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do i have everything i need? or should i change any of the parts out for a better liquid cooling system?

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February 11, 2014 7:21:23 AM

i want to get liquid cooling becaus A) i despise a hot computer b) i despise a noisy computer and C) i want a case that looks awesome.
im getting a gtx 780 ti vga and a i7 ivy bridge 4820k cpu. i intend to run the tubing to the vga and the cpu
these are the items i have picked out.
i want to replace the fans in the case with green led fans and run green coolant through the system

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12135/cst-1064/Cooler...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12702/ex-rad-227/Magi...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2121/ex-mis-01/38_ID_...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18306/ex-blc-1403/EK_...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16395/ex-blc-1153/Alp...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18383/ex-res-474/Alph...
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February 11, 2014 9:54:26 AM

You're gonna need a bigger radiator or more radiators. Also, you should get green colored tubes rather than green coolant; just use distilled water and a biocide/silver coil.
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February 11, 2014 1:57:42 PM

Another option would be to get a Cooler Master Eisburg 240L because unlike some other coolers you can route this through your GPU by only purchasing a single unit as opposed to multiple units. Hook it through an Arctic Cooling Accelero and you're done.
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February 11, 2014 9:38:24 PM

ihog said:
You're gonna need a bigger radiator or more radiators. Also, you should get green colored tubes rather than green coolant; just use distilled water and a biocide/silver coil.


how big would you recomend?
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February 11, 2014 10:44:09 PM

A 360 might not be enough, let alone the 240 you linked to, especially if you plan an oc on either cpu/gpu's or both. A 360 is only good for about 650w on average (some rads are better, some are worse 550-800w). Your cpu 130w, Ti's stock 488w. Subjective consumption 510w. Sytem wattage with gpu's in full stress = 622W. At least 240 x 2 or equivalent 3 + 1.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...
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February 12, 2014 4:39:47 AM

Gee Bee said:
A 360 might not be enough, let alone the 240 you linked to, especially if you plan an oc on either cpu/gpu's or both. A 360 is only good for about 650w on average (some rads are better, some are worse 550-800w). Your cpu 130w, Ti's stock 488w. Subjective consumption 510w. Sytem wattage with gpu's in full stress = 622W. At least 240 x 2 or equivalent 3 + 1.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...



thanks for the link, i hadnt seen that guide yet. its the most detailed one ive come across. im in the process of redoing all of the major components. the only thing im concerned about is the static pressure of the fans on a 200mm radiator in a pull config. i cant seem to find any stats on that. ive found a couple reviews that said that it worked with high power fans but no concrete evidence. nor can i find any of the fpi or heat dissipation for the 200mm radiator. but it will fit beautifully into my case so i really want to do it though.
does anybody have any stats on 200mm radiators?
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February 12, 2014 9:37:35 PM

My apologies i thought you quoted sli Ti's for some reason. given your fitting requirements it will still be a bit small with/without oc's IMO and would personally prefer a 360 OR 240 + 1 IMO.
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February 13, 2014 5:50:40 AM

i forgot to mention that i want to do a pair of 200mm radiators. one under each of the 200mm fans in the top of the haf-x case. i dont know if that will alter your recommendation but i want to fix that omission. i would go with the dual 200 in one rad set up but i dont think i will be able to get as precise a fit as i would like underneath the fans.
would it save on noise to stack fans underneath the 200's in a push pull config and leave all of the fans at low rpm or to have just high rpm fans up top in a pull config?

OR should i just give up on the 200's and figure something else out?

ive read that the mpc 655 pump is loud but the 355 is louder. ive also read though that the 655 isn't loud at all. can anybody confirm or deny this? if not then i will default to the 655.

and for my res i havent decided yet. i know that i want to get a bay res but as to what design i dont know. im tempted to get the green double helix but i read some reviews about leaking so im really hesitant to go that route. (also i think it might look a little gaudy lol)

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February 13, 2014 11:14:25 PM

1. The push/pull would be better, but you would want a bit more push. 2 x 200 would suffice @ 90% TDP and with
push/pull your more likely to get that.

2. If going get too messy, have a think about what else you can do. i'm not familiar with the case, but there must be a lot
others with that fairly popular case who have done something similar.

3. Go with the 655, better to have the performance over noise and you won't here above your rad fans anyway, apart from
the initial spool up when turning PC on.


4. If you got the space for dual bay you linked to, it looks fine to me (transparent, black copper), but you would know best
about aesthetics, being your case an all. If you think it will look gaudy, my belief is it probably will.
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February 14, 2014 10:43:48 AM

are cpu blocks as universal as it seems they SHOULD be? because im having a hard time finding compatibility stats on those aside from socket type.
if what im seeing is correct then as long as i get a lga 2011 socket type then it will fit. im having a hard time trusting something that seems so simple.
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February 14, 2014 10:50:09 AM

no_ones_home said:
are cpu blocks as universal as it seems they SHOULD be? because im having a hard time finding compatibility stats on those aside from socket type.
if what im seeing is correct then as long as i get a lga 2011 socket type then it will fit. im having a hard time trusting something that seems so simple.


For the most part most manufacturers will include multiple mounting brackets that will accommodate various Intel sockets as well as socket AM2 and AM3+.
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February 14, 2014 11:09:47 AM

leaning heavily toward the xspc raystorm.
anybody have any opinions? it seems to be the most highly reviewed most recommended one and the leds are a plus as well
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