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Hi again biggrin.gif

so, am few clicks away from my first WC system. Main goal is: Maximum cooling and reliability.

here's what am thinking:

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Its all going to be in a TJ07. 360 on top, 480 in the buttom.

Loop order: Res->pumps->cpu->360 rad->gpus->480 rad->res

am planning to add a 4th gpu in the near future (the dual pumps). For that reason, am getting a second psu of 850 W. Am thinking of letting it take care of the water system.

so... watercooling pros, what do you think? smile.gif

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With 2 pumps and 2 GTX, I'd say you don't care about noise level so getting 38mm high rpm Delta fans might help unleash the potential of those rads better.
I don't care much about noise myself but honestly, you'll be sitting next to a jet reactor smile.gif

What's your CPU waterblock ?
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With 2 pumps and 2 GTX, I'd say you don't care about noise level so getting 38mm high rpm Delta fans might help unleash the potential of those rads better.
I don't care much about noise myself but honestly, you'll be sitting next to a jet reactor smile.gif

can't be worse than the three stock 7970 fans? :O
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What's your CPU waterblock ?
EK Supreme HF, EN Nickel Acetal, yay/nay?
    
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Not 100%, but I hear the XSPC tubing isn't that great.
Primochill is usual the recommended brand.
    
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Not 100%, but I hear the XSPC tubing isn't that great.
Primochill is usual the recommended brand.
ok, i will check that out, thanks
    
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can't be worse than the three stock 7970 fans? :O

Deltas can absolutely be worse than three stock 7970 fans... tongue.gif Still though, I'd agree with some 38mm fans to make the best use of the GTX radiators, if noise isn't a serious concern. Something like San Ace H1011's are great without being ridiculously loud, or you can go with faster Panflo or Delta fans if noise isn't a concern at all.
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Deltas can absolutely be worse than three stock 7970 fans... tongue.gif Still though, I'd agree with some 38mm fans to make the best use of the GTX radiators, if noise isn't a serious concern. Something like San Ace H1011's are great without being ridiculously loud, or you can go with faster Panflo or Delta fans if noise isn't a concern at all.
well, i meant that the dual pumps and the rads can't be worse than the stock 7970 fans? tongue.gif
...and tbh, the reason i picked those fans is their rated cfm and their looks... white/black.
the San Ace H1011 can do 102.5 cfm, and those am looking at does 96 cfm. for me, a noob in this field, is not much of a difference?
    
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can't be worse than the three stock 7970 fans? :O

It could be if you want the best performance, which means running the fans at high speed.
Take a look at Martin's review where he says that the GTX's true potential can be achieved with high speed fans
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the GTX really wants more fan power than the little 25mm Titan’s can provide, it would be in it’s prime with 3000RPM high pressure 38mm fans.
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it’s just not a radiator that is optimal running lower pressure 25mm fans at 1000RPMs or less…that Xtreme double dense core likes extreme fan power

The remaining question would be: do you actually need two GTX ?
Are you going to overclock those 7970 ?

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EK Supreme HF, EN Nickel Acetal, yay/nay?

I was about to get an EK Supreme HF Full EN Nickel myself but ultimately decided against it since their issues with nickel plating (even in the EN version) don't seem entirely resolved.
I'd go with their full copper version or check other brands (watercool, aquacomputer etc)
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It could be if you want the best performance, which means running the fans at high speed.
Take a look at Martin's review where he says that the GTX's true potential can be achieved with high speed fans
Yes, I agree... the gtx will perform at its best with ultra high speed fans. thats why i picked them. but Gauvi, the fans in the op are not low noise/rpm fans? they may not be the fastest, but 96 cfm @2600 rpm is quite ok? or am i too stupid to understand? :/
am affraid it will be too noisy.. i know i said maximum cooling, but a little noise consideration must be taken into account, just a little tongue.gif

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The remaining question would be: do you actually need two GTX ?
Are you going to overclock those 7970 ?
they are born to be oc tongue.gif also planning on pushing the cpu higher...
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I was about to get an EK Supreme HF Full EN Nickel myself but ultimately decided against it since their issues with nickel plating (even in the EN version) don't seem entirely resolved.
I'd go with their full copper version or check other brands (watercool, aquacomputer etc)
Ok, i will look into that, thanks smile.gif
    
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well, i meant that the dual pumps and the rads can't be worse than the stock 7970 fans? tongue.gif
...and tbh, the reason i picked those fans is their rated cfm and their looks... white/black.
the San Ace H1011 can do 102.5 cfm, and those am looking at does 96 cfm. for me, a noob in this field, is not much of a difference?

Well, with radiators static pressure also plays a large role, as the radiator is a restriction in the airflow. The more static pressure, the more airflow you'll actually see on a radiator, as you'll never get the open-air ratings. I don't know the static pressure on the NZXT fans, but I do know that the H1011's have over twice the pressure of Gentle Typhoon AP-15s, which translates directly to more airflow over the rad. I'd be curious as to how accurate the ratings are on the NZXT fans, also... I know San Ace's ratings are dead on, but some manufacturers tend to overstate their airflow and understate the volume.
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