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post #1 of 22
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Hello Everyone

This is my first post on overclock.net and already sorry for my english.
I am planning to build my first water cooling system and was wondering if you might melp me with the rad size and the pump selection.

I'm using a intel i7 2600K and 2 GTX 570 in SLI which im planning to cool. I'd really prefer to cool the 3 components in 1 single loop by using an aquacomputer Aquastream advanced. Is this enough?
About the radiatoris: I was first planning to go with a 120.2 and a 140.1 but as far as i have come till now with me research, this is not going to be enough? Will instead a 120.3 and a 140.1 do the job? I am NOT planning to overclock the system.

Would also an EK DCP 4.0 do the job?

Thank you in advance.
post #2 of 22
Well you have a couple of options, now you can put in a 360mm rad with a 120mm between the GPU's but in all honesty this shouldn't be needed. Especially if you're not overclocking.

There are a number of good rads out there, The black Ice GT Xtreme 360, and the RX360 are two. Go with a push/pull system on the rad with some Gentle Typhoon AP15's if you can get them.

As for a pump, the laing MCP655 is an epic pump and will give you great head pressure for your loop.

As for blocks, pretty much go for what you like the look of, just don't be cheap with it. £60 for your CPU should be about right and then 70 - 90 for your GPU waterblocks.

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post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your answer.

I was thinking to use EK Water Blocks and as im on it as well the Parallel SLI bridge by EK, so i wont be able to put the Rad inbetween the GPU's but that wont make a big difference i guess? and again to rads - so you think that even a 120.2 and a 140.1 (140, not 120) could manage the loop?

Edit: so the EK DCP 4.0 definitely wont be enough?
Edited by lspgl - 8/24/12 at 5:39am
post #4 of 22
I really wouldn't recommend your rad being between GPU's,

I'd go like this

Res - Pump - cpu - gpu1 - gpu2 - Rad- Res

Remember when you're putting it all in to make sure that your resovoir is above your pump.

Nothing at all wrong with EK, they make some good kit, Be a bit wary with the nickel ones and when you get tubing get the colour you want, Do NOT put colour additives in the fluid, they gunk up your blocks. I wouldn't go with 2 rads, a single good quality 360mm rad would be a better option.

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post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ah ok - then i misunderstood your first post about the Rad smile.gif

Well the problem with a 360 rad is the case - it would be possible but i'd prefer not to mod too much so it would be easier to go 240 / 140 since i have good mounting spots for them.

About the Pump: is the Laing DDC-1RT/Plus an MCP655?
post #6 of 22
You should be ok with a good 120.3 radiator but you could always go with this if you end up adding a second one

Res - pump - cpu - 140.1 - GPU - GPU - 120.3 - res

I have seen this set up many times and it seems to work great. Just make sure you get good quality rads.

Edit: if you cant fit a 120.3, then i would get 2 rads. A 120.2 I wouldnt think would be enough for both GPUs and the CPU with reasonable temps.
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post #7 of 22
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Ok thank you - are EK Rads considered "good" rads? Or should i go with Black Ice?
post #8 of 22
Black Ice is considered to be one of the best.
EK makes decent stuff.
For price, you cant beat a Phobya radiator on price from aquatuning.us.
     
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post #9 of 22
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Ok thank you.

But once again - I still didn't get it clearly: would a 120.2 and a 140.1 be enough or not?
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by lspgl View Post

Ok thank you.
But once again - I still didn't get it clearly: would a 120.2 and a 140.1 be enough or not?
If those two rads fit your design then yes.
I'd recommend the following:
http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p9273_Phobya-G-Changer-140.html

and

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p10367_Phobya-G-Changer-240-Ver--1-2-Black.html
     
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