Future Upgrades and Water Cooling Plans

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  1. N00berG00ber's Avatar
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    Future Upgrades and Water Cooling Plans


    ayyy whats up gents? long time, no post lol. so with the upcoming 10nm cpus coming from Intel next year, i am planning some upgrades for my PC. specifically, CPU, mobo, case, and cooling. for the case, im shooting for the corsair 500D. CPU and mobo TBD, and for cooling, i'm planning on the EK Fluid gaming 360G kit with red tubing and an either an extra 120mm or 240mm rad in the loop. i can't decide.

    my plans right now are to buy the case next month then possibly wait on the cooling components until the new sockets are here to confirm compatibility. these fluid gaming kits are all aluminium parts and can only be used with themselves. with Intel's new i7 flag ship CPU and a 1080ti, do u guys think that one 360mm rad in front is enough? or should I go with a 240mm rad on top and the 360mm rad in front? the other option was the 360mm rad in front and a 120mm rad in the rear and keep the top open for 3 120mm fans. Obviously, either the 240mm or 120mm rad will be after the CPU in the loop and before the GPU. After the GPU in the loop will be the pump and then 360mm rad.

    so what would provide the best cooling for you water cooling geniuses? single 360 in front, 360 with 240 on top, or 360 with 120 in the rear?

    Obviously i plan on overclocking the CPU as much as possible and deliding it (if intel hasn't learned about their sh*tty thermal paste IHS problem). The GPU is already overclocked to 2025MHz on the core with FTW3 bios. i plan on keeping this OC but adding voltage to it. The GPU cooler will have to be dremmeled a little bit to fit my card, but its easy to do and there are directions online.


    New Parts:

    CASE:
    Corsair Obsidian 500D CC-9011116-WW Black Aluminum Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

    COOLERS:
    EK-KIT A360G - Newegg.com
    EKWB EK Fluid Gaming EK-FG 240 Expansion Pack - Newegg.com
    EK-FG 120 Expansion Pack - Newegg.com
    PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Flexible Tubing - 3 - Bloodshed Red - Newegg.com
    PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coil - 1 Pink - Newegg.com

    RGB:
    CableMod Magnetic LED Strip RGB Kit - 60cm - Newegg.com
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  2. N00berG00ber's Avatar
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    well after typing all that, im just gonna say screw it and go with the 360 + 240 rad combo. seems like thats what most people go for anyway.
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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    N00berG00ber said:
    well after typing all that, im just gonna say screw it and go with the 360 + 240 rad combo. seems like thats what most people go for anyway.
    Well Patrick, writing things down, is one of the best ways to help when making a decision.... right?
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  4. N00berG00ber's Avatar
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    Cliff S said:
    Well Patrick, writing things down, is one of the best ways to help when making a decision.... right?
    true lol. im gonna be buying the case and LEDs next month, so ill keep this post updated once i get to building it.
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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    N00berG00ber said:
    true lol. im gonna be buying the case and LEDs next month, so ill keep this post updated once i get to building it.
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  6. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    I'd stay away from the fluid gaming line mixed metals and all
    Also not sure the pumps are all that great either D5's are I suppose the best or supposed to be.
    Vario version of the D5 is adjustable and most get that to control the speed mostly to lower from a D5's usual 4700rpm to a lower rpm 2500 or so.

    Stay away from aluminum components and get copper radiators....
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  7. paulpicks21's Avatar
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    Hey Noober, hope you're doing well. Not spoke in ages!
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  8. N00berG00ber's Avatar
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    Hey! Yeah, just been busy, I'm still debating these upgrades. I'm looking to be buying a car next year, so I'm trying to save for that. I may be just getting the fluid kit, and case and lights.

    The fluid kit does not mix metals. It's all aluminum down to the pump internals.
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  9. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Yeah well just saying an all aluminum system is far less quality than one of copper but fell free to get it if you want too
    Doubt the 280-360p = performance kit is much more $$ and it's copper based... much better pump
    gpu blocks wise there are e few universal copper around cpu also :)
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  10. N00berG00ber's Avatar
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    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Yeah well just saying an all aluminum system is far less quality than one of copper but fell free to get it if you want too
    Doubt the 280-360p = performance kit is much more $$ and it's copper based... much better pump
    gpu blocks wise there are e few universal copper around cpu also :)
    I was searching around for a copper kit and they will end up costing 2x as much mostly because they don't come with the GPU block.

    I also tried to price out my own parts, again, same story. Almost 2-3x more.
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