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Hello all,

I started planning my first (ultimate) custom watercooled build. I don't have any experience on this matter but i've done my part of researching smile.gif The rig wil contain a 4770k toghether with 2 GTX titans on a ASUS ROG Maximus V formula mobo in a very spacy case, namely the obsydian 900D.

The question that bothers me the most is if a single swiftech MCP 655 is sufficiant for this kind of loop. I've read nothing but good things about waterflow this pump can deliver but I want to be sure the pump can handle 4 waterblocks toghether with one or two 480mm rads?

I'm aware that some rads/ blocks reduce waterflow more than others etc so here are specs below.

Pump: Swiftech MPC 655 with PWM
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18222/ex-pmp-231/Swiftech_MCP655-PWM-DRIVE_12v_Water_Pump_-_PWM_Enabled_w_G14_Thread_Ports_Perfectly_Tapped.html?tl=g30c107s153

Reservoir: EK-MultiOption RES X3 400
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17510/ex-res-433/EK-MultiOption_RES_X3_400_-_Liquid_Cooling_Reservoir_6_Total_Ports.html?tl=g30c97s165#blank

Radiator: EK CoolStream 480 XTX Series
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14317/ex-rad-313/EK_Ultimate_Performance_CoolStream_480_XTX_Series_Liquid_Cooling_Radiator_EK-CoolStream_RAD_XTX_480_.html?tl=g30c95s570

CPU-block: Koolance CPU-380I
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17580/ex-blc-1376/Koolance_CPU-380I_Intel_Liquid_Cooling_CPU_Block_-_No_Fittings_.html?tl=g30c85s139

GPU-block: EK Geforce GTX Titan VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18733/ex-blc-1416/EK_Geforce_GTX_Titan_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Nickel_EK-FC_Titan_-_Nickel.html?tl=g57

VRM-block: Asus Maximus V formula standard vrm block
http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/thermo-fusion-maximus-v-formula-1.jpg


Liquid
[URL=http://EK EKoolant Premium Liquid Cooling Premix Coolant - 1L - Blood Red]EK EKoolant Premium Liquid Cooling Premix Coolant - 1L - Blood Red[/URL]

1/2 x 3/4 Tubing

Im also planning to put some high quality 90 degrees fittings in there from bitspower. Will that restrict the flow by much?

So what do you guys think? Is the pump sufficiant? Are those componements well chosen? Any tips/tricks/advice?

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 12
Yeah bud, you'll be fine, even with another GPU block. I'd go without the VRM block though, it's really not needed and will probably be the biggest restriction in the loop.
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Yeah bud, you'll be fine, even with another GPU block. I'd go without the VRM block though, it's really not needed and will probably be the biggest restriction in the loop.

Thanks for your reply. Are there any tips/advice further?
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Use compression fittings all around if you never want to worry about a leak. Also, keep in mind that 1/2 x 3/4 tubing is pretty ugly and kinks easily. I've been using it for years but I've just decided to switch to 7/16 x 5/8 or 3/8 x 5/8 and now have to buy new fittings. Make sure you have room for that reservoir, it's pretty darn long. I plan on building a new rig soon in a 900D and I'm going to use the X3 250 reservoir. That way I can connect the pump and let it rest on the bar right below.

Feel free to ask me anything.
Edited by TheLawIX - 5/15/13 at 6:15pm
post #5 of 12
A MCP655 will power quite a lot of stuff...
My system consists of:
2 MCR 320 radiators
1 MCR 220 radiator
EK LTX cpu block
EK full covererage motherboard block
SLI EK GTX 470 blocks
in a XSPC res/pump combo.
Has been my only pump since 08 and it has been running fine ever since, been through different loops.

It will run nicely, unless you get a dud pump that is.
If this is your first build.. go with some nice tubing... and get fittings accordingly. 3/4 inch tubing isn't so bad.. I've been using it for years...

Also if you are getting a 4770K the MVF will not work, you would have to get the Maximus VI Hero I believe the next one will be, unless you meant 3770K.

Also to add... use distilled water or if you want some kind of color use some mayhems or just plainly use colored tubing. You'll be glad you did.

If you have any questions just ask away.

You have chosen a very good pump!!
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Hi guys thanks for answering!

U think the 40 cm reservoir is too long? I want to position my res like in this build:

http://www.corsair.com/us/media/catalog/product/cache/26/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/9/0/900d_side_built.png

How long do you think the res is in this picture?

As for the motherboard, I thought haswell cpu's were going to be supported by most manufacturers by updating the BIOS. But its not a problem to use the Maxumus VI instead.

Why is colored liquid not recommend? Does it gunk up the loop? By 'Mayhems' do you mean the brand? Why are they better then other liquids? Wich one do u reommend?
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Originally Posted by Berke53 View Post

Hi guys thanks for answering!

U think the 40 cm reservoir is too long? I want to position my res like in this build:

http://www.corsair.com/us/media/catalog/product/cache/26/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/9/0/900d_side_built.png

How long do you think the res is in this picture?

As for the motherboard, I thought haswell cpu's were going to be supported by most manufacturers by updating the BIOS. But its not a problem to use the Maxumus VI instead.

Why is colored liquid not recommend? Does it gunk up the loop? By 'Mayhems' do you mean the brand? Why are they better then other liquids? Wich one do u reommend?

There is a list of all components used in that build in the Corsair 900d thread on here. I can't remember which ones they are but a search should find it.

Edit: It is the EK 250 res
http://www.overclock.net/t/1297712/mc-corsair-corsair-900d-godzilla-unveiled/2200#post_19117552

Haswell is a new socket so no old boards will work with it.

Some people hold the view that dyes can cause excessive gunking and other problems in loops but a lot of it can be put down to plasticiser leeching from tubing that has become dyed ... because they had a pile of red goo they assume it is the dye but it may be just dyed plasticiser. Plenty of people use dyes with no ill effects but without a doubt it will mean that fluid should be changed more regularly
or at the very least checked more often than straight water and corrosion inhibitor.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 5/17/13 at 1:17am
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Originally Posted by Berke53 View Post

Hi guys thanks for answering!

U think the 40 cm reservoir is too long? I want to position my res like in this build:

http://www.corsair.com/us/media/catalog/product/cache/26/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/9/0/900d_side_built.png

How long do you think the res is in this picture?

As for the motherboard, I thought haswell cpu's were going to be supported by most manufacturers by updating the BIOS. But its not a problem to use the Maxumus VI instead.

Why is colored liquid not recommend? Does it gunk up the loop? By 'Mayhems' do you mean the brand? Why are they better then other liquids? Wich one do u reommend?

The reservoir is a X3 250. The 400 will probably fit in the 900D but it might look less appealing. If you want dye go with Mayhem's dye ONLY, it's the best and the safest.
Edited by TheLawIX - 5/17/13 at 6:05pm
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There is a list of all components used in that build in the Corsair 900d thread on here. I can't remember which ones they are but a search should find it.

Edit: It is the EK 250 res
http://www.overclock.net/t/1297712/mc-corsair-corsair-900d-godzilla-unveiled/2200#post_19117552

Haswell is a new socket so no old boards will work with it.

Some people hold the view that dyes can cause excessive gunking and other problems in loops but a lot of it can be put down to plasticiser leeching from tubing that has become dyed ... because they had a pile of red goo they assume it is the dye but it may be just dyed plasticiser. Plenty of people use dyes with no ill effects but without a doubt it will mean that fluid should be changed more regularly
or at the very least checked more often than straight water and corrosion inhibitor.

Thanks for that list mate very helpfull wink.gif
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The reservoir is a X3 250. The 400 will probably fit in the 900D but it might look less appealing. If you want dye go with Mayhem's dye ONLY, it's the best and the safest.

The mayhem's Aura dye looks really really well but I think I've read somewhere that it's only ment for showcase purposes and not for everyday use. Is this correct ot am I mistaking?

If so wich dye do you recommend?

Thanks for your reply
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