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Layback Bear

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Corsair 800D case i7 Intel Asus p6t m/b. Looking for the best total liquid cooling, m/b,cpu,video,ram. I have been looking at web sites for days and I'm confused.
 

thorilan

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start with the stickies and guides here and spend a few days reading. there are a lot of things you have to learn in order to save money. when you have some mre learning in ya then see sticky on questions
 
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Thanks for your quick reply. I have read the stickies and been on line for days checking out products. Thats why I'm confused. Just water blocks for cpu and video cards you could read for years. I have lots of time to make what ever. The 800D has lots of room. What would you recommend for cpu water block, radiator, and pump. The ram is corsair dominator gt air cooled and I will leave it that way. I'm not rich but when you buy a cpu for $500.00 to $1000.00 whats another few dollars to keep it cool. I'm looking for the best of the 3 items above. Your help is much needed.
 

baditude_df

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Assuming you are cooling a CPU only, I'll suggest a a good value/performance combination based on parts that I've used:

Pump: Laing D5 or DDC3.2 with a XSPC Restop is also a good alternative.
Rad: Swiftech MCR320. XSPC RX360 is a bit less than twice as much, but works better with lower speed fans.
Tubing: Primochill LRT or Tygon R-3603
Block: Swiftech GTZ w 1366 mounting kit
Res: Swiftech Microres V2 or Tline with tubing and a DD or Swiftech Fillport. Or pumptop res as mentioned above.
Clamps: Worm gear clamps or Herbie Clips. 15 or so should do.
Fans: Yateloon Mediums(or Highspeeds with a fan controller) from Petras tech shop.
Fan Controller: Optional, but the Sunbeam Rheobus is a good one.
Coolant: Distilled water, Petra's PT Nuke, I&H Silver Kill Coil. Petras tech shop.
You'll be between $300-$350 including shipping most likely.
 
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billb

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Corsair 800D case i7 Intel Asus p6t m/b. Looking for the best total liquid cooling, m/b,cpu,video,ram. I have been looking at web sites for days and I'm confused.

Why do you want to watercool?
If it's just for getting low temps, that can be achieved with high end air cooling, and will save you a ton of money.
 

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Neuromancer

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start with the stickies and guides here and spend a few days reading. there are a lot of things you have to learn in order to save money. when you have some mre learning in ya then see sticky on questions

+1,000

EDIT: illb, your image is antiquated. He wants to cool an i7. try choose one.

DIT EDIT: dont think a 320 is enough for a i7. Yes anything from a 2x120 is enough to handle a heatload. You want to make it superior to air, you wont go less than 4x120 though.
 

baditude_df

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Neuromancer;6287550DIT said:
EDIT: dont think a 320 is enough for a i7. Yes anything from a 2x120 is enough to handle a heatload. You want to make it superior to air, you wont go less than 4x120 though.

I'd like to see your source for that. Do you have a link? Thx.
 

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120.2 is as good or about as good as high end air for overclocked i7.

120.3 sized rad is perfect for a overclocked i7 CPU. Should best the top aircooler pretty easily, can handle a GPU as well but temps may not beat air.

120.4 would be enough for an overclocked i7, single GPU and beat out air.


Of course this is all config dependent but generally this is the information I have seen going around, as well as real results.
 

baditude_df

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Of course this is all config dependent but generally this is the information I have seen going around, as well as real results.

Yeah me too.
Add our own experience on to that, and I'm wondering why I need a quad rad.
Would I like to try one and compare? Hell yeah.
Would I keep the Quad over the triple when I was done? Probably.
Do I need one? Hardly.

But again, if there are articles or testing out there that I'm missing, please post.
 

thorilan

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for the purposes of the OP we should remember that he wants to cool the m/b which im assuming is term for motherboard which = NB/SB and he wants to cool ram as well, hence my less refined statement of more learning. but he has a GPU listed as well and says the case has lots of room so no matter what his CPU and gpu i would recommend extra rad for any potential growth in the future UNLESS he is prone to changing cases often
 

EarthDog

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I (now) have this case and my PA 120.3 is about to be mounted up top. One can mount a 120x2 sized rad off the back on the outside if needed.

Im wondering why he wants all that stuff (NB/SB, and ram especially) cooled. Im assuming he is trying to break some water overclocking records or something as for 99% of people, even on here, cooling those parts isnt needed.

A list of the EXACT parts you are getting will help us all help you in determining the proper rad size etc....parts list please!
 

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Corsair 800D case i7 Intel Asus p6t m/b. Looking for the best total liquid cooling, m/b,cpu,video,ram. I have been looking at web sites for days and I'm confused.

Layback Bear, :welcome:

You are describing just about exactly what I'm trying to accomplish. :beer: :beer: Only you didn't say what your "main application" would be, or if you would be using more than one vid card. But I want to use the same case AND the same motherboard and CPU. :)

Me, I'm building a "Photoshop workstation," and I also want it to be QUIET. I don't need the latest-and-most-expensive video card, and I need only one, 'cuz Photoshop CS 4 takes advantage of only one GPU. Your approach may be different.

I have also been reading all the forums until my eyes started to blur, :confused:, and I came across a very interesting comment that went something like this: Except for benchmarking, you probably aren't going to be using both the CPU and GPU at 100% load for any one application.

100% loading is the max design point, and I'm thinking that I will want to use a fan controller for the fans that cool the radiator. If the water temp goes up too much, then the controller would speed up the fans accordingly.

So I'm going to post a "sub-question" in this thread about fan controllers, because I don't know the first thing about them. :confused:
 

x509

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Help me pick out a fan controller ...

Layback Bear,
100% loading is the max design point, and I'm thinking that I will want to use a fan controller for the fans that cool the radiator. If the water temp goes up too much, then the controller would speed up the fans accordingly.

So I'm going to post a "sub-question" in this thread about fan controllers, because I don't know the first thing about them. :confused:

So my question is this: Is there a fan controller that fits into one 5 1/4" drive bay, has a black front that matches the Corsair 800D case :), and controls say 4-5 fans, including 3 fans tied together that cool a triple-fan radiator? AND, can this controller also measure temps and allow you to change the fan speed when that temp goes above a pre-set point?

And :confused: ... can I spend less than $50 US (at the Egg :) ) on this device?

Thanks to all who answer. :D
 
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Thanks you all for your replies. As for changing cases often no I don't; but I do spend a lot of time picking one out. This computer will be used for photo shop and more. P/S will be a Corsair HK-1000. I's two 500w single rail put together. More than I need I know. I like high watt P/S so I don't have to run it at it's upper end and I will also have enough to expand. Video card so far is a GTX 275. Two H/D to start with. One will be a W/D VELOCIrAPTOR 300 gb. and the other will be a WD1002FBYS 1tb for storage.
 

baditude_df

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Thanks. I was hoping for a fan controller that would automatically adjust fan speeds according to temps, but I didn't see anything about that feature in the product description. Did I somehow overlook that?

The Rheobus is a manual fan speed controller, there is no PWM speed control involved whatsoever.

I think THIS one takes care of one PWM circuit for you, but honestly I never looked into how they work. Regardless, I don't think there's much on the market that does what you're describing.

Potentially, if the controller could take a PWM signal from your mobo, then output it over a channel that would handle ~20w, then you might be able to splice 3 PWM Fans together and run them on a Rad.
Lord only knows if they would scale the same as a single PWM fan, or if it would just cease to work all together.

Personally, I would just go with a manual model. I leave mine on the lowest sustainable setting and it's always been plenty with my fans, and the noise level is bearable.
 
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