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Hello all,
Been lurking around here a while to find some answers. New to watercooling but not to PC's and case modding.
I will be building a new workstation in the near future. No overclocking in mind at this point. Just stable performance, good cooling and silence in mind.

the hardware is as follows:
MOBO: P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3
CPU: INTEL i7 2600K
RAM: 16GB or 32GB TBD
GPU: PNY quadro 4000
PSU: CORSAIR HX 1050
2 120GB SSD's, 1 1TB HHD

case is an almost stock Lian Li PC-V1000 that I plan on reusing.

I eventually plan on water cooling the CPU,GPU and possibly RAM. I do not think the HDD/SSD will need cooling.

I am looking at getting a kit like the XSPC raza or possibly bulding my own kit.

1. Do you all think that 2 or even 1 120 RAD would be sufficient? this would allow me to WC the computer keeping the case stock. (ie, no rad mounted to top panel. This would be until I sort out how to WC the quadro...

2. I had read that using an external pump vs a reservoir pump will quiet down the system. Is there a significant difference from a dB standpoint?

3. I looked all over the web and couldn't find anything. Did anyone successfully WC a quadro 4000? or know of a good waterblock that would fit?

4. What couplings would you all recommend? I was thinking of using some of the koolance quick disconnect as some parts of the loop.

5. Is there a need to cool the ram if no O/C ?


any help you can give is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance! smile.gif

Marc

PS: I may post some more questions. Should I edit the first post or just add them in the thread?
post #2 of 6
Realistically, at stock, everthing will run with the factory cooling. But if u just want to run cool with no overclock for sake of quietness, then the ram should stay out of the equation for it is unneccesary. If your not going to overclock and just for cpu, 1 x 120 rad will suffice.
If you wanna cool the cpu and gfx card, then it would be good to get 2x 120 or just 1x240.
If your going for overclocks, id change all rad sizes from 120 to 140.
Hope this helps.

If u wanna add questions, add them in the OP, then make a new post that says "updated op"


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Edited by Denim-187 - 12/13/11 at 7:57am
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  1. If you use only a single 120 Rad, I wouldn't cool anything but the CPU. With two 120s, you could look at cooling an additional GPU as well. You won't get great temps, but it'll do.
  2. Not sure. Flow rate is generally better when using a separate pump + reservoir since there aren't as many tight bends (usually). The problem with integrated pump+res combos is that there isn't any decoupling between the pump and the reservoir (Such as the foam pads you use to mount pumps to your case). The dB difference will depend heavily on the pump you're using. Someone with personal experience on this will have to tell you more.
  3. Not sure.
  4. I'm using koolance quick disconnects in some parts of my build. They're particular useful for two reasons. The first reason is if you swap parts out often or end up taking your build apart ocassionally. The second reason is you can use the quick disconnects to easily drain your loop. Affix a spare connector to the end of one of your quick disconnects and you can drain your loop through there. Other than that, the quick disconnects are rather large when coupled together (Male and Female) and may cause layout issues when creating your loop.
  5. No need to cool ram if haven't overclocked it other than aesthetics and being an extreme OCN member.
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Thank you Denim and EA,

I will probably use a single 120 RAD for the CPU at this point and expand the system while I figure out the quadro 4000.
Some people have mentioned using a universal WB on it and have headsinks on the rest of the card's chips. Maybe I'll have to go this route.

EA: good point about the Koolance quick disconnect. That is exactly what I was planning on using it for ... draining.
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Ended up getting the Swiftech "H20-220 Apex Ultima XT Plus" Kit... Looking to replace the barbs with compression fittings.
Anyone know if i can set it all up to use 1/2 ID fittings?
Any comments on the fitting's quality of different manufacturers?
I was looking at the bitspower ones specifically...

TIA,
Marc
post #6 of 6
the compression fittings need to be the same id and od as the tubing.
there's bitspower and enzotech. Ive used both no complaints
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