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I plan on using this in the Xigmatek Elysium:



Questions:

Black Ice SR1 or XSPC RX rads?

Can the Elysium handle a 360 + 480mm rad and still have room for a fan controller, dvd drive, hdd and ssd?

Is my pump & res appropriate for the rest of my setup?

I would need a VID connector between my heatkiller GPU blocks correct? Would everything line up correctly?

Should I use compression fittings instead and get rid of the clamps, if so what kind?

What fans should I use, and should they be push/pull or one or the other? I plan on having a UV green setup.

What do people mean when they say "dual loop", and would I need one? Which is better, dual or single?

Do I need rotary or angled fittings? If so, how many and what kind?

What cold cathode lights should I get to make it look similar to this?:



Thanks!
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post #2 of 20
im leaning to black ice sr1.

push and pull are the best, stronger/high rpm fans in push, lower/weaker fans in pull.

a dual loop simply means having two watercooling units independent of each other e.g. a 120 rad,small res,small pump for my cpu block then another 240rad,res,pump for my gpus in sli.
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1. Depends on your noise tolerance, RX rads allow for slower, quieter fans.

2. The 480 is a no go, but you could easily put a 360 up top, and one in the front. You might have enough room for a dvd drive and fan controller above the 360 rad in the front. Though you probably would have ghetto rig hard drive mounts.

3. Res is fine, any will work. The pump, im not 100% sure. I THINK it can handle it, but no promises.

4. It would work no problem

5. It's all about looks imo, compressions look better, but barbs + clamps seal just as well.

6. Depends on your rad setup. If you go with RX rads, i would get Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14's. The SR1 rads need higher speed fans.

7. Dual loop means that the CPU/GPU and other components are separately cooled by their own rad/pump/res. It all depends on how many blocks you have in said computer, if someone has, for example, a full mobo block, ram, cpu, and 3-4 gpu blocks, they are going to want multiple loops, as that many blocks in series are EXTREMELY restrictive. Id stick with single loop for your setup.

8. Most likely no, but you can get a 45 degree fitting for your cpu block, like the one in the pic.

9. Get UV cold cathodes. These would be a good choice, given you have the room to place them

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...451s1145#blank

Phew, did i get everything? If you've got anymore questions just ask
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So they both perform the same, but they work better at different fan speeds?

A 420 could fit in there right? That means I'd have to go for black ice. How does a 420 perform compared to a 480?

What do you mean by ghetto hard drive rig mounts? :/

What is a better pump you might consider to be better?

Okay, then single loop it is.

Thanks a lot for answering!
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1. The Black Ice rads WILL perform better, but at the sacrifice of low noise. But, more on that next answer.

2. Yes, it will fit, and yes you will. But, Black Ice has rads for low speed fans, which i wasnt aware of. I would still stick with the RX360 for the front though, for the reason that it's a lot thicker than any other low speed rad's, way more surface area.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...?tl=g30c95s931

3. You might have to find somewhere else to mount your drives, since the room for the original 5.25 hard drive cages wont fit with the rad in the front. But, you can get adapters and mount them above the front rad in the drive bays.


4. Dont worry about it, one 35x will be fine. But if you really want to be sure you can go for dual 35x, but it would be major overkill.

Btw, these mounts should work for the front rad

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/54...0c95s162#blank
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How many rads are in this setup? It's in a Xigmatek Elysium.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post14292722
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That helped a ton. +Rep. So I know for a fact it can handle a 360mm on the front, and I know I won't be using the bay radiator, so that saves more space.

So it's possible to have a 420mm at the top? By the looks of it in that thread it seems possible...
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I'm still not sure what fans to get... I'd like them to be UV reactive but appropriate for both my black ice and rx radiators. Any suggestions?
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Green 120mm UV

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24962

Couldnt find similar 140's
    
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