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January 11, 2012 10:56:02 PM

Hello! I am looking to build a high-end PC! I am looking at using liquid cooling. So, I have a couple of questions. First, do the specs below require liquid cooling?

SPECS (I have not bought these yet) :
i7-3960x
ECS X79R-AX Deluxe Edition
16gb Corsair vengeance 1866mhz Red
4 Gigabyte Radeon HD7970's

Second, what case should I get? And finally, what liquid cooling components should I get (pump, radiatior, reservior, etc.) Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

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a b K Overclocking
January 11, 2012 10:58:17 PM

Hello pandakiller184;

Those specs certainly do not require liquid cooling.

Do you plan to liquid cool the CPU and GPUs? What are you willing to spend for your cooling components?
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a b K Overclocking
January 11, 2012 11:01:05 PM

How did you happen to choose the ECS X79R-AX Deluxe motherboard?
It's not one of the 'usual suspect' motherboard brands when people talk about high end systems.
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January 11, 2012 11:02:57 PM

I have 9k to spend, and I figure, since there will be 4 graphics cards and LGA2011, I'd need liquid cooling. My friend says you'd need it for 3 graphics cards. I have not decided upon a case yet, so I need to know some good ones.
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January 11, 2012 11:04:29 PM

And about the ECS mobo, I just happened to find it while web browsing.
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January 12, 2012 1:25:05 AM

Just saying, I intend to put this system in a case. Any good cases with high airflow? Or room for a 360mm/420mm radiator? Please help!
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a b K Overclocking
January 12, 2012 1:55:20 AM

In a case that benched system would get better cooling support than just sitting out in the open like it did for the test. No airflow over the components.

Examples of excellent air cooled cases
Thermaltake Level 10 GT LCS has a built in 240mm radiator.

Options for custom LCS cases and water cooling kits from FrozenCPU.com
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a b K Overclocking
January 12, 2012 8:35:49 AM

With that system then you will need a monolithic case, when you say 9k is that $,£ or Euros ?
Do you really need 4 x 7970 GPUs? What resolutions will you be running?
The only case i can think of for your needs, and yes you will definately need to watercool all those GPUs to keep them in check, is this case..
Silverstone Temjin TJ11B-W Full Tower Extended E-ATX Aluminum, Black with Side Window w/o PSU
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-tj11b-w-full...



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January 13, 2012 12:34:52 AM

9k in $, and as for the 4 graphics cards, well, you only live once...
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a b K Overclocking
January 13, 2012 6:48:12 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Overclocking by Mousemonkey
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a c 330 K Overclocking
January 13, 2012 12:35:10 PM

Your friend is wrong that you 'need' liquid cooling for 3+ graphics cards- you certainly don't if you have good airflow. However, it seems you have a lot of research and sticky reading ahead of you. Please read through the watercooling link in my signature below.

Thanks.
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