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Hello, my name is Evan and I've taken a strong interest in tinkering with my desktop.
I've always been a gamer, always bought from the high shelf but this time around I've also decided to get the max out of my components. I've been trying (and failing) to navigate the forums so I will post this here in hopes someone gives me advice :

Hello everyone,
first of all thank you for creating this space so that people can share advice and knowledge. I've made this site my home in the last few days as I have been taking my first steps in the world of watercooling.

I'll begin with my problem. I have an i-3820 on an x79-ud3, a pair of 7970 Matrix HD by Asus, all encased in a Coolmaster Storm Enforcer.

I've OCed my sandybridge to 4.3 by multiplier alone since messing with the clock appears to influence the Matrices native OC, which is fine.
Now, I want to also OC my Matrices to their full potential but I fail to do so because I want to keep it all on reasonable temperatures.

As is, on heavy load my CPU runs at 62-65
My Crossfires at 55/50, or in single mode at 65.

I've done my best to optimize my case flow, wire management, etc, and I am running an 920 h20 on my CPU however I can't lower the temp anymore. My room ambient temp is at 20 or so, so I know that with a delta of +10 I could be achieving a lot more. Here is the setup I am thinking about my watercooling :

XSPC AX480 Quad Fan Radiator - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

EK Water Blocks EK-D5 Vario X-RES 140 (incl. pump) - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

EK Water Blocks EK-FC R9-280X Matrix - Acetal+Nickel - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

EK Water Blocks EK-Supremacy - Acetal + Nickel - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

XSPC AX Radiator Desk Stand (Black) - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

According to : http://www.overclock.net/t/1108918/what-can-my-pump-han...
I would be needing a total of 2.5 - 3 PSI from my pump :

1.1 for my CPU,
0.45 for my parallel bridged GPUs,
0.3 for my fittings,
1 for my tubing
0.20 for my radiator

However, a few questions rose as I was coming with this setup and after reading the guides posted here.

The radiator I chose has 14 FPI, and I could go with a push/pull for better cooling performance, but how much heat would it be able to dissipate? I expect the overall product of wattage to be close to the 600s, due to the crossfire..

What is my chosen pump's PSI, and how can I easily calculate it? I know it may sound like a noob question, but I am new to this so kindly forgive me.

How do I cool my cpu voltages now that I will go WB. Shall I just place a fan on top of my case to suck warm air out?

Finally, do you think it'd be a better idea if I mounted a 4-fan radiator atop my case with an horizontal stand? I thought the vertical one provided by XSPC to be a neat idea so that I can place it next to my desktop, however - according to their pictures, the radiator's fittings are at the bottom, and my case has tube exits at the top. Wouldn't that result in unecessary water mileage, or can I actually fit the radiator upside down as well?

Thank you for your time and apologies for the lengthy post.
post #2 of 4
hey,

1) I would recommend the Copper version of EK, many users in the past complaint about the nickle version, im not able to tell you if those issues were fixed or not yet, but it play an important role when i decided to go with copper for my WB.

2) since most of your parts are XSPC have you considered the XSPC with d5 and compression fitting starter kit? will save you a lot of money.

3) you might need more than 1 radiator (keep that in mind)
post #3 of 4
The pump you have listed is 9-24 volts, if your going to run it off of a 12v Molex it may not provide near the listed flow. Maybe search for some flow/voltage charts to see if it will work for you unless you have a 24v supply for it. 480 rad should work but may not give you the best delta but I'm not an expert on that.

I don't think you will see much drop in temps on your processor as they are already pretty good but you should notice some nice drops on the video cards

The d5 pump should be more than you need imho, but if your looking for an exact flow figure try Frozencpu.com, sometimes the have flow charts listed with their pumps
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Welcome to OCN Evan thumb.gif Enjoy your stay bud biggrin.gif
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