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Member Since 09 Jan 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 25 2014 09:34 AM

In Topic: Would like some advice on my new build

25 December 2014 - 03:38 AM



My first time posting here. I've had a custom build for 8 years now running a Q9550 with fan cooler. it was built for me. I would rate myself as competant with the parts inside my computer and often research ways to improve it, however as of 4 years ago improving a 775 socket motherboard became very hard, especially to find high spec parts. 


So i decided its time for a new rig that im going to build (or at least attempt) my self.


Intel Core i7-5820K
NZXT Phantom 820 Black Case
G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB)Ripjaws 4 PC4-19200 / DDR4 2400 Mhz
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 16GB Kit 2666Mhz CL16
Corsair CSM 750W Semi Modular 80+ Gold Power Supply
EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5
Seagate 1TB Barracuda (possibly x2 or 1x 2TB)
Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer with SATA
notice no cpu cooler.... this is where i am in 2 minds.
​bearing in mind im out laying a fair bit for the build i want to make sure the basics are done right and therefore liquid cooling always needs to be looked at especially since all the other components look and perform really well.
so my 2 options so far are as follows
fan option: Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan
AIO water cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 Water cooler
full water cooler loop system thing (dont know a short way of saying this yet im sure one of you will enlighten me) i have been advised as its my first self build and water cooler to go for a kit and been swayed towards the:
EK Water Blocks Watercooling Set EK-KIT L240 OR L360


from what i have read the roof of the case should fit a 360 size rad with the fans under it and keep 2x 200mm fans above it in their designated spaces on top.


Question 1. will a 360 make more difference than a 240 if im looking to keep modifying it over the next few month/years.


Question 2. are these kits that i am looking at going to make a bigger difference to my CPU cooling and eventual GPU cooling than the CPU fans above or on my GPU.


Question 3. How difficult is it for a "beginner" to set up a kit like the L240 or L360.


Sorry for War and Peace and i appreciate any replies Thanks.








Will help where i can :)


1, bigger rad better cooling capacity :) my vote is if the rad bits get the bigger rad!


2, water cooling will always make a massive gain over air... even poorly fitted! fitted right it will be a massive improvement!


3, the kit will be no harder to fit then buying all the parts from the online store, your still doing it yourself :)



In Topic: "Two eyes, as often as i can spare them" - Gandalf

24 November 2014 - 04:42 AM

Yeah not bad,


Could say things have changed for me too and time is now a luxury than before!


Well we all need a new ystem from time to time :)

In Topic: Project XFCN (military style)

19 November 2014 - 03:09 PM

If it wasnt for the workstaion being a "built to case" (the motherboard and gubbins fits this case only) i would have had a lvl10 myself!


When you mod the next one drop me a shout, i may have a few services of intrest to you :)

In Topic: Project XFCN (military style)

17 November 2014 - 02:41 PM

Lots and lots of WIN :) you using it as a daily richi?

In Topic: It might just be time for a new project!

16 November 2014 - 06:15 PM

Folding is a nice little somthing when your not using the system :)


I know im pushing my luck with my current psu, but its good enough-when it lets go will go down the sr2 route with more cards :) running single 780 currently on dual monitors-more than enough for cad work and folds at just under 200k a day :)


Theres loads of psu calculators on the net, quick google sesh will find a couple that should give you a good idea :)