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Hi All,

Ive been reading the Forums alot, but this is my 1st real post - I am currently Saving up for a new PC Build, and would appreciate and help / feedback you have on:
A the feasability of the Build and B the watercooling loop.

The basics look like this

CM Storm Trooper (when It comes out on Newegg)
2600k with Moderate to High OC
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
8GB (2x4Gb Corsair Vengence)
Either GTX 560ti SLI(2x) or GTX 580 -- (to go SLI with when I can afford)
Corsair 1050 HX (modular for the cable management.)
Corsair Force GT 120Gb
WD Black 2TB

Now for the Watercooling (why I posted here and not in the General Section)
I kinda go a bit overboard when I make builds - Tell me if this is Overkill / or where you can Improve it.
2x 240mm Rads - 1 top 1 Bottom.
2x 120mm Rads - 1 Rear exhaust 1 Front intake (or 200 If I can mod case)
XSPC X2O 750 Dual 5.25†Bay Reservoir Pump

I know I might need to upgrade Pump -- if so to What>? and how can I place it to fit up after the Bay res and before the CPU?

I havent decided on what colour scheme for Tubes yet (dyes seem like a lot of hassle) Also I want this to Last as long as possible between draining and cleaning out the Loop - longevity is the Key.

I dont really know what Fittings to use, as for the Fans - I want to put as many in push/pull as I can - but not spending a fortune.

Here is a Picture of my Basic Loop Plan, I would like to hide as much of the Tubing around the sides as possible and keep things clear for better airflow.
(the picture has the HDD cages with fans at the front - I will be removing those)



Thanks in advance
Barry
post #2 of 13
i dont think you will need the 2 120 rads jus the 240 rads
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post #3 of 13
Agreed. I think that the two 240's would be enough for a 2600k and 580. I also think that with that many radiators and blocks that pump might struggle. If you take out the extra 120's though, it should be fine.
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Even if you set the rads up like that you would hot box the case and the rads would just heat each other up.
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Not the best pump in the world lol
Try THIS pump and THIS res
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by photogsteve View Post
Agreed. I think that the two 240's would be enough for a 2600k and 580. I also think that with that many radiators and blocks that pump might struggle. If you take out the extra 120's though, it should be fine.
Ok, so its less restrictive to have less rads (helps the pump)- But when i do put a 2nd 580 (eventually) in there, I would need more cooling and hence a better pump?

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Even if you set the rads up like that you would hot box the case and the rads would just heat each other up.
Do you mean that there isnt enough ambient air coming in? that the front rads will heat the air for the exhaust rads?

The CM Storm trooper case a large Mesh opening on the Side Panel (where those 2 fans are showing on the side - would that help bring cooler air in or should I remove the front Intake Radiator (like in above post)?


Thanks for the suggestions
post #7 of 13
If you bottom rad and front rad pull in air, it'll be hot air. The air the top and rear exhaust rads would get is not ambient but warm air, they would be redundant (or almost). IF you do plan on doing that, you could have them all as intake rads (top,bottom,front and read) and have an adequate exhaust set up on your side panel.

Then you'd be ready for a second 580 and still have over rad-age (I just made that word up, but I find it works well).
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They make some BIG cases for watercooling if you have more money to spend?
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Some that come to mind are

XSPC Hive
Caselabs
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post #10 of 13
with your layout, i would go:

bottom rad -> pump -> top rad -> cpu -> gpu. want the coolest possible passing though the cpu block.
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