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    New rig (LGA2011) + Watercooling kit?

    First things first, I am NOT building this specifically to play Battlefield 3... I Can do that fine now, I'm more looking to render on 3DS max etc...

    I'm also stuck between the watercooling kits on Scan and other alternatives.

    Rig details:
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    Mobo? Asus? Not interested in the Rampage 4
    850Watt corsair PSU
    16GB quad channel DDR3
    Sticking to current 6850 B.E
    Sticking with my 1Tb samsung f1?f3?
    120GB Corsair SSD
    Case? I'd like a midi tower with slots for dual Rads for watercooling.

    Does anyone know anything about those pre-kits, I heard they are good but I don't know anything.
    I Only want to watercool the CPU.

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    Re: New rig (LGA2011) + Watercooling kit?

    build a custom made one. Its fun to do and can generaly get better temps and can maintain it yourself. if you get one of those corsair ones, if the pump dies or something, you have to send the whole lot back for RMA. if your pump dies on a custom one, you can easily replace it yourself for £40.

    Have a look on here http://www.specialtech.co.uk/ fantastic site and offers much more WC kits then scan. great service as well

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    Re: New rig (LGA2011) + Watercooling kit?

    I think by kit her means something like this http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-ki...reme-lt-240-en not an All-In-One cooler

    You have to look at the individual parts, it's like buying a cpu+ram+motherboard bundle, total cost is often slightly lower but you might end up with one part that's weak (not bad, just "there's better out there.")

    For case have a look at the Fractal design ARC, not only does it have mounting for radiators, they've also off set the fan mounts, so you can use any thickness rad and fans without the motherboard being in the way and still keeping the size to a mid tower.

    PS socket 2011 . . . I weep for your bank account.

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    Re: New rig (LGA2011) + Watercooling kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I think by kit her means something like this
    You have to look at the individual parts, it's like buying a cpu+ram+motherboard bundle, total cost is often slightly lower but you might end up with one part that's weak (not bad, just "there's better out there.")

    For case have a look at the Fractal design ARC, not only does it have mounting for radiators, they've also off set the fan mounts, so you can use any thickness rad and fans without the motherboard being in the way and still keeping the size to a mid tower.

    PS socket 2011 . . . I weep for your bank account.
    The 2011 is instead of pointless Xfire/ SLi, I'd rather hexacore with my budget. Basically I understand that you can get a better kit if you self pick it, but I'd like to keep the price down to roughly £100-120 for the cooling. + thanks for the tip on cases etc.

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    Re: New rig (LGA2011) + Watercooling kit?

    Oh I fully understand a socket 2011 cpu for 3d rendering, it's one of those thing that will happly chew up as much cpu as you can throw at it.

    Just as long as you're aware that at £460+ for the cpu and another £170+ for the cheapest x79 motherboard.

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    Re: New rig (LGA2011) + Watercooling kit?

    Yup I'm aware, and I'm also aware that those £170 Mobo's are not that good either.

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