Well for starters like I stated I'm doing a 360mm on front 240 on top and a 120mm on the backside. The 120mm will be for the Ram blocks and motherboard the 240mm for the i7 and the 360 for the Titan(he may get more) I'm still trying to decide if the CPU would have any advantage running on the 360 instead and the Titan on the 240?
He is a real computer enthusiast(obviously) and wants me to push everything to its limits so with the separate loops nothing is affecting the temps of anything else and can be calibrated to a 76 degree room. For instance if you play games the graphics card is going to heat up more causing the total heat in the loop to raise vs something like video editing batch processing that is going to heat the VRMs and CPU. This way everything is non dependent.
Another reason for the huge radiators is because we want low noise so I choose 6 Scythe Gentle Typhoons that will be controlled by a Lamptron 6 Channel Liquid Cooling Controller ,it will also display the temps for each reservoir feed from 3 Monsoon temperature sensor fittings on the backside of Monsoon light port angle fittings. The SR1 are 54mm thick so I can run those fans at a low speed and (hopefully) still get great performance
the loops will also have Bitspower flow sensors hooked up through the fan headers so if one goes out it will power down the system and Koolance quick disconnects for easy draining (one male end on a separate hose as the drain adapter)
As far as purchasing decisions this he's a dream client for sure! He's really a great guy and and to boot he tells me just think of it as your machine and do what ever you want, if you find something you like just let me know, so I need something I just run it by him and he overnights it then drops it off.
He's really loved everything I've suggested so far and is very enthusiastic so it just keeps getting better and better. I just told him an idea today he liked so I think were getting some 3M Black brushed aluminum vinyl and capping the radiators sides for a nice brushed look, it's just little things like that which make this build so much more enjoyable.
PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8 ID x 5/8 OD black onyx for the tubing, I want everything blacked out as much as possible to highlight the EK blocks and reservoirs which will be lit with red LED's on distilled water with anti microbials.
With the clear fluid the red LED will just accent the plexiglass of the GPU and CPU blocks with a frosted red kind of look to the memory blocks. I want all the focus to be on the hardware as much as possible not the tubes or wires so I sleeved almost ever single wire in the case including the ones that come of the case panel for power and USB.
The reservoir pump tops we got were 100mm tubes which wouldn't clear the backside so we ordered 2 more 60mm tubes which I'll get tonight so we'll have 1 100mm in the front with 2 60mmtubes in the back compartment. They have the EK logo cut in the center as an "anti vortex" measurement, whatever they look friken awesome
I should have a lot more pics up in the next day or 2 and should be done in about 2 or 3?
Unless he wants rockets next, that's at least an extra week
I've been running benchmarks on Sisoft Sandra (36 fastest overall performance desktop) passmark #1 CPU test betting out an overclock Xeon 8 core monster by 2000+ points for a score of something like 16,700 and nearing 7000 for and 64 fastest overall system on PCMark7 and I only had 1 of the now 4 Samsung 540 SSD's running and slight OC on the Titan, no OC on the RAM and 4.8ghz on the CPU with a crap load of tweaks, so this is just all about how mean and how good looking can we make it... equally while still separating it from the looks and features of all other pc's out there... which I'm always for .
Edit: Btw Gleniu great job on your build I loved all the custom work and it really turned out smokin