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What I'm Cooling
Case: TH10
Mobo: SR-2
CPU: 2 Xeon X560s
RAM: Corsair Memory Dominator GT 12 GB (3 x 4GB) Memory Kit for Intel Core i7 12 Triple Channel Kit
GPU: TriSLI GeForce GTX 580
PSU: Silverstrider 1200W
HD: Seagate Constellation 1TB (Two)
LG WH12LS30K 12x Blu-Ray Burner

Cooling
Watercool HEATKILLER® CPU Rev3.0 1366
Watercool HEATKILLER GPU-X³ GTX 570 / 580 Hole Edition
XSPC RX360 Radiator (Version 2) (1 for each CPU, 1 for the three GPUs)
Swiftech MCP35X-Res (1 for each CPU, 1 for the GPUs)
Tygon 3603 Tubing
Whatever fittings I'll need.
Distilled water treated with Wetter Water



Newbie to overclocking and water cooling, but this is what I've come up with in my research over the last week. Assuming nothing is wrong with what I've listed for my cooling methods, I have two questions that I'm hoping someone might be able to help me with.

1) Gormless question to someone who knows their stuff, I'm sure, but do I need to get fans for the case as well as the waterblocks? I would guess I do, (how else do the air foils on the RAM work?) but I have no idea how many I should go for, especially given the enormity of the case.

2) Is it wise to run all three GPU waterblocks on one pump and radiator? Won't the cooling power of the system be greatly diminished toward the end of the loop (ie, GPU three). That said, by all accounts I have read so far (two!) even this mammoth case can't hold more than four radiators of the dimension I'm discussing, so... uh...

...help? >_>
post #2 of 6
AFAIK, temps of your three gpus will be determined by what you use, parallel or serial.
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Thanks for the response, but... Um. Sorry. The only meaning I am able to attribute to serial and parrelel are the... y'know, the ports. *cough*

Are you talking about the loops for the GPU?
post #4 of 6
Take a look at this http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekbrtrpa.html
Below the bridge there are two images that show parallel and serial.
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Under load those gpus will pull about 400 watts from the wall each. I doubt one 1200w psu will be able to give steady power to all that.

Your biggest problem is going to be your electrical outlet / wiring in your house and your cost per KW/h..

A liquid system will reach equilibrium over time - loop order really doesn't matter at all.

found it: http://www.youtube.com/user/Trubyd44#p/u/37/iEIkmuVvldA

I think some of his other sr2 videos cover the power consumption as well. Check them all out. Point is, sr2 with 2+ high end GPUs means very non-trivial energy consumption.
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 7/28/11 at 4:20pm
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3 gpu's are fine on one pump and probably another rad, or swap the rads for 480 rads. <-- edit thought you said 2 360's not 3 360's. Personally for a single loop in the th10 i'd still get dual 480's

+1 on getting a 1500w psu

Also you have only one memory kit? You'll want to get 6 sticks total if you're running 2 cpus

I wouldn't bother with the heatkiller cpu block, I would either get the xspc rasa to save money or get the ek copper or the kyros block
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