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Old August 26, 2011, 01:27 AM
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Hey, I'm building a new computer and was just looking to see if anyone had any tips or pointers for me! Thanks.

Here is my system:
Corsair obsidian 800D Case
EVGA GEforce gtx 570 HD
G.Skill Ripjaw X 8GB DDR3 2133 CAS 9
4 x 12" white cold cathode
11 x Xigmantec 120mm case fan
2 x Corsair force GT 60GB SSD in RAID 0
Asus p8z68 deluxe lga 1155 atx mobo
Intel i7-2600k CPU
Hitachi 1.5TB HDD
2x sunbeam 6 channel 30w/chan. Fan controller
Arctic silver 5
Cooler Master SPG 1000W modular PSU

WC components:

Switch apogee xt CPU block
Xspc rx480 rad
10ft white 1/2 ; 3/4 tubing
10ft black tubing
18 x mini hose clamps
12 x bits power g 1/4" fittings 1/2"
Silver coil
2 x enzotech 45 fitting 1/2"
Heatkiller GPU-x^3 gtx 570-580 GPU block
Xspc rx360
Swiftech mcp655-b pump
Bits power 5.25" black acetal bay res


Configuration:
Pump>RES>480>CPU>360>GPU>pump

Total cost: 2,676.00
Budget 2,700


Thank you!

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Old August 26, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Why two fan controllers?
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Old August 26, 2011, 06:10 AM
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swiftech xt is pretty restrictive so i suggest u change the pump to an mcp 355 or u change the block to an Ek supreme hf(non plated of coz) or a hk 3.0.
Im sure Daz has them in stock. The ek is more expensive but judging from the hardware u have there , i am envious............
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Old August 26, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Your doing okay Norton :) I prefer the use of LED's over Cathodes, cathodes produce such an ugly an low quality light. Power Supply could be better too, SilverStone, Corsair or SeaSonic are the way to go :)

Why hose clamps!?! They look so ugly lol. Use compressions or 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD tubing on 1/2" barbs :)

Solid hardware though.
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Old August 26, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Why two fan controllers?
Because I need 12 and at least 20w/channel for a good price, seemed okay to me.
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Old August 26, 2011, 09:49 AM
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swiftech xt is pretty restrictive so i suggest u change the pump to an mcp 355 or u change the block to an Ek supreme hf(non plated of coz) or a hk 3.0.
Im sure Daz has them in stock. The ek is more expensive but judging from the hardware u have there , i am envious............
I thought the 655 was more powerful then the 355, and the xt was supposed to be a great block.
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Old August 26, 2011, 09:54 AM
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And also there are two types of nuke, ones clear and ones blue-ish which one should I get? Is the Heatkiller 3.0 wb a good one? I really like the apogee, it's on sale...
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Old August 26, 2011, 10:14 AM
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HeatKiller is great. Although, it performs nearly the same as the XT, less reatrictive though.

355 has more pressure, 655 has more flow. If you have a lot of restrictive content, the 355's are the way to go. I'll be using my Iwaki RD-30 :p
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Old August 26, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Is that a better pump then?
Swiftech MCP35B Pump
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Old August 26, 2011, 06:22 PM
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Should you go res before the pump?
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