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Need some help guys on what will be the best pump for my needs.

360 and 240 Rad, 4 EK Titan blocks, Cpu block

Whats the best pump to go with?
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Definitely Dual D5's, or more powerful. Are those radiators going to be able to handle that much heat?
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Definitely Dual D5's, or more powerful. Are those radiators going to be able to handle that much heat?

2 i'm 99% sure i'm going with

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16238/ex-rad-411/Alphacool_NexXxoS_Monsta_Triple_120mm_Radiator_-_80mm_Thick.html?tl=g30c95s161

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16236/ex-rad-410/Alphacool_NexXxoS_Monsta_Dual_120mm_Radiator_-_80mm_Thick.html?tl=g30c95s160
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post #4 of 15
Wow that's gonna be quite a setup. 4 way SLI Titan!! With total 5 X 120mm radiator space, I think you need a bit higher RPM fans. Especially, Monsta radiator is very thick and it imposes a lot of airflow restriction to fans. If you can get good amount of air through those radiators, then they should be enough to cool your rig.

If you can afford 4 Titans for your graphics, I guess you have high expectations on your cooling performance too. I suggest you look at dual pumps, e.g. dual D5 or dual DDC(like MCP35X2). Also, if you can fit in your case, get more radiators I doubt you can maintain 10C air-water delta with only 5X120mm radiator space even with very high rpm fans. I speculate that it will be probably more close to 15C which is fine...but still you want the best of the best biggrin.gif
post #5 of 15
Honestly a single MCP35X would be sufficient. Especially since you can run GPUs in parallel w/ little to no impact on performance.
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Need some help guys on what will be the best pump for my needs.

360 and 240 Rad, 4 EK Titan blocks, Cpu block

Whats the best pump to go with?

Grats on your Titans! I ordered one, waiting for preorders to come up again for my second. Anyway to the task at hand. You would probably want more radiator space, as I'm assuming you want to overclock those cards. If each card has about 250 W of heat without an OC, you already need 1000W of radiator space to cool it, A good rule of thumb is probably 120mm for every 100W. So you want more like 10.120mm radiator space (or thicker rads with push pull). And that's before including your CPU. I'd probably suggest you do a dual loop/pump design, with 2 GPUs on one loop, and two GPUs and the CPU on the other. That's if you want to be able to run the system with heavy OCs (and given your system it would be sacrilege not to tongue.gif).
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post #7 of 15
I'd say add one more Monsta 360 Rad and your good to go along with a dual mcp655:p
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post #8 of 15
Titans require lots of pump power since they're so powerful. I say 4 pumps, one for each Titan.
post #9 of 15
Why guess when you CAN calculate it. Find out what the pressure drop curve is for the block, now look up the pressure drop at 1 GPM. Add up all of the pressure drops for the loop. Now select a pump that has at least that much pressure at 1 GPM and you will net more than 1GPM.

Running parallel means rather than adding pressure drop, you take the pressure drop of one block and divide it by the number of blocks. It does however mean you flow rate through the GPUs is divided similarly.

You need the block pressure drop to design for pump power needs but I really doubt you "need" more than one D5/DDC/35x. Do the math rather than guessing..thumb.gif
    
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post #10 of 15
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Thank you guys. You've given me a lot to think about and plan out. I'm starting to rethink my choice of a case. I think i'm going to need something a lot bigger.
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