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    Best watercooling

    As a newbie in the field of OC I would be happy to get some advice about the best watercooling system for the rampage 4 extreme with the intel 3960 processor?!

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    Welcome to the forums..

    Is this your first time trying to watercool? If yes, I'd recommend one of the high-end closed loop systems, like the Corsair H100i, which have been very well reviewed. They provide a lot of cooling power for the 2011 CPU's, don't cost the earth and don't have the associated risk that comes with building your fist water loop.

    However, if you wanted to go down the custom route, something like the EK-KIT H30 240 HFX might be what you are after, as it comes with everything you'll need.

    What case are you using? This will affect the size and thickness of radiator/fans you can fit in to cool the system.

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    The best watercooling parts are
    Cpu block: Koolance cpu 380
    Pump: D5 with XSPC top
    Tubing: masterkleer or primoflex pro
    Fittings: Bitspower or Monsoon
    Radiator: Depending on how fast the fans are Alphacool nexxxos 30, UT60 or monsta. Where the 30 is for silent slow fans and monsta is for fast fans
    Coolant: Distilled water with biocide

    I picked these items purely based on performance.
    | Chassi: Phantom Fulltower White Edition | Mobo: Maximus V Extreme | CPU: i7 3770k
    | Memory: 2x8gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz | GPU: PNY Geforce GTX 670 | PSU: NZXT Hale 90 750w
    | SSD: Intel 120gb 330 series (OS) | Intel 120gb 330 series (Games n stuff)
    | Monitor: LG 29EA93 | Cooling: Custom Loop

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    In fact I am just a 58 year old with a passion for flightsimming (Prepar3D) and not at all into hardware. I let build the computer you see in my signature, and find with this kind of hardware it should be overclocked, but I will not construct it myself! D0n't worry! I just want to know what cooling system I should order!
    Thanks for all your help!
    Cooler Master Cosmos II, Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W, Intel Core i7 3960 Extreme, ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME, 8xDDR3 2400MHz, Corsair XMS3 Dominator 32 GB Core i7 DDR3
    2133MHz, CL9, 8x 4GB, DHX+, CL9-11-10-27, 1.5V XMP, SSD OCZ Revo-Drive 3 480GB, WD Caviar Black 3.5" SATA-III 2TB, ASUS Nvidia GeForce ENGTX690

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    Just my thoughts on WC. Water cooling systems are personal it's hard to find ones that looks the same (Unless it's from a kit). A tip for you is to check on different sites and look at the parts and see what you like. The performance difference isn't that big, maybe 1-2C difference between the latest generation of water blocks. Though depending on what you would like to overclock, if your budget allows it I would suggest you also have a look at water cooling the GPU as well as the NB and SB.
    | Chassi: Phantom Fulltower White Edition | Mobo: Maximus V Extreme | CPU: i7 3770k
    | Memory: 2x8gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz | GPU: PNY Geforce GTX 670 | PSU: NZXT Hale 90 750w
    | SSD: Intel 120gb 330 series (OS) | Intel 120gb 330 series (Games n stuff)
    | Monitor: LG 29EA93 | Cooling: Custom Loop

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    Yes I have in mind to watercool the GPU as well, but what is the NB and SB? (soory it's my english deficiency!)
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    Northern Bridge and Southern Bridge, It's where the VRM and Chipset is cooled.
    It's not your English fault, unless you're a hardware geek it's hard to understand certain words, probably 95% of the population in England won't know of these either :P

    Here is an example: http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/moth...t-re4-csq.html
    | Chassi: Phantom Fulltower White Edition | Mobo: Maximus V Extreme | CPU: i7 3770k
    | Memory: 2x8gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz | GPU: PNY Geforce GTX 670 | PSU: NZXT Hale 90 750w
    | SSD: Intel 120gb 330 series (OS) | Intel 120gb 330 series (Games n stuff)
    | Monitor: LG 29EA93 | Cooling: Custom Loop

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    well i just did a quick googling on a noob help guide.
    if your interested to read you can
    http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/water...beginners.html

    but IF its only the CPU you are interested to cool, the H100i is a good cooler, its a closed system whit 2 120 fan on it ( its a 240 rad ) whit a "corsair link" to your motherboard tru USB.
    but if you want to go custom, it sadly will cost you a good deal of euros.
    and the risk is there that you can damage parts when you start to dismantle the parts thats gona be watercooled. ( your waranty will not be valid enny more ).

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    Very interesting and informative link!
    Yes I want to watercool my 690 GPU too!
    Cooler Master Cosmos II, Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W, Intel Core i7 3960 Extreme, ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME, 8xDDR3 2400MHz, Corsair XMS3 Dominator 32 GB Core i7 DDR3
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    Quote Originally Posted by francesco.doenz View Post
    In fact I am just a 58 year old with a passion for flightsimming (Prepar3D) and not at all into hardware...
    Thanks for all your help!
    Hi, francesco.d.
    Glad to see a fellow simmer (I´m grounded at the moment, though, until my build is finished)
    I invite you go join my user group, http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=21
    I´ve started a discussion on Prep3D, would love to get some input.
    I would recommend you to take part in the build, you´ll soon learn the tricks of the trade. I got into home built rigs because of flightsim.

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