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January 31, 2011 3:34:19 AM

hi I am a Swedish guy and I was wondering if anyone can help me put together a complete water cooling package, I will water cooling my cpu and graphics cards
my cpu is intel i7 980X
Graphics card is 2 EVGA 580 gtx
case is a corsair 800D
and please use this Internet Business
http://www.aquatuning.us/
and my budget is max 772 us dollar
but preferably a bit cheaper
PS. Please Forgive min bad English
Thanks in advance Jonas
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January 31, 2011 11:53:44 AM
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January 31, 2011 1:00:43 PM

I typically chime in with 'please read and understand watercooling before you get into it'.

Many of these questions can be answered in the threads below in my signature. Your budget is pretty good for what you'll need to buy.

But, going with Saint's recommendations is decent...you could cut some cost by using a different reservoir if you choose, and you could use regular barbs instead of compression fittings.

Good call on running dual 3x120 XSPC radiators, Saint. He'll need those.

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p5079_Laing-DDC-pump-12V-DDC-1T.html
with:
http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p10856_EK-Water-Blocks-EK-D5-X-RES-TOP-100---Black-Acetal.html
Would take care of the pump and reservoir in a smaller footprint. I'd personally choose the Laing pumps over the EK one you posted, but it appears to be fairly powerful as well..simply a matter of personal choice.

The EK one looks like the same, rebranded DangerDen ones you can find on FrozenCPU. Most likely a good pump; I was just suggesting a pump/res combo setup.
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January 31, 2011 1:32:09 PM

Hi jontehal i'm glad you made it here
like i say on the other forum you will have problems to fit 2 triple RAD's in your case,you can fit 4x120 on top and 2x120 on bottom
http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p6248_XS...
http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p5421_XS...
if you want to save $ go with 1/2 barbs and 7/16 tubing like rubix suggested
http://www.aquatuning.us/index.php/cat/c669_Black-nicke...
http://www.aquatuning.us/index.php/cat/c149_11mm--7-16-...

EDIT; the pump/res i suggested in the other forums is better or D5
here is a guy with th e same case
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/263479-29-completed-r...
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January 31, 2011 1:35:51 PM

@OP:

1- Be sure that the liquid is distiller water or di-onized water, or your components will have problems in future.
2- I can't see the Knickschutz Smartcoils, you need that for kill things that can live in your loop.
3- You need 6 fans, not 3.

@rubix_1011: Good suggestion in the reservoir, I was thinking in going a little high due the CPU and GPUs. The pump I'm not sure, I'd try to go with this: http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p3040_La...

I'm also thinking that he need a dual pump for that rig, What do you think?
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January 31, 2011 1:51:41 PM

I think he'd be fine with either of those pumps; the 355/Laing has a good head pressure, and the EK appears to as well. The 655/Laing D5 you listed above is what I currently use and would work great as well.

If OP runs the Laing 355 pump I listed, it would help to add the res top or another aftermarket top to bump performance a bit. Those pumps are really powerful for their size, and the components in the loop are pretty unrestrictive, he would be fine with any listed above.
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January 31, 2011 1:55:39 PM

We have the same pump, but I'm using a single 4x120 radiator.
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January 31, 2011 1:58:14 PM

I run dual MCR320's for a Q6600 @3.3ghz and SLI GTX260's. Works great for me...old chip, I know, but it still works great for me.
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January 31, 2011 2:00:42 PM

Nice, mine is MCP420-QP for Phenom II X6 @3.8GHz, not GPU WC yet.
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January 31, 2011 2:03:15 PM

It's going to get rebuilt here shortly into a test bench. While I'm at it, I might as well lap the CPU and blocks.

Anyway, enough thread-jacking from me. :) 
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January 31, 2011 2:27:58 PM

saint19 said:
Nice, mine is MCP420-QP for Phenom II X6 @3.8GHz, not GPU WC yet.

The joy of over-radding.
In a case or on a bench ?
I use a TFC480 on a benchtop system ( cpu only ) and am able to shutdown the fans and keep my I7-930 ( 3.8GHz ) between 47º and 51º C in a 22º room, when gaming.
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January 31, 2011 6:03:05 PM

delluser1 said:
The joy of over-radding.
In a case or on a bench ?
I use a TFC480 on a benchtop system ( cpu only ) and am able to shutdown the fans and keep my I7-930 ( 3.8GHz ) between 47º and 51º C in a 22º room, when gaming.


Case with a single fan in the radiator.
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January 31, 2011 6:09:57 PM

^Yeah...

An entire 480 dedicated to CPU cooling. :) 
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