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Corsair 800D + E760 Classified + EK-FB Water Block (Need advice)


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My system is as follows...

 

Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D

PS: Corsair CMPSU-1000HX 1000W

Mobo: EVGA 760 Classified

CPU: Intel Core i7-920

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H50

Mem: Mushkin Redline 6GB DDR3 1600 998691

Vid: 1x Asus Radeon HD 5870

HDD: 2x Corsair P128 SSD Raid 0

Sound Card: Asus Xonar D2X 7.1

 

I will only be doing a EK-FB water block for the motherboard. I have to do this because I want to be able to move my sound card into the 1X slot so I can put 2 more video cards down below. The water cooling stuff I have decided on...

 

Mobo Block: EK-FB Full Board Block

Radiator: XSPC RX360

Pump/Res Combo: XSPC X2O 750 (Not sure on this yet)

 

I know some of you might be thinking that I do not need such high end stuff for just doing this but it does not matter to me. Let's get back on track...So the issues that I have been running across are...

 

1. I have done a water cooling system before and I used all 13mm fittings and tubing. I am thinking of not doing 13mm and going down to 10mm (3/8ID). Compression fittings is what I like best for style than anything else. I realized they have 3/8ID 5/8OD and 3/8ID 1/2OD. I'm just not sure which OD to go with. I mean does it really freaking matter? Pros/Cons of both.

 

2. Tubing...Probably will go with red or clear (with red coolant). What is the best tubing. I want something that flexes good. I will probably run enough tubing so it won't kink.

 

3. Which way to face the rad. I could face it where the nozzels will be in the back part of the case. Then I can run a tube right from the nozzel, down to the top part of the EK block. Then from the middle of the block back to the pump/res combo. The only issue would be running a long tube from the pump (out) to the other nozzle on the rad like this guy did (but he did a long tube from the top of the block)...

 

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/1001871p.jpg

 

Could also switch the rad around and go from the pump (out) right up to the rad then run a tube to the top part of the block. Just looking to do something super clean and something where I don't got tubes going everywhere.

 

I've also noticed that if I do compression fittings on the rad, I might need to get an extension and do a 90 degree angle if I want to put the rad with the nozzels in the back of the case.

 

If anybody got any advice let me know. This is killing me inside.

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Mmm i believe tubing shouldnt matter as long as your getting great numbers in your build.

 

Its all about how you execute it vs trying to hide as much tubing as possible.

 

Im building a very similar computer like you

 

e760 with 800d with rad and heatkiller and that same card.

 

Im putting my 360 FeserXchanger on top(outside)

and a 120 FeserXchanger on the rear(outside)

Both in the same loop since ill be cooling my CPU/2GPU/Board

 

As for my pump I made sure I got a strong pump (Swiftech MCP655) since ill be keeping everything in one loop as well as trying to get as high of an OC as I can possibly get.

 

My pump will be mounted on the lower two I/O panels

I got an EK 250mm external Res.

 

As for tubing ill be using primoflex 1/2ID 3/4OD

 

You dont have to use compression fittings you could always just use barbs

(if I may I would suggest using the Bitspower barbs since you wouldnt need any clamps usually) And seeing from your EK block to your GPU you could just run a single barb from the EK to a 45degree barb(which goes to your GPU)

Also keep in mind if theres any restrictions to any part of your build which will cause higher than normal temps.

 

I dont have any pictures because everything is in the midst of getting painted

and the only thing im missing is the blocks and barbs :P

 

keep us posted with your build.

 

edited: Can I ask what blocks your using for your GPUs because from your photo it looks as if your running it straight down connecting both GPUs vs using the SLI bridge.

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Thanks for the info. The picture about is not my build. It's someone else's.

 

"The only issue would be running a long tube from the pump (out) to the other nozzle on the rad like this guy did (but he did a long tube from the top of the block)..."

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really? I would think your performance would increase if you ran your CPU too vs using the corsair system, I think the H50 is for people who dont know how to watercool & people who want a clean uncluttered setup

 

Also if your running your lines for your board why not your CPU as well, esp if you have a 360 rad and a large res

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Here is some other pictures with the same block and fittings...

 

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/P1010617.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/3977126290_98f2f1db66_b.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/dn5r8.jpg

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Alright...this is what the system looks like currently...

 

I really would like to get all my power supply sleeved...but I don't got the time to do it. I wonder if there is someone on here that would do this service for me.

 

Will be moving the sound card up to the 1X slot once the water cooling stuff get's in. The H50 rad will move back down where the exhaust fan is. Push/Pull setup there and making it exhaust instead of intake.

 

Hopefully all the water cooling things arrive this Friday but with my luck most of it will come in and then something important will arrive on Monday. Don't you hate that.

 

Oh...and some benchmark tests for the last pic.

 

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2894.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2897.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2898.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2901.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2902.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2903.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/GoosesSpecsandBenchmark.png

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Ordered from sidewindercomputers.com They had really fast shipping.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/x2o750du5bay.html

 

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2908.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2909.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2910.jpg

 

Waiting for other stuff...

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All done, but I will need a UV red light to make that coolant glow for sure.

 

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2914.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2915.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2916.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2919.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2920.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2921.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2922.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2923.jpg

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http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/goosedizzel/forums/IMG_2926.jpg

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impressive build with the color contrast.

 

Mmm I have that same exact PSU and sleeving is a PITA!

Im using MDXPC sleeving.

 

I could sleeve your HX1000 but it costs a lot considering the sleeves will be coming from Europe. Roughly $200 per PSU

 

LMK via PM if your interested.

 

I would do it myself if I were you. Once you get a couple done its pretty relaxing!

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What is the fan flow direction in this build,and I am struggling with airflow design with this case.

 

I am planning on a build with dual fesser on top located towards the rear of the case for evga 470 WC GPU, and single or dual Fesser on bottom for EK CPU water block. XSPC dual bay reservoir, twin 355's, set up two loops.

 

I was thinking sucking air in at the bottom through rad, up through installed 140 fan into chamber, for the upper rad air being pushed or pulled out through top, additional air intake to minimize negative pressure from single fan sucking in, placed in front of dual rad on top (closer to the front of case) , rear 140 fan in stock configuration...Kinda like this, air enters case from below, gets drawn out the back and top ( heat rises), additional fresh air enters case from top near front of case, is directed over ram, towards rear exhaust fan.. a clean simple black magnetic air filter on top of case would prevent dust from entering case, (bottom entry already protected by filter) and could be easily cleaned... what ya think?

 

Final question to the post, how hard is is to remove lower hard cage to make room for dual fesser on bottom...

 

Or am i smoking something i shouldn't, and just go with triple fesser on top, single loop, for both CPU and GPU, air in through rad on top, air in from bottom, and air out the back????

 

Look forward to you comments,

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impressive build with the color contrast.

 

Mmm I have that same exact PSU and sleeving is a PITA!

Im using MDXPC sleeving.

 

I could sleeve your HX1000 but it costs a lot considering the sleeves will be coming from Europe. Roughly $200 per PSU

 

LMK via PM if your interested.

 

I would do it myself if I were you. Once you get a couple done its pretty relaxing!

 

Yeah, I don't think I'll sleeve it right now. It's in my computer desk and I can't even see the inside so why waste the money on it.

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What is the fan flow direction in this build,and I am struggling with airflow design with this case.

 

I am planning on a build with dual fesser on top located towards the rear of the case for evga 470 WC GPU, and single or dual Fesser on bottom for EK CPU water block. XSPC dual bay reservoir, twin 355's, set up two loops.

 

I was thinking sucking air in at the bottom through rad, up through installed 140 fan into chamber, for the upper rad air being pushed or pulled out through top, additional air intake to minimize negative pressure from single fan sucking in, placed in front of dual rad on top (closer to the front of case) , rear 140 fan in stock configuration...Kinda like this, air enters case from below, gets drawn out the back and top ( heat rises), additional fresh air enters case from top near front of case, is directed over ram, towards rear exhaust fan.. a clean simple black magnetic air filter on top of case would prevent dust from entering case, (bottom entry already protected by filter) and could be easily cleaned... what ya think?

 

Final question to the post, how hard is is to remove lower hard cage to make room for dual fesser on bottom...

 

Or am i smoking something i shouldn't, and just go with triple fesser on top, single loop, for both CPU and GPU, air in through rad on top, air in from bottom, and air out the back????

 

Look forward to you comments,

 

I believe I have the H50 fan blowing in towards the motherboard. I might change it again to blow out. I'm not sure.

 

Sounds like a crazy built you got planned. I know there was another guy that did some dual rad thing with blue and green tubes. I think you should just go for it! Sounds like a fun project.

 

The lower hard drive cage I have no idea because I never had to remove it. So I dunno.

 

I always say "keep it simple stupid". ;)

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