Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Silent Computing › Silent pc build with separate water cooling enclosure
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Silent pc build with separate water cooling enclosure

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
My idea here is to get this thing silent by separating the noise into 2 boxes and dealing with the noise separately.

Alright so here are the components I'll be trying to make silent. I know it's not recommended to try and silent dual video cards but I'm looking for a challenge here.
CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer

Next up is the case and the separate water cooling enclosure.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
I chose the R4 because it is packed with sound dampening stuff and it looks pretty.

As for the separate enclosure I don't even know where to start. I'd really appreciate the help on this one.

This is my first time setting up a water cooled pc so I'm not sure what I need or how much I need.
Please tell me if I'm missing something or if you think what I've got won't work for my setup.
Radiator: 1x 2x RX360
GPU Waterblock: 2x 7970 Waterblock
CPU Waterblock: 1x Coper RayStorm Waterblock
Pump and Reservoir: 1x Dual 750lph Bay Pump Reservoir V4
Pump: MCP 655
Reservoir: ?
I don't know if this is enough pump or enough Radiator power to cool this. Input please!

What do you guys think?
Edited by packerbackermk - 12/20/12 at 7:23pm
post #2 of 9
You are going to need more radiator for two 7970s and a 2600k. 360 is probably just cutting it.
Also, you will need a stronger pump of you want to place your separate enclosure any distance away. The MCP 655 is pretty good.
RPI Compy
(18 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770k MSI Z87 Mpower  MSI GTX 970 GAMING MSI GTX 970 GAMING 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
4x4gb 2133MHz G.Skill Ripjaws X Samsung Evo 1TB 750GB Seagate 7200RPM Custom WC loop 11x 120mm in P/P 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Asus VG248QE G-Sync Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Keycool 84 MX Black Corsair RM1000w Caselabs SMA8 Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd Phenom II x6 1090t Asus sabertooth 990FX xfx 6870 g.skill ares 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OLD 500GB HP thingy Thermaltake SpinQ VT Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w NZXT Phantom Black Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
PowerCase
Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
  hide details  
Reply
RPI Compy
(18 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770k MSI Z87 Mpower  MSI GTX 970 GAMING MSI GTX 970 GAMING 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
4x4gb 2133MHz G.Skill Ripjaws X Samsung Evo 1TB 750GB Seagate 7200RPM Custom WC loop 11x 120mm in P/P 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Asus VG248QE G-Sync Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Keycool 84 MX Black Corsair RM1000w Caselabs SMA8 Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd Phenom II x6 1090t Asus sabertooth 990FX xfx 6870 g.skill ares 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OLD 500GB HP thingy Thermaltake SpinQ VT Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w NZXT Phantom Black Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
PowerCase
Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

You are going to need more radiator for two 7970s and a 2600k. 360 is probably just cutting it.
Also, you will need a stronger pump of you want to place your separate enclosure any distance away. The MCP 655 is pretty good.

Ok I'll switch to the MCP 655 pump. What reservoir would you suggest?
post #4 of 9
Going to also agree with more rads. General rule of thumb is (120mm rad per waterblock) + 120mm rad
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
I decided to just get 2 360 rads. It might be overkill but whatever. If i'm going to spend this amount of money on a build then I might as well keep it all plenty cool.
I still havn't found a box to put all the watercooling in.
post #6 of 9
You could try this radiator:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11760/ex-rad-123/Phobya_XTREME_Nova_1080_Radiator.html

If you look below there are optional external housings/stands etc for it. You really can't beat the price on this thing either. thumb.gif
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

You could try this radiator:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11760/ex-rad-123/Phobya_XTREME_Nova_1080_Radiator.html
If you look below there are optional external housings/stands etc for it. You really can't beat the price on this thing either. thumb.gif

That is a beast of a radiator. I could set like 6 low rpm low noise fans on this thing and leave the other holes empty and still probably be able to clock up the 2700k quite a bit. I wish I could try before I buy though.
post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by packerbackermk View Post

My idea here is to get this thing silent by separating the noise into 2 boxes and dealing with the noise separately.

How about putting the entire computer where you would put the separate water cooling enclosure, then running a video cable and USB cable to your desk, and using a USB hub for your peripherals?
Main home rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3570K ASRock Z77E-ITX GeForce GTX 670 8GB Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Allsop Metal Onkyo TX-SR505 receiver, Polk bookshelf speaker... 
  hide details  
Reply
Main home rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3570K ASRock Z77E-ITX GeForce GTX 670 8GB Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Allsop Metal Onkyo TX-SR505 receiver, Polk bookshelf speaker... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
Go through an outside wall and hang the rad out there ?

LOL

dunx

P.S. Or down through the floor into a basement / up into a loft space ?
Wee-PC
(17 items)
 
Wee black box
(13 items)
 
Boinc Box
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 - 960 Asus P6T7 WS Revolution with MIPS water blocks. XFX HD 7950 + waterblock Powercolour R9 280X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial Ballistics Tracer 6 x 4Gb 2Tb WD caviar green Crucial M4 64 Gb SSD  Sony NEC DVD  
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Apogee Drive + Allphacool 180mm rad W7 Dell 29" 21:9 IPS monitor Coolermaster 1250W PSU 
CaseAudio
Antec P280 Scythe Kama Bay Speaker 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7-4770K Asus Impact VI Corsair XMS 2 x 4Gb DDR3 1600 WD 1Tb caviar black x3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel X-25 SSD 80 Gb Corsair H80 W7 Panasonic 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseOther
Keysonic wireless Silverstone 450 W SFX PSU Fractal Design Array R2 Griffin Powermate 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 870  Asus Maximus III Formula GTX 480  HD 5870 
RAMHard DriveCoolingMonitor
OCZ 4x 2Gb  WD 2TB Green Corsair H70 Dell 17"  
PowerCase
Coolermaster Silent Pro 750W NZXT Panzerbox 
  hide details  
Reply
Wee-PC
(17 items)
 
Wee black box
(13 items)
 
Boinc Box
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 - 960 Asus P6T7 WS Revolution with MIPS water blocks. XFX HD 7950 + waterblock Powercolour R9 280X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial Ballistics Tracer 6 x 4Gb 2Tb WD caviar green Crucial M4 64 Gb SSD  Sony NEC DVD  
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Apogee Drive + Allphacool 180mm rad W7 Dell 29" 21:9 IPS monitor Coolermaster 1250W PSU 
CaseAudio
Antec P280 Scythe Kama Bay Speaker 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7-4770K Asus Impact VI Corsair XMS 2 x 4Gb DDR3 1600 WD 1Tb caviar black x3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel X-25 SSD 80 Gb Corsair H80 W7 Panasonic 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseOther
Keysonic wireless Silverstone 450 W SFX PSU Fractal Design Array R2 Griffin Powermate 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 870  Asus Maximus III Formula GTX 480  HD 5870 
RAMHard DriveCoolingMonitor
OCZ 4x 2Gb  WD 2TB Green Corsair H70 Dell 17"  
PowerCase
Coolermaster Silent Pro 750W NZXT Panzerbox 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Silent Computing
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Silent Computing › Silent pc build with separate water cooling enclosure