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So I'm getting sick of my three 7970s hitting 90c while gaming and want to dive into water cooling. I live in New Zealand and the watercooling parts availability is quite low and pricey. I'm looking to watercool my CPU and three graphics cards in one loop (bad idea?). I want to know if the parts I'm selecting are bad or if I'm going to need more rads or pumps, etc.

So my shopping list atm consists of:

NZXT H630 Case
3x EK FC7970 Acetal & Nickel CSQ Block
2x EK Coolstream Radiator XT 360
EK Supremacy Full Nickel CSQ Universal CPU Block
EK Bay DCP 2.2 Pump/Reservoir
3x Corsair SP120 Performance Edition 120mm Twin Packs
Arctic Cooling MX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound (30 gram)
Primochill Pro LRT Black Tubing 3M 1/2" ID 3/4" OD
Fittings I'm not sure yet..

Anyway, is the pump going to be able to handle the job, even with a parallel gpu loop (not sure what's better)? The radiators going to be good or will I need to add an extra 120? Fans are bloody expensive so I'm not sure If im even going to do push pull, it made no difference on my H100.
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A single 320 rad with only 3 SP120s is probably not enough to cool 3 7970s and a CPU. The rule of thumb is 1 120mm block per component plus one extra, so 1 x 360 + 1 x 240. The front can accomodate 3x120 and top can accomodate 2x120. I'm not sure of the exact clearances allowable for this case - you might have to drop down to 2 x 240. Overall, it seems to have poor airflow. The case was designed to be silent, so the front intakes won't be taking in much air.
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Originally Posted by sakerfalcon View Post

A single 320 rad with only 3 SP120s is probably not enough to cool 3 7970s and a CPU. The rule of thumb is 1 120mm block per component plus one extra, so 1 x 360 + 1 x 240. The front can accomodate 3x120 and top can accomodate 2x120. I'm not sure of the exact clearances allowable for this case - you might have to drop down to 2 x 240. Overall, it seems to have poor airflow. The case was designed to be silent, so the front intakes won't be taking in much air.

He said he's using TWO 3x120 rads.....

on that note, I'm curious to why he only has 3 fans o.O
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Whoops, missed that. 3 fan twin packs = 6 fans total.
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It's two 360 radiators, one at the front and one at the top. Pump/reservoir above the front radiator in the drive bay. 3 fans on each radiator in push or pull. I mentioned fans were expensive as so I don't think ill be going push-pull this time as from past experiences the difference was negligible. I think this case can only fit two single 120 radiators afterwards (one at the back, one at the bottom). Bottom looks like it can fit a 240 if there wasn't a 360 in the front.
Edited by amvnz - 5/16/13 at 3:00am
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You've got enough rad I suspect. Your gpus should be suitably cool (maybe upper 50s or so under load depending on ambient). Not to mention drastically cutting down on noise.

I'll say if the xtx version of those rads are available you may want to consider them. Slightly better performer.

edit: I'm not familiar with the ek 2.2 pump but with only 400lph of flow I wouldn't consider it up to par for such a complex loop. The price is probably an indicator of its performance relative to the popular pumps. Ddc and d5 pumps do 2-3 times its flow rate. You definitely get what you pay for.

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Edited by Johnny Utah - 5/16/13 at 3:29am
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post #7 of 7
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Cheers man, I'll check out the D5 and DDC as they have them available.
Edited by amvnz - 5/16/13 at 12:29pm
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