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I've decided to mod the case of my sig rig for watercooling. I was wondering how many radiators I would need to cool a CPU, RAM, Dual GPU, and Mofset. Also how many pumps will I need and what is a good one?
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post #2 of 39
A 360+240 should suffice. You could probably go with a MCP355 or MCP35x as a pump, one will do.
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post #3 of 39
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Do you think that I could get away with 3 of the 120mm rads?
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Do you think that I could get away with 3 of the 120mm rads?
You would be better off consolidating them into one radiator or 2 at most. Less tubing and you can always mount them outside the case if space is a problem
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You would be better off consolidating them into one radiator or 2 at most. Less tubing and you can always mount them outside the case if space is a problem
I was going to mod the top of my case to allow for 1 140mm rad and 1 120mm rad. I was going to use the outside of my case only if needed. You think I need 360+240? I have a 2600k and two 5870s in crossfire.
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I was going to mod the top of my case to allow for 1 140mm rad and 1 120mm rad. I was going to use the outside of my case only if needed. You think I need 360+240? I have a 2600k and two 5870s in crossfire.
Tough to tell. I have 2x 140mm slim radiators and I hope that will be enough for my 2600 and my 5850. I would think it could work, but you might be limited in overclocking. I am just going to unlock and overclock my 5850 and leave the CPU stock. Maybe someone else can chime in.
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post #7 of 39
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Tough to tell. I have 2x 140mm slim radiators and I hope that will be enough for my 2600 and my 5850. I would think it could work, but you might be limited in overclocking. I am just going to unlock and overclock my 5850 and leave the CPU stock. Maybe someone else can chime in.
Perhaps 2x Dual 80mm or 96mm rads instead of two single 120mm?
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post #8 of 39
3x 120 rads will cool that, but not that well.

I would recommend 5x120 radiators (or to that effect, eg. a 240 rad and a 360 rad) You could get away with less, but you'll see good improvements having extra rads.

I would back off the mosfets and RAM, it generally doesn't need liquid and focus on the CPU and GPUs.

A good pump to go for is the Swiftech MCP35x, it has great pressure at 1 GPM (above this flow, you will see very little performance gain from flow).
    
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post #9 of 39
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3x 120 rads will cool that, but not that well.

I would recommend 5x120 radiators (or to that effect, eg. a 240 rad and a 360 rad) You could get away with less, but you'll see good improvements having extra rads.

I would back off the mosfets and RAM, it generally doesn't need liquid and focus on the CPU and GPUs.

A good pump to go for is the Swiftech MCP35x, it has great pressure at 1 GPM (above this flow, you will see very little performance gain from flow).
Sorry to keep bugging ya, but would this work?

Two of these
http://www.hwlabs.com/index.php?opti...d=23&Itemid=20

One of These
http://www.hwlabs.com/index.php?opti...id=12&Itemid=9

and One of These
http://www.hwlabs.com/index.php?opti...d=20&Itemid=17

Would this be enough?
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Boarderline, those are very good rads at dumping heat but you're only coming up to about a 360 rad, with some high speed fans, perhaps they will perform ok.


Have you considered an externally mounted radiator though, drill a few holes in your case, get a mounting kit and you could have a 360GTX on top with a 120mm inside, that'd work ok and cheaper (for the surface area)


Also, If you're going with Hardware labs GTX stuff, I can't state this enough, you need strong high RPM fans, and a powerful pump.
    
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