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MATX RIG: Would it be possible?

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Would it be possible to watercool an i7 2600k and Gtx 560ti SLI rig using just a single 120mm rad and a single 240mm rad all in one loop??????

I'm currently using a P180 Mini case so space is quite limited, but i am eager to see how far i can push this form factor. I do quite like the case and want to build a nice little rig for it, something with a good amount of overclocking ability and something that packs quite a punch.

I think i could fit a 240mm rad in the front like this (not my rig but you get the idea)!



I'd be using EK-FC460 GS/Sonic Full-Cover Waterblocks for my 560ti's (they are compatible)!
Edited by lyster - 7/23/11 at 10:31am
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What are your ambiental temps?
Roughly said, those radiators should suffice.
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If your pump is up to scratch with 3 blocks and 2 radiators then yes. you have the same fin surface area as a 120.3 rad which is generally considered ample for all if the radiators are of high-ish quality. If it's a front mounted 120.2 you should get best results if you mount the fans on the back to suck outside air through the radiator into the computer
Edited by staceyeliz - 7/23/11 at 10:55am
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What are your ambiental temps?
Roughly said, those radiators should suffice.
My ambient temps are fairly good, my computer is in quite a cool room.

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If your pump is up to scratch with 3 blocks and 2 radiators then yes. you have the same fin surface area as a 120.3 rad which is generally considered ample for all if the radiators are of high-ish quality. If it's a front mounted 120.2 you should get best results if you mount the fans on the back to suck outside air through the radiator into the computer
So what kind of pump would i need to get? I'd like it to be a pump/res combo for convenience.

Would something like this be enough?
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...-pid-8332.html
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I don't know exactly whether or no that pump would suffice but I would assume it wouldn't, at least I personally would save up and get a pump I could trust. When searching for pumps don't be too distracted by flow rate figures it's pressure (delivery head height) that is important especially in busy loops and if you look at the figures for that pump it is 1.8m as opposed to the 4.7m of a high end pump:

http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...-pid-6647.html

Keep your eyes peeled on the FS sections of forums and ebay as you can often pick up pumps for cheap. If you find a laing DDC such as that on forums you can always add on a reservoir:

http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...roducts_id=515

and if you have a pump without a reservoir but want to get it up and running you can always just use a T-line which is more efficient until you find the reservoir of your dreams .
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I don't know exactly whether or no that pump would suffice but I would assume it wouldn't, at least I personally would save up and get a pump I could trust. When searching for pumps don't be too distracted by flow rate figures it's pressure (delivery head height) that is important especially in busy loops and if you look at the figures for that pump it is 1.8m as opposed to the 4.7m of a high end pump:

http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...-pid-6647.html

Keep your eyes peeled on the FS sections of forums and ebay as you can often pick up pumps for cheap. If you find a laing DDC such as that on forums you can always add on a reservoir:

http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...roducts_id=515

and if you have a pump without a reservoir but want to get it up and running you can always just use a T-line which is more efficient until you find the reservoir of your dreams .
Thanks for the tips. Looks like i've got some reading/researching to do! Bit of a water-newb tbh!

At least it seems like a possibility. If i can get the right parts for the right prices, i might be able to put a reasonable loop together! Should be fun to try anyways!
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post #7 of 7
YES<,, I had a i7 (x58) and 2 480s in sli on a single thin 360. SO Yes.

if you can get thick rads. I got a feser 240 here (never use). i can sell pm.
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