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Hi

I have just ordered my first water cooling kit, i ordered the XSPC Raystorm 750 RS360 WaterCooling Kit : 750 RS Series Kit , i also ordered another 240mm rad, 6 2500rpm fans for push/pull on the 360mm rad and 2 4250 rpm fans for the 240mm rad. I plan on cooling my CPU and GPU in a single loop, the pump with this kit is rated at 750lph.

my question is, i also plan to add another GPU soon and im wondering if i add this to my loop will my 750lph pump handle a 360mm rad, a 240mm rad, cpu block, 2x gpu block?

My CPU = i7 3770k @ 4.2 GHz
GPU = 7950 OC
Alphacool 7950 GPU Waterblock. smile.gif
Edited by Sogi - 8/29/12 at 2:36pm
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yea it will.
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post #3 of 54
should be no problem ye.
But 2500 rpm fans??? going to be so loud frown.gif
For push sure but you won't need such fast fans, just need good static pressure.
And for pull you'd prefer slower fans then the ones pushing.
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post #4 of 54
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Ok thanks, so im going to have to get something to control fan speeds, i just assumed the faster the fans the better the cooling?
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post #5 of 54
Well, faster fans ofc mean better push cooling.
I'm not sure where I read this but I do remember someone explain it to me once.
Fast fans for push, slow fans for pull.
At the time it made enough sense for me to accept it as truth rolleyes.gif
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post #6 of 54
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Well im not gonna argue with that biggrin.gif Alot of my kit came today and i have fitted my GPU and CPU block, just waiting on some more bits and ill upload some pics thumb.gif
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post #7 of 54
YESH biggrin.gif
Always nice to see build logs ^^
I should really do one when I'm replacing this tiny midget case.
Some of my radiators are sitting on the floor here rolleyes.gif
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Lol you gotta do what you gotta do, i have an enermax hoplite case and i put a window on the side but its not the biggest case, gonna have to mount the triple fan radiator on the back tongue.gif
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post #9 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by amputate View Post

I'm not sure where I read this but I do remember someone explain it to me once.
Fast fans for push, slow fans for pull.
At the time it made enough sense for me to accept it as truth rolleyes.gif

It was in my sig...

It is not refering to push / pull, but push or pull. It originally came from Martin's old fan shroud test. His conclusion from that was:
Quote:
Originally Posted by conclusion 
So.... slow speed = pull, high speed = push, medium speed = it doesn't really matter.

However in his more recent test it was found that the fans did better in push regardless of the speed...

It was decided that it was likely dependant on the specific radiator and fans as to whether push or pull was better.


For push / pull it depends on so many things it is not worth trying to guess. Play round with what you have until you find something that works for you.
Edited by GingerJohn - 8/28/12 at 3:11pm
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