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September 7, 2011 11:48:02 PM

My specs are as followed. *this is a newly built system*

MB: Asus rampage extreme 3
CPU: intel i7 980x extreme 3.66ghz
RAM: 12gig (4gx3) patriot at 1600mhz
GPU: nvidia gtx 580
PSU: 1000watt Antec
Case: Coolermaster Haf X

I'm a newbie when it comes to water cooling so far i have bought a H70 corsair watercooling just so i may use this pc.
But I am looking for help on building a really good Water cooling system for when I OC everything. Price is not an issue, only products that last and doesnt have issues.
I want to pretty much water cool any/every component i can in this rig.
Hope you can help me out, tyvm
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September 8, 2011 12:28:20 AM

What GTX 580 card did you get. Evga sells a full board water jacket for the GTX 580. Too bad you already got the 580 because Evga sells the Hydro copper 2 card with the cooling block already on it. This is crazy , your build looks almost like mine and I did build a custom water cooling system for mine. It would take me some time to list my components but for starters you should have a two loop system. I will post this and then I will start on the other one.
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September 8, 2011 12:34:03 AM

lildojoboi said:
My specs are as followed. *this is a newly built system*

MB: Asus rampage extreme 3
CPU: intel i7 980x extreme 3.66ghz
RAM: 12gig (4gx3) patriot at 1600mhz
GPU: nvidia gtx 580
PSU: 1000watt Antec
Case: Coolermaster Haf X

I'm a newbie when it comes to water cooling so far i have bought a H70 corsair watercooling just so i may use this pc.
But I am looking for help on building a really good Water cooling system for when I OC everything. Price is not an issue, only products that last and doesnt have issues.
I want to pretty much water cool any/every component i can in this rig.
Hope you can help me out, tyvm



The XSPC RX 360 kit is a good start if you are a beginner on water cooling.



The kit is also enough to cool CPU and GPU only loop. If you are planning on adding another GPU then the loop should be a little bit customed to accomodate more heat. The HaF x can fit the RX360 radiator on top but it is a tight fit with the spacing of the ram. You would be limited to a 120x120x25mm fan. Also the RX360 kit will eat up 2 front 5.25 bay.






Just in case you want to add another GPU, radiator options would be mount another at the back or mod the hard drive cage to fir a 240 rad.
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a c 138 K Overclocking
September 8, 2011 1:13:22 AM

CPU coolimg block ;Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos HF for Sockets 1366/1156/775, G1/4

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

I have this cooling block for my ram but I have the Corsair ram sticks that match this block.
Ram cooling block ;*** NEW *** Bitspower Galaxy Freezer DIMM4 RAM Liquid Cooling Block - Ice Red

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

*** NEW *** eVGA Hydro Copper 2 Waterblock for GTX 580

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*** NEW *** Alphacool VPP655 - G1/4 IG complete with D5 HF Top... 2x pumps

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XSPC RX360 Extreme Performance Radiator......2x radiators

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Feser/Noiseblocker Triebwerk TK-121 NB-Multiframe® 120mm x 55mm Low Speed Fan - 1200 RPM......... 6x fans

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

2.5 Meter (8 Feet) Feser Tube Active UV Hose - 1/2" ID (3/4"OD) Anti-Kink Tubing - UV White

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

I just put this here so you can see the brand that and size that I like you will of course make your own choice on color , be careful of the uv ones they don't match the picture. for example the uv red looks like a burnt oyange. You might want a white or black or even go with a clear and put in a colored liguid dye. I use the pure water from Fesser and then put in a dye. For the fittings I go with Bitspower , they have a large selection of every type and style. It can take a while to figure out what you need. I use a combination of compression and regular barbs .

Phobya Balancer 150 Gold plated

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

*** NEW *** Alphacool HF 38 Slotblende Panama

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Lamptron Elite Aluminum Reusable 3/4" OD Liquid Tubing Clamps - Anodized Black

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

I think by now you get the idea that I do a lot of shopping here for my water cooling parts ; http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p... If you go with radiator grill covers these are very nice.

If you are really crazy check out this cpu cooling block ;
Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos .925 Silver Edition for Sockets 1366/1156/775, G1/4

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
I actually have this one.

Also a block for the MB ; Bitspower BP-WBAIX58NSE3AC-IBK BLACK FREEZER Asus Rampage III Exteme NB/SB Water Block

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

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September 8, 2011 1:52:46 AM

I think cooling the motherboard wont make any difference, but still if you have the budget and money resources then go for it. Also consider the cleaning of WC parts every six months. More parts = more stuff to disassemble and clean.
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September 8, 2011 3:50:41 AM

Yea, that starter kit looks like a great start, I'm gonna acquaint myself with the kit so I know what I will be doing while installing the more custom parts, only issue with the kit is that really tight fit for the radiator and lack of a ram block. Also with those custom parts, its nice but I would like to see how it would all fit, Inzone you mentioned having a similar build as mine so pictures would be very nice to see. Other than that you guys have helped me alot tyvm
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September 8, 2011 5:14:19 AM

There is also a RS360 kit with a thinner radiator but might as well go for the RX series of radiators for maximum cooling. do you really need to water cool the ram and motherboard? Those will most likely restrict water flow with only minimal gain. There is a lot of you tube videos with regards to that kit. WC might have less impact on you idle temps but gives you a lot of headroom for overclocking and since you have a 980x, you should go for at least a 4.5mhz(might need more radiator).
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a c 138 K Overclocking
September 8, 2011 5:35:12 AM

lildojoboi said:
Yea, that starter kit looks like a great start, I'm gonna acquaint myself with the kit so I know what I will be doing while installing the more custom parts, only issue with the kit is that really tight fit for the radiator and lack of a ram block. Also with those custom parts, its nice but I would like to see how it would all fit, Inzone you mentioned having a similar build as mine so pictures would be very nice to see. Other than that you guys have helped me alot tyvm



Just so you know my radiators and pumps are not inside my computer and neither are they attached to the outside of the case. My desk has a lot of space so I decided to put those things in various areas of the desk.
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