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Old 29-08-12, 05:14 PM
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First time water cooling

Hi, this is my first liquid cooled build so i would like some advice on my choice.

First off here are some specs on my machine:
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Green
MB: MSI Big Bang-XPower II
CPU: 3930K
GPU: MSI 680 Lightning
Ram: Crucial BallistiX Tactical Tracer 8GB KIT x2

And for the cooling here are the specs:
Fans: Silverstone Air Penetrator 120MM White x6
Fittings: Koolance 13/10mm (ID 3/8" OD 1/2") Black x10 and reducing socket G1/2 to G1/4 inner thread - knurled - black nickel plated x2
CPU block: EK Water Blocks EK-Supremacy - Nickel
GPU block: EK Water Blocks EK-FC680 GTX CSQ - Nickel
Rad: EK Water Blocks EK-CoolStream RAD XT 360
Tube: Primochill Slang PrimoFlex Pro 13/10 (3/8"ID) x6 meters
Coolant: PrimoChill ICE Non-Conductive Water Cooling Coolant (32 oz.)- Black/UV blue 944ml
Thermal paste: Innovation Cooling Diamond 24 Carat - 4,8g
Reservoir: Aquacomputer aquatube G1/4" Delrin Black
Pump: Laing 12V D5-Vario 1/2 AG

Here is a picture that shows how i would set up the loop.

And now for the questions:
1. Will it be sufficient whit only the 360 rad, or should i go for another 240 for the gpu?
2. Is there a better way to route the loop? And if I would get another 240 rad, how should i rout the loop?
3. Are any of these components known to have problems? Are there better any alternatives?
4. If anyone here has a c70 case, is there enough space at the top for a 360 rad and push-pull configuration without interfering with the heat pipes on the motherboard?
5. Do i miss anything, like fittings or somthing?

I'm form norway so i'm sorry for my bad grammar :/
The sites i'm going to buy from are aquatuning.no and komplett.no

Thank you in advance for any help you guys may provide

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Old 29-08-12, 05:24 PM
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You're never going to get a 40mm thick rad with push pull fans in a C70...
Highly doubt you'd get it in with a single set of fans either tbh...

This needs a massive rethink - Have you already bought all the parts?

And what's the rig for?
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Old 29-08-12, 05:26 PM
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Also, the diagram seems to show the pump feeding water up into the reservoir - I could be wrong here, but I don't think that's the right way to do it.
Edit: oooh...it's a RAM block, not a reservoir. I see...
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Old 29-08-12, 05:33 PM
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As Josh said, the water should go from the res to the pump, not the other way round. The c70 seems to be pretty similar to the 650d as far as space inside is concearned so there is not even 70mm between the roof and the top of the mb, which means definitely no push-pull, even a 40mm rad and a single set of fans is tight. I'd go with a 30 or 35mm thick one and a 240mm in the front, btw are you aware of the fact that you need to mod the case fo a 360? Not sure how you could mod the top and still maintain nice looks as there is no mesh cover like with the 600t
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Old 29-08-12, 05:40 PM
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You're never going to get a 40mm thick rad with push pull fans in a C70...
Highly doubt you'd get it in with a single set of fans either tbh...

This needs a massive rethink - Have you already bought all the parts?

And what's the rig for?
Nope, i haven't bought anything yet. That's why i made this post :P
It's just a list i threw together in a hurry.
And now that I've check'ed the c70 is only compatible with a 240 at the top, at least that's what they say on they're site.
And i also see that the c70 doesn't support XL-ATX.
So i might have to pick another case...
Too bad i was starting to get some really cool ideas about a military theme...
Are there any other military themed cases out there? (I have a HAF-X right now. But i don't like it at all)
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Old 29-08-12, 05:46 PM
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I have the same layout, but the water is flowing out the reservoir, down to the pump, up to the radiator, then through the CPU block to the reservoir. Thats a 360mm RAD with three 120mm fans underneath pushing, and the 2 big fans (cant remember the size) which came with the case pulling out the top.

Try a HAF-X (my case.)

My photography sucks. Need to use a tripod and the remote to keep my drunken shaky hands effecting the shots!

Hope this helps,
Brian
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Old 29-08-12, 05:48 PM
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I have the same layout, but the water is flowing out the reservoir, down to the pump, up to the radiator, then through the CPU block to the reservoir.

Try a HAF-X (my case.)


Hope this helps,
Brian
Dude he just wrote that he owns the HAF X and he doesn't like it at all
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Old 29-08-12, 05:49 PM
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What's the rig for?
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Old 29-08-12, 05:53 PM
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Dude he just wrote that he owns the HAF X and he doesn't like it at all
Well it's not a that bad, it's just I've had a lot of problems with it, and I've had it since it was released.
But as i said in my last post, are there any military themed cases out there?
If not, are there any cases you would recommend?
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Old 29-08-12, 05:57 PM
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What's the rig for?
CPU/GPU overclocking and ofc gaming.
The reason i'm going with liquid cooling is mostly because of the looks and the fun building it.
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