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New System Build - Advice on water cooling

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February 14, 2012 2:35:56 PM

First Thanks for taking a look and any advice / input is appreciated

System:
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT (Without the Thermaltake optional water cool kit)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe / Gen3
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W ATX 12V / EPS 12 V
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240 Pin DDR 3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HHD: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 5900 RPM Sata 6.0Gb / s x2
Monitor: ASUS VE278Q Black 27"
Optical: ASUS Black Blu-ray burner
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 OC Black Edition 1000MHZ

Wanting to Water Cool the CPU and GPU. This is what i have picked. Please let me know if this would work:

XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Cooling Kit
Koolance VID AR797 Radeon HD 7970 VGA Liquid Cooling Block



Questions:
1) Would a 3x240 radiator fit in the Level 10 GT Case.. or stick with the 2x240?
2) Best way to run the water loop? (i.e. Res -> CPU -> Rad -> GPU - Res)
3) How large of tubing to go with?
4) How much coolant would i Need? (i.e. 1 liter?)

Please feel free to comment / critique on any of the parts I have chosen

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a c 324 K Overclocking
February 14, 2012 2:48:52 PM

Quote:
1) Would a 3x240 radiator fit in the Level 10 GT Case.. or stick with the 2x240?
2) Best way to run the water loop? (i.e. Res -> CPU -> Rad -> GPU - Res)
3) How large of tubing to go with?
4) How much coolant would i Need? (i.e. 1 liter?)


1) Looks like a 240 is in there...not sure you can get a 360 without some minor modifcation...is there any room in the bottom? If not, the RX240 or EX240 rad would be a better kit choice than the RS240.

2) Loop order does not matter as long as the pump isn't sucking air.

3) Tubing in the Rasa kits is 7/16"ID, I believe. Check the product site, but I think this is correct. If you want different tubing size, you'll want to replace all fittings in the loop to accommodate it.

4) Just a gallon of normal distilled water and some growth inhibitor like biocide and/or a killcoil. You don't 'need' any coolants, water works best.
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February 14, 2012 2:52:07 PM

Thermaltake Level 10 GT is not a good liquid cooling case. Its modular design makes it hard to put large rads in it. Unless you want a very minimalistic liquid cooling set up then use a different case.
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a c 324 K Overclocking
February 14, 2012 3:07:12 PM

It looks very nice aesthetically, but just seems to be a nightmare unless you wanted to do some moderate to major modding. At that point, you're better off starting with something different.
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February 22, 2012 12:48:45 PM

Thanks everyone for your replys.

I built the new rig this past weekend

Here is a Pic


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February 22, 2012 1:43:43 PM

Best answer selected by lubish.
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