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November 20, 2013 8:18:59 AM

Hi guys need a bit of help putting together a water cooling system for my rig and a brief explanation of the fittings i will need to go along with it.
my budget is about $900 AU my set up is as follows.
case: 900D
mobo: oc-Force
cpu: 4770k
Ram: 16g corsair vengeance 2400mhz
GPU: 3x Gtx 780 in SLi
PSU: 1200w corsair axi

so far i have been looking at these for the cooling system any input would be helpful.

rad/pump/res kit

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

GPU

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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a b K Overclocking
November 20, 2013 8:52:12 AM

Wow that is a lot of hardware your picks for them are fine, you will need more radiator to cool all of it. The configuration of this system will be the key in getting it to all work correctly with each other.

One CPU one GPU linked in parallel



Two GPU's and Two radiators linked in parallel





I would also do one CPU and Two GPU's and two radiators linked in parallel with each other

** no pic for that yet **

But you have four components that will be linked with two radiators so I would get some large radiators.



This is a large build because of all the components that you are intending to water cool.
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a b K Overclocking
November 20, 2013 9:08:07 AM

For a build of this caliber, you've obviously allocated quite a bit of money for performance. If you don't have everything already, you should switch to a Silverstone TJ11 case; this provides room for multiple 560mm radiators, which will provide great cooling. I understand that the 900D is a huge case as well, but even that can barely support this much hardware.
Also, one huge problem; running tri-SLI on Z87 will kill your performance. Since Z87 only has 16 PCI lanes, running three cards means running them all at one-third power. Also, most motherboards struggle to fit all of the components.
If this is the peak of your budget and you can't afford something like a 4930k, you can go with a 4820k (similar to current processor) and an X79 motherboard which has 40 PCI lanes. However, at this point in time, I recommend waiting to build until DDR4 RAM/platforms are released, so that you don't have to upgrade.
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November 21, 2013 4:05:03 AM

Booosahh said:
Hi guys need a bit of help putting together a water cooling system for my rig and a brief explanation of the fittings i will need to go along with it.
my budget is about $900 AU my set up is as follows.
case: 900D
mobo: oc-Force
cpu: 4770k
Ram: 16g corsair vengeance 2400mhz
GPU: 3x Gtx 780 in SLi
PSU: 1200w corsair axi

so far i have been looking at these for the cooling system any input would be helpful.

rad/pump/res kit

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

GPU

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



toolmaker_03 said:
Wow that is a lot of hardware your picks for them are fine, you will need more radiator to cool all of it. The configuration of this system will be the key in getting it to all work correctly with each other.

One CPU one GPU linked in parallel



Two GPU's and Two radiators linked in parallel





I would also do one CPU and Two GPU's and two radiators linked in parallel with each other

** no pic for that yet **

But you have four components that will be linked with two radiators so I would get some large radiators.



This is a large build because of all the components that you are intending to water cool.


thanks for the info man so basically i need to get a double radiator set up with that will i need to get a second res and pump too?

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a b K Overclocking
November 21, 2013 4:08:10 AM

No, one res and pump will work fine
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