Originally Posted by pc-illiterate
rule of thumb is 120 rad space for each component plus a 120 for overhead to good decent temps. 2 gpu plus cpu plus overhead is 480 of rad space. you can get by with a 360 but you'll have high temp issues. in warmer climates, this will be worse.
what case are you using? what is your budget right now for needed parts? where will you order from? all 3 of these are important to get good and accurate answers.
do you know any pc nerds where you live? you may be able to sell them your h100 remnants for a few dollars and it not be a total loss. just wanted to throw out a suggestions.
My casing is Corsair 550D. That fits a 240 on top and a 120 on the back. But i can mod it to fit a 360 in the bottom. But that i will do later. I don't quite know about the general costs for water cooling components, so i couldn't accurately say this is my budget. All i know is, i can't go super high end. Like that Apogee gold one linus used. I'd say 70USD max for one component.
I will be buying the components off Ebay, Amazon and Newegg (mainly amazon) And no, while there are many computer nerds here, there is no one that had done a WC loop as far as i know.
So i'm on my own here.
And your suggestions are much appreciated.
Originally Posted by AlaskaFox
the koolance block will suit you fine, however i still reccomend not using anything from the h100i unless its something like adding a res, while keepingthe same pump/block and rad.
I think most people here lean towards xspc, HWLabs or alphacool. I would grab your biggest rad first (360 i guess) incase you decide later that you dont want 2 gpus and only need to cool one.
Yeah, i decided not to use the rad from the h100i. But for now, all i can do is to get a 240 alone, because i will be making necessary upgrades to the loop when i get the cards.
And it's not like i could grab the cards the day after it's launched. It would take a good two months for local shops to have them here. So i have about 8-10 months to collect for a better loop. (already am collecting for the cards. That's why i'm on a tight budget)