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post #1 of 12
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Hey,

I am going to upgrade my pc and I want to use water cooling this time. Im currently looking at the XSPC AX360 kit with the dual pump and I want to add an extra ax 240 rad to help cool my gpus. The fans I want to use are the corsair sp 120 2350rpm ones. Does that sound like a good plan? Or is it overkill?
Money doesn't really matter (that much) I just want something that wont break on me and will last some years. This is my first time and I dont have that much knowledge about water cooling and Im not sure which fans are the best for these radiators.


Thanks
Edited by pauly94 - 12/11/12 at 2:21pm
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post #2 of 12
Looks good to me smile.gif I have 6 of those fans now and I love them smile.gif
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Nice to see another one turn to water. The only thing that stands true about watercooling that everyone can agree on is you are never done. I replace most of my watercooling components before that go bad so I don't worry too much about longevity except out of my pump. Anyway, welcome to the club and have fun with it.
post #4 of 12
You don't need two pumps. In fact, in some cases, a second pump only ads more heat and noise to the loop.

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You don't need two pumps. In fact, in some cases, a second pump only ads more heat and noise to the loop.
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I agree here. I was going to run two pumps at one point. After running with one pump and seeing the flow, I will apply that money for another pump elsewhere. My loop has about 11 feet of tubing and 4 90's and two blocks and travels up about two feet to my res. I turned my pump speed down as it was creating bubbles in my line from returning to my res to fast. I use a swiftech MCP655. Try one first then see if you need another. There is other areas that overkill is better like MORE RADS.
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You don't need two pumps. In fact, in some cases, a second pump only ads more heat and noise to the loop.
Cheers cheers.gif

Well, for me, adding a second pump helped quite a bit. But, it's still definitely better to test it out first. My second pump dropped CPU temps almost 7C. On the other hand, having a spare pump in the loop can't be terrible; if the primary goes out, the second can pick up and help prevent damage to the system.
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Well, for me, adding a second pump helped quite a bit. But, it's still definitely better to test it out first. My second pump dropped CPU temps almost 7C. On the other hand, having a spare pump in the loop can't be terrible; if the primary goes out, the second can pick up and help prevent damage to the system.

I find it weird that you would need two pumps with only 3 blocks in your loop.
Are you running your GPU's in serial?
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Thanks guys.
Will 1x360 and 1x240 rads be enough for cpu and 2 gpus everything overclocked? And are these: (CLICK) any good for my 580s?

A bit offtopic:
I can also go for a 690 watercooled directly, but with big kepler coming, it feels a bit dumb. Or will the 690 be able to stand it ground the next 2 years?
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post #9 of 12
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I find it weird that you would need two pumps with only 3 blocks in your loop.
Are you running your GPU's in serial?

Yes, they are in serial.
post #10 of 12
nice biggrin.gif, you will be fine with all, your reservoir already have 2 d5 that is perfect for your loop., I got the old pump model 750 and I have to add the 655 to be safe. just look for silver coil, and better a fan with good static pressure. also like sp120 High Performance 3.1 mm/h2o.
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