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Ive been going around this forum posting different threads here and there.
I thought to myself, why am i opening a new thread for every question i have?

Instead ive decided to to create this thread with the build that i plan on putting together later this year and just include the questions regarding each part i need for my build.


I will be putting together my first ever water cooled rig starting This December 22nd.

After much research and forum hopping i am almost ready to start ordering the parts

But i am still in need of expert help.

Here is the case i will be using:
http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-th10-case/








Mother Board:
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+



Processor:
AMD Bulldozer when its released



Memory:



GPU's:
2x ATI 6990's in Crossfire



CPU WaterBlock:

Cuplex Kryos HF .925 Silver Edition



GPUs Waterblock:

(To be determined.) I would like to go with EK but i have heard many times that they flake alot. Your thoughts on this

Rads:
Black Ice SR-1 Rads
(Not sure as to how many or which one i will need.
Need your help on this)



Pumps:
MCP655



Res:
(To be Determined. I was thinking of the Phobya Balancer 450)

PSU:
Silver Stone ST1500



Tubing:
PrimoFlex Pro LRT Red Tubing 7/16 ID



Barbs/Fittings:
(To be Determined)
(I would like best least restrictive HF ones if possible. Your Thoughts please)

Fan Controller:
Fan Controller: Lamptron FC-8
(im not absolutely sure if i would need this, or if it would benefit me at all. Your thoughts on this please)



Fan Cables:
Phobya Y-Cables



Fans:
(To be determined. I would like the quietest Best performing ones. Your advice please.) (Also, is it best to have fans on both sides of all my Rads?)



Questions regarding setup:

1> Is it better to have a single loop for each device i am cooling?
If so, I will get what ever is necessary to make it happen.

2.>140mm or 120mm fans. Which one and why?


Thats it so far.

I have a little more than 2 months to plan and get everything i need.

Thanks for the Help!
post #2 of 10
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1> Is it better to have a single loop for each device i am cooling?
If so, I will get what ever is necessary to make it happen.
If you slip the loop in to CPU and GPU yes you would get better temps, but it will make the case look like as mess, as long as you have A big rad or two then you wont have any problems.

You need 5x120 worth of rads as a sort of minimum for me, more will be better as you can lower the fan speeds. You can fit 420s in the floor and front so maybe thats a way to go?

Quote:
2.>140mm or 120mm fans. Which one and why?
120mm rads as you can use better fans (120mm fans have better static pressure than 140mm)

Quote:
Barbs/Fittings:
(To be Determined)
(I would like best least restrictive HF ones if possible. Your Thoughts please)
1/2" Barbs, Black Bitspower power IMO, since it would appear its not a budget build! Maybe get some 45s and 90s If you need to make turns. Its all personal though, I like to have the tubes as straight as possible you might prefer nice flowing curves.

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Fans:
(To be determined. I would like the quietest Best performing ones. Your advice please.) (Also, is it best to have fans on both sides of all my Rads?)
Alot of people are going to say GTs, but I find that they are very noisy, I would pick a rad with a low Fin count and get some GELID wings in push pull.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/8/11 at 6:09am
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If you slip the loop in to CPU and GPU yes you would get better temps, but it will make the case look like as mess, as long as you have A big rad or two then you wont have any problems.

You need 5x120 worth of rads as a sort of minimum for me, more will be better as you can lower the fan speeds. You can fit 420s in the floor and front so maybe thats a way to go?



120mm rads as you can use better fans (120mm fans have better static pressure than 140mm)



1/2" Barbs, Black Bitspower power IMO, since it would appear its not a budget build! Maybe get some 45s and 90s If you need to make turns. Its all personal though, I like to have the tubes as straight as possible you might prefer nice flowing curves.



Alot of people are going to say GTs, but I find that they are very noisy, I would pick a rad with a low Fin count and get some GELID wings in push pull.
Thanks for replying!

What about Thermal Compound? I currently use Arctic Silver 5
What do you recommend to get the best possible temps?

Also what about the Fan controller? I put it up on this thread, but im not sure if it will benefit me or not. I see that GELID has alot of PWM fans. Should i go with PWM instead?
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Thanks for replying!

What about Thermal Compound? I currently use Arctic Silver 5
What do you recommend to get the best possible temps?

Also what about the Fan controller? I put it up on this thread, but im not sure if it will benefit me or not. I see that GELID has alot of PWM fans. Should i go with PWM instead?
The PWM feature on the fan wont work on a fan controller, the fans would just be controlled by the voltage as normal 3pin fans would be.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
If you slip the loop in to CPU and GPU yes you would get better temps, but it will make the case look like as mess, as long as you have A big rad or two then you wont have any problems.

You need 5x120 worth of rads as a sort of minimum for me, more will be better as you can lower the fan speeds. You can fit 420s in the floor and front so maybe thats a way to go?



120mm rads as you can use better fans (120mm fans have better static pressure than 140mm)



1/2" Barbs, Black Bitspower power IMO, since it would appear its not a budget build! Maybe get some 45s and 90s If you need to make turns. Its all personal though, I like to have the tubes as straight as possible you might prefer nice flowing curves.



Alot of people are going to say GTs, but I find that they are very noisy, I would pick a rad with a low Fin count and get some GELID wings in push pull.
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The PWM feature on the fan wont work on a fan controller, the fans would just be controlled by the voltage as normal 3pin fans would be.
You misunderstood my question.

I know that pwm wont work on the fan controller. Duh!
They are four pins and would connect to the motherboard.

what i was asking you was is it better to go with PWM fans and ditch the fan controller? if so, why?
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
If you slip the loop in to CPU and GPU yes you would get better temps, but it will make the case look like as mess, as long as you have A big rad or two then you wont have any problems.

You need 5x120 worth of rads as a sort of minimum for me, more will be better as you can lower the fan speeds. You can fit 420s in the floor and front so maybe thats a way to go?



120mm rads as you can use better fans (120mm fans have better static pressure than 140mm)



1/2" Barbs, Black Bitspower power IMO, since it would appear its not a budget build! Maybe get some 45s and 90s If you need to make turns. Its all personal though, I like to have the tubes as straight as possible you might prefer nice flowing curves.



Alot of people are going to say GTs, but I find that they are very noisy, I would pick a rad with a low Fin count and get some GELID wings in push pull.

do you know of a video that reviews/shows u the sound that those GELID fans make at different RPMs? If so, can you please post it? I am really picky about the types of sounds these fans make.
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Im sorry I will no longer offering support in this thread.
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martins has a review on fans with video of noise
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2009/05/05/r2-fan-testing/

with the amount of fans you will have you would be better with a fan controller then putting voltage through the motherboards pwm
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martins has a review on fans with video of noise
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2009/05/05/r2-fan-testing/

with the amount of fans you will have you would be better with a fan controller then putting voltage through the motherboards pwm
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Edited by jblanc03 - 10/8/11 at 11:10pm
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
martins has a review on fans with video of noise
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2009/05/05/r2-fan-testing/

with the amount of fans you will have you would be better with a fan controller then putting voltage through the motherboards pwm
Im sorry i replied to the wrong quote earlier

Yes thank you for your advice i will stick with the fan controller
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