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#1 Frank Vasquez

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:39 PM

My computer has been acting a bit strange with the memory maxing out over time - causing lag in games and requiring a reboot. A friend helped me get the timings and voltage right, but I fear that the RAM may have been Damaged. I am going to shell out some coin to get new memory for now, but I am going to build a whole new system too, and I plan to Water Cool it and OC the puppy.

I have never built a Water Cooling system, and I plan to use my current Lian-Li PC-X500 Case - Lian-Li cases are just TOO good to discard.

Going to use the HWL Black Ice SR-1 480 Rad hanging on the back of the case attached with the Koolance Rad Bracket.

I will get the new Intel 2600K CPU, when they are fixed, and I plan on using the Swiftech Apogee XLT Waterblock. Going to use the Swiftech 655 Vario Pump and will get a waterblock for GPU when I decide which GPU(s) to get.

My question is this: What is the proper sequence to run the cooling system?

What I mean is, can someone give me a quick diagram that performs the best? I will have Rad, Pump, CPU Block, GPU Block and Reservoir. What is the correct Order in which I should run them in the cooling circuit?

I was going to get the ASUS Maximus IV, but I have read many blogs on issues that ASUS ROG boards have had with Memory, and I think I may be experiencing those problems with my ASUS Rampage II Extreme. I think I am going to opt for the Sabertooth P67 and buy a 50mm fan to attach to the port for the Thermal Armor cooling, since I won't have a downdraft Air Cooler to provide the air movement.

Here are the components so far:

Pump
Swiftech MCP655 SC http://www.sidewinde...wmc12vdcpu.html

Reservoir
Bitspower 5.25 Bay http://www.sidewinde...5bayrewiuv.html

CPU Block
Apogee XT http://www.sidewinde...wapxtcpuwa.html

VGA Block
?

Radiator
Black Ice Sr-1 480 http://www.dangerden...ce-sr1-480.html

Tubing
PrimoFlex Clear http://www.frozencpu...l?tl=g30c99s172

T-Coupler
Primochill Orange http://www.frozencpu...?tl=g30c499s745

Drain Plug
Bistpower http://www.sidewinde...shsiseplfo.html

Fittings
Fatboys 1/2" Barbs http://www.dangerden...4-fittings.html

Clamps
Herbie Clibs Sz H http://www.sidewinde...clnyhoclsi.html

Coolant
Feser One http://www.sidewinde...nef1coflu8.html

Coils
PrimoChill Blue http://www.frozencpu...?tl=g30c289s717

Motherboard
Asus Sabertooth P67

CPU
Intel 2600K

Ram
G. Skill Newegg 2x2GB (4GB) x 2 (IS THIS ANY GOOD?)

SSD
Crucial C300 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148348

Rad Bracket
Koolance http://www.performan...oducts_id=25631

Thoughts/Recommendations? I have never used anything other than Corsair Ram, so if anyone has suggestions on RAM....

Thanks!

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#2 Blaze413

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:59 PM

this is a good multi-paged guide that will help a lot for liquid cooling

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a-beginners-guide-for-watercooling-your-pc,1573-6.html




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