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January 25, 2011 3:02:20 PM

I'm going to buy a new water cooling system. My PC components are:
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
GPU: EVGA GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2
Computer Case: CM HAF X 942

I need everything except GPU, RAM and Chipset block. What do you prefer me to buy ?

Thanks

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January 25, 2011 3:16:15 PM

before we start this thread you have to do some research on watercooling
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259900-29-watercoolin...
you have to be aware of the cost, risks and maintenance that comes with water cooling
pricing WILL be around $300 for a good loop and if you don't do your research properly and maintain properly, you WILL get leaks and algae developing in the loop
please RESEARCH this.... then if you still have questions come back
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 25, 2011 3:20:48 PM

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/226970-water-cooling-essential-threads.html

Also read this.

You don't need MB or RAM watercooling...isn't necessary.

Are you adding the GPU? (obvious, due to the block)

Please read up...do you REALLY want complete strangers telling you what to spend your own money on...?

Let us know when you get some info down...we'll be glad to help. We get a lot of 'what should I get?' questions...almost all can be answered from stickies.
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January 25, 2011 4:50:04 PM

I've made this system:
Radiator: Phobya G-Changer 360 Bundle mit 3x Phobya Nano-G 12 Silent Waterproof 1500rpm Multioption
CPU Block: EK Water Blocks EK-Supreme HF Acetal+Nickel universal
Reservoir: XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25ö Reservoir for Laing D5
Pump: Alphacool VPP655 - single edition
Tubing: 13/10 mm tubing + hoseclamps and fittings

Is that good ? Do you prefer anything ?
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January 25, 2011 5:49:12 PM

does everything you have have 13/10 mm barbs?
check if absolutely EVERYTHING has 13/10 mm barbs (including gpu block)
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 25, 2011 11:15:11 PM

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radiator mcr 220 $45


He'd need 2 of these for a CPU+GPU setup...and his GPU already has a waterblock on it...its a Hydro edition.

@OP...

You could skate by with the kit below if you ran good fans in push/pull and added your Hydro block into the mix:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html

Normally, I'd suggest more radiator, but this would get you started.

Other suggestions: MCP355 pump (is the Alphacool listed a rebranded MCP655/Laing D5?)

CPU block is ok...just make sure you match up barb size and tubing ID.

Swiftech MCR radiators are great for the price. Here is a radiator comparison: http://skinneelabs.com/triplesv2.html

I'd HIGHLY suggest reading as much as possible before making your purchase. You'll want to evaluate future planning as part of this...let us know what you have in mind and your budget.
January 26, 2011 10:16:37 AM

Yea Raza kit seems good to me. I can pay 200-230 USD. Do you prefer anything extra on it ?
a c 295 K Overclocking
January 26, 2011 12:04:55 PM

If you buy the components one by one, change the pump for a Swiftech MPC655 and don't forget the Silver KillCoils for your loop. Distiller water or di-onized water are good for keep the block and components safe.
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 26, 2011 1:59:01 PM

With the Rasa pump, I wouldn't run more than 2 blocks and the 3x120 on the loop. I think its decent for a single block loop, but once you start adding more, not sure how strong it is. You could easily replace it going forward with something better, though.
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