Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Water cooling in Hafx,CM Storm Troop or?

Last response: in Overclocking
Share

What case to use

Total: 9 votes (4 blank votes)

  • Cm Storm Trooper
  • 20 %
  • Haf X
  • 20 %
  • Other
  • 60 %
August 5, 2012 12:48:16 PM

Here is my list
CPU: AMD FX-6100
MOBO: ASrock 990fx
Ram: G.skill Ripjaws 4gb x 2 1866
GPU: HD Radeon 7870
PSU: Seasonic 750w bronze
HDD: WD Caviar black 1tb
SSD: Cosair Force


Water Cooling
CPU Block: XSPC RASA for AM3+
Pump: Laing D5 (Swiftech MCP-655-B)
Radiator: XSPC EX360
Reservoir: Bitspower-Z 150mm Res
Tubing: Durelene Saint Gobain 7/16" ID 5/8" OD High Flex Tubing 2 meters( 6.56 feet)
Fittings: 6 pcs of XSPC G1/4" to 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Black Sparkle Compression
Fans: 3 pcs or 6 pcs of Yate Loon D12SH-12 120mm (2200 rpm)
Thermal Compound: 1g of Scythe Thermal Elixir
Coolant: Clear Distilled Water with PT nuke mixture


trying to find a case that would fit this and not look over crowded.
I would like a case that I could mount the Reservoir above the pump inside the case right side of the MOBO.

I would really like a case that could mount the 360mm rad with p/p on it inside on top
August 6, 2012 6:14:47 PM

Ow I see.

What other cases would you think that would fit the whole RASA RSX Kit inside with a little space in it.

Related resources
a c 150 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 6:27:31 PM

Well, what are you trying to cool? CPU or GPU+CPU!?

Buy your tubing from Home Depot, or a hardware store.

750W is complete overkill for this loop too.
a c 328 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 6:28:03 PM

Quote:
Water Cooling
CPU Block: XSPC RASA for AM3+
Pump: Laing D5 (Swiftech MCP-655-B)
Radiator: XSPC EX360

Quote:
What other cases would you think that would fit the whole RASA RSX Kit inside with a little space in it.

RX, not RSX (RSX is the Acura 2-door sports car based on the Civic platform)

Which radiator size are you actually going for? It makes a big difference as both EX and RX are different sizes.

Quote:
750W is complete overkill for this loop too.

And by this, you are meaning the PSU spec, not the loop TDP in watts.
August 6, 2012 6:30:15 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Quote:
Water Cooling
CPU Block: XSPC RASA for AM3+
Pump: Laing D5 (Swiftech MCP-655-B)
Radiator: XSPC EX360

Quote:
What other cases would you think that would fit the whole RASA RSX Kit inside with a little space in it.

RX, not RSX (RSX is the Acura 2-door sports car based on the Civic platform)

Which radiator size are you actually going for? It makes a big difference as both EX and RX are different sizes.

Quote:
750W is complete overkill for this loop too.

And by this, you are meaning the PSU spec, not the loop TDP in watts.


XSPC RASA EX360
August 6, 2012 6:30:34 PM

amuffin said:
Well, what are you trying to cool? CPU or GPU+CPU!?

Buy your tubing from Home Depot, or a hardware store.

750W is complete overkill for this loop too.



I am just trying to cool my CPU for now.. I want it to run 4.5 stable. It's running 3.9 right now with the stock fan
a c 328 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 6:31:33 PM

EX kits are only available in Raystorm model versions, I believe. Not trying to be nit-picky, but just in case you were searching.
a c 150 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 6:33:33 PM

Rapsky said:
I am just trying to cool my CPU for now.. I want it to run 4.5 stable. It's running 3.9 right now with the stock fan

You're really not going to get that much of a benefit from water in this case. A simple aircooler like the Hyper 212 EVO will let you hit those clocks. If you have the spare money, I would get another 7870 or a better CPU.
August 6, 2012 6:35:23 PM

I was gonna buy it in a dealer here.
It's stated like this
CPU Block: XSPC RASA for Intel 775/1155/1156/1366
Pump: Laing D5 (Swiftech MCP-655-B)
Radiator: XSPC EX360
Reservoir: Bitspower-Z 150mm Res
Tubing: Durelene Saint Gobain 7/16" ID 5/8" OD High Flex Tubing 2 meters( 6.56 feet)
Fittings: 6 pcs of XSPC G1/4" to 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Black Sparkle Compression
Fans: 2 pcs of Yate Loon D12SH-12 120mm (2200 rpm)
Thermal Compound: 1g of Scythe Thermal Elixir
Coolant: Clear Distilled Water with PT nuke mixture
August 6, 2012 6:37:18 PM

That was the next thing I would be buying

I just need a cooling set before i buy a new 7870 for Xfire and OC it. then enter it in the loop.

And RAM would be next. Need to save for the water blocks
August 8, 2012 5:38:58 PM

anyone have other views on this?
August 10, 2012 5:09:03 PM

Ok here's another problem

If add with the loop like and Xfire HD 7870 plus a ram water block is this enough for the whole loop?
a c 150 K Overclocking
August 10, 2012 5:14:38 PM

MY views are dropping the money on a better CPU like a Phenom II and then adding another 7870.

THEN switch to watercooling.
a c 328 K Overclocking
August 10, 2012 5:28:38 PM

Rapsky said:
Ok here's another problem

If add with the loop like and Xfire HD 7870 plus a ram water block is this enough for the whole loop?


Why would you add a RAM waterblock?
a b K Overclocking
August 10, 2012 5:55:13 PM

Rapsky said:
Ok here's another problem

If add with the loop like and Xfire HD 7870 plus a ram water block is this enough for the whole loop?
Hmmm...well i am still new to watercooling but why would you cool ram doesn't make any sense to me so i am curious as to your reasoning for that ?
a b K Overclocking
August 10, 2012 5:56:35 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Why would you add a RAM waterblock?
+1 :lol:  i was wondering the same thing
August 10, 2012 7:19:13 PM

Because the ram get pretty hot due to the programs me and my brother use.

My brother does video and graphics design and a lot of editing

And I do a lot of audio work and a lot of compression of data.

and gaming at the side.

the ram sticks get nice and toasty after some time
August 10, 2012 7:21:33 PM

As I remember doing multi tasking work makes great use of my ram or am I wrong about this?

Well a lot of work has fallen to me and my brother so I need to get more from my ram that I could. So a tad bit OC'd the ram to get more from it. Works wonders but makes it kinda toasty at some extent
August 10, 2012 7:22:47 PM

amuffin said:
MY views are dropping the money on a better CPU like a Phenom II and then adding another 7870.

THEN switch to watercooling.


Thanks for the view muffin i'll keep that in mind :p 
a c 328 K Overclocking
August 10, 2012 7:28:17 PM

RAM doesn't get that hot. A $20 RAM cooler would work better and not reduce flow.
August 10, 2012 7:31:02 PM

rubix_1011 said:
RAM doesn't get that hot. A $20 RAM cooler would work better and not reduce flow.


Thanks on that input rubix

I was wondering if I make a CPU + Xfire GPU loop if that setup would be enough
a c 328 K Overclocking
August 10, 2012 8:34:28 PM

Depends on what cards you end up with and CPU output. It's all about total loop TDP.
August 17, 2012 6:22:51 PM

After some time and a lot of love from my brother

He got me another HD 7870 for a Xfire on my rig

Now I still don't know what Case to buy

I got the Kit and still waiting for GPU blocks to arrive
August 18, 2012 2:57:13 PM

i would watercool this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i never have considered coolermaster for watercooling, but if you really want a cm case go for the haf x over the storm trooper. as for cooling ram - it probably isn't worth doing because you would have to get either expensive ram that there are blocks for or a expensive universal ram block - and ram is about 20 bucks a stick so honestly i would rather burn 4 of my sticks out than have to put a block on it - and even then it most likely wont happen.
August 19, 2012 9:15:47 PM

Partially leaning on the NZXT SWITCH 810

I could mod it and change the paint to make it my own
!