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Whats up OCN. I have began purchasing items for my new rig. The plan was to get all items in prep for Haswell and HD 8000 series cards. Well, things have taken a turn and would like to get OCN advice and suggestions. I recently acquired i7 3930k, Swiftech H20-320 Elite Series watercooling KIT, and Swiftech KOMODO 7970 waterblock at an Estate Sale. (Yes, I pulled a fast one on the old lady) Clearly, she didn't know what these items were. All items are brand new. I am brand new to the watercooling scene and any knowledge acquired so far has been reading threads and youtube vids. I clearly understand that getting into the watercooling world requires prep, thorough planning and patience. I want to build my 1st watercooling rig. Definitely not new to building rigs as I have built 3 in the past several years.

Items purchased so far for build:
Switch 810
Corsair HX 1050
WD 1 TB Caviar Black
LG Blu-Ray Burner

I want to use recently acquired items and begin build now. Not gonna wait for Haswell and HD 8000 series may or may not be released until late 2013. Plan is to build a gaming/photo editing rig. I am going to be running crossfire and will be purchasing (2) 7970. I am planning in watercooling the CPU and my 2 GPU's. I want to get another rad to go with the H20-320 elite. This is where my knowledge is minimal. Would this watercooling kit be suffiecient to cool CPU and (2) GPU's. If I do get another rad, how big would I need to achieve the best performance.

Also, wondering would I need to get a reservoir if I am able to get another rad connected to the H20-320. To my understanding the kit already has an internal res connected to the rad. So please send all knowledge and help my spend my tax refund. Please suggest items to get and what brand. Yes, I want to spend money but dont need overkill. Thanks.
 
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I'm more curious on how much you got those items at the estate sale for biggrin.gif
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i7 3930k- Estate Sale price 200.00.
H20-320-Estate Sale price 100.00
KOMODO-Estate Sale price 50.00

Yes, 350.00 total. Didn't need to haggle on the price.
 
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Is the H20-320 a pump/radiator combo? I may be wrong, but I don't think that your current loop setup would be sufficient enough to cool two GPUs and your CPU. Personally, I have the Switch 810 case with an i7 3770k and an Nvidia GTX 690. My loop has two radiators (360mm on top and 240mm in front) with a Swiftech MCP35x pump and I'm getting excellent temps.
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Is the H20-320 a pump/radiator combo? I may be wrong, but I don't think that your current loop setup would be sufficient enough to cool two GPUs and your CPU. Personally, I have the Switch 810 case with an i7 3770k and an Nvidia GTX 690. My loop has two radiators (360mm on top and 240mm in front) with a Swiftech MCP35x pump and I'm getting excellent temps.

Yes, the H20-320 is a pump/radiator combo. It has the same pump as you do w/ the Apogee Drive II CPU block. The rad in this kit is not as thick as your EK 360. Since you have 2 rads cooling 1 cpu and 1 gpu. I am assuming that I might need a thicker 240 rad in the bottom of the case. What temps are you getting with you current setup.
 
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My CPU is topping out at ~64C @ 4.5 GHz while running Prime95. My GPU hasn't hit anything higher than 45C @ 1200 MHz GPU Clock. I've recently changed the fan setup and gone push/pull on both rads.
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My CPU is topping out at ~64C @ 4.5 GHz while running Prime95. My GPU hasn't hit anything higher than 45C @ 1200 MHz GPU Clock. I've recently changed the fan setup and gone push/pull on both rads.

You have bottom push/pull as intake.....top as push/pull exhaust???????? Also, do u agree that I need to get a thicker 240 rad in the bottom. The top 360 rad is on 34mm thick. I am assumming that both or your rads is at least double that????
 
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I don't necessarily think that either rad needs to be double thick. Mine are both 64mm, but I chose them because they would fit. A lot of people choose to go with a skinnier top rad to ensure a push/pull setup, and a thick bottom rad if space permits. In terms of efficiency though, it seems to be pretty minimal from most reports.

Yes, my top rad is push/pull exhaust and front rad is push/pull intake. Being in push pull on both rads has knocked off ~6C from the top end of my temps.
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I don't necessarily think that either rad needs to be double thick. Mine are both 64mm, but I chose them because they would fit. A lot of people choose to go with a skinnier top rad to ensure a push/pull setup, and a thick bottom rad if space permits. In terms of efficiency though, it seems to be pretty minimal from most reports.

Yes, my top rad is push/pull exhaust and front rad is push/pull intake. Being in push pull on both rads has knocked off ~6C from the top end of my temps.

Appreciate, all your input...I have decided that I am going the route of a dual 140 rad for the bottom of my Switch 810. Alphacool Nexxxos.
 
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Appreciate, all your input...I have decided that I am going the route of a dual 140 rad for the bottom of my Switch 810. Alphacool Nexxxos.
since you purchased the hx1050 psu, in order to fit a 280 rad on the bottom, you are going to have to modify and cut the bottom front fan mount in order for those 2 components to fit.
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Lanu Moana
(18 items)
 
Niecey
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700K Gigabyte Z170X Designare EVGA GTX 980 Ti Superclocked +  Corsair Vengeance LED Blue 32GB (4x8) 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Seagate 4TB SSHD XSPC Raystorm Pro EK XTX 360mm Radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair ML Blue LED 120mm Fans x7 Windows 10 Pro Acer Predator XB271HU  Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX1200i CaseLabs Mercury S8 Corsair M65 Pro Corsair MM880 RGB Polaris 
AudioAudio
ATH-M50x Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 6600K Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 6  EVGA GTX 980 Ti ACX SC+ Corsair Vengeance LED White 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MH... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Black Enermax Liqmax II 120S Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
First FSM-270YG 2560x1440p IPS Panel Logitech Orion 610 Cherry Mx Red Corsair AX860 Cooler Master Masterbox 5 
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Cooler Master Xornet II GGing Stitching Black HyperX Cloud 
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