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Liquid Cooling Help

abvolt
Level 11
Hi guys im very new to the whole liquid cooling idea but also very interested in doing this with my build. I,ve been looking at a few kits and the one so far is the Swiftech H20-320 Elite.

I really like the fact in has a copper & brass radiator the Apogee waterblock which looks great also. Do any of you have experience with this kit? I would like to become more proficient at OC, So I'd better know about cooling. Thanks for any info
Current: MSI Xpower Gaming Titanium | 7700K | G Skill Ripjaws V 3000 16Gb | 960 EVO 500Gb | Intel 730 480Gb | Seasonic 1000 Platinum |
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Secondary: R4BE | 4930K | G.SKILL 2400 16GB | Corsair AX 1500i
Intel 730 240GB + 480GB | EVGA GTX780 ti sli kpe | Custom H20
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kkn
Level 14
closed loop or custom cooling?

Zka17
Level 16
I really like the idea of that kind of pump... and radiator/reservoir combo is a nice idea too... - however, I don't have experience with those parts...

I would look around on frozencpu and performance pcs if you can get the necessary parts for less money... I would upgrade that radiator and fans... - but you may end up with paying more...

Just a side note... if you're thinking OC'ing, maybe benchmarking, then the 32GB Vengeance kit will be a limiting factor in your setup...

abvolt
Level 11
Thanks for your comments and I do agree my ram needs replacing I've been looking at customs systems that you piece together, wow a person can really spend lots of $$.
Current: MSI Xpower Gaming Titanium | 7700K | G Skill Ripjaws V 3000 16Gb | 960 EVO 500Gb | Intel 730 480Gb | Seasonic 1000 Platinum |
NZXT X62 | Acer XB270HU | EVGA 1080 ti FTW3

Secondary: R4BE | 4930K | G.SKILL 2400 16GB | Corsair AX 1500i
Intel 730 240GB + 480GB | EVGA GTX780 ti sli kpe | Custom H20

Zka17
Level 16
Yes, you do need to be careful with custom water-cooling! It's addictive... and easily can leave you with empty pockets...

Zka17 wrote:
Yes, you do need to be careful with custom water-cooling! It's addictive... and easily can leave you with empty pockets...

and a busted up component if not carefully 😉

HiVizMan
Level 40
Custom WC is a hobby and a way of life. It can cost heaps and heaps, and is never ending. You can always find something to upgrade. Trust me on this.

A closed loop is good to start with. It gives you the bling aspect and a taste of what WC does. The kit you are looking at is good I can recommend it with confidence.
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abvolt
Level 11
Thank you guys for your comments.
Current: MSI Xpower Gaming Titanium | 7700K | G Skill Ripjaws V 3000 16Gb | 960 EVO 500Gb | Intel 730 480Gb | Seasonic 1000 Platinum |
NZXT X62 | Acer XB270HU | EVGA 1080 ti FTW3

Secondary: R4BE | 4930K | G.SKILL 2400 16GB | Corsair AX 1500i
Intel 730 240GB + 480GB | EVGA GTX780 ti sli kpe | Custom H20

I have the Apogee GTZ cpu waterblock cooling the i7-3770k cpu and it works well. I have the 3770k clocked to 4.7 Ghz. with 1.54 volts and it idles (depending on room temperature) anywhere from 35 - 40 degrees Celsius. Load temperature is anywhere from 70 - 75 degrees Celsius. Cooling unit is the Koolance ERM-2K3U. And yes as everyone has stated above it can get expensive. When installing a liquid cooling unit and waterblocks, just take your time and make sure everything is as you want it to be, you will be rewarded in the end. If you are going to be cooling multiple components I recommend cooling the cpu first and graphics cards last, anything else put in between. I would also recommend using Koolance coolants as they are non conductive and you can mix metals and not have galvanic corrosion occur. Enjoy your new build !