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    • georgew91's system
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    water cooling help

    hello i need help with finding the right water cooling kit/set-up. i currently have a i5 -4670k and 2x r9 290 sapphire tri-x cards that i want to water cool i have a nzxt swtich 810 case so i can fit a 360 rad. any help as this is my first time water cooling my pc (other than my all in one h100 cooler)

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    Re: water cooling help

    Unless you specifically want to put together an entirely custom system, I'd suggest an All-in-One set from Swiftech as the base. Both the H240-X and the H320 can be expanded to include extra loops for video cards and unlike other AIO kits they have pumps which are more than capable of driving multiple extra loops. The former has a dual 140mm radiator, while the latter has a triple 120mm radiator, both in copper and brass.

    While I'm sure it's possible to construct a system which performs even better, it'll also be significantly more expensive. And you may still end up with many components from Swiftech, as they're among the very best water cooling brands around.

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    Re: water cooling help

    I just finished setting up my own custom loop and would recommend most of it bar one part: Avoid the Primochill CTR Phase II Reservoirs! - I suggest an EK X-RES Combo instead! I am loving the temps though; At Stock 32C Under full load; OC'ed at 1.35V (5Ghz), barely breaks 50C.

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    Re: water cooling help

    il have a look at the EK X-RES Combo then as thats some great temps under full load and clocked at 5ghz, and agrippa money is not a massive problem, i wouldn't mind going down the fully custom route tho as i feel i could learn alot from it

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    Re: water cooling help

    Quote Originally Posted by georgew91 View Post
    agrippa money is not a massive problem, i wouldn't mind going down the fully custom route tho as i feel i could learn alot from it
    That's what I assumed; I just thought the Swiftech option was worth mentioning. Best of luck to you!

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    Re: water cooling help

    Where are you looking for parts?

    OCUK has a nice selection of watercooling components. If money is no object you can get some very nice fittings of your choice too.

    In terms of the cooling blocks and radiators - find ones you like the look of THEN google them for reviews. If its bad don't buy it but to be honest most of them perform roughly the same.

    Make sure you get a decent pump if its going through 4 blocks though! you might even want to get a pump/res combo and a second standalone pump to go between the blocks (like this RAD > RES/PUMP > CPU > GPU1 > PUMP > GPU2 > GPU3 > RAD)

    Major reccomendation is compression fittings! dont go with the bark / cable tie things - they're crap and leak 90% of the time!

    Good luck!

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    • georgew91's system
      • Motherboard:
      • z87x-ud4h
      • CPU:
      • i5 4670k
      • Memory:
      • 4x4gb ares ddr3 ram
      • Storage:
      • 2x ssd's 2x 2tb hdd's
      • Graphics card(s):
      • sapphire tri-x r9 290 cf
      • PSU:
      • AX1200i
      • Case:
      • NZXT switch 810
      • Operating System:
      • windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • samsung 4k

    Re: water cooling help

    everything is ordered.

    monsoon chain gun compression fittings
    10 x corsair sp 120mm fans
    d5 pump/res
    clear tubing
    2x ek - gpu blacks
    ek evo - cpu block
    alphacool ut60 and ut45 radiators

    il post the build when my delivery comes (not looking forward to sleeving again)

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