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#181 bizketman101

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:11 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on 08 May 2012 - 02:06 AM, said:

this is the max i would spend on a z77. it has all the goodies, does xfire and oc's like the devil:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131830

this if you are not into oc'ing much:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131837

my only issue with the Maximus V Gene is the micro ATX form. i just feel like my top cfx card will not get sufficient airflow.. =\

#182 m.oreilly

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:37 AM

ah. if they are two space, no problem. on my rampage gene, i can fit dual three space cards but that's getting tight.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:52 AM

Alright so I'm fully enjoying my core i5 but I think it's time to upgrade the cooling! I would like to go with water, but im not quite sure if i have the kit complete that I have pieced together. Let me know what you experts think!

Radiator:

XSPC EX240 2 x 120mm, Dual 120mm Low Profile Split Fin Copper Radiator - Black

Pump:

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Swiftech MCP655-B Liquid cooling system pump

Resevoir

XSPC Acrylic Tank Reservoir for Laing DDC

CPU:

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XSPC Raystorm CPU Block for Intel Socket LGA 1156, 1155, 1366, and 2011

Barbs:
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XSPC 1/2" Black Chrome Barb Fitting with G1/4" Threads (2 Pack)

Hose:
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Thermaltake V-tubler 200cm Flexible Viper Green Water Tube for Water Cooling Systems

Compression Fittings (not sure how these are used?

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XSPC 1/2" x 3/4" Compression Fittings with G1/4" Threads (Black Chrome Finish)



Total : $260
Do i have everything i need to hit the ground running? I have the fans for the radiator already. Im completely new to this! Any input is appreciated! Thank you!


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Edited by bizketman101, 05 September 2013 - 12:53 AM.


#184 David_Heavey

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:27 AM

If it's just the CPU you're cooling I wouldn't bother with all those pieces. I'd just buy a ready made liquid cooler. Corsair have some REALLY good ones. Much cheaper too. I've put these in a few systems I've built and they're very very good. Just hook it up and leave it. No need to worry about leaking. No need to service them either.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:51 PM

I do plan on adding a GPU to the loop when i upgrade to my next video card. I will probably upgrade when Battlefield 4 comes out :) haha I did look at the Corsair kit, but I definitely do plan on adding a GPU to the loop in the very near future.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:57 PM

Ah OK. If you're adding to it then the Corsair is a big no no :P

To be honest, I only built liquid cooling from pieces once before and that was years ago so I'm out of the LOOP (see what I did there :P) a little.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:33 AM

man, i missed this thread! i will match your prices on the cheap end! i have fancy w/c rad/pump and rez for dirt cheap! fans included!

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:33 AM

6x gentle typhoons in the mix

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:46 AM

your gpu will love you for w/c!

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:41 AM

those 'ready made' w/c things are not up to the task (beyond dedicated z68 cpu cooling). some rad area, coupled w/fans that are matched with the rad type are the ticket.




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