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September 21, 2012 7:07:20 AM

hi,
i was wondering before i place any crazy orders will these components be strong enough?
i want to water cool my i3570 oc to 4.5 (not too greedy) and gigabyte 680 windforce (will oc). PSU AX750, MOBO: p8z77-V, case: nzxt 410 elite.

my question in short is will MCP35X be strong enough to cool them 2:
also would 1 dual 120 rad cut it? what about 1 dual 140? any differences? i was gonna put 2 gentle typhoons on it! do i really have to get 2 rads (really dont want to) but i will if required...

i was wondering before i place any crazy orders are these components be good enough?
here is my shopping list:

Swiftech MCP35X 12v PWM Controlled Water Pump - Black:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11740/ex-pmp-109/Swif...

XSPC Laing DDC-1T/1TPlus MCP-350/355 Acrylic Replacement Top w/ LED Port (now im being stupid)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5733/ex-pmp-52/XSPC_L...

XSPC EX280 Dual 140mm Low Profile Split Fin Radiator:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15077/ex-rad-355/XSPC...

FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Series 250mm Reservoir - Blue:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10277/ex-res-164/Froz...

XSPC Razor nVidia GTX 680 Full Coverage VGA Block - Black - Reference Design (new style):
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16975/ex-blc-1216/XSP...

OCZ Technology OCZTHYDF HydroFlow HF-MK1 CPU Waterblock Cooler:
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-OCZTHYDF-HydroFlow...

2.5 Meter (8 feet) Feser Tube Active UV Hose - Retail Packed - 3/8" ID (1/2"OD) Anti-Kink Tubing - UV Light Blue:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8662/ex-tub-454/25_Me...

Bitspower Ultimate G 1/4 Thread 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD Compression Fitting (BP-CPF-CC2): (for all ports)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2296/ex-tub-38/Bitspo...

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a b K Overclocking
September 21, 2012 9:13:49 AM

A few things:

First of all a 280/240 rad would not be enough to cool your cpu and gpu with OCs, in fact it wouldn't be enough even without sadly. You'd need a minimum of a 360 with push pull fans mounted.

Your CPU block is not compatible with your processor, and it isn't a good block either way lol. Go for the XSPC raystorm if you're looking budget, it still performs with the best and looks awesome too.

Your pump is more than adequate for the loop so no need to worry there, but people do reccomend buying the heatsink for the pump as well. I don't own a 355/35x so I don't know much in that regard

Also make sure that reservoir will fit in your case, either take measurements (25cm height plus a bit extra for the fittings or try doing a google search for nzxt elite 410 build log or somethign like that and see what others have done.

Hope this helps
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a c 138 K Overclocking
September 21, 2012 4:59:44 PM

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14186/ex-blc-971/XSPC...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8523/ex-rad-146/XSPC_...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11226/ex-res-234/Froz...

For some of your choices your ok but on others you need to change to different parts. The cpu cooler is not the best and the XSPC Raystorm is a good cpu cooler and can be lit up with a led.
The radiator needs to be bigger to cool both the cpu and video card and a regular sized radiator would be better. Was there a reason for the choice that you made? You only need to be usinf fans on one side as putting fans on both sides is only if you need to increase the cooling power of the radiator. Your only cooling two parts so a 360 with three fans will do that.
There is also another site that you can get water cooling parts at and they are a littler cheaper then Frozen cpu. performancepcs.com.
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September 21, 2012 6:04:19 PM

ty so much for your responses.

i cant fit a 360 on the top of the case where i want to, but i can put a double 120/140 on top then a single 120 rad

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14235/ex-rad-290/XSPC...

where the exausht hole is... would that work?, and flow would be Pump>GPU>rear rad>CPU>top rad>res>pump.

i am worried about the coolant being too hot leaving the GPU and i wonder if a single 120 rad with strong fan would be enough to cool it before it hits the cpu, i can go with any rad on top (thickness wise) but i want a low profile for the single rear one.
i thought about going to cpu first but it will look soo much cleaner by going through the gpu first since the pump will be on the buttom.

inzone, i chose the rads at random cuz they were the cheapest (open for change), the gpu block looks soo damn cool with LEDs (will look cool in the case), cpu block at random too cuz they were cheaper and i like the block u guys suggested. i like the res esp being 25 cm will cover all the cables behind it, i do have great cable mangement but it will still look cool covered. fittings and tubing i read that 3/8 to 1/2 is recommended for gpu and cpu cuz of the flow, and i also read that colored tubing is better than dyed coolents...
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a c 138 K Overclocking
September 21, 2012 6:34:24 PM

I would say that you plan is good to get the gpu first then the small radiator and then the cpu then the larger radiator. It might be diffacult to cool the water with the small radiator so I would try to set up a push/pull with a 140mm fan/radiator. If need be one of the fans can be mounted outside and the other fan and radiator inside and still get good push/pull configuration. Then a 140mm dual setup up top.
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a b K Overclocking
September 21, 2012 7:21:16 PM

Putting a 280 up top is a good idea, but I don't know if you'd be able to fit the exhaust beside it. If you're planning this route buy yourself XSPC EX Radiators. They're much slimmer than normal, but offer just about equivalent cooling to full thickness radiators.

Instead of putting your second radiator in the exhaust, why not put it on the bottom of your case by your HDD bays? It makes more sense

EDIT: I only suggest the EX if you're set on cramming the radiators on the top with the exhaust one to make sure you have enough clearance. Otherwise go with Alphacool Nexxxos UT60 radiators, they're among the best you can get right now.
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September 22, 2012 3:06:32 AM

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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] 1205#blank

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] g30c95s161

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] g30c97s165

For some of your choices your ok but on others you need to change to different parts. The cpu cooler is not the best and the XSPC Raystorm is a good cpu cooler and can be lit up with a led.
The radiator needs to be bigger to cool both the cpu and video card and a regular sized radiator would be better. Was there a reason for the choice that you made? You only need to be usinf fans on one side as putting fans on both sides is only if you need to increase the cooling power of the radiator. Your only cooling two parts so a 360 with three fans will do that.
There is also another site that you can get water cooling parts at and they are a littler cheaper then Frozen cpu. performancepcs.com.


ty man performanc-pcs.com is much cheaper saved over $100!!

i found out that the gpu water block wont work my with gigabye gtx 680 oc 3x windforce :(  soo freakin bummed... searching for a waterblock....
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a b K Overclocking
September 22, 2012 3:20:56 AM

egyptianmezo said:
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inzone
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] 1205#blank

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] g30c95s161

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] g30c97s165

For some of your choices your ok but on others you need to change to different parts. The cpu cooler is not the best and the XSPC Raystorm is a good cpu cooler and can be lit up with a led.
The radiator needs to be bigger to cool both the cpu and video card and a regular sized radiator would be better. Was there a reason for the choice that you made? You only need to be usinf fans on one side as putting fans on both sides is only if you need to increase the cooling power of the radiator. Your only cooling two parts so a 360 with three fans will do that.
There is also another site that you can get water cooling parts at and they are a littler cheaper then Frozen cpu. performancepcs.com.


ty man performanc-pcs.com is much cheaper saved over $100!!

i found out that the gpu water block wont work my with gigabye gtx 680 oc 3x windforce :(  soo freakin bummed... searching for a waterblock....


which one is it specifically like model number? if you havent already go to coolingconfigurator.com and check. FWIW I think all the gigabyte 680s can/will be watercooled, even the super overclock edition will be soon, EK announced theyre making a block for it
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a c 138 K Overclocking
September 22, 2012 3:52:59 AM

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

This EK block is made for the huge Asus DC11 three slot card and that is close to the equally huge Gigabyte Windforce card , would be nice it it fits both.
Acording to the EK configurator this block will fit.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist#DB_in...

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September 22, 2012 6:01:48 AM

Best answer selected by egyptianmezo.
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September 22, 2012 6:19:00 AM

thank you guys! ordered the stuff $568.39

here is my list:
Swiftech MCP35X-BK™ 12 VDC Pump $84.99

XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock - Intel $52.99

EK-FC680 GTX DCII VGA Water Block CSQ - Acetal + Nickel $104.95

XSPC EX280 Dual Fan Low Profile / High Performance Radiator $62.99

XSPC EX120 Copper Single-Fan Radiator $39.95

FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Series 250 ml Reservoir - Blood Red (POM) $89.99

Enermax T.B. Appolish 140mm LED Fan w/ Twister Bearings - Blue $29.98

Monsoon Free Center Compression Fittings, 3/8" x 1/2" Six Pack - Red $69.98

PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -3/8in. ID X 1/2in. OD $20.00

Filling Aid - Plastic Funnel $1.59

IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip$6.99

D-Tek SuperCool (4oz) $3.99

Sub-Total: $568.30

thanks again i'll post pics when i'm all done
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a c 138 K Overclocking
September 22, 2012 5:25:58 PM

I hope you didn't missunderstand my post . I had said that it would be nice if the block for the dc11 fit the Windforce but it doesn't. The EK configurator link I posted showed the block that does fit and it's not the DC11 block, so you needed to look at the configurator to see what block it is that fits.
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September 22, 2012 6:23:55 PM

inzone said:
I hope you didn't missunderstand my post . I had said that it would be nice if the block for the dc11 fit the Windforce but it doesn't. The EK configurator link I posted showed the block that does fit and it's not the DC11 block, so you needed to look at the configurator to see what block it is that fits.


Nice catch TY I'll fix the order
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