Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE
Res In and Out will be identical
You kno my feelings ion the 480 / 560 thing .... 36% more cooling and quieter
Also, check ya MoBo to see how the cards get stacked both w/ 2 and 4 .... will affect how ya plan ya route .... also.... new series cards are only 4 months away ... if planning move from 2 => 4 .... when will that be ? have to consider availability at some point.
Based upon what the time interval wud be ... that wud affect how I piped things if ya had just one loop..... if it was short, and the 1st 2 cards go in slots 1 and 2, I'd pipe them in serial .... then pipe 3 and 4 in serial when they arrive and then feed the two pairs parallel.
Of course the preferred way would be the separate loops example.....where 2 GFXcards each have their own loops...... then ya can build the one loop for the 1st pair in parallel and be done with it..... add the final loop when ya get the last 2 cards.
In terms of the MOBO, I honestly had 2 ideas the Asus x79ws (or something) and the flagship rampage extreme because of the ram, as this is as much of a ws build as a gaming one. TBH it is predominantly a ws build as I am using it for work and I would like to get into gaming I mean who wouldn't with this rig. So in terms of how they stack I have to make the finally choice first. I have been told that the ws MOBO is pointless, a stupid choice etc. and the Rampage extreme is the only way to go. I will check it out though.
Yes I know your thoughts on the 140/120 issue, they have recently become my thoughts also
I have done some reading and fowl that you are correct and even with my limited to no experience it just makes sense when looking at the findings. Anyhow, I wanted to ask when it comes to rads, although I had the 560s in mind, would I be OK to use the 420s instead. Only because I really think I am going to try and use the STH10 for a number of reasons but don't want to go the 120.4 route. I figure I would go with 4x420s. I know you mentioned that the size is somewhat irrelevant so much as the components you need to cool.
In terms of GPUs, I am probably looking at that time frame to purchase them anyway as you may know but I am purchasing the parts all separately and over a period of lets say 3-6 months. I intent on completing the components of the wc system first (obviously things like fittings will be hard to get exact but I will stock up and buy the rest at build time), and then case Hard drives, PSU, RAM, CPU and MOBO with the GPUs last. O'm already a month in and once I decide on the Rads, I'll buy them. I suppose by April I'll be just starting the build and can decide on GPUs. Because of the work I will be doing I had Quadros in mind but am noticing that gaming specific GPUs will work possibly better. (I hope I haven't just opened up a can of worm by saying that!!)
I know that having 4 GPUs will require a second loop and I guess I may not have a choice but get the TH10 so it's really a catch 22 I guess, very confusing, ARGHHHH