Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › How much rad do I need?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How much rad do I need?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I have the following items to cool under water...

MSI Big Bang XPower II
3930k CPU
(2x) ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 GPU cards

If I want to run a QUIET system for my trading business, what do you recommend for rads and fans?

I currently have a HAF-X case and am seriously considering a second case to mod it to a CUBE. If I do, I would easily run (4) 120*360 UT60 rads in P/P.

But assuming I only use the single HAF-X, would a 120*360 UT60 and a 120*240 UT60 be sufficient to run quiet and cool the components adequately?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K Big Bang-XPower II (MS-7737) ASUS HD7970 Series Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda OCZ Agility 4  LG DVD burner Antec Kuhler H20 920 
OSCaseOther
Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Cooler Master HAF-X recon fan controller 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K Big Bang-XPower II (MS-7737) ASUS HD7970 Series Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda OCZ Agility 4  LG DVD burner Antec Kuhler H20 920 
OSCaseOther
Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Cooler Master HAF-X recon fan controller 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
Typical advice is 120mm per component + extra 120. Seeing as you need to cool 3 parts, I think the 360+240 you said you could fit should work just fine.
post #3 of 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by 100cotton View Post

Typical advice is 120mm per component + extra 120. Seeing as you need to cool 3 parts, I think the 360+240 you said you could fit should work just fine.

a 360 and a 240 would be fine, a 360 for the gpus and a 240 for cpu works out well, but im assuming he wants to put his motherboard underwater? i would say in that case you need a strong pump because motherboard blocks are very restrictive of flow. for a radiator, definitely the UT60's if you can fit them in, they're fantastic! for fans, GT AP13's, 1150rpm, 16db and good static pressure thumb.gif

Edit: also please remember to decouple your pump, ie rubber mounts or something to stop vibrating. now that my pc is watercooled, the pump is the most noticable thing, not because of the volume, but because of the pitch. Don't forget this redface.gif
Edited by jdc122 - 8/29/13 at 12:56pm
new build
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k 5ghz 1.392v gigabyte z97 soc force 780ti classified skill ripjawz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingPower
plextor m5 pro 128gb none water cooler master 1200w silent pro gold 
Case
open air bench 
  hide details  
Reply
new build
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k 5ghz 1.392v gigabyte z97 soc force 780ti classified skill ripjawz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingPower
plextor m5 pro 128gb none water cooler master 1200w silent pro gold 
Case
open air bench 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › How much rad do I need?