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Old January 15, 2012, 09:08 AM
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I finished doing my build and now it is time to start my watercooling setup
I need to watercoold my i7 2600k and EVGA GTX 580
I will need suggestions on parts to buy
I have a Corsair 400r case, so I could mount a SLIM dual rad on the top and a single 120 rad in the back
Which waterblocks do you recommend?
Which rads, rez and pump?

As for the fans, do I need a fan controller or can I use the onboard fan headers on my ASUS P8Z68-v board?
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Old January 15, 2012, 09:13 AM
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To watercool the 580 you will need a good beefy rad. Those things dump huge amounts of heat. May need to rethink your strategy.
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Old January 15, 2012, 09:34 AM
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water doesn't necessarily cool better, it carries the heat away to somewhere with ideally more surface area.

If you think you can get more cooling surface area with a slim rad in a small case you could try it.
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:00 AM
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H100 for gpu H80 for kit cpu since is corsair with no fussing with fluids

yes good to use a fan controler if sensitive to sound
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:01 AM
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water doesn't necessarily cool better, it carries the heat away to somewhere with ideally more surface area.

If you think you can get more cooling surface area with a slim rad in a small case you could try it.
How much surface area does the 580 heatsink have compared to a dual 120 slim rad and a single 120 rad?
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:02 AM
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H100 for gpu H80 for kit cpu since is corsair with no fussing with fluids

yes good to use a fan controler if sensitive to sound
can't you configure fan speed profiles with the p8z68-v board in the AI suite?
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:24 AM
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yes for case but rad fans would rather do manual speed adjustment
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:50 AM
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I have used this website for ages to design my water cooling systems, as well as load calculations for PSU.
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