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You think the 480 will be fine? This is my first watercooled system and I heard the rule of thumb is a 120 for each part you are cooling at stock. Since I will be doing 2 GPUs, CPU, and VRM I figured the 480 would be what is needed on stock but the 1080s are majorly OCed from MSI (1911 MHz / 1771 MHz / 10108 MHz) that would push me over the 480. If I remember the EK specs right is is a 60MM rad though, so maybe the extra thickness and the push/pull to get the air through it is all I need?

I also did look though most of the thread but the only person I saw with a second rad had a 280, i think, mounted on the back, but I don't know how well that would flow with the wall mount.

I'll second that one 480 will be fine. I am cooling a Strix 1080, 6600k and chipset with amazing temps and only one EK 480 PE. If you went with an XE (thicker) and push/pull like Radnad said above, you will be fine. thumb.gif
    
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A 480 is enough to keep those specs cool, you won't break any temp records, but Tt was very smart in designing this case for the 480. I would go push/pull with a thick rad though.

There have been people who have put a second rad on it, you can search through the gallery to see them, but imo it just doesn't look right. That doesn't mean they don't look good, just doesn't look like it flows with the case.

You think the 480 will be fine? This is my first watercooled system and I heard the rule of thumb is a 120 for each part you are cooling at stock. Since I will be doing 2 GPUs, CPU, and VRM I figured the 480 would be what is needed on stock but the 1080s are majorly OCed from MSI (1911 MHz / 1771 MHz / 10108 MHz) that would push me over the 480. If I remember the EK specs right is is a 60MM rad though, so maybe the extra thickness and the push/pull to get the air through it is all I need?

I also did look though most of the thread but the only person I saw with a second rad had a 280, i think, mounted on the back, but I don't know how well that would flow with the wall mount.

I would ditch the mobo VRM cooling if that's what VRM your referring to. Like I said you won't break any temp records but it will be adequate and probably still much better than air. Another rule of thumb I like is a 120 rad per 100 TDP. Not sure what the MSI GPU TDP is but lets assume its 180, so 91+180+180 = 451, your still covered at 480 (I know that is without OC though). You don't use the P5 to get awesome incredible brag to your friends temps, you use it to get awesome sweet cool brag to your buds looks.
 
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Glad to hear i should be fine, any thoguhs on adding a waterblock for the ram? Probibly overkill but it might be worth it for looks alone.
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I would ditch the mobo VRM cooling if that's what VRM your referring to. Like I said you won't break any temp records but it will be adequate and probably still much better than air. Another rule of thumb I like is a 120 rad per 100 TDP. Not sure what the MSI GPU TDP is but lets assume its 180, so 91+180+180 = 451, your still covered at 480 (I know that is without OC though). You don't use the P5 to get awesome incredible brag to your friends temps, you use it to get awesome sweet cool brag to your buds looks.

Why ditch the vrm cooling? I know the p5 is mainly about looks but i want to also get as best temps as i can with the ability to psuh it as time goes, im hoping this will be another 8 year rig. I guess the ReactorX spoiled me 😀
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I would ditch the mobo VRM cooling if that's what VRM your referring to. Like I said you won't break any temp records but it will be adequate and probably still much better than air. Another rule of thumb I like is a 120 rad per 100 TDP. Not sure what the MSI GPU TDP is but lets assume its 180, so 91+180+180 = 451, your still covered at 480 (I know that is without OC though). You don't use the P5 to get awesome incredible brag to your friends temps, you use it to get awesome sweet cool brag to your buds looks.

Why ditch the vrm cooling? I know the p5 is mainly about looks but i want to also get as best temps as i can with the ability to psuh it as time goes, im hoping this will be another 8 year rig. I guess the ReactorX spoiled me 😀

Just my personal opinion, water cooling VRM or RAM is unnecessary vs. the clutter it adds to the tubing runs. Remember this is an open air case so your not going to have the heat swirling around inside like you normally would with a closed case. (On a side note, I LOVE the look of RAM blocks, but to make it look good with the tube runs is really difficult imo, but maybe I'm just too picky).

EDIT: Um, wait, sorry, I'm an idiot, I just realized your using the EK monoblock, my bad. Nothing to see here move along like I didn't screw up. Your good to go with that monoblock to help cool your VRM's. thumb.gif
Edited by Radnad - 7/12/16 at 7:41pm
 
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post #1286 of 3173
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Just my personal opinion, water cooling VRM or RAM is unnecessary vs. the clutter it adds to the tubing runs. Remember this is an open air case so your not going to have the heat swirling around inside like you normally would with a closed case. (On a side note, I LOVE the look of RAM blocks, but to make it look good with the tube runs is really difficult imo, but maybe I'm just too picky).

The ek block is an all in one cpu vrm cooler so no extra tubes, that is why i opted for it. I want to watercool the ram if i can figuer out a good looking way to do it.
post #1287 of 3173
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Just my personal opinion, water cooling VRM or RAM is unnecessary vs. the clutter it adds to the tubing runs. Remember this is an open air case so your not going to have the heat swirling around inside like you normally would with a closed case. (On a side note, I LOVE the look of RAM blocks, but to make it look good with the tube runs is really difficult imo, but maybe I'm just too picky).

The ek block is an all in one cpu vrm cooler so no extra tubes, that is why i opted for it. I want to watercool the ram if i can figuer out a good looking way to do it.

yes, sorry I just realized that and edited my post above, sorry about that.
 
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post #1288 of 3173
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yes, sorry I just realized that and edited my post above, sorry about that.

No big, happens to us all, we will just move on. Thoguh i would still like to figure out a way of adding another rad for some oc over head if i can. i saw that on 3d printer option to add a fan that hangs from the glass mount, maybe that is an option?
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The ek block is an all in one cpu vrm cooler so no extra tubes, that is why i opted for it. I want to watercool the ram if i can figuer out a good looking way to do it.

Monoblocks are awesome! Like Radnad said again, ditch the RAM cooler. I personally think it is more of a look thing unless you plan on pushing your RAM to extremes. The only reason I have VRM cooling is because my Formula VIII has it built in.
    
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I just noticed the thermaltake psu i listed is only semi modular. Can anyone recomend a good 750ish watt fully modular psu that fists in the p5?
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