1st water cooling pc build
hey guys,
Im looking to build my first water cooled pc, and would like to hear any advice what you all can give/share. the parts that i want to use are as follows;

CASE
Corsair Obsidian 800D

Processor
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

Motherboard
ASUS SaberTooth X79

RAM
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 32GB (4GB x 8)

Display Card
nVidia GeForce GTX 680 x 2

Hard Drive
Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive X 2

Power Supply
Seasonic X-series 1250W

Cooling : Water cooling system

PUMP
Laing DDC 3.25

Reservoirs
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Split Reservoirs w/ Blue LED Light - Clear / Silver / Black

for the water cooling system all i have so far is the pump and res, both can change based on advice, i chose the Corsair Obsidian 800D cause i figure it would have enough room for everything.

what I am not sure of is what water blocks to use for the processor and the nvidia cards. From my research i am thinking about using a one (1) loop system;

reservoir > pump > cpu > rad 1 > card 1 > rad 2 > card 2 > rad 3

then i came across dual water block for the video cards, i think that would make things simpler, where i can run;

reservoir > pump > cpu > rad 1 > dual cards > rad 2

if that is the case can some one recommend what water blocks i need to get as well as any other advice, this is my first build and i do appreciate any advice given, also i would like to know where i am going wrong rather than the "do this" thank you for you time.
hey guys,

Im looking to build my first water cooled pc, and would like to hear any advice what you all can give/share. the parts that i want to use are as follows;



CASE

Corsair Obsidian 800D



Processor

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K



Motherboard

ASUS SaberTooth X79



RAM

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 32GB (4GB x 8)



Display Card

nVidia GeForce GTX 680 x 2



Hard Drive

Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive X 2



Power Supply

Seasonic X-series 1250W



Cooling : Water cooling system



PUMP

Laing DDC 3.25



Reservoirs

XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Split Reservoirs w/ Blue LED Light - Clear / Silver / Black



for the water cooling system all i have so far is the pump and res, both can change based on advice, i chose the Corsair Obsidian 800D cause i figure it would have enough room for everything.



what I am not sure of is what water blocks to use for the processor and the nvidia cards. From my research i am thinking about using a one (1) loop system;



reservoir > pump > cpu > rad 1 > card 1 > rad 2 > card 2 > rad 3



then i came across dual water block for the video cards, i think that would make things simpler, where i can run;



reservoir > pump > cpu > rad 1 > dual cards > rad 2



if that is the case can some one recommend what water blocks i need to get as well as any other advice, this is my first build and i do appreciate any advice given, also i would like to know where i am going wrong rather than the "do this" thank you for you time.

#1
Posted 06/16/2012 01:26 AM   
[quote name='dinvisible1' date='16 June 2012 - 02:26 AM' timestamp='1339809972' post='1421947']
hey guys,
Im looking to build my first water cooled pc, and would like to hear any advice what you all can give/share. the parts that i want to use are as follows;

CASE
Corsair Obsidian 800D

Processor
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

Motherboard
ASUS SaberTooth X79

RAM
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 32GB (4GB x 8)

Display Card
nVidia GeForce GTX 680 x 2

Hard Drive
Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive X 2

Power Supply
Seasonic X-series 1250W

Cooling : Water cooling system

PUMP
Laing DDC 3.25

Reservoirs
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Split Reservoirs w/ Blue LED Light - Clear / Silver / Black

for the water cooling system all i have so far is the pump and res, both can change based on advice, i chose the Corsair Obsidian 800D cause i figure it would have enough room for everything.

what I am not sure of is what water blocks to use for the processor and the nvidia cards. From my research i am thinking about using a one (1) loop system;

reservoir > pump > cpu > rad 1 > card 1 > rad 2 > card 2 > rad 3

then i came across dual water block for the video cards, i think that would make things simpler, where i can run;

reservoir > pump > cpu > rad 1 > dual cards > rad 2

if that is the case can some one recommend what water blocks i need to get as well as any other advice, this is my first build and i do appreciate any advice given, also i would like to know where i am going wrong rather than the "do this" thank you for you time.
[/quote]





Cpu

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuni.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuch.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/heatkiller1366.html

Gpu

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegpgtx680ho.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/kovifornvgeg.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=33725

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=34461

You may want to go with 2133mhz ram or 2400 if your board supports it. To clarify your mentioned a 680 x 2 and dual water blocks, your not talking about a 690 are you?
[quote name='dinvisible1' date='16 June 2012 - 02:26 AM' timestamp='1339809972' post='1421947']

hey guys,

Im looking to build my first water cooled pc, and would like to hear any advice what you all can give/share. the parts that i want to use are as follows;



CASE

Corsair Obsidian 800D



Processor

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K



Motherboard

ASUS SaberTooth X79



RAM

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 32GB (4GB x 8)



Display Card

nVidia GeForce GTX 680 x 2



Hard Drive

Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive X 2



Power Supply

Seasonic X-series 1250W



Cooling : Water cooling system



PUMP

Laing DDC 3.25



Reservoirs

XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Split Reservoirs w/ Blue LED Light - Clear / Silver / Black



for the water cooling system all i have so far is the pump and res, both can change based on advice, i chose the Corsair Obsidian 800D cause i figure it would have enough room for everything.



what I am not sure of is what water blocks to use for the processor and the nvidia cards. From my research i am thinking about using a one (1) loop system;



reservoir > pump > cpu > rad 1 > card 1 > rad 2 > card 2 > rad 3



then i came across dual water block for the video cards, i think that would make things simpler, where i can run;



reservoir > pump > cpu > rad 1 > dual cards > rad 2



if that is the case can some one recommend what water blocks i need to get as well as any other advice, this is my first build and i do appreciate any advice given, also i would like to know where i am going wrong rather than the "do this" thank you for you time.













Cpu



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuni.html



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuch.html



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/heatkiller1366.html



Gpu



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegpgtx680ho.html



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/kovifornvgeg.html



http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=33725



http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=34461



You may want to go with 2133mhz ram or 2400 if your board supports it. To clarify your mentioned a 680 x 2 and dual water blocks, your not talking about a 690 are you?

#2
Posted 06/17/2012 05:08 PM   
[quote name='pancakepaddle' date='17 June 2012 - 01:08 PM' timestamp='1339952889' post='1422437']
Cpu

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuni.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuch.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/heatkiller1366.html

Gpu

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegpgtx680ho.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/kovifornvgeg.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=33725

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=34461

You may want to go with 2133mhz ram or 2400 if your board supports it. To clarify your mentioned a 680 x 2 and dual water blocks, your not talking about a 690 are you?
[/quote]

hey thanks for you reply, i just checkout the links that you posted, the cpu water block look good, but i notice that its nickel, i read somewhere that you should go with all the water blocks with the same type of metal, can you confirm this?

as for the GPU im thinking either the http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegpgtx680ho.html or the http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=33725 im leaning more towards the 1st but what you recommend? the prices are not that different between them,

no im not talking about the 690, i would like to have two (2) 680 as i can buy them here (Trinidad )for almost the same price as in the US and get warranty, I may have not explained myself clearly about the dual water blocks, I know i can have 2 cards with 2 separate water blocks with liquid flowing form one (1) card to another, after some research I read about a single 'Housing' that will hold the two (2) cards allowing liquid to enter and cool both cards at the same time, i think this way is better because you would not have heat transfer from one card to another, please correct me if i am wrong, as this is my 1st build i value any input and would like to lessen the chance for error up front

thank you for you time
[quote name='pancakepaddle' date='17 June 2012 - 01:08 PM' timestamp='1339952889' post='1422437']

Cpu



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuni.html



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekhffuch.html



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/heatkiller1366.html



Gpu



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegpgtx680ho.html



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/kovifornvgeg.html



http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=33725



http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=34461



You may want to go with 2133mhz ram or 2400 if your board supports it. To clarify your mentioned a 680 x 2 and dual water blocks, your not talking about a 690 are you?





hey thanks for you reply, i just checkout the links that you posted, the cpu water block look good, but i notice that its nickel, i read somewhere that you should go with all the water blocks with the same type of metal, can you confirm this?



as for the GPU im thinking either the http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegpgtx680ho.html or the http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=33725 im leaning more towards the 1st but what you recommend? the prices are not that different between them,



no im not talking about the 690, i would like to have two (2) 680 as i can buy them here (Trinidad )for almost the same price as in the US and get warranty, I may have not explained myself clearly about the dual water blocks, I know i can have 2 cards with 2 separate water blocks with liquid flowing form one (1) card to another, after some research I read about a single 'Housing' that will hold the two (2) cards allowing liquid to enter and cool both cards at the same time, i think this way is better because you would not have heat transfer from one card to another, please correct me if i am wrong, as this is my 1st build i value any input and would like to lessen the chance for error up front



thank you for you time

#3
Posted 06/17/2012 05:23 PM   
[quote name='dinvisible1' date='17 June 2012 - 06:23 PM' timestamp='1339953823' post='1422442']
hey thanks for you reply, i just checkout the links that you posted, the cpu water block look good, but i notice that its nickel, i read somewhere that you should go with all the water blocks with the same type of metal, can you confirm this?

as for the GPU im thinking either the http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegpgtx680ho.html or the http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=33725 im leaning more towards the 1st but what you recommend? the prices are not that different between them,

no im not talking about the 690, i would like to have two (2) 680 as i can buy them here (Trinidad )for almost the same price as in the US and get warranty, I may have not explained myself clearly about the dual water blocks, I know i can have 2 cards with 2 separate water blocks with liquid flowing form one (1) card to another, after some research I read about a single 'Housing' that will hold the two (2) cards allowing liquid to enter and cool both cards at the same time, i think this way is better because you would not have heat transfer from one card to another, please correct me if i am wrong, as this is my 1st build i value any input and would like to lessen the chance for error up front

thank you for you time
[/quote]


I am not too sure about the using different metals. That's a question you can ask the guys at performance pcs or Gary at sidewinder. I run my 580's in parallel. If you go with ek they make this [url="http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_1018_1038&products_id=27826"]Dual Bridge[/url]. It kinda comes down also to what you prefer for color and looks. If you go with the ek cpu block then you might as well go with gpu blocks from ek lol.


Also don't forget to get one of these depending on your build.

www.sidewindercomputers.com/peptcobi1.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/sikibyia.html
[quote name='dinvisible1' date='17 June 2012 - 06:23 PM' timestamp='1339953823' post='1422442']

hey thanks for you reply, i just checkout the links that you posted, the cpu water block look good, but i notice that its nickel, i read somewhere that you should go with all the water blocks with the same type of metal, can you confirm this?



as for the GPU im thinking either the http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegpgtx680ho.html or the http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=33725 im leaning more towards the 1st but what you recommend? the prices are not that different between them,



no im not talking about the 690, i would like to have two (2) 680 as i can buy them here (Trinidad )for almost the same price as in the US and get warranty, I may have not explained myself clearly about the dual water blocks, I know i can have 2 cards with 2 separate water blocks with liquid flowing form one (1) card to another, after some research I read about a single 'Housing' that will hold the two (2) cards allowing liquid to enter and cool both cards at the same time, i think this way is better because you would not have heat transfer from one card to another, please correct me if i am wrong, as this is my 1st build i value any input and would like to lessen the chance for error up front



thank you for you time







I am not too sure about the using different metals. That's a question you can ask the guys at performance pcs or Gary at sidewinder. I run my 580's in parallel. If you go with ek they make this Dual Bridge. It kinda comes down also to what you prefer for color and looks. If you go with the ek cpu block then you might as well go with gpu blocks from ek lol.





Also don't forget to get one of these depending on your build.



www.sidewindercomputers.com/peptcobi1.html



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/sikibyia.html

#4
Posted 06/17/2012 05:43 PM   
[quote name='pancakepaddle' date='17 June 2012 - 01:43 PM' timestamp='1339955032' post='1422447']
I am not too sure about the using different metals. That's a question you can ask the guys at performance pcs or Gary at sidewinder. I run my 580's in parallel. If you go with ek they make this [url="http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_1018_1038&products_id=27826"]Dual Bridge[/url]. It kinda comes down also to what you prefer for color and looks. If you go with the ek cpu block then you might as well go with gpu blocks from ek lol.


Also don't forget to get one of these depending on your build.

www.sidewindercomputers.com/peptcobi1.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/sikibyia.html
[/quote]

hey check your pm please
[quote name='pancakepaddle' date='17 June 2012 - 01:43 PM' timestamp='1339955032' post='1422447']

I am not too sure about the using different metals. That's a question you can ask the guys at performance pcs or Gary at sidewinder. I run my 580's in parallel. If you go with ek they make this Dual Bridge. It kinda comes down also to what you prefer for color and looks. If you go with the ek cpu block then you might as well go with gpu blocks from ek lol.





Also don't forget to get one of these depending on your build.



www.sidewindercomputers.com/peptcobi1.html



http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/sikibyia.html





hey check your pm please

#5
Posted 06/17/2012 05:56 PM   
Nickle Plexi blocks for everything would look amamzing especially with Mayhem's Pastel Coolant
Nickle Plexi blocks for everything would look amamzing especially with Mayhem's Pastel Coolant

#6
Posted 11/07/2012 07:58 PM   
Looks preaty nice. Just Want To : [b]NOTE[/b]: About the HDD, when your getting it look for the "Seagate Barracuda ST1000[b]DM[/b]003" MODEL THAT HAVE "[b]DM[/b]" on it! Why? - Cause its Only 1 BiG Plate Of 1 TB (which is faster then other HDDs!!! but be carfule: Seagte Are making a mess the same model called "ST1000DM003", is presenting 2 diffrant HDDs "ST1000DM003" - - With 1 Plate "ST1000DM003" - - With 2 Plates How can you tell? On the Metal Case of the hDD you eill see a Deep a... Curve (its like a Bowl mark). anyway... deepest "Curve" means 1 PLATE!!! Shalow Curve Means 2 Plates! So choose wisly. [b]Look at the Curve mark on the metal case of the HDD (should be deeper)[/b] 1TB - 2 PLATES [img]http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/22-148-840-TS?$S300W$[/img] [b][u]SHOULD BE DEEP LIKE THIS:[/u][/b] 1TB - 1 PLATE [img]http://img02.taobaocdn.com/bao/uploaded/i2/T1nfmpXcp4XXXg1PI2_044609.jpg[/img]
Looks preaty nice.
Just Want To :
NOTE:

About the HDD, when your getting it look for the "Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003"
MODEL THAT HAVE "DM" on it!
Why? - Cause its Only 1 BiG Plate Of 1 TB (which is faster then other HDDs!!!
but be carfule:
Seagte Are making a mess the same model called "ST1000DM003", is presenting 2 diffrant HDDs

"ST1000DM003" - - With 1 Plate
"ST1000DM003" - - With 2 Plates

How can you tell?
On the Metal Case of the hDD you eill see a Deep a... Curve (its like a Bowl mark).
anyway... deepest "Curve" means 1 PLATE!!!
Shalow Curve Means 2 Plates!

So choose wisly.

Look at the Curve mark on the metal case of the HDD (should be deeper)
1TB - 2 PLATES
Image

SHOULD BE DEEP LIKE THIS:
1TB - 1 PLATE
Image

*i5 2500K, *Z68P-DS3, *4x4GB Ripjaws X, *Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 1Gb *LG E2241T *Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
I Admit.. If Iv had it may Way... I'd Waste iT on.... PC Games!

#7
Posted 11/08/2012 07:23 AM   
Depending on what model GTX680 you get, you may not need to water cool it at all. I have an MSI Lightning GTX680, and the air cooling it comes with is great. They're slightly overclocked, yet my temps rarely reach 70-80 degrees, and the fans are pretty quiet and rarely go above 40% or so. I guess having 2 really close together in SLI will heat them up more, and things might look different in a year or two when they're trying to run Battlefield 4 and Witcher 3. So, you might want to consider conserving the money and space on your GPU cooling so you can go all out on cooling your CPU. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
Depending on what model GTX680 you get, you may not need to water cool it at all. I have an MSI Lightning GTX680, and the air cooling it comes with is great. They're slightly overclocked, yet my temps rarely reach 70-80 degrees, and the fans are pretty quiet and rarely go above 40% or so.

I guess having 2 really close together in SLI will heat them up more, and things might look different in a year or two when they're trying to run Battlefield 4 and Witcher 3.

So, you might want to consider conserving the money and space on your GPU cooling so you can go all out on cooling your CPU. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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#8
Posted 12/07/2012 06:47 AM   
the 800d will not really have enough room to fit a WC loop/s to cool a sli system and a 6core cpu efficiently enough, you can only fit a 360 rad in it, and to fit another just a 240 rad you need to do a case mod. should have waited for the 900d. 800d is not a really good choice for an efficint WC rig, it will work, however it will not be good enough unless you're planning on also mounting rads externally.
the 800d will not really have enough room to fit a WC loop/s to cool a sli system and a 6core cpu efficiently enough, you can only fit a 360 rad in it, and to fit another just a 240 rad you need to do a case mod. should have waited for the 900d. 800d is not a really good choice for an efficint WC rig, it will work, however it will not be good enough unless you're planning on also mounting rads externally.

#9
Posted 12/28/2012 01:29 PM   
The 800D is more than big enough to handle watercooling easily, and if you're not comfortable whacking a few fan holes here and there, then you're going to find watercooling an SLI system difficult in general.
The 800D is more than big enough to handle watercooling easily, and if you're not comfortable whacking a few fan holes here and there, then you're going to find watercooling an SLI system difficult in general.

#10
Posted 01/02/2013 06:02 PM   
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