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Building my liquid cooled gaming rig! Help appreciated!

peche

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#51
That sucks dude sorry to hear that.
no worries, Commander G42 window its pretty fine, i'll just do some modding in a few monts for having more space,

about the pacific RL Water kit ?

Regards,
 
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#52
Very nice kit only concerns are the bad reviews of Thermaltake's kits on newegg which all made the same complaint, "bad reservoirs". I've been looking at EKWB.com. But have yet to settle on exactly which one (hard to do when the only part you KNOW you're going to get is the case lol).
 

peche

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#53
Very nice kit only concerns are the bad reviews of Thermaltake's kits on newegg which all made the same complaint, "bad reservoirs". I've been looking at EKWB.com. But have yet to settle on exactly which one (hard to do when the only part you KNOW you're going to get is the case lol).
i have seen couple of reviews that claims that the coolant is crap, gotta check more cause maybe on my whish list for this xmas,
 
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#54
That's about the time I'm looking to build my own lol.
Given how well the Zen sticks this landing. And how good it's price looks as well.
Failing that, I ..... guess go.... Intel....
 

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Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
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#55
That's about the time I'm looking to build my own lol.
Given how well the Zen sticks this landing. And how good it's price looks as well.
Failing that, I ..... guess go.... Intel....
its a must to go intel, dont waste time hopping AMD will come up wih something decent,

Regards,
 
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#56
If they had better business practices and at the very least comparable prices, I would find it easier to consider. But as it stands, it would be the same price if not more to build a last gen Intel as it most likely will to build a new first gen AMD after they release the Zen. Trust me dude don't take it as disrespect to you or anything so personal I just happen to have time to wait and would at least like to see what they have spent this much time and money creating.
 
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#57
Weird sometimes what people have a conscious for these days...

As far as pricing goes, the difference is really only going to be found in the processor. Board costs are about the same, and memory would be the same too....same as x99 (quad channel i believe?). So part of that difference in cost will be absorbed by buying 4 sticks i stead of 2 like intel z97/z170 requires.

As you said, you have the time, just dont hold your breath... and dont let brand loyalty cloud your judgement.
 
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#58
Very nice kit only concerns are the bad reviews of Thermaltake's kits on newegg which all made the same complaint, "bad reservoirs". I've been looking at EKWB.com. But have yet to settle on exactly which one (hard to do when the only part you KNOW you're going to get is the case lol).
Check my system out I started with full thermaltake setup now only the door rad remains, the reservoir lasted just a year and its all Ek now ,there stuffs just better though often dearer.
Ill likely be getting a Zen based setup but its deffinately going to be a lighter lan party rig but in even that I'd deffinately get an Aio.
 
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I'm trying to be more unbiased about this. I like AMD for their performance and price and Intel is just .... unscrupulous, cute throat, and only concerned with the bottom line, but they make good parts as well. So it's not been easy but once the new numbers are in I'll know more about what I'm building and hopefully I'll have time to figure out how to liquid cool a machine right. What parts I'll be using and if I'm aiming for all in one units or shooting for the full custom job. So again I find that "time is on my side" lol.
 
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Memory Corsair vengeance 16Gb @1600 cas8
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#60
I wasn't pushing Amd friend I'm stoicly value based when hardware buying hence my rig but I was pushing EK over thermaltake Wc kits even with an Lcs case :)
 
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I wasn't pushing Amd friend I'm stoicly value based when hardware buying hence my rig but I was pushing EK over thermaltake Wc kits even with an Lcs case :)
OK wow I just checked out your rig and it is..... damn impressive 2x Rx 480's that must run about anything like a scalded dog. Plus the 32gb of RAM hell you could mod for days.
 
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#62
I'm trying to be more unbiased about this. I like AMD for their performance and price and Intel is just .... unscrupulous, cute throat, and only concerned with the bottom line, but they make good parts as well. So it's not been easy but once the new numbers are in I'll know more about what I'm building and hopefully I'll have time to figure out how to liquid cool a machine right. What parts I'll be using and if I'm aiming for all in one units or shooting for the full custom job. So again I find that "time is on my side" lol.
It is, and you seem to need it, LOL!

As far as watercooling, we have great guides at my home site, check them out: http://www.overclockers.com/beginners-guide-water-cooling/
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/628092-The-Ultimate-Water-Cooling-Thread
 
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