Considering going water, need advice :)

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  1. killer_939

    killer_939 Ancient Guru

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    I'll start out with my current load temps on air.

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    hwmonitor started recording 5 min into prime blend run, ~33 min run total, other two programs i opened in the last ~5 min.

    The main reasons i am considering going water is less noise, good project and looks of course.

    My first thought is i will probably want a new case as my Antec 1200 isn't very water friendly or quiet. I'm considering getting a CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window.

    Now for the water cooling components, i did a bit of research over the last two days and came up with this as a start, i hope in future to add a GPU block too.

    XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit
    Scythe 120mm Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Fan x2
    PrimoChill Antimicrobial Tube Coil Silver
    PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing Black 7/16ID 5/8OD 10ft
    Distilled water

    How does this look? I'm a complete water cooling noob right now so any advice would be great. :cheers:
     
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    What if it leaks on the gpu for example?The manufacturer of the graphic card will accept the RMA?
     
  3. JUNKIE

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    Have you considered any of the closed loop systems.Corsair has several styles to choose from.Might not be a bad ideal for your first try. I was using the Corsair H60 on my 2500k with the same clock as yours and the temp never got above 50. Not that much better but it was a lot less noise than the air cooling.Plus they have a 5 year warranty and are maint. free.
     
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    Too much modding required when i want to add a GPU block if the pump could even handle it. :\ Plus i kind of want to do it all myself and learn. :)
     

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    Swiftech H220 is good place to start if you're looking into starting with the option to easily expand later.

    http://www.swiftech.com/h220.aspx

    I haven't expanded mine yet, but planning to in the future. All you have to do is drain it, and you're ready to add graphics cards, a 2nd pump, reservoir, whatever you wish.
     
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    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Welcome to the world of lcs, ive tried the cm690a case and it should be fine considering the raystorms pump is built in to the reservoir ,you probably wont need the silver unless you have poor water quality, apart from that you should be fine....just take your time and keep some paper towels close at hand.

    good luck and enjoy.
     
  7. killer_939

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    It looks like that comes with a better pump but i think the bonus of being able to put the XSPC one together myself out weighs the better pump. Reviews say the 750 should be able to handle 2 rad + 1 cpu + 1 gpu so hopefully that should do me for some time.

    Thank you! :)
     
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    That's fine, just throwing it out there as an option BTW the pump in it is essentially the MC350/MC355 if you want to know.
     
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    Ordered parts today, going with blue tubing and using my orange Xigmatek orange fans instead. Orange and blue theme should look good. :)
     
  10. apintojr

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    stick with a custom loop. its so much better and alot of fun learning. I just recently did a little upgrade and i had to drain my WC. I didnt have the time nor the money to upgrade my WC setup, so i cheaped out and bought one of the corsair kits H100i. Although it works great, it just hurts me inside. lol
     

  11. Cyrax

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    i would go for a custom loop.....
    you can always use youre rads pump etc in next builds....
    My 1 pump has survived his 3e build now...still works like a charm :D
     
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    yea, but i had my DD 480 Xtreme Rad for a while now. its an thinner style rad so it needs high RPM fans. I want to upgrade to those new nice thicker RADS so i can use low RPM fans. my swiftech 655 Pump still running like a champ.
     
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    Fun few days ahead of me. :)

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    good luck on assembling the new WC kit...
     
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    Thanks, it was easy enough but very time consuming. I'll have it working tomorrow, obviously need to leak test atm.

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    I hooked stuff up after a couple of hours leak testing just for 2 min just to see temps at idle(and to make sure i didn't break anything, lol), 22 on one core and 30 on another. I'll try remounting it tomorrow.
     

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    Thats beautiful! Makes me want water...:bang:
     
  17. killer_939

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    Thank you!

    No leaks yet.
     
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    Any updates, killer?

    I'm still considering a watercooling setup but I've been considering it for about 2 years now lol.

    Would be great to know your experience, maybe even a log of some kind?
     
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    My bad, double post.
     
  20. killer_939

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    I didn't take enough photos to make a log but i will post everything i took. :)

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    And one of it running now, still very unfinished though.
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    The LEDs are bright enough to light up my room so i ended up removing them. The Xigmatek orange fans perform very bad and they also made some kind of vibration sound in the enclosed space on top of the case so i will have to buy some decent quality fans. I swapped them out for the fans that came in the kit as they perform a lot better.

    I'll post my load temps soon.
     

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