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Custom Watercooling Assistance

Hello everyone, for the past month, I've been researching non-stop: YouTube videos, articles and forums about watercooling and the parts I need to make it work. I've been too overwhelmed with the information I've been process throughout all of this, and I'm still confused on what I need to get and if the parts will be compatible with one another (i.e compression fittings with the tube, etc, etc.)

 

So, I've ordered two of these: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125988&cm_re=aorus_1080_ti-_-14-125-988-_-Product

 

They already have the waterblock on them. Currently, have Aorus 1080 SLI. I'm going to be selling my 1080's after.

 

So some details if someone would be kind enough to pick out the needed parts for me, I'd be extremely grateful:

Soft tubing (probably from Primochill) and should be clear tubing.

Compression fittings

Bleed/Ball Valve

CPU Waterblock

Radiators

This is my current case, so you can see how many rads can fit in it as they show you a diagram if you scroll at the bottom of their page:

http://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Full_Tower_/Core/C_00003076/Core_V71_Tempered_Glass_Edition/design.htm

 

I already know which reservoir/pump combo I'm going to get:

http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&lv0=109&lv

 

I'm coming to you all because I'm afraid I might order the wrong parts.

 

 

Okay, thank you!

Case: Thermaltake Core V71 CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1700X (overclocked to 4.1Ghz) Cooling: Corsair H110i GT(Push-Pull config) Motherboard: Gigabyte's Aorus AX370 AM4 K7 RAM: G.SKILL 2800Mhz 32GB GPU:  GEFORCE GTX 1080 (SLI) from Gigabyte Storage: Kingston 3K 240GB (main boot drive) Crucial M500 SSD, WD 2TB Green, 100GB HD(As backup) PSU: Sseasonic X Series 850W Gold

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...and if anyone is wondering, yes this is my first-time custom watercooling a system if that wasn't obvious already.

Case: Thermaltake Core V71 CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1700X (overclocked to 4.1Ghz) Cooling: Corsair H110i GT(Push-Pull config) Motherboard: Gigabyte's Aorus AX370 AM4 K7 RAM: G.SKILL 2800Mhz 32GB GPU:  GEFORCE GTX 1080 (SLI) from Gigabyte Storage: Kingston 3K 240GB (main boot drive) Crucial M500 SSD, WD 2TB Green, 100GB HD(As backup) PSU: Sseasonic X Series 850W Gold

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15 minutes ago, Jasdf70TV said:

...and if anyone is wondering, yes this is my first-time custom watercooling a system if that wasn't obvious already.

For your first built I would recommend looking at getting the ktis from EKWB to start off, I personally would recommend the P series kits as they have the well regarded D5 pump unit.

 

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/kits/performance-series

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15 minutes ago, W-L said:

For your first built I would recommend looking at getting the ktis from EKWB to start off, I personally would recommend the P series kits as they have the well regarded D5 pump unit.

 

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/kits/performance-series

 

Yea, I already considered that and decided not to, because I don't want that pump/res combo + going to need extra tubing and fittings anyway. 

Case: Thermaltake Core V71 CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1700X (overclocked to 4.1Ghz) Cooling: Corsair H110i GT(Push-Pull config) Motherboard: Gigabyte's Aorus AX370 AM4 K7 RAM: G.SKILL 2800Mhz 32GB GPU:  GEFORCE GTX 1080 (SLI) from Gigabyte Storage: Kingston 3K 240GB (main boot drive) Crucial M500 SSD, WD 2TB Green, 100GB HD(As backup) PSU: Sseasonic X Series 850W Gold

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10 minutes ago, Jasdf70TV said:

 

Yea, I already considered that and decided not to, because I don't want that pump/res combo + going to need extra tubing and fittings anyway. 

If your wanting to select parts individually I would suggest to start here and look over the details of what is needed to build a loop. 

 

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On the rads you ca run 360 front and top or 420 front and top going by the case page,Thick vs thin depends on what fans you want and space and if you want it quiet or not.Do you want to cool just the cpu or the motherboard also ?Keep in mind if you do the motherboard you will probably have to remove it from the case to get to the screws holding on the heat sinks.This is the motherboard/cpu block https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fb-ga-ax370-gaming-rgb-monoblock-nickel

If you want cpu only if i remember right the http://shop.watercool.de/epages/WatercooleK.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/WatercooleK/Categories/Wasserkühler/"CPU Kühler"/"für AMD Sockel"

Anything heatkiller IV pro am4 will work for you.Some like ek cpu blocks and some like xspc line up also.If i remember right that heatkiller is the best at cooling unless something new has came out.And the best place to me to buy water cooling parts is http://www.performance-pcs.com/

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2 hours ago, andrewmp6 said:

On the rads you ca run 360 front and top or 420 front and top going by the case page,Thick vs thin depends on what fans you want and space and if you want it quiet or not.Do you want to cool just the cpu or the motherboard also ?Keep in mind if you do the motherboard you will probably have to remove it from the case to get to the screws holding on the heat sinks.This is the motherboard/cpu block https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fb-ga-ax370-gaming-rgb-monoblock-nickel

If you want cpu only if i remember right the http://shop.watercool.de/epages/WatercooleK.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/WatercooleK/Categories/Wasserkühler/"CPU Kühler"/"für AMD Sockel"

Anything heatkiller IV pro am4 will work for you.Some like ek cpu blocks and some like xspc line up also.If i remember right that heatkiller is the best at cooling unless something new has came out.And the best place to me to buy water cooling parts is http://www.performance-pcs.com/

 

Holy crap. I didn't even know EK had an Aorus motherboard/waterblock. Thank you so much for that link.

 

I want to fill my case up with as many radiators that it'll take (and yes, I know more radiators doesn't mean my temps will be lower than ambient, but I want it for the looks and to keep my fan speeds low.)

Case: Thermaltake Core V71 CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1700X (overclocked to 4.1Ghz) Cooling: Corsair H110i GT(Push-Pull config) Motherboard: Gigabyte's Aorus AX370 AM4 K7 RAM: G.SKILL 2800Mhz 32GB GPU:  GEFORCE GTX 1080 (SLI) from Gigabyte Storage: Kingston 3K 240GB (main boot drive) Crucial M500 SSD, WD 2TB Green, 100GB HD(As backup) PSU: Sseasonic X Series 850W Gold

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You want to cool your cpu and 2 video cards right ?When it comes to cooling the rule of thumb is 120mm of rad to every pc component you want to cool if you over clock that pc component then double it so you do need 2 360 rads or bigger if you over clock anything or the cpu and video cards.If you want it quiet most thinner rads like slower rpm fans vs most thicker rads like higher rpm fans.Just remember to look up reviews on rads and fans and you kinda want static pressure fans that will run the rpm the rads like.On things like fittings tubing and coolant im kinda fuzzy on that stuff myself.But stick to name brands and most said clear soft tubing will get cloud so to run colored tubing and lights in the res and everything if you want color and use to a clear coolant or distilled water with a biocide,If you use nickel plated blocks i have read a silver kill coil is a bad idea to use.

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