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Build my WC Loop please! I'm Lost!

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September 15, 2011 11:30:29 PM

GPU: (Crossfire) 2x XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 Currently at 90c temp OC'd to 6970 specs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel i5 2500k - OC'ing to 5.0+Ghz at 1.37-45v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 (Tall Heat spreaders)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: 1000W COOLER MASTER Silent Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm looking for (2) different scenarios of concept builds, prefer the best price/performance parts with quiet fans like the Noctua NF-P12's.

1) Would like to see a sub $150 setup for just the CPU that would be better than the Corsair H80/H100.

2) Would like to see a sub $300 (if possible) for cooling the 2 GPU's and the CPU.

I've read the stickies and I am just overwhelmed by all the info and want the job done right by someone that can give me links to stuff in what takes them 5-10 min. lol. Thanks so much! :pt1cable: 

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September 16, 2011 12:28:43 AM

rubix_1011 said:
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1. Would like to see a sub $150 setup for just the CPU that would be better than the Corsair H80/H100.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=30187

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2. Would like to see a sub $300 (if possible) for cooling the 2 GPU's and the CPU


You are really pushing a low budget with this one. You are better off telling us your budget and working from there.


I don't really have a budget for it, but if you can keep the cost fairly low with good price/performance ratios I would be pleased :)  However, $500 is too much.

That CPU cooler looks awesome, I see there's another one (XSPC Rasa 750 RS360) that is 120x3, would that fit on the top of my HAF 932? I see there's 120x2 fan spots, but I'm curious if it is confirmed compatible.
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a c 330 K Overclocking
September 16, 2011 12:43:47 AM

There is also an RX240 which is also a 2x120 radiator, but thicker which would perform better than the RS240...and closer to the RS360.
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September 16, 2011 12:50:44 AM

rubix_1011 said:
There is also an RX240 which is also a 2x120 radiator, but thicker which would perform better than the RS240...and closer to the RS360.


Ok, what about cooling the CPU and 2x GPU's? From what I can muster, I would need;

1 pump (or 2)
1 dual bay reservoir (?)
Crap ton of barbs
2 Rads?

I don't know...lol :pt1cable: 

Like I said, I need some help here from you guys that can give me an awesome recommendation with your knowledge :D 

Also, I really don't wanna add to the complexity, but "quiet" is a HUGE bonus.
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September 16, 2011 12:57:59 AM

I see there is a XSPC RX360 radiator, would that work for my setup of 1x CPU and 2x GPU?
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September 16, 2011 2:10:10 AM

Well, maybe I dont need 2x GPU's cooled, but i need the card in crossfire that has the fan blocked get better temps somehow. Any suggestions?
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a c 330 K Overclocking
September 16, 2011 1:48:09 PM

Even with the RX360, you'll need a little more radiator space. You could maybe push a CPU+2 GPU loop with a single RX360 and 6 fans in push/pull and all hardware at stock speeds. If you ran anything faster, I'd recommend at least another 2x120 rad somewhere.
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September 19, 2011 10:41:49 PM

I'm sorry if I'm intruding... but I'm in a similar situation where I will use a lot of blocks... RAM and chipsets... when you said add another radiator did you mean in the same loop ? or make another small loop for the extra devices ? It might save few bucks to go for a big loop instead of adding a 2nd small loop.. so you could use only one reservoir and one pump... actually would a single strong pump be enough for one huge loop ?

Thanks xD
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a c 330 K Overclocking
September 19, 2011 10:53:01 PM

Please don't hijack a thread...it's better for everyone if you open a new thread with your question so we don't get off-topic for the replies toward the OP's question. If you open a new thread I'd be happy to comment with suggestions.

Thanks.
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September 19, 2011 11:09:10 PM

Ok.. sorry about that.
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a c 330 K Overclocking
September 19, 2011 11:26:41 PM

NP...I posted in your new thread...this will help everyone keep things in-line when addressing questions for each person's thread.
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a b K Overclocking
September 23, 2011 3:05:51 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Even with the RX360, you'll need a little more radiator space. You could maybe push a CPU+2 GPU loop with a single RX360 and 6 fans in push/pull and all hardware at stock speeds. If you ran anything faster, I'd recommend at least another 2x120 rad somewhere.


I'd say that the OP would need to invest in a better 360 rad if that's what he wants to use. Also, I thought the HAF 932 could support at 240 rad somewhere as well? A good 360 for the GPUs plus a decent 240 for the CPU would be a great set up IMHO.

My 360 rad is holding my CPU + 6950s at really good temps, but I'm guessing it was ~$100 brand new. I also have a solid 120mm rad as well, and my fans push over 100CFM.
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a c 330 K Overclocking
September 23, 2011 3:32:40 PM

I agree...he's going to need more rad than what he thinks. If you are going to go watercooling, make it worth it...not just to say 'I watercool...bling!'.

Quietly impress with performance and temps. Otherwise, spend your money on LED fans if you want something to look neat but not really do much to improve what you already have. Also, if he is going to run a single 360, he's going to need high CFM fans...and in push/pull for best results...a far cry from the 'as quiet as possible' he mentions above.
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a b K Overclocking
September 23, 2011 4:33:29 PM

Haha, with all those 230mm fan spaces, you might be able to fit 3x240 rads if you tubed it right ;) 
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