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Couple of questions for my new build

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Im building a new pc with the i7 990x processor in it. I am for sure water cooling the i7 990x but i am not cooling the gpu and i hav a few questions because i am a newbe to water cooling:

1. i an getting a 120x3 radiator to fit on top of a Obsidian 800D, would 3 fans pulling 74 cfm through the radiator be enough? (not sure how high i want to overclock but im gana push it)

2.How big of a reservoirs should i get if im only cooling the cpu?

3.How many feet of tubing should i get?

4.Should i get a flow meter?

5.Should i just save myself the time and money and get a Corsair h70 or is it worth it in the long run?

thanks for helpin a noob
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1. i an getting a 120x3 radiator to fit on top of a Obsidian 800D, would 3 fans pulling 74 cfm through the radiator be enough? (not sure how high i want to overclock but im gana push it)
You need high static pressure, it isn't all dependent on CFM. But I would assume yes... if your in the market for fans, I would either suggest Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Yate Loon Highs/Mediums Speed.

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2.How big of a reservoirs should i get if im only colling the cpu?
You can have any reservoir you want, size doesn't matter as water doesn't vaporize in a close loop.. you can even run a t-line, but that is not recommended because it makes air bleeding difficult.

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3.How many feet of tubing should i get?
It depends how you will route your system; take a picture of your case, go in paint, add the components you want to buy, and tube 'em all together the way you want. If it is a CPU loop, I would assume 5 feet?

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4.Should i get a flow meter?
Most pumps have a MTBF (mean time before failure) of 50,000 hours; which is equivalent to 5.7 of continuous 24/7 usage. If you want a flow meter incase of pump issues, I just would save your $20.
Also, I have heard that some flow meters have a tendency to reduce water flow by a bit.

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5.Should i just save myself the time and money and get a Corsair h70 or is it worth it in the long run?
Custom watercooling can eat H70, but it is up to you if you think it is worth it. Sure, watercooling offers nice temperatures and bling, but if you think about it, nobody really needs it.. most overclocks are limited by voltage and not temperature. If you have the desire to go water, go ahead and do so (I'm planning on going water myself), but keep in mind you need to do a ton of research and have a bunch of plans. A good CPU loop would cost around $250.. but if you want to save yourself from the trouble, the XSPC Rasa kits are a good place to start.
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thank you that was very helpful

My budget is $300-350 im looking at koolance and my cart is at $297 without fans so im in budget.
im going to check out those fans you suggested
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You want to post what your planning to get and what your expectations are from the cooling (low noise, limited room, etc)?

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The Koolance CPU-370 cpu block, 3x120mm 30-FPI Copper radiator, PMP-450s pump, and 8ft of uv black tubing just to be safe just incase i mess up on a cut or something.

i could care less about noise, the silverstone fan i got now is at 36.5 dBa (LOUD) but it doesnt bother me.

lookin to be at 30-40c idle and 60-75c load (hopefully at 4.5 Ghz or higher)

Hardware:
Asus rampage III
Intel core i7 990x
XFX RADEON 6990
1000w PSU
12g of Corsair dominator at 1886Mhz
Corsair Obsidian 800D or a Dangerden
Edited by vmatt1203 - 4/30/11 at 9:14pm
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