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Hmm custom loop to replace my H80i or more tattoos...
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1465810/sponsored-mamba-540/0_20
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Just revamped my watercooling was using a Koolance External unit before.

New parts!

Alphacool XT45 240

Alphacool XT45 360

XSPC Photon 170 D5 Vario combo

QD3 Quick Disconnects

Primochill Advanced LRT

Cougar Dual-x 120mm x 7

Cougar Dual-x 140mm x1

EK Supremecy CSQ CPU Block

XSPC Razer 780 Ti GPU Blocks x 3

XSPC SLI Bridges x 2

Bitspower Compression Fittings Assorted x I lost count.

I also modded the bottom where the HDD Trays were, i don't use them and they just look nasty, so i just removed the trays and placed a piece of Demciflex and magnetic strip over the area.
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Apologize for the terrible photos once i get my camera back i'll take some better photos.

what temps are you getting on your graphics cards? Do you overclock them? Voltage tuned? because you are running them on series and i researched a lot on this topic and having three cards in parallel is better than having them in series with a d5 pump .. the D5 has great volume but cant build up THAT much pressure ... anyways ... i am just interested in your temps haha biggrin.gif i have the same rad setup as you do so i`d really like to know wink.gif
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i haven't tested much, but i haven't seen over 44c thus far, and they are at 1255mhz/7600mhz 1.212v and cpu 4930k 4.6ghz 1.30v

Cpu max temps i've seen gaming or benching are around 55-60c
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i haven't tested much, but i haven't seen over 44c thus far, and they are at 1255mhz/7600mhz 1.212v and cpu 4930k 4.6ghz 1.30v

Cpu max temps i've seen gaming or benching are around 55-60c

i see you also have your 360mm rad fans in the very front of the case ... what fans do you use ... because mine are mounted directly infront of the mesh of the case and my SP120 (fan controlled) produce a whiney noise even running on very low RPM

nice temps dude! so all your graphics cards are the same temp? what direction is your flow? CPU first or graphics cards first?

thanks for your help smile.gif you know i am pretty new to watercooling tongue.gif last question: why did you go with serial and not parallel?

you sir have a very sexy rig thumb.gif
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I went Series for the hopes of less pressure drop going to the cards.

as far as fans i'm using Cougar Dual-x fans, and they run max RPM, aren't too noisey, but i think i'll add a fan controller soon, not sure which to buy.


My flow is kind of weird but i personally dont find it makes a huge difference, mine goes Pump - 240 rad - CPU - Graphics Cards - 360 rad - Res/pump.
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I went Series for the hopes of less pressure drop going to the cards.

as far as fans i'm using Cougar Dual-x fans, and they run max RPM, aren't too noisey, but i think i'll add a fan controller soon, not sure which to buy.


My flow is kind of weird but i personally dont find it makes a huge difference, mine goes Pump - 240 rad - CPU - Graphics Cards - 360 rad - Res/pump.

ha! i wanted do buy cougar dual x green led too biggrin.gif do they get much air through your front rad? noticed any whiney/clicking noises? can you feel much air comming through the rad?

i have the fan controller from akasa which lets me control exactly 6 fans ... if you have 8 fans you can use a PWM splitter on two of the connections and it works perfectly fine ... before i had my custom loop i was mostly aircooling so thats why i know that ...

yeah i will change my setup too ... right now i have res - pump - 360rad - 2x hydro copper (series) - CPU - 240 rad - res ... i will change to parallel because the d5 pump does not have THAT much pressure (is more volume optimized) and 2 cards in series have a great restriction (3 even more) and i heard that the D5 pump performs better in parallel setups (when having multi gpu setups of course) in any loop so that´s why i will change that ... but i will also go CPU first like you do ... i hope to see improvements

CPU benching only i get 74°C max haswell 4770k up to 4.5Ghz
GPU wise i get maximum 54°C on the first card and 62°C on the second card running @ 1.3V core and 1.7V mem oc to 1306Mhz core and 7006Mhz mem stable gaming OC
i feel like i could get more out of this loop ...
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I never heard that about Parallel vs series, atleast not regarding the D5, where did you read this? i'm interested, maybe i might have to run them in parrallel
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What do you guys think is the best fan controller around? i dont care about price, just want a good well made well performing fan controller so i can lower these fans when i dont need them cranked, its alittle loud even though Cougar Dual-x are quiet fans, having 8 fans at full RPM is never gonna be silent.
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I never heard that about Parallel vs series, atleast not regarding the D5, where did you read this? i'm interested, maybe i might have to run them in parrallel

this is what somebody answered me on my question
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I am currently looking in to a similar setup from the research I have done and what I have found I would recommend parallel.

Some reading http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?253337-Actual-influence-of-flow-rate-on-system-temps

Excerpt that made up my mind for me

Graphics Tests:

The graphics stress tests are obviously also influenced by flow rate, and we will see how below. CPU temperature is reported for reference only, since there is very little load on the CPU during intensive graphics (50% on one core, under Furmark).

We see a substantial increase in average GPU temperature from one card to two, ranging from 7.39 °C (calculated in Note 1) for a parallel setup to 7.99 °C for a serial (calculated in Note 2). But while 7 to 8 °C can seem like much, it is also important to remember that the overclock limitation in SLI mode was demonstrated during our initial setup NOT to be temperature related (see note in the above Methodology section).

Finally, note 3 is of particular interest within the framework of this study, because it shows that even at the GPU level, a parallel setup with modern blocks such as those presented here remains a superior solution to serial, as evidenced by a 0.6°C advantage of parallel over serial.

this is the site i got the info from http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/erweiterbare-wasserkuehlungen/123225-laing-ddc-oder-laing-d5.html ... but you won´t understand much because it`s in german tongue.gif they are saying that if the d5 has much resistance it cant get as much water through the loop as a laing DDC ... and the guy also stated that with a d5 pump you should have a parallel setup on the graphics cards to increase the amount of water going through the system ... i will at least try it and then i can decide if there is an improvenent or not ...

theese are the two things that made up my mind and i already ordered the parts to change my loop ... i will tell you if there is an improvement on temps as far as we have a similar setup and restriction should be the same ...
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