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Old August 12, 2012, 10:49 AM
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As you may or may not know but the build I'm currently working on I plan on water cooling with a custom loop that will cool the CPU and the GPU(s), however do to finances this will probably not be happening until probably Q2 of next year. So my dilemma is what to use as interim cooling solution? The interim cooling solution will just be for the CPU.

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Core i7 2600K (will be overclocked)
Asus Maximus 4 Extreme-Z
Crucial Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600
Some flavour of GTX 670 (probably EVGA FTW)
Corsair AX850
Bitfenix Shinobi XL

Since the Vengeance have the tall heatsinks I'm thinking I might be best to go with the H100 and 2 sets of Corsair SP120 Quiet versions in Push/Pull

I was also planning on replacing the stock 230mm fan in front with three Corsair AP120 Quiet Versions and the rear with an AP 140 Quiet Version. I watched the Overclock 3D review on them where Tom goes in depth and they are a great fan, I would say even slightly better than the GTs.

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Old August 12, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Do you have enough of a budget to build a custom loop for the cpu now and then add in the gpu when finances allow? only reason i ask is you probably could for the cost of that h100 and all those fans
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Old August 12, 2012, 04:07 PM
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The fans I was going to buy for the custom loop so for price wise those can be taken out of the equation. I should have mentioned that in my original post.

Daz has watercooling kits but they start of at $230.00 which I would imagine that would be the cheapest way to go for custom loop.

I could go air cooling but to find a tall enough CPU cooler where the ram won't interfere.
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Old August 12, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Ah okay then yea a h100 or h80 might be your best bet atm because those XSPC kits are the cheapest i believe
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Old August 24, 2012, 12:58 PM
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It's better to slowly buy pieces of a loop with the best components you actually want than to spring for a budget loop.
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Old August 24, 2012, 01:37 PM
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The xspc kits from daz are fantastic starter kits. I recently upgraded mine with new fittings, tubing, and added a gtx 580 to the loop (I got the 360 rad kit). The only downside is the tubing; it turns a light shade of brown after a couple of months. Other than that small flaw, I would highly recommended it as a start to your water cooling endeavors.
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Old August 24, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Temporary cooler... Grab a CM 212 and then bask in the difference you get from water in 6-8 months
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Old August 25, 2012, 12:12 PM
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use your cooler provided with your cpu and save your money for the kit, as was posted earlier the h100 and 4 fans is almost the cost of your kit, without a gpu block.
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