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Best Water Cooling Kit for Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5Ghz

I am building my own rig and i want to know which water cooling kit is best for Overclocking Core i7 4770K From 3.5GHz to 4.5 - 4.7 GHZ. I am thinking to buy - http://www.xs-pc.com/watercooling-kits/raystorm-d5-photon-ax240-watercooling-kit , But I am still confused. My PC's has
MotherBoard - Asus Maximus 6 formula
PSU - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 1000 Watts PSU
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB
GPU – Asus NVidia GTX660 ti-DC2t-2gd5 2 Gb GddR5
SSD – Samsung 840 Series 250 GB
HDD – Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Cabinet – BitFenix Colossus (Window)
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  1. Have you ever put together a WC loop before? For a gaming set up with such a powerful CPU and expensive MB, your graphics card looks a bit weak, is this a game rig?
  2. endeavour37a said:
    Have you ever put together a WC loop before? For a gaming set up with such a powerful CPU and expensive MB, your graphics card looks a bit weak, is this a game rig?


    I haven't put a wc cooling loop before and I was confused while selecting the graphics card so I thought that this would be fine. Any suggestions for GPU??
  3. The kit you picked out is a really top end kit, unless you plan on OCing your rig to the max and spend a lot of time installing, bleeding and testing it I don’t think I would recommend it for a first time WC set up. But then again that is all part of the fun of course and it is a very nice collection of components.

    If you wanted to save a lot of time and money perhaps consider an expandable AIO set up like the Cooler Master Glacier 240L. You can add in your graphics card in the loop and another radiator if you want to also. I think it is a really nice set up, a re-branded Swiftech H220.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103196

    If your system is mainly for gaming then save some money and pick up a i5 4670k, it will work fine for a gaming. And perhaps save a little money on your MB with a ASUS Pro or Hero, they are both very good boards for OCing. On your memory I would suggest DDR3 1866, the 840 EVO is a good SSD, I would spend a bit extra for a WD HDD over a Seagate. Your PS is a bit overkill, perhaps get a gold rated 750W, it would power everything just fine.

    With all the money you have saved in the above changes get a GTX 780Ti graphics card, it is very fast.
  4. Best answer
    endeavour37a said:
    The kit you picked out is a really top end kit, unless you plan on OCing your rig to the max and spend a lot of time installing, bleeding and testing it I don’t think I would recommend it for a first time WC set up. But then again that is all part of the fun of course and it is a very nice collection of components.

    If you wanted to save a lot of time and money perhaps consider an expandable AIO set up like the Cooler Master Glacier 240L. You can add in your graphics card in the loop and another radiator if you want to also. I think it is a really nice set up, a re-branded Swiftech H220.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103196

    If your system is mainly for gaming then save some money and pick up a i5 4670k, it will work fine for a gaming. And perhaps save a little money on your MB with a ASUS Pro or Hero, they are both very good boards for OCing. On your memory I would suggest DDR3 1866, the 840 EVO is a good SSD, I would spend a bit extra for a WD HDD over a Seagate. Your PS is a bit overkill, perhaps get a gold rated 750W, it would power everything just fine.

    With all the money you have saved in the above changes get a GTX 780Ti graphics card, it is very fast.


    What if i use a 2 GB GTX680 GPU and Corsair's H100i for the cooler as CM Glacer 240L is not available in my country.
  5. Dear AdityaDewani,

    If the Glacer 240L is not available then I would suggest taking a look at the Eisberg 240L
    Eisberg 240L
  6. Is the Swiftech H220 available, it is the same set up. The GTX 770 is the replacement for the 680, a bit faster also, I would get a 770 before I got a 680 on a new build. Why did you pick yourself for a solution? :)
  7. AdityaDewani said:
    endeavour37a said:
    The kit you picked out is a really top end kit, unless you plan on OCing your rig to the max and spend a lot of time installing, bleeding and testing it I don’t think I would recommend it for a first time WC set up. But then again that is all part of the fun of course and it is a very nice collection of components.

    If you wanted to save a lot of time and money perhaps consider an expandable AIO set up like the Cooler Master Glacier 240L. You can add in your graphics card in the loop and another radiator if you want to also. I think it is a really nice set up, a re-branded Swiftech H220.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103196

    If your system is mainly for gaming then save some money and pick up a i5 4670k, it will work fine for a gaming. And perhaps save a little money on your MB with a ASUS Pro or Hero, they are both very good boards for OCing. On your memory I would suggest DDR3 1866, the 840 EVO is a good SSD, I would spend a bit extra for a WD HDD over a Seagate. Your PS is a bit overkill, perhaps get a gold rated 750W, it would power everything just fine.

    With all the money you have saved in the above changes get a GTX 780Ti graphics card, it is very fast.


    What if i use a 2 GB GTX680 GPU and Corsair's H100i for the cooler as CM Glacer 240L is not available in my country.


    endeavour37a said:
    Is the Swiftech H220 available, it is the same set up. The GTX 770 is the replacement for the 680, a bit faster also, I would get a 770 before I got a 680 on a new build. Why did you pick yourself for a solution? :)


    No, the swiftech h220 is also not available so I chose swiftech h320. And i swapped my graphics card too with a GTX770.
    So now my configuration is
    CPU - Intel core i7 4770k
    Cabinet - NZXT Switch 810
    MotherBoard - Asus Maximus 6 formula or extreme
    Graphic Card - MSI NVIDIA N770 TF 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card.
    RAM - Corsair vengeance 16gb
    PSU - PSU - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 1000 Watts PSU
    SSD - samsung 840 series 250gb
    HDD - Seagate barracuda 2tb
    Cooler - Swiftech H320 -
    Keyboard and Mouse - Razor DeathStalker and Razor DeathAdder 2013
    Win 8.1

    Is this fine ??
  8. Cool, the 770 is a great card and should work good for you. The 320 has a 360 radiator and should cool your CPU to the max, it has the same pump as the H220, a really good pump.
  9. endeavour37a said:
    Cool, the 770 is a great card and should work good for you. The 320 has a 360 radiator and should cool your CPU to the max, it has the same pump as the H220, a really good pump.



    Okay.. Thanks a lot For your Help!
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