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post #1786 of 2044
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how much is a decent water cooling kit nowadays? everyone seems to use it in this generation xD

£150 ish if you're looking at a CPU only loop. Less if you use smaller rads, cheaper fans or a smaller pump with and integrated reservoir.

post #1787 of 2044
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how much is a decent water cooling kit nowadays? everyone seems to use it in this generation xD

Depends, with DangerDen closed down for good and most of their stock cleared at crazy prices, prices from other company's are slightly higher when both products are compared spec to spec wise. Not to mention how fancy do you want your w/c to be, any dyes to be included, how many loops you're running to whether just the CPU or to 1 or multiple gfx cards or RAM. Besides AIO cooling units a custom w/c for 1 CPU and Gfx card and a dual mount rad it's about $250 or so. Though if you're going for AIO w/cing units their are not really worth it as the best air cooler still outperforms the best AIO w/cooler. D14 > H100 and the D14 run's alot more quieter as well.

post #1788 of 2044

i plan before on getting my rig watercooled but i dont have a budget that time. i only plan on cooling my CPU (2500k) and GPU (gtx660). maybe my case may be the cause for getting somewhat high temps for my specs (if OC'd, otherwise, its not) due to the lack of airflow and my ambient temp here is somewhat warm, but i like the looks of my case so i dont want to change it. so i plan on using watercooled system again in he future.

 

any brands to note for ? i really dont have any idea when it comes to water cooling, i always do aircooling for my previous rigs until now. also, i dont do extreme OCing but i just want my GPU and CPU cool enough not to damage it specially summer is coming in our country soon! 30-37C ambient temps everyday!

post #1789 of 2044
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

i plan before on getting my rig watercooled but i dont have a budget that time. i only plan on cooling my CPU (2500k) and GPU (gtx660). maybe my case may be the cause for getting somewhat high temps for my specs (if OC'd, otherwise, its not) due to the lack of airflow and my ambient temp here is somewhat warm, but i like the looks of my case so i dont want to change it. so i plan on using watercooled system again in he future.

 

any brands to note for ? i really dont have any idea when it comes to water cooling, i always do aircooling for my previous rigs until now. also, i dont do extreme OCing but i just want my GPU and CPU cool enough not to damage it specially summer is coming in our country soon! 30-37C ambient temps everyday!

I like EK, Swifttech and Watercool. Most of the block perform within a few degrees anyway, just pick one with nice looks and easy setup.

For pumps, you can't go wrong with a Laing D5 or DDC(which are also sold by other manufacturers with their name, like the Brainwavz HM5).

 

Distilled water and a corrosion inhibitor is a cheap coolant. Add a dye for colour. Mayhems coolants are the best looking.

 

I prefer compression fittings.

 

The sky is the limit if you want a really, really pretty setup though.


Edited by Tangster - 2/18/13 at 5:42pm
post #1790 of 2044

thanks for the info!

 

a simple setup will do since my sidepanels are closed anyway. heck, im not even fond of LED lights! xD

 

i just want mine to look good on the outside, and look even better on the inside L3000.gif

post #1791 of 2044
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thanks for the info!

 

a simple setup will do since my sidepanels are closed anyway. heck, im not even fond of LED lights! xD

 

i just want mine to look good on the outside, and look even better on the inside L3000.gif

You'll want to be really picky with cable management then. Good cable management can turn a mess of a build into a very attractive build.

post #1792 of 2044
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Had to replace the EK DCP pump in my loop yesterday since it was dying. New Laing DDC is much better. Also used a bay reservoir.

The tube routing is funky so I might revisit the loop with some 90 degree fittings in a month or so.

 

The new semi-translucent white tubing looks an absolute treat. Much nicer than the old clear tubing, imo.#

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

That's a very nice looking rig Tangster. Love the tube color...

I started my cable management last night. It's a thing of beauty I tell ya. The mountain mods case definitely makes you flex your cable management creativity muscles.

I'll get some pics up to show what I mean, but at this point I'm at a stand still until Sat. when my Bitfenix Alchemy cables come in...

post #1793 of 2044
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That's a very nice looking rig Tangster. Love the tube color...

I started my cable management last night. It's a thing of beauty I tell ya. The mountain mods case definitely makes you flex your cable management creativity muscles.

I'll get some pics up to show what I mean, but at this point I'm at a stand still until Sat. when my Bitfenix Alchemy cables come in...

If there was a thing I wish the raven did better, it'd be cable management. Not enough built in clips on the back(the rear of mine is liberally dotted with stick on cable clips to compensate) and the rotated motherboard makes things extra awkward, extra cm or two of room wouldn't go amiss either since my SSDs are stuck to the rear of the tray. More space for watercooling would also be nice, but it is supposed to be an air cooling case, so I can let that go.


Edited by Tangster - 2/19/13 at 8:34am
post #1794 of 2044

Well I got this thing up and running last night. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh it's awesome!!!

1st SLI and multi monitor setup I've built. It's a beast :)

I only messed around with it for and hour so I haven't put it through it's paces yet(no OC yet), but so far so good.

I'll get pics up when my new cables come in tomorrow....

post #1795 of 2044

Updated my rig last sunday, but never had the opportunity to post it until now... has been a pretty busy week for me.

 

I think this is my first time posting here on this thread so here are my specs:

Intel Core i7 3930K

Asus Rampage IV Formula

G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600MHz 4X4GB

MSI GTX 690

Corsair H70

Creative ZxR

  • Shure SRH 840
  • AKG K240 MKII
  • Grado SR325i

Creative Fatal1ty Pro

  • Razer Tiamat 7.1
  • Onkyo TX-SR604

Intel 520 Series 240GB (OS)

Samsung 840 Series 500GB (Games)

Seagate 1TB RAID 0

Seagate 2TB RAID 0

Corsair AX750

Fractal Design Define R3

Fans switched to either 

  • Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm
  • Thermaltake Silent-X 140mm

LG Blu-ray Reader

Dell U2311H and Samsung EX2220

 

Inserting the image seems buggy... so here's the link

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8500314803_50f6afd35c_b.jpg

and the headphones

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8506/8500324283_694e1c08ee_b.jpg

Here's a slightly older pic showing my monitors

post #1796 of 2044
Bad comp inbound ):
I7 3770k
GeForce GTX 670 4gb GDDR5
Corsair vengeance 16gb ram
WD Blue 1TB
Corsair GS600W
PL Z77 LK
Cooler Master HAF 912
Antec Kuhler 620 CPU water cooling system
Peripherals
Razer Deathstalker Ultimate
Razer Taipan
Razer Blackshark
post #1797 of 2044

Recently built this

 

i5 3570k

Corsair H40 cooler

AsRock z77 Extreme 4

Samsung 4gb x2

Crucial M4 128gb SSD

Hitachi 500gb HD (from my old computer)

Western Digital 1tb External HD

Sapphire Radeon 7950 3gb

NZXT Switch 810 White

NZXT 650w psu

Dell S2240M 21.5" Monitor

Rosewill Cherry MX Red Switch Keyboard

post #1798 of 2044

i7 3770K 

 

AsRock z77 Extreme 4

Samsung 250GB SSD
WD Black 1TB 
AMD FirePro V4900
Two Dell 2713 27" Monitors
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post #1799 of 2044
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i7 3770K 

 

AsRock z77 Extreme 4

Samsung 250GB SSD
WD Black 1TB 
AMD FirePro V4900
Two Dell 2713 27" Monitors


Seems you're using yours for 3D/CAD ?

post #1800 of 2044
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Seems you're using yours for 3D/CAD ?

 

Based on the title, I'd imagine drawing up some PCBs.

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