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Old March 30, 2010, 10:11 PM
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ive been toying with a wc build for acouple months. i like koolances RP-100 5.25 bay res/pump asm 4 $200, koolance cpu-360 cpu waterblock with a motherboard waterblock and some full coverage gpu blocks. Id go with 1/2 tubing and a 3x120mm radiator. With your spec i wouldnt bother with a ram water block unless ur planning on ocing them. and its not really worth buying a nice $120+ gpu waterblock ea for ur 9800's. id upgrade the gpu's with say 1-2 evga gtx 470 hydro a good price with good performace and comes with the wb installed. koolance also offers some nice balck tubing and id definetly go with feser one non-conductive florecent coolant and get a small blacklight for inside the case just so you can spot a leak easily just in case. to do a 2 loop system in a little overkill for your specs tho.


if i was you i wouldnt worry about the motherboard or ram water blocks and id do a single 3/8 loop with koolance RP-980 (smaller pump and cheaper) for a cpu-360 and a evga 470 hydro with a 3 or 4x120mm depending on how much space you have. and id go with high quality compression fittings either way.

and if you really want 2 loops theres always the corsair H50 cpu cooler in $90 bucks its simple and works well. +secondary loop.
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Old April 4, 2010, 07:15 PM
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I haven't settled on a budget, I'm pretty open on the budget just want to get the right parts and develop functional system that meet my requirements.

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congrats for deciding on the WC... i can only dream of spending 500bucks for wc gear..
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Old April 4, 2010, 09:00 PM
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I haven't seen any blocks for a 470/480 series Nvidia card. I'll probably hunt up a couple of 275's or 285's for the box.

[quote=gomer;356710 its not really worth buying a nice $120+ gpu waterblock ea for ur 9800's. id upgrade the gpu's with say 1-2 evga gtx 470 hydro a good price with good performace and comes with the wb installed. [/quote]
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Old April 5, 2010, 08:47 PM
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evga.com has them listed theyll be out in a couplre weeks
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Old April 5, 2010, 08:52 PM
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ive been toying with a wc build for acouple months. i like koolances RP-100 5.25 bay res/pump asm 4 $200, koolance cpu-360 cpu waterblock with a motherboard waterblock and some full coverage gpu blocks. Id go with 1/2 tubing and a 3x120mm radiator. With your spec i wouldnt bother with a ram water block unless ur planning on ocing them. and its not really worth buying a nice $120+ gpu waterblock ea for ur 9800's. id upgrade the gpu's with say 1-2 evga gtx 470 hydro a good price with good performace and comes with the wb installed. koolance also offers some nice balck tubing and id definetly go with feser one non-conductive florecent coolant and get a small blacklight for inside the case just so you can spot a leak easily just in case. to do a 2 loop system in a little overkill for your specs tho.


if i was you i wouldnt worry about the motherboard or ram water blocks and id do a single 3/8 loop with koolance RP-980 (smaller pump and cheaper) for a cpu-360 and a evga 470 hydro with a 3 or 4x120mm depending on how much space you have. and id go with high quality compression fittings either way.

and if you really want 2 loops theres always the corsair H50 cpu cooler in $90 bucks its simple and works well. +secondary loop.
The H50 can be had for quite a bit less... $62.32 +tax from best direct
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Old April 5, 2010, 09:25 PM
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The H50 can be had for quite a bit less... $62.32 +tax from best direct
I am running one and it's a pretty decent product too...
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Old April 11, 2010, 08:54 AM
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Looked up the RP-1000BK this morning, looks nice 2 weeks ago I purchased from Frozen CPU a NZXT Sentry LX for the system. I think I will put it into the top position of the 5.25" bays, and put a couple of these RP-1000's below it. The only think that gets me is I want to use the top fill hole on the HAF932 but that will only accommodate one tube to one reservoir. I've seen some dual 5.25" reservoirs but none with the new display of the RP-1000.

Suggestions please
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Old April 11, 2010, 09:02 AM
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Purchased another board board today, anEVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI (170-BL-E762-A1) on eBay for $350.00 CAD. This will be part of a second build after I get the HAF932 going. For this next build I'm going to stick with the i7 920 CPU, 12GB of RAM, HEC 98 Black Chassis, and two loops. NewEgg.ca seems to have a good price on the HEC 98 chassis, would have liked to get the Lian Li PC-P80 but can't justify the $499.00 for it.
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Old April 11, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Just curious, why 12G's of ram?
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Old April 11, 2010, 09:31 AM
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I need a supplier for power connectors for modifying my power supply. Looking for a crimper, the appropriate associated PINS to rewire my PS, Canadian vendors are preferred but I'll buy elsewhere if no other option is available.
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