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Water Cooling Kit solution [HELP] Formula-Z/FX-9590/280X

Nepty
Level 9
Hello.
I was thinking about Water Cooling my Computer.

Im gonna buy these things:

AeroCool Strike-X ST (Red)


Water Cooling Solution Kits:
EK-KIT L360 or EKWB EK-KIT H3O 240 HFX
EK ASUS Crosshair V Formula(-Z)

So I am wondering, whats better, rubber or clear tubing?
In the L360 the tubes arent see thru, I would like to see the water with dye.
But will the rubber hose give better durability or are they blowing smoke?
On that note, can I use my PK-1 paste for the CPU or must there be a specific paste?

I also want to water cool my 280x Toxic cards:
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist?gpu_gpus=1192

But I dont know what to get and whats the best solution.
Anyone know can help a fellow out?
I live in Norway so there is a limit on items I can get here, but if I can get them from UK then it wouldnt matter.
Im new to water cooling solutions so share your opinion and give me guide on what you think would be the best and long lasting.
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Nepty
Level 9
Also want high performance fans that are quiet, stick with the stock cooler or change them, if so, change to what kind?
MOBO | ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA
CPU | Intel i9-10850K
COOLER | Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX's)
RAM | G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 64GB 3200Mhz (3800MHz OC) (F4-3200C14D-32GTZR)
GPU |
ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 4090 OC
HDD |
Kingston FURY Renegade e M.2 2TB
PSU |
ASUS ROG THOR 1200

CASE |
ASUS ROG Strix Helios White
OS |
Windows 11 Pro 64bit

Monitor |
Asus 48'' 4K PG48UQ x2

madcratebuilder
Level 10
The EK-KIT L360 is a good kit. I'm pleased with the EK blocks I have on my chvf-z. CPU, MB and 2 GPU's plus a Heatkiller SB block. The EK kit comes with Advanced LRT tubings, it's one of the best.
Speedbird 9590@5.1/CHVFZ/8gb G Skill@2133/ASUS R9-280X all on EK blocks controlled with Aquaero 6 Pro

Goonybird 8350@4.6/GA990FXAUD3/16gb Corsair@1600/Crossfired Sapphire 7990's cooled with CM 240L XSPC res

Nepty
Level 9
Nice 🙂 going for the L360!
Do you use 2 rad's and 2 pumps btw?
MOBO | ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA
CPU | Intel i9-10850K
COOLER | Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX's)
RAM | G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 64GB 3200Mhz (3800MHz OC) (F4-3200C14D-32GTZR)
GPU |
ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 4090 OC
HDD |
Kingston FURY Renegade e M.2 2TB
PSU |
ASUS ROG THOR 1200

CASE |
ASUS ROG Strix Helios White
OS |
Windows 11 Pro 64bit

Monitor |
Asus 48'' 4K PG48UQ x2

Nepty wrote:
Nice 🙂 going for the L360!
Do you use 2 rad's and 2 pumps btw?


I have a 360 and a 240 rad. I run 2 D5 pumps in series. I have cpu-mb-sb and 2 gpu blocks plus a flow meter and filter, it's a moderately restrictive loop. The 2 D5's give me 4Lpm flow and I normally run the pumps around 70% for 3.0Lpm. I'm not seeing much better heat extraction above that flow rate.
Speedbird 9590@5.1/CHVFZ/8gb G Skill@2133/ASUS R9-280X all on EK blocks controlled with Aquaero 6 Pro

Goonybird 8350@4.6/GA990FXAUD3/16gb Corsair@1600/Crossfired Sapphire 7990's cooled with CM 240L XSPC res

MeanMachine
Level 13
Nepty, The H80i is insufficient for the FX 9590 CPU as you have obviously found out,especially if you intend OC.
The EK Kit should be just fine to tame that beast FX 9590.
For OC make sure to populated both 8 and 4 pin MB sockets, cause of the TDP draw.
For thermal paste, I use Arctic Silver, not sure about PK-1.
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