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post #1 of 16
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I'll start off with a list of components first and dive into my question afterwards.

Case: Mountain mods ascension

Cpu: i5 3570k OC to 4.5ghz at 1.28vcore
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155
Gpus: 2 x EVGA gtx 680 SC both OC one at 1228mhz other at 1215mhz
Psu: Antec High Current Pro HCP-850 Watt
HDD: Samsung MZ-7TD250BW 840 Series Solid State Drive
Ram: Samsung Electronics Extreme Low Voltage 30nm UDIMM 8 Dual Channel DDR3 1600

Pump/cpu block: Swiftech Apogee Drive II
Gpu blocks: Razor GTX680 (New Style)
Radiator: Phobya Xtreme NOVA 1080 Radiator
Fans push: SilverStone Air Penetrators
Fans pull: Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Silent

First off, I had the pump/cpu combo from another case build and wanted to use it instead of getting a whole other cpu block and pump. Also, I have read that the phobya 1080 is extremely restrictive. So I was looking into getting the XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Black Reservoir with a Swiftech MCP655 with variable speed control. Would adding a second pump help with my temperatures and restrictions in my loop? Also, I know that I probably spent way too much on my system but I really enjoy my computer and its one of the only hobbies I have.

I apologize as these are some what older photos and not everything is in its current state, i.e. pull fans.
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I am going to install the res/pump on the left side bay having the tubing run down from the right bottom fitting on the gpu and not the one its currently running from. I will then run the tubing to a lower port on the rad that on this pic is on the other side.
post #2 of 16
Trust me you haven't spent too much on your computer. wink.gif I can tell you are new to these forums. tongue.gif

A 2nd pump would help, but I don't think it would much. How much exactly does the Phobya 1080 restrict flow? More or less than a CPU block? I think the MCP35X inside your Apogee Drive II would be enough for your setup, as it has great pressure and good flow. Just my 2cents.gif.
post #3 of 16
You are only using about 1/3 of your radiator. The inlet and outlet are both on the same end of the rad. The port on the bottom is just a vent/ drain port. By using it as an inlet you have effectively turned the rad into a crossflow 360 instead of a 1080 because the water is only flowing through one of the 3 sections.
If you used the port that is currently unused at the other end of the top of the rad as the pump feed and the bottom port it would then at least be using 2/3 of the rad but its still not ideal. It is designed to use both of the top ports together as inlet and outlet.

If you just rotate the radiator 90 degrees so both of the outward facing ports are on top you won't have to change anything else much and you will then be able to use the drain port as a drain.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 1/10/14 at 2:32am
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Thanks alot for the info, I had no idea about the inlet/outlet placement.
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Why a 655? Do you realize how old that pump is? Take a gander over at martinsliquidlabs and check out his pump reviews.
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Why a 655? Do you realize how old that pump is? Take a gander over at martinsliquidlabs and check out his pump reviews.

And still the best.
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post #7 of 16
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And still the best.

Over the 35x? Are you really going to try that? Look at how much restriction he has, the 35x pulls away substantially from the OLD 655 in restrictive loops. thumb.gif
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3 blocks is a lot of restriction?

I'll take a pump that works over one that is waiting to burn out or decide for itself when it feels like starting or not any day.
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Hmm. Seems like your trying to blame your mistake of dry pump on the pump itself? All of my 35x are fine. I've built 4 pcs using them.
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He doesnt know what he is talking about.. Im running almost the exact same setup: 1080 rad(phobya) +240+120 with about a meter in height diff. CPU and 2xGPU(razor) on 655 on setting 4 (out of 5) and I have no flow problems what so ever.
It can be argued if 35x is a better pump or not, but dont bad mouth the 655, it might be old, but it packs a hell of a punch!
 
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