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I would like to know if I could sufficiently cool an i7 3930k(4.4Ghz 1.35v - XSPX Raystorm block), 2 x R9 290 (EK FC-R290X block) with my XSPC RX360 rad and a XSPC EX480 rad all in one loop with a mcp 655 pump?

Case : Corsair 900D

it would be 1/2in. ID 3/4in. OD tubing with highflow compressor fittings.

Baie dankie:thumb:

Edit : Or go with a second loop?(but that would be costly)
Edited by DullBoi - 1/14/14 at 3:23am
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No need for a second loop. Your setup sounds great. Plenty of radspace and the single pump will be able to handle it all. thumb.gif
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Yep, one loop would work just fine - and that's plenty of RAD space. Personnaly, I'd like to have a second pump in a larger loop like that just as a failsafe, but it's hardly a requirement.
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More than enough rad space, very good little pump.

You will cool everything just fine, no need to sweat... and a second-loop won't improve temperatures.
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More than enough rad space, very good little pump.

You will cool everything just fine, no need to sweat... and a second-loop won't improve temperatures.
This. If anything, it could actually hurt temperatures. My theory on dual loops is this:(numbers used are purely theoretical for the sake of the example)
Say you have 240mm radiator for a CPU loop and a 240mm radiator for a GPU loop. You are running a program that it very graphics card intensive, like mining BTC or F@H, while the CPU just sits there idle. The extra 240mm radiator from the CPU loop could greatly benefit in cooling the GPU, but since they are in separate loops, you aren't taking advantage of the entire cooling potential. Now obviously, the more radiator space you have per loop, the less this becomes the case. Dual loops are more about aesthetics than performance.

But to answer your original question, yes, that is more than enough radiator space to cool all that hardware
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More than enough rad space, very good little pump.

You will cool everything just fine, no need to sweat... and a second-loop won't improve temperatures.
This. If anything, it could actually hurt temperatures. My theory on dual loops is this:(numbers used are purely theoretical for the sake of the example)
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But to answer your original question, yes, that is more than enough radiator space to cool all that hardware

Yeah basically using dual loops restricts one loop to a maximum of 240mm or 360mm rad space, where as if they were both in the same loop the graphics card could shed it's heat in both of the rads.

edit- out of interest where are you getting the WC parts? Are you importing them?
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I have the exact same setup with my case and rads and I have to say that they cool pretty good. My water tempSorry is about 23c. Sorry I'm not really contributing but where do you buy your watercooling components in SA?
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I have the exact same setup with my case and rads and I have to say that they cool pretty good. My water tempSorry is about 23c. Sorry I'm not really contributing but where do you buy your watercooling components in SA?

Haha, exactly what I was asking. Only places I can see are Titan-Ice and LandmarkPC, but it's only the XSPC kits..
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I just moved to US to go to university but I got my setup while I was still in SA and what I did was just to order it from Frozencpu.com and let them ship it with USPS which took like 2 weeks. My order total was R7000 and R1000 was just the shipping and when I went to pick it up customs surprised me with another R1000. You can order from EK themselves which is much quicker but remember customs will add some tax as well.
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I have the exact same setup with my case and rads and I have to say that they cool pretty good. My water tempSorry is about 23c. Sorry I'm not really contributing but where do you buy your watercooling components in SA?

I normally buy either from frozencpu or performance-pc, depending on prices.

I know about the extra cost involving SARS :/ it sucks

Thanks for all the feedback !

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