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This is my water loop: XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Special Edition Copper Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Triple 120mm Radiator - 80mm Thick Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Dual 120mm Radiator - 80mm Thick Swiftech MCP655
Ok fellas, alot of you have been very helpful in giving your watercooling advice. I have two shopping carts at frozencpu ready to go but i can only choose one lol. Help me out. either the Raystorm EX360 kit with d5 pump, or the RX240 kit with d5 pump. This may seem redundant when you compare this to my previous post on watercooling but hear me out. I actually have a second EX360 rad on the way which i ordered early this week. The reason why i ordered it early is because the stock seemed to run out quickly and i didn't want a crossflow rad. So with that being said, my first question is, with the EX360 in the loop in push/pull, could i get away with an RX240 at the top of the case? The reason i'm thinking about the 240 is because i have a corsair 750d and with the thickness of the RX, i don't want to lose too much 5.25 bay functionality because it's also pretty long. especially since i'm gonna be using the dual bay res/pump. So, RX240 up top with additional EX360 in push/pull in the loop? It will be cooling SLI water blocked 780's, and a 4770k. Second question is, If i go with the RX240 up top, i should be able to mount the EX360 (push/pull) at the front of the case correct? hopefully we have some 750d users in here. Anyway, thanks for the help guys
The purpose: Because once you start modifying PCs you need another shot time and time again I have decided to build something for myself this time. I have made previous builds for others. One modified but still held back due to money concerns. This time it is for me and no cutting corners. I did want it to serve a purpose. For this build I am completely removing two purposes of my regular family PC. Which is gaming and folding. Especially folding will be the big purpose. Most of the time it will be used for folding 24/7. The build title is an adaptation of a line one of my sponsors uses. KFA2 uses "Play hard, game harder", for this project I have adapted it to "Game hard, Fold harder". Which basically means this build can be used for heavy high resolution high FPS gaming, but for a larger portion of the day it will be used to aid (medical) research through folding using software of [email protected] and B.O.I.N.C. The high end hardware will serve both purposes very well. At a later point I will explain more what folding is all about for those that are not completely up-to-date with the term folding. I hope to promote the cause that is folding to a large audience with this buildlog. The plan: The plan is to completely modify a Silverstone TJ07. The theme will be completely black with orange accents. The shape that will be used a lot is that of the hexagon. About every panel of the case will see some sort of modifying. But it won't be a screaming build. It will be tastefull and have a clean look. The build will be using a i7-3770k (at first at least), overclocked to what the custom watercooling loop can handle. So max overclock for a 24/7 working system. It will feature the famous Samsung low voltage overclocking ram (also OC'd to the max) and two or three Nvidia GTX670 cards again under water and max overclocked. All wiring will see full custom sleeving. There will be multiple windows (with engravings). The cooling hoses that will be in sight are going to be made of acryl / plexi tubing. That is if it won't hamper the cooling performance too much. I don't want to spoil everything yet since that takes away the fun for me. I will update the thread in a chronological way. I want to keep some stuff a secret to hopefully surprise a few members. Execution: I have started the build a few weeks / months back. I didn't want to start a buildlog untill I could keep the thread flowing for a while with updates. I am not done with this build/mod yet. It will take a good amount of weeks to finish it. Sadly I am not a millionaire to buy everything day 1 . First things first. The cse itself. I bought it used (because it was cheap and because I was going to modify it anyway). So here are a few pictures of her. Look at what the previous owner did. The complete front full of ugly stickers, a big touchscreen fancontroller and knobs. YUCK. An additional top fan for who knows what reason. Holes in the top mesh and glue to fix it :facepalm: he case was even missing one of it's casefeet. How can you lose one of those? Next update: cleaning this baby up. Looking at the damage done and fixing her up.