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Old November 6, 2012, 01:46 PM
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My System Specs

Default Opinions Please! X79 Watercooling Build.


I have some questions about a new build I am putting together.
Will keep it brief for now and start off with a couple questions, since I am at work.
There is a budget in my mind... but it's not set in stone.

Quick run-down of main components:
- 3820/3930K (whatever I find a better deal on)
- Rampage IV Extreme
- GTX670 (680 PCB) SLI
- Corsair AX750 (existing component and hopefully it will provide enough juice)
- Lian-li PC-A05NB (existing case I want to make use of)

Watercooling components:
- EK Supremacy CSQ Plexi/Copper CPU Block
- (2) EK FC680 GTX CSQ Plexi/Copper (but not 100% sure if I want to watercool the cards)
- (2) XSPC EX240 (good sizes for the case to keep the loop within the case)
- Koolance RP-452X2 Rev 2.0 or EK D5 X-RES 140 CSQ
- Dazmode D5 Vario


Major question on my mind right now is:
(because I am about to place an order)

Gigabyte GTX670 Windforce ($318.74) or EVGA GTX670 FTW ($359.99)?
- I know performance wise they are about the same, EVGA with the faster stock clock.
- I plan to pick up 2 of either one and run them without water until I can afford all the additional watercooling parts.
- I plan to use the RIVE motherboard so... I can't make up my mind if the darn blue pcbs on the gigabyte cards will bother me when they don't match the motherboard pcb (for when I go watercooling).
- Or should I wait till Black November sales start and hope for an even cheaper 670?


I will post more details about my plans for the waterloop later.
There are reasons for choosing specific reservoirs and radiators.
Please keep in mind it is my first time doing a custom open loop.
Will start a build log when components have arrived.

Thanks in advance for your opinions.

Last edited by lootbag; November 6, 2012 at 02:07 PM.
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