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So, I made a couple of days ago on watercooling. I was thinking of going with a Level 10 GT case, which is indeed, horrible for WC. So, I decided to go with the Corsair 800D instead.

I'll be cooling a 990x i7, 2x GTX590s (Will definitely be OCing the CPU, and I'll try and see how far can I OC the 590s as well) + RIII Motherboard & 6 Dominator GT Modules (Mobo and Ram blocks are more for looks than actual performance, but I still need to figure out how to fit them into the loop).


1 - Radiators

As for the rads, I've selected these, but if you think there are better options, I'd be glad to hear you out.

Top Rad (360mm) - XSPC RX360
Bottom & Rear Rads (140mm ?) - Black Ice SR1 140

Now, I know that 140mm fans can be installed on the bottom & rear, but I'm not sure is 140mm rads fit. If I have to go for 120 instead of 140, I'd choose the XSPC RX120-D

If someone could tell me if I can fit 140mm rads, it'd be great.


2- Fans & Fan Controller

So, with these rads, which fans will deliver the best performance? Also, would installing fans on both sides of the rads do any good?

I'm thinking of getting 3 1850RPM Gentle Typhoons for the 360 Rad. What fans do I go with for the 140mm rads?


3- Pump

I'm thinking of going with the Swiftech MCP 35x, but I have yet to choose a top for it. Any suggestions?


Thanks a lot!
Edited by xFyre - 5/3/11 at 4:00am
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Sounds good.I would skip 140mm rads and just go for 120mm rads,the fans are way better for these and you will have no trouble installing,140mm fans tend to be weak and not much static pressure which is what you need.

Fans on both sides of rad is defo the way to go.

As for the pump i would get anything over 600L per hour,EHIEM are really solid pumps and highly regarded by watercoolers,or Laing.
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Okay so,

I'll go with GentleTyphoon fans on both sides of the rads, and I've already found a fan controller that can handle what I want (20W per channel).

About the pump, since I have a lot of blocks, would it be convenient to install 2 pumps? The reservoir I have has 4 holes, so I can do a pseudo-double loop. Or is 1 pump enough?
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Okay so,

I'll go with GentleTyphoon fans on both sides of the rads, and I've already found a fan controller that can handle what I want (20W per channel).

About the pump, since I have a lot of blocks, would it be convenient to install 2 pumps? The reservoir I have has 4 holes, so I can do a pseudo-double loop. Or is 1 pump enough?
I would go with two MCP355 using the aftermarket dual top. MCP355 has much better head pressure than the MCP655, is smaller, and has aftermarket tops to increase its performance even more.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26241

[Edit]
Do not bother using dual loops. It is a waste and you won't really see any benefit. Just run it with two pumps in a series and you will be good to go.
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post #5 of 8
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I would go with two MCP355 using the aftermarket dual top. MCP355 has much better head pressure than the MCP655, is smaller, and has aftermarket tops to increase its performance even more.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26241

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Do not bother using dual loops. It is a waste and you won't really see any benefit. Just run it with two pumps in a series and you will be good to go.
I was looking at this dual top and I've got another question. Does the top, err..., "merge" the two pumps? Like, has the block only one intake and outtake?
Edited by xFyre - 5/3/11 at 9:56am
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Yes, that top does merge the pumps. This increases performance by quite a bit. There are 4 holes on the pump, two possible inlets and two possible outlets. Choose one of each and plug the other two using the supplied stops.

Although I think a single MCP35X would be enough for the loop anyways.
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Yes, that top does merge the pumps. This increases performance by quite a bit. There are 4 holes on the pump, two possible inlets and two possible outlets. Choose one of each and plug the other two using the supplied stops.

Although I think a single MCP35X would be enough for the loop anyways.
I recommended two simply because he has 5 blocks and two radiators which seams like a lot of restriction to me for just one pump.
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I recommended two simply because he has 5 blocks and two radiators which seams like a lot of restriction to me for just one pump.
Yes, I'm going with two pumps like you suggested. It's extra performance, and I haven't gone over budget yet.


I think I'm all set. However, before I buy the parts I just want to make sure of one thing.

I know that the 800D has holes for both 140mm and 120mm fans on the rear, so I will go with a 120mm rad there. However, from what I've seen, the bottom vent is only compatible with 140mm fans.

I can drill some holes or get an adapter (if such a thing exists), but I'd like to clear that up first.

Thanks again, +1 for all of you!
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