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New setup, need some help from the pros if possible

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Hello everyone smile.gif

Recently built a new rig and also decided, after owning it for a month, that it was time for me to do my very first move in the watercooling world. thumb.gif

I spent the last 2 weeks reading daily on the subject to get familiar with everything and the basics, and today spent a good 12 hours shopping online for parts.

Now the main parts I want to cool down in my rig are an i7 3770k (overclocked to 4.5GHz) and eVGA GTX Titan Superclocked (also overclocked at 1200MHz). Everything is in a Xion Predator case.

The store I decided to deal with is DazMode.com since it seems to be the only one in Canada. The parts I chose today are:


XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock
https://www.dazmode.com/store/uploaded/thumbnails/db_file_img_557_800xauto.jpg


XSPC Razor GTX Titan Waterblock
https://www.dazmode.com/store/uploaded/thumbnails/db_file_img_4675_800xauto.jpg


XSPC GTX Titan Backplate
https://www.dazmode.com/store/uploaded/thumbnails/db_file_img_4669_800xauto.jpg


Koolance Slim Dual 120 High Density 30 FPI Copper Radiator
https://www.dazmode.com/store/uploaded/thumbnails/db_file_img_1250_800xauto.jpg

Note: I can't go with any other radiator unfortunately: they are all too thick for the room I have at the top of my case (without overlapping over the motherboard) and this radiator is the only one on the website that is 30mm thick and will fit perfectly in my case.


2x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 2150RPM 68.8CFM @30db Fan
https://www.dazmode.com/store/uploaded/thumbnails/db_file_img_3316_800xauto.jpg


XSPC Dual 5.25'' Reservoir with a DazMode Storm Vario D5 8-24v Pump
https://www.dazmode.com/store/uploaded/thumbnails/db_file_img_815_800xauto.jpg


The rest is Feser Tubes 3/8 ID - 1/2 OD, with the same ID/OD size compression fittings, and also a bottle of Koolance high performance liquid coolant (colorless). It's a pre-mixed solution with corrosion and biological inhibitors.


Now I would like to know if someone spots anything wrong in there, or would like to suggest something else regarding specific parts. Since this will be my very first WC loop I want to make sure that I did choose the right parts after doing all my research on the web, and that there is neither nothing wrong in my setup or a part that is not recommended at all.

Thanks a lot, any feedback/suggestion/comment will be appreciated!! smile.gif
Edited by Urobulus - 5/25/13 at 7:17pm
post #2 of 8
The biggest issue I see is that I don't think a single slim 240 mm RAD would be quite enough to adequately cool a CPU and GPU loop with overclocks.
post #3 of 8
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Hmmm I thought the rule of thumb was one 120mm rad per component to cool...

Worst case scenario I could also add a single 120mm rad on my exhaust in the back of the case (only spot I have remaining). Loop order could be:

res/pump > CPU > 120 rad > GPU > 240 rad > res/pump
Edited by Urobulus - 5/25/13 at 7:37pm
post #4 of 8
you can also add a single 360 or 480 rad
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Unfortunately can't: I only have room for a 240 at the top and the exact one I listed above. Can't put another radiator, longer or thicker.

Aside from the single 120mm I mentioned above if I need to add it to the loop.
post #6 of 8
I recommend adding a 120rad at the rear. A 120rad IS enough per component, but like what dihartnell said, your temps will be a bit higher than normal considering you have overclocked parts.

Can you fit another 240 rad at the bottom of that case next to the psu if you remove those weird cages?
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Originally Posted by R3apR369 View Post

I recommend adding a 120rad at the rear. A 120rad IS enough per component, but like what dihartnell said, your temps will be a bit higher than normal considering you have overclocked parts.

Can you fit another 240 rad at the bottom of that case next to the psu if you remove those weird cages?

+1 My concern wasnt the 240 so much as the thin part. Adding another 120/140 to the back exhaust will make a difference.

Your suggested loop will not be as efficient it can be for the tubing. Will look a bit all over the place. Suggest RES-pump/GPU/CPU/120mm RAD, 240mm RAD/Res-Pump. Should have a bit cleaner look.
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I agree with the others.. 240 will do.. but you will be better off with more since you are OCing.. I use 240 + 120 in my build.. CPU2.4 @ 3.0 and GPU 670@740 and getting good temp results.

I guess you COULD go for 240 and add 120 later on if temps are too high.. but adding it straight away would probably save you some time and money smile.gif
 
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