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Hi guys just wondering if someone can help me understand how to choose parts for watercooling.

I wish to cool the new Haswell CPU and 2 GTX 780 GPUs, possibly more.

I want to have 2x480 rads, but I'm unsure as to what brand and type to get, this goes same for the pump.

Looking at using scythe GT 120mm 1850RPM, I know this has an affect on what rad I can use.

1850RPM seems like it might be very loud :S does anyone use these and if so what are they like?

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Now looking at the Alphacool Nexxxos brand of Rads, still no idea about the pump.
Edited by Vakturion - 5/25/13 at 5:37am
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Alphacool nexxxos rads are great, especially with high static pressure fans. For a pump you can either go a laing d5 or a mcp655, any variant really. Both are really solid choices and will be able to pump water through what you want I believe. I am not sure about the fans.
 
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PCCASEGEAR has the Alphacool rads in stock now, no 480's but they are going to be in the next shipment supposedly.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=207_160_297_1484

You can't go wrong with a D5 pump

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_296&products_id=23509
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_296&products_id=17897

Scythe GT's are great fans, but on a radiator they are quite loud at full speed just like any fan, that is why most people use a fan controller of some type to slow them to under 1000 RPM while idling / normal use and for gaming turn them up when noise is less of an issue.
The 1850's are plenty fast enough to deal with two 780's and a haswell cpu on two 480 rads.
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I hear a lot of good things about these fans here on OCN and ive been wanting them for when i need new fans. Plus if you dont feel like spending 120-160$/(double if you push/pull) for those two 480 rads. I like that they are 38mm width and there is also a 25mm version if that suits you better.
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As I recommend to most people venturing into watercooling, the Black Ice GTX or Alphacool Radiators are the way to go. As for pumps, the Swiftech MCP 655 is no doubt the most popular pump used by members of OCN, mainly because it's very mod friendly (pump tops,etc) and that the power this pump pushes is just amazing! Make sure to get the speed control version. It's expensive, but hey, think of it as an investment. wink.gif

Ohh, good choice in deciding what fans to buy. They're great radiator fans. If your worried about them being loud at 100% (they're a lil loud, but not annoyingly loud), just get a 3.5 or 5.5 drivebay fan controller. wink.gifthumb.gif I use the Scythe Q Master to control my Scythe radiator fans. You can't hear them at all at 60%.
Edited by R3apR369 - 5/26/13 at 5:10pm
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