Opinions Please! X79 Watercooling Build.
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November 14, 2012, 07:27 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
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So I ditched X79... because I bought a GA-Z77X-UP4 TH for $120 and picked up a 3770K.
Didn't "need" the extra memory capacity and graphics lanes.
Saved the extra cash for the watercooling setup and some pretty Dominator Platinums (8GBx2, DDR3-1600 and 9-9-9-24).
As a gift, I was also given a...
... Case Labs M8.
Always wanted a cube case and the significant other decided to be very generous.
And now of course the watercooling setup will change.
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Dual loops = 2 pumps, 2 reservoirs, etc. A lot to fit in that case of yours.
480 worth of rad should be fine to cool those parts, and you can easily run pump>rads>cpu>gpu1>gpu2>reservoir>pump and get good results.
The key to a good WC build is the ease with which you can drain/fill your loop. Not an easy task with a bay reservoir. Consider a drain and fill line...
Liu Kang (or anyone with an answer), if I want to keep the Koolance bay reservoir and mount (2) 360 radiators on the bottom of the Case Labs M8, how do you think I should setup the drain ports?
I do not anticipate filling being a problem, the Koolance bay reservoir will be the highest point and is easy accessible for filling (front and top openings).
Should I buy 360 rads with more than two openings and use one of the extra ports for draining?
This seems like the easiest route.
Originally I just wanted to go with (2) RX360s.
Last edited by lootbag; November 14, 2012 at
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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
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OCZ 60GB Vertex II Intel 330 180GB Intel 330 180GB WD 1TB Caviar Black WD 1TB Caviar Blue Seagate 3TB Barracuda
CaseLabs Magnum M8
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