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post #11 of 48
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I bought a switch for my WC build last month which is not ready yet but from what i have heard, most 240's will fit on the bottom of the Switch 810 with little problems. With a 280mm at the bottom with a long PSU, you will have problems even with a smaller PSU, connections to the unit will be tight.
As using distilled water, you can always use a pure silver kill coil in place of pt nuke. I plan to go this route when I get all my parts and from what I hear, distilled water+ kill coil is quite idiot proof smile.gif

yup I researched on that so was thinking of just sticking to a 240 but a 280 would do wonders since bigger rads don't really need high rpm fans, or am I wrong? nice that you already have a Switch do you have some pics on oc.net that you showcased on your setup? and yes I've read on using "kill coil" I would get that if I eventually went the route with distilled water.
post #12 of 48
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I have read having 2 pumps run on a single loop is more efficient than just running 1, since having 2 can push more water and that if one fails the other one can still do the job. Question is for the setup up I'm aiming for would it be just ok to have 2 pumps on a single loop?? Aiming for Bitspower pumps

This came to mind instead (since it's dual) http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=33360
Edited by AVEPICS - 6/9/12 at 9:14am
post #13 of 48
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quick question (might end up with a different case, if it is feasible) Is a 140mm rad and a 280mm rad enough to cool down an Ivy bridge OCd @ 4.5ghz+ and a pair of GTX670 4GB in SLI with good temps?? *** will also add fan shrouds to the rads too
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bump....
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You can run 4.6 on air at 70c load, so I'd say yeah
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much thanks for the reply wink.gif
post #17 of 48
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new update folks, finally chose the Tower that I'm going to house my components in:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11494/cst-1049/Danger_Den_LDR_Tower_29_Black-Series_Acrylic_Case_-_Customizable.html?tl=g1c9s812&id=eSyDH2Jn&mv_pc=984

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I was hoping if any of you kinda people can help me into what Rad should I go for, so far I was looking into Coolgate and Phobya 140mm rads.
post #18 of 48
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Would anyone know if these waterblocks are compatible to the new GTX680 4GB cards? Hoping to wc the cards but so far no one has made a new block for these "non-reference" cards

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15708/ex-vga-02/EVGA_GeForce_GTX_680_Hydro_Copper_Waterblock_400-CU-G680-B1.html?tl=g30c311s1631&id=eSyDH2Jn&mv_pc=7327
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It depends on whether the non-reference card only has an aftermarket cooler, or if the PCB has been changed as well. Unless you are going for extreme overclocks and need voltage control (which for a first build isn't necessarily advisable) I would stick to a reference card and the overclocks available within the stock voltage range (which would save a few bucks too). As far as the 4gb goes, there are negligible performance gains at nearly all resolutions, especially relative to the performance gains you can get from ocing a gpu under water. It definitely is a safer bet to go with reference cards.

As far as your initial question about static pressure vs airflow fans at 140mm, look at the FPI (fins per inch) rating for any radiator you consider. A sub-10 fpi rad will be fine with almost any fans (with the possible exception being super-thick rads such as the Gchanger), but as you climb above 15fpi you really should look for static pressure oriented fans (which are NOT common in the 140mm size). Static pressure is measured in mmH20 or inH20 so when looking at SP ratings, bear in mind that you may have to do some conversions.
 
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It depends on whether the non-reference card only has an aftermarket cooler, or if the PCB has been changed as well. Unless you are going for extreme overclocks and need voltage control (which for a first build isn't necessarily advisable) I would stick to a reference card and the overclocks available within the stock voltage range (which would save a few bucks too). As far as the 4gb goes, there are negligible performance gains at nearly all resolutions, especially relative to the performance gains you can get from ocing a gpu under water. It definitely is a safer bet to go with reference cards.
As far as your initial question about static pressure vs airflow fans at 140mm, look at the FPI (fins per inch) rating for any radiator you consider. A sub-10 fpi rad will be fine with almost any fans (with the possible exception being super-thick rads such as the Gchanger), but as you climb above 15fpi you really should look for static pressure oriented fans (which are NOT common in the 140mm size). Static pressure is measured in mmH20 or inH20 so when looking at SP ratings, bear in mind that you may have to do some conversions.

regarding the rad and fan subject, are you saying that I can do good with a Phobya Gchanger rad? (leaning more onto getting this instead of Coolgate) not sure on how to measure what I'm looking for with regards to fans but with the chosen rad would these fans work? (I narrowed it down to these fans for good airflow and low rpm fan speed)

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13263/fan-869/Gelid_Solutions_Wing_14_140mm_x_25mm_UV_Reactive_Gamer_Fan_-_UV_Blue.html?tl=g36c15s775&id=eSyDH2Jn&mv_pc=21052

or

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11748/fan-760/Prolimatech_Blue_Vortex_14_140mm_x_25mm_CPU_Fan_87_CFM_181_dBA.html?tl=g36c15s775&id=eSyDH2Jn&mv_pc=22379
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