Originally Posted by FenixPD
Can someone who is going with water cooling on titans recommend to me a good setup to go with? I have never installed liquid cooling on any computer parts. Corsair H80i for the CPU does not count because it required little to no effort.
-If possible can I just liquid cool the titans only since I have a h80i for the CPU? Plus I think having both titans in a loop by themselves will be over all better for cooling right?
-Also is it best to go with the kit options that include the reservoir/pump/radiator or should I buy separately? On this note should I go with a external all in one unit that feeds the lines to the GPU blocks?
-Lastly money is no concern so please recommend me the best solution.
-For an idea of case size I have a corsair 800D with the h80i radiator on the top portion of the case so would it be best to get an external liquid cooling unit and feed the lines through the holes in the case?
Thanks in advance. Please leave a detailed response on what you would recommend and all the parts in involved. (sorry I am a noob at water cooling)
Honestly you should check out the water cooling club and ask there. I personally would recommend taking your time and researching all facets of water cooling thoroughly before buying anything. I researched for 3 months before jumping into it myself. That being said, here is some basic advice:
-EK's blocks are all that's available at the moment though the EVGA Hydro Copper should be out soon (using a Swiftech block). Koolance will probably have Titan blocks as well.
-You could just water cool the Titans, absolutely. With this high end of a setup though I wouldn't recommend that. A single loop with at least two rads would be ideal but your case will need some mods.
-Kits are nice for beginners but you'll want high end components if you have dual Titans. I use a D5 pump which is plenty for this size of loop. The MCP 355 (or DDC) would also be perfect. You will have to decide on tube res or bay res (down to personal choice) and rad size and number (this depends on your case and how you want to set up the loop). I have two Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX rads in my loop (a 240mm and a 560mm) for comparison. I'm not exactly sure what an 800D can accommodate off hand.
-Money not being of concern is very good news for you because high end water cooling components add up quick (I have $300 worth of Bitspower fittings in my loop). Generally I recommend compressions over barbs for aesthetics, 1/2" x 3/4" tubing (though many think that is too big), tube reservoirs, premix coolants (no need for biocides or kill coils), and the shortest route possible when connecting up your tubing (don't cross tubes either if you can help it). I always recommend having a drainage solution too.
-This is a popular solution for the 800D that I have seen though I personally don't like the looks of external rads. You'd be better off getting a new case IMO especially if money isn't an issue. The NZXT Switch 810 is a good inexpensive water cooling case while COrsair's new 900D (replacement for your 800D) would be ideal for the type of rig you want. I have a TJ11 which I love but its pricey and Caselabs as well as Little Devil make cases specifically designed for water but they are expensive as well.
As I said, water cooling is very complex and there is a ton of stuff you need to learn before even thinking about doing it. The Water Cooling Club is a good place to start and I found Youtube to be another invaluable resource for info (Tom Logan's water cooling guide as well as Linus's are good to watch). Singularity Computers also has a very detailed Youtube channel and Daniel is very thorough with his guides. All I can say is good luck and have fun learning!