WC 4 Desk Top 8700K OC

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by warcraft, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. warcraft

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    I guys , I have a 8700 k desk top PC for gaming that id like to cool down as much as possible with a custom water loop just for the CPU , need some help on what and where to buy , I'm looking at around the $400 mark and like the idea of all cooper , give me your thought and ideas on what you would buy and where you would buy it :)
     
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    Case? How much radiator can you fit?

    Soft or hard tube?

    Any previous experience in custom loops?

    Gonna move it around much?

    Are you cool with the odd bit of maintenance?
     
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    I like soft

    no this will be my first water cooling of any kind

    case is pretty big , can fit a 360 with three fans

    sure maintance is fine
     
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    Sorry, I missed your 'CPU only' thing above mate. I wouldn't do a custom loop without doing the GPU as well. There's not enough real-world temp gain for a CPU-only loop over a top air cooler or a good AiO. The real benefit to a custom loop is in your GPU loads temps.

    If you have a view to doing your GPUs either now or in the near future - Antikythera has put together a nice loop for your budget. The Sell and Swap forum here often has good deals on pumps and reservoirs and stuff - and very good deals on bulk fittings.
     
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    ok I see what your saying , I was was worried it wouldn't cool the cpu down that much more than my noctua d15 , mite have to just go for a CPU delid and see how it goes
     
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    De-lid all the way mate, for sure. THAT'S where the CPU temp savings are!
     
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    ive made an order for them parts but they don't have these in stock https://www.ple.com.au/Products/615779/XSPC-G14-13mm-12-Black-Chrome-Compression-Fitting any suggestion for other fittings , thx for your help as well makes it very easy as I don't really know what I'm buying :)
     
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    See if Hugh's got what you need mate, he's a top bloke and the fittings are quality :thumbup:
     
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    You can grab these Barrow fittings from mydiyau store as Juzz pointed out which will work.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Barrow-...hash=item3a89db2951:m:mbO2u2hDM4w80oNgn1oLXGw


    Alternatively PCCG has stock of some EK ones. A little more expensive than the XSPC and Barrow.

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/30784/ek-acf-13-19mm-compression-fitting-nickel
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/30783/ek-acf-13-19mm-compression-fitting-black-nickel
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/30770/ek-acf-13-19mm-compression-fitting-elox-black

    Basically you're looking for a soft tube compression fitting that has an inside diameter of 13mm (1/2") and an outside diameter of 19mm (3/4") if you purchased the tubing listed by AntikytheraBB earlier in the thread.
     
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    thx mate . I ened up getting some of those Barrow fittings in matt :)
     
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    I have a waterblock for my gtx1080ti msi gaming x that I never bothered fitting. the factory overboost is in the mid to high 1900MHz on the stock cooler, its quiet and the full load temperatures are pretty low. I'm not even sure its worth it for a single card 1080ti setup anymore.
     
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    What gpu are you using?

    Water on gpu is awesome for stable clocks and strong boost without throttling.

    And its quiet :)
     
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    Depends how you define 'pretty low' I guess mate, and what you find tolerable - for sure. My 980Ti ran at 71C on the air cooler and now runs at 41C on water, with much less noise. If I gamed with headphones all the time I probably wouldn't worry, as you say :thumbup:
     
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    ive got a msi gtx 1080 x
     

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