Corsair H100i if you don't mind the looks, it's really good, I'm pretty sure it's cheaper than the Swiftech, and it will handle much higher overclocks. The 770s will OC fine without any watercooling, unless you just like to have watercooled cards, or want to go for world records, no need for such thing.
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August 18, 2013 2:48:54 PM

Sn1992 said:
first to tell u swiftec h220 is not available in US due to legal reasons

get this custom kit for urself

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20926/ex-wat-266/XSPC...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14161/ex-liq-191/EK_E...




but if u r not confident about that get this equally good to h220 get this
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18957/ex-wat-248/Cool...





and for the gpu evga acx cooling will take care of ur o.c.


That's actually a wicked kit! Thanks so much! So This kit is all I'll need for aftermarket cooling then? Because If you, I'm super happy right now.
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August 18, 2013 2:53:17 PM

yes it includes everything and is a great kit


u ll be able to o.c. to 4.5+ with this
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August 18, 2013 2:57:18 PM

Sn1992 said:
yes it includes everything and is a great kit


u ll be able to o.c. to 4.5+ with this


Well thanks so much, I think I'm sold!
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August 18, 2013 2:58:08 PM

sparkz89 said:
so hey you want to water cool? Awesome, great case to do it with I know. Do you want to water cool your GPUs also? well then this is like the best system that fits with the 800D without any soldering - http://koolance.com/ex2-1055-exos-2.5-liquid-cooling-sy... check it out.


lol That looks like a great system, but I wasn't prepared to see those kinds of numbers.
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August 18, 2013 3:24:54 PM

yeah u r solid with that kit
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