First Time High End Watercooling

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by mutate44, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. mutate44

    mutate44 Member Guru

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    Hey guys I love to build computers and all but I do not know a thing about water cooling. My case is a Corsair 800D I currently got my I7 at 5GHZ with a max temp of 84C using prime 95 for like 3 hours. My GTX 580 has got the accelero xtreme plus 2 cooler but I figured I don't want as much noise and much cooler temps especially for overclocking. I want to cool the cpu and the 580 but i will be upgrading to another one here soon but want to water cool the one for now. I would like you guys to pick me out the best cpu, gpu waterblocks and anything else that i would need to get started. I want all the tubes to be uv and have blue liquid coolant. Money is no option I would like you guys to basically pick out watever I need to have high end cooling in my PC and later for SLI 580's but for now just the one thanks. Go crazy on picking out everything lol.
     
  2. GhostDog99

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    hey ther firs all start by saying that for me this is one of the most fun parts
    but if you what somone to do it for you this is the best for what you need

    CPU Block : one of the folowing

    EK - Supreme HF
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_498_490&products_id=32019

    XSPC Raystorm
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_498_497&products_id=32331

    Koolance CPU-370
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_498_491&products_id=30269

    GPU Block : thay are all good pick one

    EK-FC570/580 GTX+
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=29842

    Watercool HEATKILLER GPU-X³ GTX570/580
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_240_578&products_id=29889

    Koolance VID-NX580
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_240_581&products_id=29778

    Bitspower BP-VGNGTX580AC-BKCL
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_240_576&products_id=29797

    GPU Backplate : you may want this this if for the EK Block

    EK-FC580 GTX Backplate
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_971_411&products_id=29893

    Radiator : if you are up fof moding you rig i would say go for 480 in roof
    or 360 in roof (no mod) and 240 in the flor (mod)
    if you dont whant to mod at all than 360 in foof and a 120 at the rear will doo too

    XSPC RX Radiators
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_457_667_671

    Pumps & Reservoirs : if you whant a bay Res than this is easy

    XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Laing D5 ( with any D5 Pump)
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...e=product_info&cPath=59_367&products_id=27998

    Alphacool VPP655 Single Edition
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...e=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=30154

    if you whant a clinder Res i would go with

    FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Series 250 ml Reservoir
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_318_708&products_id=32113

    Performance-PCs Über 655 Fully Modded
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...e=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=24737

    or if you whant Extreme Performance this pump

    DUAL Über 655 Fully Modded D5 Water Pump (Single Loop)
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...e=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=30192

    Fans :

    Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 1850RPM
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...ge=product_info&cPath=36_49&products_id=24749

    Tubing :

    PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_413_292&products_id=23370

    Compression Fitting :

    Bitspower Premium G1/4" Matte Black High Flow 1/2" Compression Fitting
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_614&products_id=26555


    this is all you will need for an high end water-cooling rig more or leas
     
  3. mutate44

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    Hey man thanks for all the links it helped me greatly. I think I will go with the EK waterblock and get the backplate as well.
     
  4. GhostDog99

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    Np mate that is what the furm is for :)

    Tha EK block is breat that is what I have
    You can see my rig here
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=353128
     

  5. JmanEspresso

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    I agree with pretty much everything except the fans.

    Why buy 1850rpm fans when you're using the RX series rads? I mean, no it wont hurt anything, but the nice thing about those rads is you can use low speed low noise fans and get good cooling from them.

    Otherwise yeah its solid.


    I personally use EK blocks(well.. Currently Im running Hydro Copper cards, but I WAS running EK blocks on my other set of 580s..)I really like the look of them, and Ive never had an issue with them.


    The thing about watercooling is, you can get four different product suggestions from four different people, and none of them will be wrong. There is an element of personalization to it that can't be dismissed. So we can all argue about which pump is better and why, or which fans for which rad.. But at the end of the day, its YOUR loop. YOU need to like its looks and performance.
     
  6. GhostDog99

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    thats true mate i say AP-15 beacus he wants best performance and
    silint rig the AP-15 have the best performance / silent combantion
    and with a fan ****roler thay just the best
     
  7. JmanEspresso

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    Oh ok no worries... I wasn't meaning to imply I thought they were bad fans(quite the contrary, one of the best to use for radiators), just that, for the low FPI rads you CAN get away with using whatever fans you like.

    Personally, on my RX360, Im using Xigmatek fans. Pretty quiet, and they match the color scheme so perfectly. Im also using Gelid Wings, but you cant see those. I like Gelid wings for using with a fan controller, they're great for undervolting, but personally Im not into the UV look. So I stuck those between the case and the Rad, and then the Xigmateks are the ones you can see.

    Reason Im running push-pull, is because Im cooling two gpus and a cpu with only one rad. Surprisingly, temps stay nice and cool, even with some decent overclocks. But, when I was only cooling the CPU, I was running only push fans, and there was no issue with cooling.


    As Radiators go, I probably wouldn't suggest anything other than the RX series from XSPC. Except maybe their new ones, the EX series.. but we'll have to wait for some reviews.
     
  8. GhostDog99

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    np mate what you say is right he could go with lower fans on an RX
    but he whant the best so AP-15 are the best

    and as for suggestions on rad for a quit rig your rigth
    but if you whant performance and dont care a bout how lowd your room gets
    lol than i would got with the Black Ice GTX with some 3000+ RPM Fans
    but as for me i dont whant to hear my pc at all even if it meens more
    rands
     
  9. JmanEspresso

    JmanEspresso Member Guru

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    So let me ask you this..

    Do you think that the Black Ice GTX radiator with push pull high speed fans will out preform an RX360 with push pull ~1000-1200rpm fans? And if so, what speed fans would you realistically use on the GTX.. again, to run push-pull.
     
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    the Black Ice GTX will out prefom any radiator ther is with fans 1800 RPM +
     

  11. thefatcowmachin

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    I;m also going to watercool something that is LITERALLY the same as urs, only difference, my case. May I suggest the new XSPC EX rads? They are not only thin (as thin as the RS series), but their performance is almost (if not the same or better) that the RX series, but then the problem of fans will come up, because the unit is quite dense, u'll need quite fast fans to move the air to cool it. Well i can't really say coz skinneelabs hasnt really reviewed it so yea...:stewpid:
     
  12. raif

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    i agree with the above poster, but i would suggest the ek multioption res instead, its a breeze to install with a bunch of options for tubing placments

    also, i would suggest distilled water + silver kill coil + phn nuke for the water itself. stay away from the pre-mixes and if you really want to get some color use mayhems dye as so far it seems to be the best for not clogging/****ting up your loop
     

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