Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Recommended Water cooling units for this PC.

Last response: in Systems
Share
September 18, 2012 1:56:36 AM

Hey. With the help of you guys on the forums I've finally picked the components for my future beast of a computer. Now there is one problem I'm facing with this build and that is: No water cooling. Slight problem because a rig like this is going to generate a bit of heat so I was wondering, What watercooling system should I got with and should I do CPU and GPU or Just GPU or just CPU ect, ect.

Here are the current components of my PC. Also do I need to remove the enermax fan to allow water cooling because I dont want to buy it if I dont need it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1049.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ Z Series Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278H 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($549.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($158.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $3030.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 21:55 EDT-0400)
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 3:01:16 AM

what is your budget
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 3:29:54 AM

I've talked to you about my computer before :)  I'm only willing to spend a max of 200$ on liquid cooling, maybe slightly higher, depends.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 3:39:26 AM

xHALORDx said:
I've talked to you about my computer before :)  I'm only willing to spend a max of 200$ on liquid cooling, maybe slightly higher, depends.


with 200$ you can buy one of those rasa kits that come with everything you need.... i thought you wanted to watercool your GPU too :D 
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 3:44:26 AM

xHALORDx said:
I've talked to you about my computer before :)  I'm only willing to spend a max of 200$ on liquid cooling, maybe slightly higher, depends.
RS240 rasa kit ;) 
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 3:46:11 AM

bigcyco1 said:
RS360 rasa kit ;) 


Fixed!
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 4:17:16 AM

idroid said:
Fixed!
:D 
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 4:43:52 AM

Hm...but 360mm is not enough to do CPU+690. Any reason why you would want to get a 690 rather than 2 670's?
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 4:47:06 AM

amuffin said:
Hm...but 360mm is not enough to do CPU+690. Any reason why you would want to get a 690 rather than 2 670's?
He only wants to spend $200.00 though :??: 
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 4:55:54 AM

He can go CPU right now, then add in GPU blocks and more radiators for the rest...

But why a 690!?
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 4:59:20 AM

amuffin said:
He can go CPU right now, then add in GPU blocks and more radiators for the rest...

But why a 690!?
Yeah that's what i was thinking and yeah why 690?
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 5:15:53 AM

amuffin said:
He can go CPU right now, then add in GPU blocks and more radiators for the rest...

But why a 690!?


i think you mean:

*Why a 690?
*Why an Asus P8Z77-V PRO
*Why a low-end enermax cooler?
*why spiky 1866 ram?
*Why a Caviar black drive?
*Why a Full ATX tower when that system can fit anywhere?
*why a 850w OCZ PSU?


although that's a KICK-ASS monitor, i have three of those and they are PERFECT!
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 5:57:55 AM

idroid said:
i think you mean:

*Why a 690?
*Why an Asus P8Z77-V PRO
*Why a low-end enermax cooler?
*why spiky 1866 ram?
*Why a Caviar black drive?
*Why a Full ATX tower when that system can fit anywhere?
*why a 850w OCZ PSU?


although that's a KICK-ASS monitor, i have three of those and they are PERFECT!



*Why a 690? Because I want to get another in a year or two. (also getting more monitors soon, need vram)
*Why an Asus P8Z77-V PRO Inbuilt soundcard and someone at a computer shop recommend it for my build
*Why a low-end enermax cooler? well I wont need it if I get liquid cooling will I?
*why spiky 1866 ram? Dunno, Someone said it was good,
*Why a Caviar black drive? Why not?
*Why a Full ATX tower when that system can fit anywhere? Because. I like it.
*why a ocz 850w Dunno. Does it matter what PSU I get really?
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 5:59:19 AM

How much would I be looking at to water cool the GPU and CPU?
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 6:04:26 AM

xHALORDx said:
How much would I be looking at to water cool the GPU and CPU?


a good ~400$
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 6:07:48 AM


*Why a 690? Because I want to get another in a year or two. (also getting more monitors soon, need vram)

You're WAAAY better off getting quad GTX670s 4GB edition, the GTX690 doesn't really have 4GB of VRAM


*Why an Asus P8Z77-V PRO Inbuilt soundcard and someone at a computer shop recommend it for my build

there are better options for that price

*Why a low-end enermax cooler? well I wont need it if I get liquid cooling will I?

no you will not!!

*why spiky 1866 ram? Dunno, Someone said it was good,

not good!

*Why a Caviar black drive? Why not?

Because its a waste of money, no need for "fast" storage if you have an SSD, you could have use that money in something a bit better.

*Why a Full ATX tower when that system can fit anywhere? Because. I like it.

again... wasting money, for the price of a HAF-X you can get a Switch 810 (MUCH better case, specially for Watercooling)

*why a ocz 850w Dunno. Does it matter what PSU I get really?

Yeap, OCZ has reliability issues.
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 6:36:26 AM

idroid said:
*Why a 690? Because I want to get another in a year or two. (also getting more monitors soon, need vram)

You're WAAAY better off getting quad GTX670s 4GB edition, the GTX690 doesn't really have 4GB of VRAM


*Why an Asus P8Z77-V PRO Inbuilt soundcard and someone at a computer shop recommend it for my build

there are better options for that price

*Why a low-end enermax cooler? well I wont need it if I get liquid cooling will I?

no you will not!!

*why spiky 1866 ram? Dunno, Someone said it was good,

not good!

*Why a Caviar black drive? Why not?

Because its a waste of money, no need for "fast" storage if you have an SSD, you could have use that money in something a bit better.

*Why a Full ATX tower when that system can fit anywhere? Because. I like it.

again... wasting money, for the price of a HAF-X you can get a Switch 810 (MUCH better case, specially for Watercooling)

*why a ocz 850w Dunno. Does it matter what PSU I get really?

Yeap, OCZ has reliability issues.


Reckon you can fix it up to what you think will be best?
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 6:41:52 AM

xHALORDx said:
Reckon you can fix it up to what you think will be best?

get this and a rasa kit PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($207.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($417.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($417.86 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2019.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-18 02:41 EDT-0400)
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 6:42:32 AM

xHALORDx said:
Reckon you can fix it up to what you think will be best?


*Dual or Quad GTX670s 4GB edition

*a Gigabyte Sniper 3

*low profile corsair vengance RAM

*Dual Samsung Spinpoint 1TB is RAID-0

*a switch 810 (for decent watercooling) or a Azza Fusion 4000 (for EXTREME watercooling)

*Inwin IRP-COM1200 II, Antec TPQ-1200 OC or an XFX P1-1250-BEFX PSU (for Quad SLI)
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 6:48:07 AM

bigcyco1 said:
get this and a rasa kit PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($207.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($417.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($417.86 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2019.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-18 02:41 EDT-0400)


He asked me you dumb@$$, nobody care about your opinion!



i am kinda bored, my wife is asleep and pregnant, i have to take care of 3 little demons i haven't played a single game in three months and i miss my super powerful rig :(  Damn, why can't next gen stuff come out :( 
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 6:50:19 AM

bigcyco1 said:
get this and a rasa kit PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($207.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($417.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($417.86 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2019.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-18 02:41 EDT-0400)


Not just a gaming PC, I want i7.
I want 16gb of ram for the future.
670 arnt really future proof. Ill go with that PSU and HDD but wouldn't I be better off with 850w for the little bit extra. Its not much more.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 6:52:50 AM

xHALORDx said:
Not just a gaming PC, I want i7.
I want 16gb of ram for the future.
670 arnt really future proof. Ill go with that PSU and HDD but wouldn't I be better off with 850w for the little bit extra. Its not much more.


Dual GTX670s are as "future proof" as a single GTX690.... only that if you get the right GTX 670 (4GB edition) you can get a much higher framerate with multiple monitors.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 6:57:13 AM

xHALORDx said:
Not just a gaming PC, I want i7.
I want 16gb of ram for the future.
670 arnt really future proof. Ill go with that PSU and HDD but wouldn't I be better off with 850w for the little bit extra. Its not much more.
if you want 850w go for it i will break it down for you nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670. Add 170W for SLI & recommended is 670W.
http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdp...


For testing conducted for SLI 670, the resulting system consumption for SLI is 433W of which 293W are attributed to the gpu cards.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-2-and-3wa...


If you use this psu calculator considering your components, the result is 664W (overclocked processor & used 680x2 to simulate gpu OC:
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
:) 
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 6:58:19 AM

idroid said:
Dual GTX670s are as "future proof" as a single GTX690.... only that if you get the right GTX 670 (4GB edition) you can get a much higher framerate with multiple monitors.


What about 680s. should I pick up 2 of them?
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 7:02:18 AM

xHALORDx said:
What about 680s. should I pick up 2 of them?


Oh hell no.... GTX680s are for people that will pay 100$ for a 5% performance gain at most, for people with narcissistic disorder who can only have the best of the best.

i have 4 of them ONLY because i did not know that there was a 4GB version of the GTX670.
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 7:13:00 AM

So:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.88 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($465.08 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($465.08 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($111.71 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278H 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($549.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($158.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $2830.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-18 03:10 EDT-0400)
And a water cooling thing.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 7:15:43 AM

xHALORDx said:
So:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.88 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($465.08 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($465.08 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($111.71 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278H 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($549.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($158.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $2830.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-18 03:10 EDT-0400)
And a water cooling thing.



Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 7:20:41 AM


Yeah, Im not buying anything from these places anyway cause I am Australian and Im only using PC part picker for the list. I know a guy who does free OS but overall itll cost like 4000$ USD (4.2-3k USD) for it over there whereas its like 2800 USD.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 7:25:30 AM

xHALORDx said:
Yeah, Im not buying anything from these places anyway cause I am Australian and Im only using PC part picker for the list. I know a guy who does free OS but overall itll cost like 4000$ USD (4.2-3k USD) for it over there whereas its like 2800 USD.


Holy sh!t!! why is everything so expensive in australia???
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 7:28:33 AM

idroid said:
Holy sh!t!! why is everything so expensive in australia???

Cause we didn't make the *** so you guys charge us heaps for everything to get sent over here.
m
0
l
September 18, 2012 8:40:39 AM

There is no such thing as future proofing the the PC world.
m
0
l
September 19, 2012 5:29:35 AM

amuffin said:
There is no such thing as future proofing the the PC world.

Prolonging the inevitable
m
0
l
September 19, 2012 5:44:01 AM

with the 670 what if im playing games that only run on one video card? Ill only get half performance
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 19, 2012 5:52:59 AM

xHALORDx said:
with the 670 what if im playing games that only run on one video card? Ill only get half performance


Probably, but there are only a very few games that still don't use SLI
m
0
l
a c 105 B Homebuilt system
September 19, 2012 6:37:29 AM

idroid said:
Holy sh!t!! why is everything so expensive in australia???


Because everything is so bloody expensive here!

Really, you Yankee's and your $100 Corsair PSU's. This is what we gotta pay.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Versus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Bloody oath, its an outrage mate.
If you'l excuse me, I'm gonna go punch my crocodile to relieve some stress.

On a more serious note, it is quite annoying that American prices are so much better than Australian. Think the government is actually doing an inquiry as to why tech prices are so high here. Probably a lack of competition here, there's only two or three computer chains in each capital city, and no massive online retailers like Newegg or Amazon. And importing components from overseas isnt an option since it costs $30 or more to ship anything from the UK or US, so you end up paying more or the same as you would here.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 19, 2012 6:48:07 AM

manofchalk said:
Because everything is so bloody expensive here!

Really, you Yankee's and your $100 Corsair PSU's. This is what we gotta pay.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Versus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Bloody oath, its an outrage mate.
If you'l excuse me, I'm gonna go punch my crocodile to relieve some stress.

On a more serious note, it is quite annoying that American prices are so much better than Australian. Think the government is actually doing an inquiry as to why tech prices are so high here. Probably a lack of competition here, there's only two or three computer chains in each capital city, and no massive online retailers like Newegg or Amazon. And importing components from overseas isnt an option since it costs $30 or more to ship anything from the UK or US, so you end up paying more or the same as you would here.


I am german btw :koala:


Well, what you see as a disadvantage i see it as a great business opportunity, can you imagine that someone creates a massive e-retailer in australia with highly competitive prices?

China isn't very far from Australia so all it takes is good contacts, a about (i am just guessing) 5 million USDs to start a competitive supply chain in Australia...
m
0
l
September 19, 2012 10:56:33 AM

manofchalk said:
Because everything is so bloody expensive here!

Really, you Yankee's and your $100 Corsair PSU's. This is what we gotta pay.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Versus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Bloody oath, its an outrage mate.
If you'l excuse me, I'm gonna go punch my crocodile to relieve some stress.

On a more serious note, it is quite annoying that American prices are so much better than Australian. Think the government is actually doing an inquiry as to why tech prices are so high here. Probably a lack of competition here, there's only two or three computer chains in each capital city, and no massive online retailers like Newegg or Amazon. And importing components from overseas isnt an option since it costs $30 or more to ship anything from the UK or US, so you end up paying more or the same as you would here.


Thats just one example, GTX 690s are $1450 here and 1000 in the US
m
0
l
September 19, 2012 10:59:41 AM

Its why Australias economy is so good though, Everyone pays heaps everyone gets payed heaps as a result.
m
0
l
!