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Hi guys,
I am looking around at running a decent watercooling system in my PC and am somewhat amazed at the kit available out there right now, so thought rather than just jump in feet first I would ask your advice.

Can you guys please advise me on the best route forward to reliably watercool my current spec.

  • 17 2600k @ 4.8ghz. (Hope to try for 5.2K+ 24/7 but currently the H80 cant keep her sub 80C at anything over 4.9.)
  • 3x HD 7970's (may be 4x in future)

Is there such thing as a kit that would just do the job properly?

I realise my case may be an issue and am willing to upgrade that too if required.
post #2 of 10
I doubt that you could buy a Kit to cool all of that. Your probably gonna have to go totally custom as thats a lot to keep cool.

I'd say your going to want at least 2 Triple Rads minimum!

Don't know anything about your case tbh so don't know what its capabilities are when it comes to WC. Have you considered something like a CaseLabs TH10 to house all that great gear?
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I doubt that you could buy a Kit to cool all of that. Your probably gonna have to go totally custom as thats a lot to keep cool.
I'd say your going to want at least 2 Triple Rads minimum!
Don't know anything about your case tbh so don't know what its capabilities are when it comes to WC. Have you considered something like a CaseLabs TH10 to house all that great gear?

An M8 would be plenty, or a STH10 if you want a single wide. Those 7970's run cooler than 580's, so two 360's is a little much, but then again you'll have great temps.

But as this porevious poster said, you'll need to read up and go full custom.

Good luck and say good buy to your wallet.
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An M8 would be plenty, or a STH10 if you want a single wide. Those 7970's run cooler than 580's, so two 360's is a little much, but then again you'll have great temps.
But as this porevious poster said, you'll need to read up and go full custom.
Good luck and say good buy to your wallet.

Interesting comment with regards to the rad requirement. I honestly can't see one 360 rad being enough to cool all of that. He is planning to OC the CPU towards 5.2Ghz and I really can't see him leaving 3 7970s at Stock, no doubt he'd be pushing for 1.2Ghz on the cores.

I run one RX360 on my Bloomfield @ 4.2Ghz plus two 6950's in CF. The 6950s are barely OC'ed and I'm getting around 10C delta t

I'm going to push more Volts through em soon and go for at least 950Mhz on the cores and see what I get temp wise. Looking to add a 240 rad to help with temps a bit more.

But I honestly think one 360 rad isn't enough, especially with OC's
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Go custom all the way.....DIY...best way to go!
 
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Originally Posted by Matt26LFC View Post

I run one RX360 on my Bloomfield @ 4.2Ghz plus two 6950's in CF. The 6950s are barely OC'ed and I'm getting around 10C delta t
I'm going to push more Volts through em soon and go for at least 950Mhz on the cores and see what I get temp wise. Looking to add a 240 rad to help with temps a bit more.
But I honestly think one 360 rad isn't enough, especially with OC's

My 7970s @ 1165 on reference cooler run ~10-15c cooler than my 6950 TF3's did with a mild OC.

@ OP Time for you to hit the books!
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Easy way: Submerge it in distilled water... Throw some distilled ice cubes in there every hour or so... Put a pet penguin in there, they make things look 'colder'.

Ahahah im just messing around obv. Yea, you'll have to make your own custom water cooling system unfortunately...
    
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Interesting comment with regards to the rad requirement. I honestly can't see one 360 rad being enough to cool all of that. He is planning to OC the CPU towards 5.2Ghz and I really can't see him leaving 3 7970s at Stock, no doubt he'd be pushing for 1.2Ghz on the cores.
I run one RX360 on my Bloomfield @ 4.2Ghz plus two 6950's in CF. The 6950s are barely OC'ed and I'm getting around 10C delta t
I'm going to push more Volts through em soon and go for at least 950Mhz on the cores and see what I get temp wise. Looking to add a 240 rad to help with temps a bit more.
But I honestly think one 360 rad isn't enough, especially with OC's

Never said ONE 360 would be enough either. I said two 360's was more than enough. He could run a 240 and a 360 and have plenty still, or a 420 could be enough depending on fans and rad used. Hell on 360 can be enough if you use deltas... then again you have a jet in your computer room.

Please don't put words in my mouth... =P
Edited by Rognin - 3/5/12 at 6:30am
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I have a 480 and 240 and gpu temps can get to mid 50c depending on ambient. I might stick my 120 back in there, I dunno. Negative intake air pressure will be a SERIOUS issue. I fixed that with a mesh window replacement.
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Evening Guys,
Thanks for the replies. Been looking around all night at different things, what a mibefield, but my first job is going to have to be finding a case that I LIKE as aesthetics are very important to me.
So far, the nicest case I can find that looks up to the job is the Corsair Obsidian 800. The search continues...
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