Hi guys, seriously thinking about making my HAF 932 water cooled:
CPU - Overclocked i7 2600k (LGA 1155)@4400;
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 V-Pro;
GPU: Overclocked EVGA 780 Classified, 1241/7000, 1,212v;
I would like to cool CPU and GPU, would like the system run as silent and as cool as possible, even if it would be a bit more expensive. Im all about efficiency. Do not really care about aesthetics. In near future I probably will get another classified for sli and will water cool it too, but for now 1 will do. Planing setup something like that: http://imageshack.com/a/img824/4269/xv2s.jpg
Radiator, top, inside the case: http://imageshack.com/a/img856/3550/mxbj.png
Thinking about going with these parts:
Radiator: X-Flow Stealth GTS 360 Black Ice, http://www.dangerden.com/store/x-flow-stealth-gts-360-black-ice.html?&cat=73#tabs
Reservoir and Pump: EK 5.25" Dual Drive Bay Reservoir with One Laing D5 Vario Pump, http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/EK-525-Dual-Drive-Bay-Reservoir-with-One-Laing-D5-Vario-Pump-pid-24231.html
CPU Block: Ek Supremacy nickel universal, http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/cpu-blocks/supremacy/ek-supremacy-nickel.html
GPU water block: EK Water Blocks EK-FC780 GTX Classified - Nickel, http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-465-EK
And, or course all the rest: Noctua 120 fans, tubing (7/16XID 5/80OD), compression fittings, distilled water. Also thinking about getting fan controller. Any advice on that?
What do you guys thinking about parts? Anything better, cheaper?
If somebody competent would answer these questions, I would be grateful:
1. Is one 120x3 rad enough for this setup, or would i need that 140 rad as well? Not sure if it would fit with the tubing. Would one 120x3 rad be enough for CPU and 2 Classys in Sli?
2. How often average setup need to be drained? Why closed loop ones like corsair H80i doesn't need to be cleaned? Well, its not really possible, but how they make it so clean so performance doesn't degrade, doesn't get clogged or whatnot?
3. Would be any real gain in using reservoir with 2 pumps?
Haven't done any water cooling before, so any help, advices will be appreciated.
Edited by Neer - 4/12/14 at 5:10pm