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Old June 8, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Default First water cooling project, how does this look.

Hi guys, so after many years of putting it off I've decided to go ahead and water cool my cpu.

My rig: i7 920, Gigabyte EX58-UD5, OCZ 6GB DDR-3 1600MHz, Sapphire 5850 xfire, Xigmatek 850 watt


The water cooling parts I have picked out are:

EK-Supreme HF Acetal 1/4 cpu block

Swiftech MCP655 pump

Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Hi-Flow reservoir

Swiftech MCR320-QP-K


If I decide to WC the dual 5850's will the pump ad radiator be good enough? Any suggestions to the build? I'm also going to need a new case. I was leaning towards the Coolermaster HAF 932 but was wondering if there are better cases for similar money.

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Old June 8, 2010, 08:45 AM
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no your going to need more rad for whole the kit. but it will handle your cpu even if you overclocking. HAF is great case and very easy to water cool for that price range there's not much out there.

pump will do everything you want to do no problems at all great pumps. jmo
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Old June 8, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Pump's good, block's good, rad isn't. You'll need a rad capable of dumping more heat if you're going to put your GPU cards and CPU in the same loop. The Swiftech rads are too thin to handle the heat load. Look at a Feser, HW labs, Thermochill, or XSPC triple.
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Thanks for the input. Would the ThermoChill PA120.3 3x120mm be a much better rad?
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I think you're definitely on the right track. Solid choice in parts! Sounds a lot like mine. I've had my 920 under water on my UD5 since day one.

I used to have the 920 and a GTX 280 on the same loop with a MCR320 and MCR220, all running off the MCP655 and it worked awesome.

You can check out my latest rebuild here to see pretty much how yours will look.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-rad-800d.html
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Thanks for the input. Would the ThermoChill PA120.3 3x120mm be a much better rad?
Absolutely. Although you could go with multiple rads like tehprofessor posted. Personally I prefer a single rad solution.
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see i may have gone swiftech stackable rads too may save some coin ( the only problem with the swiftech is it's thin physical size almost no difference between rads ) you just need more rad literally.
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Is there a difference in performance between EK-Supreme HF - Acetal and EK-Supreme HF - Plexi?
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Is there a difference in performance between EK-Supreme HF - Acetal and EK-Supreme HF - Plexi?
Purely aesthetics.
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Purely aesthetics.
Also plexi is more brittle and more prone to cracking if you accidentally over tighten your fittings or put stress on the fittings via the tubing. This is rare, but it does happen.
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