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January 23, 2011 2:26:25 AM

Hey guys i was just water cooling my setup i have:

Current System:
GPU: 2 x GTX 480
CPU: Core i7 2600k
Case: Corsair 800d
power supply: corsair 1000 watt modular
motherboard:MSI P67A-GD65
Hard drive: OCZ vertex 2
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 Edition

I am going to water cool this system and have never don this before so i am going to order these parts please let me know if the look okay.

Water cooling equipment:

radiator:
Black Ice GTX480
http://www.dangerden.com/store/black-ice-gtx480.html#ta...

pump:
DD12V-D5 Pump Variable Speed
http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd12v-d5_pump-variable-s...

tubing:
Tygon 3603 Tubing
http://www.dangerden.com/store/tygon-3603-tubing.html

CPU block:
MPC-CPU Block for LGA 1155, 1156 i3, i5, i7
http://www.dangerden.com/store/mpc-cpu-block-for-lga-11...

Reservoir:
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Split Reservoirs
http://www.dangerden.com/store/xspc-dual-5.25-bay-split...

GPU block:
DD-GTX480 Black Chrome Top and Nickel Base
http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd-gtx480-black-chrome-t...

I would just buy some fans to throw on the radaitor and some clamps for the tubing but do i need anything else? or do i need to change anything and what fittings do i need? Thanks for the help

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January 23, 2011 5:09:03 PM

No, I don't recommend going all out on your 1st h20 cooler. FYI, LGA1156 is exact same as LGA1155. So any LGA1156 cpu block will fit LGA1155. I recommend you try out a good kit of some sort. Like this:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC...

If you insist on DIY, you need one more thing: coolant. Most use distilled water from supermarket. I'd use a nonconductive coolant. It's a bit more expensive, but it is cheap insurance for your rig if your cooler leaks. The 1st thing to go would be the gpu.

http://www.dangerden.com/store/non-conductive-formulas/

All the fittings must match. In your case, 1/2" ID or 3/4" OD. And your loop should be:

pump > gpu > cpu > rad > res > pump

out > in

After assembly, you should test run it outside of the pc by jump-starting a psu for a few hours. 24 would be best. Fix any leaks & re-test.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/index.php?showtopic=394



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January 23, 2011 9:37:46 PM

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January 23, 2011 9:37:55 PM

Thank you for your help
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