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Thinking about a custom loop, need advice.

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I haven't gone much into water cooling yet, but I'd like that to change sometime soon.

I'm planning on building an X79 build in 2-3 months and would like to have a custom loop in it.
As for the graphics cards, I will be using either HD 79xx's or GTX 670/680's.


I was looking through radiators, and stumbled upon something pretty interesting: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_912&products_id=32880&zenid=286f8e8144f75f0a6cf281f1641b501c
This will all be going in my Silverstone Raven RV02 case, so I think this would be a perfect fit. Could I run 2 High-end GPU's and a CPU on just this radiator alone? I plan on doing quite a bit of overclocking, but nothing outrageous. I always keeps volts in the "safe" range.

What do you guys think of this radiator? What kind of pump should I get for a radiator this size?
What else would I need besides tubes and fittings? What's a good coolant brand to get? Need a good CPU-Block also!
Need some advice, thanks OCN! thumb.gif
Edited by Jaguarbamf - 10/23/12 at 8:50pm
    
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Rule of thumb is 1x120mm radiator for every component, and an extra 120 for overclocking.
So this looks ok, though i've never head of the brand, but it looks alright!
Just buy some slow fans, since it has a low FPI(13)
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The super skinny rad will not perform as well as a full thickness one unless you put high speed fans on it-- they make it skinny by sacrificing cooling area. You'd really want more rad than that for 2 GPUs and a CPU-- 2 of those would be more appropriate, unless you don't care at all about noise and are willing to use deltas or something.

The answers to the rest of your questions can be found in the "watercooling essential threads" sticky in this subforum. Look around, and if you have some more specific questions come back! thumb.gif
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The super skinny rad will not perform as well as a full thickness one unless you put high speed fans on it-- they make it skinny by sacrificing cooling area. You'd really want more rad than that for 2 GPUs and a CPU-- 2 of those would be more appropriate, unless you don't care at all about noise and are willing to use deltas or something.
The answers to the rest of your questions can be found in the "watercooling essential threads" sticky in this subforum. Look around, and if you have some more specific questions come back! thumb.gif

I was just curious as this is a 180mm triple radiator, which is much different from any of the 120mm radiators.
My case only has support for 180mm (up to triple) and a 120mm (only a single). Is a triple 180mm 35mm thick radiator not enough?
I could just run the GPU's off the 180mm and buy an extra-thick 120mm radiator for the CPU.
    
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