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Yeah I've looked and so have a few others all through AI Suite 3 with RIVBE, and still not seeing anything that would let the computer auto-shutdown based on cpu fan rpms. Someone else brought it up in the watercooling club thread about a different ASUS board, and they couldn't find it as an option on their board's BIOS or AI Suite 3 either either. Oh well.
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if your going with the xspc raystorm cpu block, you can aways just go with the matching xspc raystorm gpu block. matched with some heat sinks for your vram and vrm chips. but a universal block route also means your will still need a fan blowing on your heatsinks.
You were referring to XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal Universal GPU Liquid Cooling Block? It doesn't list 7970's as being a supported card for it though. I would also need to pick up something like http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Copper-Cooling-Heatsinks-cooler/dp/B00637X42A/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394586801&sr=1-2&keywords=vga+ram+heatsinks for the vrm/vram right correct?

@Unicr0nhunter I like the added functionality of the Aquaero so I'm taking another look at it versus the Lamptron. Perhaps you can tell me since you have been looking into it though. How does the Aquaero handle the emergency shutdown of the computer? Also would I still be able to use the same fan splitter and flow meter or would I have to pick out new ones if I switched to the Aquaero?

Also with my loop possibly now being pump, cpu, gpu, gpu, aquaero block, radiator, rez, and with the tubes being long runs would i possibly need a second D5 pump in series?
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yeah, i own that block, and it does work with the 7970. what i did was pick up the ek 7970 adaptor http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vga-supreme-hf-hd7970-cu-adapter.html and it will work just fine. and yes, you will need heat sinks. i used the Enzotech heatsinks, just cuz they are so damn long... longer the fins the better right? lol http://www.enzotechnology.com/bmr_c1.htm
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Okay, seems like my GPU cooling has been answered then. I'm sad that I can not have a full block but hey, I'll know to look out for that next time I pick out graphics cards.
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Yeah I keep telling myself next vid card will be a ref card too... Lol but the cheap cards are rarely ref cards. Remember though if you go universal route you will have to put a fan blowing onto your heat sinks. Another route from heat sinks is get Alphacool MCX one http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p1018_Alphacool-MCX-one-Copper-Edition.html/XTCsid/5f0jv6gos3vcn3qsjmcos5lhj7 Its just super cool looking.
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Another route from heat sinks is get Alphacool MCX one http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p1018_Alphacool-MCX-one-Copper-Edition.html/XTCsid/5f0jv6gos3vcn3qsjmcos5lhj7 Its just super cool looking.
Hmmm that thing definitely has my intrigue. I have to wonder how much head loss i would be getting with it splitting into 3mm tubes with those blocks. I keep on coming back to my question of a single pump being sufficient at this point.
Add a http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p594_Alphacool-MCX-5x-divider.html to both the incoming and outgoing on the graphics card to split the flow. Have a couple of the mini blocks in series on each of the parallel loops coming off the divider then joining back up with the other divider for the outgoing of the GPU. Then mirror the setup on the second GPU before continuing with the loop. Things to consider.

BTW @hell167 I love the computer desk in your sig. I'm so excited to be meeting with a buddy on Friday to discuss the possible manufacturing of my own integrated computer desk biggrin.gif
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I don't think there will be a much of a head loss because they run off the loop in parallel before the GPU block and enter back into the loop after your GPU block A single pump should still do the job.

Thanks. The planning took most of the time. google sketch is a nice app for that though. The hardest part of the planning was to get it so it wasnt sitting so low you will hit your knees and not so high that it was uncomfortable to use. After that it was just measuring and drawing boxes so you know everything can fit. You may be able to find exact drawings of your parts online too so you can just copy and paste them into your picture. But remember to use the layer function. It makes life so much easier when you print it out and do the actual cutting in the garage. i had a layer for each side so i can just look at the right side pieces and see the dementions I need to cut.
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Nice. I've been working on my design for a couple weeks now in my spare time in solidworks. Still have a copy of the program on my laptop from college biggrin.gif The thing that is really nice about working on the design in there is that it will automatically create a cut list for you if you set up your model correctly so I can know how much sheet metal total to purchase. I plan to create a build log once I really get going on the design for it. Do you mind telling me what height you ended up going with between the floor and the bottom of the desk and the floor to the top?
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As you can see from my build log. My desk is deeper in the back than the front because u need about 7 inches for the motherboard tray. I have the tray off the bottom of the box a few inches so I can hide wires and other unsightly things under the motherboard tray. The front of the desk on the right side I needed to put in a duel bay so I have that part a little deeper and the rest of the front was just over the height of a single bay so I could add a fan controller of even a DVD if I wanted. The height from the floor to the bottom of the desk is 27 1/4 inches. The floor to duel bay area 24 3/4. The height from floor to top of the desk after glass is 30 inches. This gave me enough room to slide my chair in under the desk if I needed to. And while sitting can type freely without being uncomfortable. The width and depth of my desk was already set because it was more of a desk mod than a scratch build. And the materials was just what I had laying around so the thickness of each piece was different. Btw stay away from 5/8 plywood for the side your rads going to be mounted on. Its hard finding 6/32 screws that's 1 5/8 - 1 3/4 long lol.
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