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May 8, 2012 2:07:58 AM

Hello, i'm new to the tom shardware^^ forums here;) well, have been reading the forums for advice for years but have never actually had an acc.
I have a current system build of i5 2500k, two evga gtx 560 2gb superclocked edition video cards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., that i want to water cool in a In-Win dragon rider case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and a 1000 watt psu

As this is my First time water cooling i really need advice on the parts i should get etc. thees are the parts i've been looking at thus far

((as the cpu block)) http://www.amazon.com/CPU-370-CPU-1-5mm-Midplate-nozzle...

((as the gpu blocks)) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13572/ex-blc-934/EK_G... (x2)

((as a dual 120mm radiator, don't know if should get a second like single 120mm one)) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

((pump)) http://www.aerocooler.com/shop.cart?action=ITEM&prod_id... ...or.... http://www.amazon.com/Swiftech-MCP655-B-Pump-Liquid-Coo...

((reservoir)) http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsacdu5refor.html

Started trying to pick out barbs and compression fittings guess i have to spend some time finding ones that fit together and updating the thread.
i also would like to know if all my current parts are compatible

and also this if i want a pump-reservoir combination......... http://www.amazon.com/X2O-750-Reservoir-Cooling-Systems...

Budget wise, i would like to keep it cheap as possible, but with the prices of thees parts kind of high, its not the biggest issue if you find a part that is that much better then its cheaper counter-part

kind of lost, somebody please help;p
a b K Overclocking
May 8, 2012 5:50:11 PM

Read the sticky at the top of the WC forum. You wont have nearly enough rad space for two GPUs and a CPU, and the sticky will help you find out why that is and what you need instead.

If you want to cut costs, go for a universal GPU block and RAMsinks rather than a full cover block. Theyre about half the price and will still work very well.

The XSPC pump/res combo isnt particularly great so I would avoid it if possible. I personally do like bayres mounts and there are alot of options out there if you want to go for that.

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a c 190 K Overclocking
May 8, 2012 6:08:19 PM
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Nice case you got there man :) 
You are going to need a bit more than one 240 rad for the loop though as Boiler already said,
if you are willing to do a bit of modding you can throw a 360 or 480 on the top but you are going to have to move the 'front' panel for that
I run two of the Dualbay X20 750's myself and can't fault them, there are other pump versions available though, check Xspc's site for the D5 versions
you are in the US so maybe a Raystorm 360 kit to start the loop is a good move, good block for the Cpu, good pump and rad options too
Uni's for the gfx cards as well, once you upgrade your cards those $100+ fullcovers are dead money,
universals can see you from here to forever with fresh ramsinks for a new card
But if you want to see a modded Dragon Rider and maybe get some ideas.....


Psycho Rider
External radbox
Shout up if I can help but do go through the sticky, its full of a lot of commonly asked questions and will help you figure things a little easier :) 
Moto
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May 9, 2012 12:45:47 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
Nice case you got there man :) 
You are going to need a bit more than one 240 rad for the loop though as Boiler already said,
if you are willing to do a bit of modding you can throw a 360 or 480 on the top but you are going to have to move the 'front' panel for that
I run two of the Dualbay X20 750's myself and can't fault them, there are other pump versions available though, check Xspc's site for the D5 versions
you are in the US so maybe a Raystorm 360 kit to start the loop is a good move, good block for the Cpu, good pump and rad options too
Uni's for the gfx cards as well, once you upgrade your cards those $100+ fullcovers are dead money,
universals can see you from here to forever with fresh ramsinks for a new card
But if you want to see a modded Dragon Rider and maybe get some ideas.....
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/Motopsychojdn/Tomsdiagrams/IMAG0564.jpg

Psycho Rider
External radbox
Shout up if I can help but do go through the sticky, its full of a lot of commonly asked questions and will help you figure things a little easier :) 
Moto


Thank you so much for your input , may think up a way to build a water cooling setup similar;)
a c 190 K Overclocking
May 9, 2012 12:58:53 AM

Well if I can help give me a shout, :-)
Moto
May 10, 2012 4:47:10 AM

Best answer selected by l1nks.
May 10, 2012 4:50:11 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
Well if I can help give me a shout, :-)
Moto

i selected yours as the best answer as it seems i'm getting no other reply's, i'd be happy to give you a shout out, if you told me what it is as it apply's to this site, lolol>.<
a c 190 K Overclocking
May 10, 2012 5:57:57 AM

Some threads get a lot of responses, some don't I'm afraid,
You can message me by clicking on my avatar (Serenity badge) and clicking 'Send Motopsychojdn a private message',
I'll respond as soon I can,
and Thank you for B.A. :) 
Moto
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