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I am going to be cooling a i7 4770K and 2 GTX780 Ti's.

Here is a list i have compiled so far:
CPU Block: EK Supremacy Clean CSQ Gold
GFX Card Blocks: EK Full Cover VGA Block Titan/780 XXL Edition with Backplate
Rads: Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 360mm for CPU and a Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 240mm for GFX cards
Res and Pump: XSPC D5 Photon 270 Reservoir/Pump Combo
Tubing: PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing Green 1/2ID 3/4OD
Fluid: Koolance Clear Liquid Coolant 700mL

I don't know what fittings and how many i will need. How do i work that out?

Is this a good setup?
post #2 of 7
I personally would swap the coolers. 360 on the cards and 240 on the cpu. It uses a lot less voltage, and therefore discharges a lot less total heat.
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Oh ok. Are all the other parts good?
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Fittings will be two per component of your loop: CPU block (2), two GPU blocks (4), two radiators (4), and the reservoir/pump combo will only use two more which brings the total to 12 fittings. It is always a good idea to buy extra just in case. You can either buy compression fittings or get barb/fittings. I am not too sure on barbs, but compression fittings would be the same size as your tubing, 1/2 x 3/4.

When you say 360 for CPU and 240 for GPU it doesn't really mean much, furthermore loop order does not matter with the only rule being reservoir feeding the pump (reservoir before pump). Reason being because water temperature equalizes during the first few seconds of turning on your pump.

Everything looks good to me otherwise, good luck! thumb.gif
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So the order would be:
Reservoir>Pump>Rad1>CPU>Rad2>GPU's>Reservoir?
That way both components get cold coolant? I don't know here, I'm just thinking out loud.

Also would i need right angled fittings for the GPU blocks?
Or do i connect the 2 GPU's together?
post #6 of 7
it's common to connect the two gpus together. as for angles and whatnot, that will depend on how you set the thing up. I've seen people go so far as to 3d model their case and setup so they don't have to deliberately buy too many parts.

this is why i like copper tubing. You buy the fittings from the hardware store, and just return the ones you don't use, and the pipe is cheap enough you just buy a big coil of it, and if there's stuff left over, just use it to put an ice machine in your refrigerator, add an instant hot water tap to your sink, or some other plumbing need.



PS GOD! I really am a cheap bastard aren't I... I think I'll stick with it.
Edited by bombastinator - 11/16/13 at 10:59pm
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http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_780_ti_review,8.html
262 watts or card + 20% for OC = 315 watts

315 x 2 + 145 for 4770k = 775 watts

ya didn't give a fan rpm .... but for 10C delta T and fans in push / pull .... following based on data at martisliquidlab.org

Monsta 80mm x 360 @ 1400 rpm = 270 watts
Monsta 80mm x 240 @ 1400 rpm = 180 watts

Total = 450 watts of cooling or 58% of load

Monsta 80mm x 360 @ 1800 rpm = 340 watts
Monsta 80mm x 240 @ 1800 rpm = 227 watts

Total = 567 watts of cooling or 73% of load

73% is a good number .... anything above 60% is servicable as the rad sides, res, fittings, and everything else in the box also radiates heat.....not all has to go thru the fins.

Also note that there is very little difference in cooling as rad thickness changes.... @ 1400rpm 360 rads, push / pull

XT45 = 247 watts
UT60 = 254 watts
Minsta = 270 watts

So if it cones down to a thicker rad of 2nd fan fitting, take the thinner rad.


Id use just 1 loop,
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