Water cooling in Hafx,CM Storm Troop or?

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
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  1. This would be better IMO Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146095#top
  2. Ow I see.

    What other cases would you think that would fit the whole RASA RSX Kit inside with a little space in it.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. EX kits are only available in Raystorm model versions, I believe. Not trying to be nit-picky, but just in case you were searching.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. anyone have other views on this?
  12. 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?
  13. MY views are dropping the money on a better CPU like a Phenom II and then adding another 7870.

    THEN switch to watercooling.
  14. 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?
  15. 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 ?
  16. rubix_1011 said:
    Why would you add a RAM waterblock?
    +1 :lol: i was wondering the same thing
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. RAM doesn't get that hot. A $20 RAM cooler would work better and not reduce flow.
  21. 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
  22. Depends on what cards you end up with and CPU output. It's all about total loop TDP.
  23. 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
  24. i would watercool this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146089

    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.
  25. Partially leaning on the NZXT SWITCH 810

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