WC loop or loops sugestions.


Mar 3, 2009
Well I think it is time to go into watercooling. Here is my current system specs.
cosmos s case
msi x58 eclipse plus
core 17 920
3 2gb ocz platinum ddr3 1600
3 xfx 3tx 285's
1 blue ray burner and one blue ray drive
1 velociraptor and one wd 1tb black
corsair hx1000
xfi fatality titanium pci e sound card.

Think I want to go with danger den for the parts but not sure if I need 1 loop or 2. I tihnk I can fit a 360 and a 120. If this will not be enough I can always buy the atcs 840.


Nov 20, 2007
A good WC loop for the CPU will be a 120x3 rad, pump/res, CPU block, and hoses etc. About $300 or so.

If you want to WC the 3 GPU's your looking at close to $80 per card on the cheap end, might have to go a full cover block due to space and thats umm $120+ each card. Same 120x3 rad, same pump etc. in a whole second loop.

So, pretty easy to say your gonne be close to $900 total.

You don't need to cool anything else besides what I listed above. You can, but the $$ issue really clibms fast and has very very little benefit.

Two loops. Danger Den is okay, he does make some nice blocks, I use his GPU blocks myself. Thats all DD makes. All the rest is reselling. There are MANY MANY other and somewhat better parts out there.

Here is a quick links , please spend a LOT of hours of reading and learning. It's NOT like going to Best Buy to pick up a new DVD player.

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=282232 Pretty up to date info and buying guide
http://gilgameshreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75:hokiealumnus&catid=40:eek:verclocking-and-cooling&Itemid=86 Another good guide
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=312743 What to do once all the stuff is in the door
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223835 Many build logs on MANY cases, great learning tool.

My latest rig:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/index.php? Not a noob site, but great stickies
http://www.ocforums.com/ My fav, good peeps, know their stuff, less hardcore
http://www.over-clock.com/ivb/inde [...] opic=20277 A GREAT Europe site
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/ Decent site

Tests on equipment, not reviews, truly scientific tests
http://translate.google.com/transl [...] n&ie=UTF-8 Info on rad testing
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=220593 More rad testing
http://skinneelabs.com/ Host for Martins lab and some newer tests
http://www.skinneelabs.com/MartinsLiquidLab/ Test results, very technical