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I’m a water cooling newbie. I’ve built 3 air cooled computers but I’ve always been intimidated with water cooling. I finally got up the courage to jump in the water and started ordering stuff yesterday. My desire is to build a quiet but capable computer with high quality components that can be overclocked (never overclocked either) if I get up the courage to try overclocking. So far I have ordered:
•Case Labs TH10 with pedestal
•Two Black Ice SR-1 560 radiators
•10 Noiseblocker Black Silent Pro PK-2 140mm fans
•Corsair AX1200 (More power than I need but hope if running at 300 to 400 watts it will be quite and if running at 650 to 750 watts it will be relatively quiet.)
I want to go with an Aquacomputer Aquero 5XT, some Poweradjust 2’s, and two loops, one for two EVGA 580 Hydrocopper 2 3072 MB video cards and the other for cooling CPU, RAM, and a full motherboard water block.
Now, what pumps for a quiet but capable computer? I’m thinking of two options now but am totally open to other suggestions.
Option 1:
•Four Koolance PMP-450 pumps (D5 Vario W/Tach Lead)
•Two Koolance RP-452X2 dual 5.25" bay reservoirs
•I would use two pumps in series per reservoir for more power but with speed turned down low for quietness.
•Option 1 should have plenty of pumping power but will it be too noisy?
Option 2:
•Two Aquacomputer Aquastream XT Ultra pumps
•Two EK or I&H reservoirs
•Option 2 should be very quiet but will I have enough pumping power?
What pumps do you guys suggest for a quiet but capable computer?
post #2 of 3
lol, doubt you need 4 pumps at all but whatever floats your boat. AFAIK those koolance res' have problems with being difficult to bleed (from what I have read) however using a bay res those pumps should be very quiet, I have a D5 non vario so stuck at 4 basically on an XSPC bayres and its so quiet I cant hear it once it's bled.
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k Asus Sabertooth P67 Asus Radeon 7970 Ref. Crucial Ballistix 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Vengeance Crucial M4 Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Supreme HF Copper/Red Acrylic CPU Block EK 7970 Reference Nickle/Acetal Black Ice SR1 360 Rad Phobya G-Changer 280mm Radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC Dual Bayres W/ D5 Vario @ 17V Windows 7 x64 Vizio SV320XVT Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H Logitech G510 Corsair TX950W Azza 9000B 
MouseAudio
Logitech Marathon Mouse Asus Xonar DX 
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I've read that putting two pumps in series in a loop allows for one pump to break down while still maintaining adequate cooling to prevent any damage to components.
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