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November 13, 2012 8:06:58 PM

Hello all, I would like to ask the water cooling pro's for some help with this current build I am working on, this will be used for Gaming and general applications with a Overclock on CPU, GPU.

Parts List:
CPU I5-3570K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819116504
Asrock OC Formula http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157328
16gb Corsair Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820145347
GTX 670 FTW http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130824
256gb SSD Boothttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147138
Lanboy Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129092
Recon 3D SBlaster http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16829102042
Corsair PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139015

Parts that need Cooling
CPU 77\95 OC tdp
GPU 150\180 OC tdp
Asrock NB cooler built into mb ??tdp
water pump?? tdp


so I was looking at this and thinking a 240 or 360 fan/rad setup with 1 loop should suffice?

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November 13, 2012 8:30:00 PM

RAD > Tank > Pump > CPU > GPU > North Bus
is the cooling loop I plan to use, with a large rad in a push pull configuration.
distilled water with additive, all copper blocks with compression fittings.
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a c 325 K Overclocking
November 13, 2012 9:09:55 PM

OC CPU and GPU + NB, might as well go with a 360.
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December 3, 2012 3:46:10 PM

after a lot of reading I came up with the following setup, please let me know what you think about it and what if anything should be changed to optimise the loop. thanks in advance

Radiator http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17615/ex-rad-456/Coolgate_Triple_120mm_Ultimate_Heat_Exchanger_Radiator_-_Copper_Edition_CG-360CuP.html?tl=g30c95s161
CPU Block http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/racpuwai.html
GPU Block http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17552/ex-blc-1362/HEATKILLER_GPU-X_GTX_670_660Ti_Reference_Design_Full_Coverage_Water_Block_-_Nickel_Black_15526.html?tl=g30c311s1708#blank
Fans x5 http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/yalo12d1blle.html

need clairification here on which will be better, both of the following links show a pump with res but the prices or way off

Pump with Res #1 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15563/ex-pmp-188/EK_DDC_X-RES_Top_140_-_Acetal_-_w_Pump_Installed.html?tl=g30c107s153
Pump with Res #2 http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/x2o750du5bay.html

decided on uv hose to dress the look up some with distilled water and anti bio
thanks again for your input
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a c 190 K Overclocking
December 4, 2012 5:04:06 PM

Six fans on the 360 would optimise things more than five,
I have two of the Xspc res/pumps in my loop and can't fault them,
in fact I'm adding a third soon, but the DDc is a superior pump overall
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