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fblackmore
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Default 12-09-2013, 03:01 | posts: 1

I'm having some doubts about watercooling, I already decided what components I will buy, I wanna know what's better for my system, one loop for the cpu and the two vgas or two separated loops and push n' pull is worth the extra noise?
My pc will be an i7 4770, asrock z87 fatality killer, 4 corsair vengeance 1600 4gb modules, ocz fatality 1000. wc parts, two black ice gtx rads 360, the koolance pump/reservoir combo with two pmp 450s and a 24v controller, the cpu and gpu blocks will be koolance too, I do not decided which fans I'll buy.
   
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Default 01-08-2014, 08:00 | posts: 2 | Location: Canada

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I'm having some doubts about watercooling, I already decided what components I will buy, I wanna know what's better for my system, one loop for the cpu and the two vgas or two separated loops and push n' pull is worth the extra noise?
My pc will be an i7 4770, asrock z87 fatality killer, 4 corsair vengeance 1600 4gb modules, ocz fatality 1000. wc parts, two black ice gtx rads 360, the koolance pump/reservoir combo with two pmp 450s and a 24v controller, the cpu and gpu blocks will be koolance too, I do not decided which fans I'll buy.
You're gonna need some high pressure fans for those Black Ice rads as they have a pretty high fin count...the lower the fin count the slower the fan you can use which means less noise. I currently have the same CPU and a Sabertooth Z87 mobo and my temps are great with a RX480 rad in a single loop.
   
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Default 02-05-2014, 05:47 | posts: 107 | Location: Wigan, England

Had a swift read through the front of this and it has made me wonder wether it's worth me bothering going water cooling haha
   
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Default 02-05-2014, 05:58 | posts: 2,681 | Location: Ibaraki, Japan

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Had a swift read through the front of this and it has made me wonder wether it's worth me bothering going water cooling haha
Considering your specs, it would make more sense to sell your current cards and get more energy efficient newer video card. It will heat less and electricity bill will justify its cost on a long run.


   
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Default 12-23-2014, 19:09 | posts: 16 | Location: El Salvador

Hi,
I got I got a 280, 30mm depth, and two 120 radiators, one 30 the other 60 mm depth, is this enough for my i7 and two r9 290x. I can change the 120 slim for a 240 x 50 or replace my reservoir and add a second pump in serial. What change will be better for my loop?.

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Default 12-24-2014, 02:17 | posts: 339 | Location: Canada

More radiator surface area is always better, what kind of pump are you using? My suggestion would be to spend the money towards a large case that supports one or more thick triple or quad rads, rather than multiple slim small rads that will probably restrict flow rate.
   
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Default 01-14-2015, 14:47 | posts: 16 | Location: El Salvador

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More radiator surface area is always better, what kind of pump are you using? My suggestion would be to spend the money towards a large case that supports one or more thick triple or quad rads, rather than multiple slim small rads that will probably restrict flow rate.
Hi, thanks for the answer and excuses for the late reply.
My pump is a XSPC D5 Vario Pump, and changing case for now is not an option due to taxes and shipping fees, so I'm thinking in buying a Black Ice SR2 Stealth U-Flow - 240 Radiator.

My actual rads configuration is:
a dual 140mm, 30mm deep on top, fans pulling
a single 120mm, 30mm deep on back, fans pulling and pushing
and a single 120mm, 60mm in front, fans pulling and pushing

My final rads configuration will be:
a dual 140mm, 30mm deep on top, fans pulling
a single 120mm, 60mm deep on back, fan pulling
and a dual 120mm, 60mm in front, fans pulling and pushing

This configuration will give me better temps?
Later can I add a second pump for better flow rate?

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Default 01-15-2015, 05:49 | posts: 339 | Location: Canada

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This configuration will give me better temps?
Going to a thicker 120 on the rear won't make a substantial difference I don't think, especially if you have to remove one fan to make it fit. Having more radiator surface with the dual 120 should help a bit though.

What fans are you using on the rads? If they're just regular slow speed case fans you're losing a lot of cooling potential versus a high rpm/high static pressure type fan.

D5 vario is a beast, you sure you need two of them? Maybe with a very restrictive cpu block it might be needed, someone else might comment on that I haven't run with water cooling for years now.
   
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Default 01-15-2015, 06:32 | posts: 6,695 | Location: Austria (no kangaroos here)

I'm new to watercooling but picking together the parts for a custom loop to, so pardon my noob question:

Is it better to have bigger rads (tripple rads for instance) than single fan ones? Besides preasure needed, I can imagine that, does it offer better cooling to have say two 120 rads than one 240?
   
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Default 01-15-2015, 13:22 | posts: 16 | Location: El Salvador

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Going to a thicker 120 on the rear won't make a substantial difference I don't think, especially if you have to remove one fan to make it fit. Having more radiator surface with the dual 120 should help a bit though.

What fans are you using on the rads? If they're just regular slow speed case fans you're losing a lot of cooling potential versus a high rpm/high static pressure type fan.

D5 vario is a beast, you sure you need two of them? Maybe with a very restrictive cpu block it might be needed, someone else might comment on that I haven't run with water cooling for years now.
I have noctua fans NF-P12 and NF-A14-FLX, all my rads are low fpi.
Then, I will only change the 120 rad for the dual 120.

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Default 01-15-2015, 19:54 | posts: 16 | Location: El Salvador

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I'm new to watercooling but picking together the parts for a custom loop to, so pardon my noob question:

Is it better to have bigger rads (tripple rads for instance) than single fan ones? Besides preasure needed, I can imagine that, does it offer better cooling to have say two 120 rads than one 240?
Looking for my problem I just found this very good article http://www.techspot.com/community/to...a-to-z.180876/ , and it says in 1.0 Planning, that cooling is the same.
   
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Default 01-15-2015, 20:12 | posts: 791 | Location: Worcester UK

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Looking for my problem I just found this very good article http://www.techspot.com/community/to...a-to-z.180876/ , and it says in 1.0 Planning, that cooling is the same.
The advantage of having less and bigger radiators over lots of smaller ones in my opinion is fitments which are not cheap and sometimes can be a real pain to get hold of (45' & 90' angle ones for instance). One 240 rad is only two fittings, over the four if you had 2x 120s. Cooling performance would be next to no difference I'd have thought.
   
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Default 01-16-2015, 06:17 | posts: 6,695 | Location: Austria (no kangaroos here)

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Looking for my problem I just found this very good article http://www.techspot.com/community/to...a-to-z.180876/ , and it says in 1.0 Planning, that cooling is the same.
Thanks for the link, will check it out!

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The advantage of having less and bigger radiators over lots of smaller ones in my opinion is fitments which are not cheap and sometimes can be a real pain to get hold of (45' & 90' angle ones for instance). One 240 rad is only two fittings, over the four if you had 2x 120s. Cooling performance would be next to no difference I'd have thought.
Yeah, less fittings = less chance for leaks too, I thought. But I wasn't sure if it puts more trouble on the pump or anything, but good to know. I'd just try to go for the bigger rads out of easyness of mounting them, one big thing requires less work (and maybe screws done) than two smaller ones.
   
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Default 02-18-2017, 09:48 | posts: 20 | Location: Portugal

Hi there i did not no if this is the right place but here it goes i been following guru 3d more over a decade now but i registerd now here is my setup:











   
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its a 6950X

2X 1080
Alot of SSDS
and ALOT HDD
32gb gskill 2800mhz at 3200mhz
corsair 1500i
all on a custom loop

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