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First time custom liquid cooling advice?

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December 14, 2013 9:21:20 AM

I've never liquid cooled before and I don't really know what all I need or how much I should spend. Here's my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kaKk I don't have it right now, but I'll be buying it in January with one 780 for then.

I'm looking to cool the cpu, chipset, and both gpu's (one for now) and I'd like to keep it in this case, unless there's a better case that I could go with.

My questions are: How much should I expect to spend, What do I need to watercool, How often and what do I need to do to maintain, and What parts should I go with?

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a b K Overclocking
December 14, 2013 9:27:50 AM

if you buy new, high quality parts, you are likely looking at ~$800 (roughly) to watercool your cpu, chipset and 2 graphic cards
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December 14, 2013 10:29:23 AM

oczdude8 said:
if you buy new, high quality parts, you are likely looking at ~$800 (roughly) to watercool your cpu, chipset and 2 graphic cards


In that case, I'll be sticking with air and a clc. Which cooler would you recommend for the cpu?
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a b K Overclocking
December 14, 2013 11:54:40 AM

the corsair h100i is really popular for watercooling and the Noctua NH-D14 is good if you wanna use air.

Personally I would get the h100i.

If you wanna do a custom loop, just for your cpu, you can get one for around 200-400 depending on what kit you buy. you can get these with a 360mm rad which can outperform the h100i
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December 14, 2013 12:07:44 PM

I was considering the swiftech 220 so I'd already have part of the loop if I decide to extend. How's that sound?
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a b K Overclocking
December 14, 2013 12:22:35 PM

its not bad... but I doubt you would be able to actually make use of this in a custom loop to get good performance.
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December 14, 2013 12:33:38 PM

Ok, H100i it is. Out of curiosity, what are some good websites to buy parts from for the custom loop and what all do I need?
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