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Creating my 1st Water Cooling machine

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May 10, 2012 8:28:07 PM

Hello,

I'm planning on purchasing the following build - Could you spare me advise and let me know If you have any recommendations? How many cables would I need with this build? Will the water cooling work correctly?

Build Setup
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP... – CPU
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC... – GPU x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD... – SSD
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC... – Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... – RAM x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC... – Watercooling Setup
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD... – HDD x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=UP... – UPS
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... – PSU
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... – Chassis
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD... – BluRay Drive
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BB... – Touch Fan Controller
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC... – Watercooling Bridge
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC... – Watercooling Link x2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CB... SATA III 6GB/s x3
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC... – Watercooling Fittings x12

Product Final Specifications
Intel Core i7-3960X 3.30GHz (Sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 Processor
OcUK Tech Lab H2O GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 Nickel Acetal x2
OCZ Vertex 4 512GB 2.5" SATA-3 Solid State Hard Drive
OcUK Tech Lab - Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 Watercooled with EK Full Cover Waterblocks
G.Skill TridentX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C10 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit x2
OcUK Tech Lab - V12 Watercooling Kit 360
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache x2
OCZ ZX Series 1250W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply
Cooler Master HAF X Gaming Tower Case - Black
LG BH10LS38 10x BluRay-RW / 16 x DVD±RW Lightscribe Drive
Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller - Black
EK-FC Bridge DUAL Serial 3-Slot
EK-FC Link GeForce x2
BitFenix Alchemy SATA 6GB/s braided cable 30cm – Black x3
OcUK 1/2" G1/4 - FatBoy Style - Black Nickel - Barb Fitting x12
APC Smart-UPS SUA750I 750VA USB & Serial 230V

Kind regards

Jacob
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May 10, 2012 9:23:34 PM

very nice water cooling solution, but I believe that you may need 1 or 2 more radiators. otherwise you will be in the same situation that my kids are in, that is limited game time from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the video settings, before temps rise to high for the system to maintain stability. if you where cooling the CPU only that radiator would be fine, but you are cooling everything, and that is cool, but it increases the amount of heat absorbed by the water. so more radiators are needed to remove that heat, I have 3 radiators now, and soon to be 5 and I am considering going to 7 radiators for my system before I am done cooling everything. I cool everything as well and it runs better that way, but it is a little more expensive to cool everything.
May 10, 2012 9:38:06 PM

Would you suggest a 1 Radiator at the bottom near the PSU? To be honest I don't really want to expand out of the case. Could I maybe fit a 420mm at the top of the case?

Kind regards

Jacob
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May 10, 2012 10:05:23 PM

JacobGardinerMoon said:
Would you suggest a 1 Radiator at the bottom near the PSU? To be honest I don't really want to expand out of the case. Could I maybe fit a 420mm at the top of the case?

Kind regards

Jacob


I dunno, this system should handle a CPU and 1 GTX 680, but the second one actually I would consider a second rad. I should think a 240 (2 X 120mm) should be sufficient.

But probably you could get away with the one rad. See how the temps are and if it suits any overclocking you may wish to try. Then opt for the second rad if necessary.
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