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I looked through the stickies, but what I saw in there was years old and didn't include recent new water cooling components. My apologies if I missed something in the last year or so.

It's been a few years since I was doing research for water cooling components, so I'm planning another monster build in the next one to three years, depending on finances.
I've been trying to find up to date roundups, but it seems like Martin's Liquid Labs is dead, and most everything else I find is at least a year old and no where near as comprehensive as that site was.
The only decent thing I've found is this 360 radiator roundup:
http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/11/radiator-round-2015/

Even then I'm not sure how sound the science there is, and while I'm comfortable saying based on those results the 480mm versions of EK XE and Hardware Labs SR-2 would be about the best on the market right now depending on fan speed, I'm not sure that would at all map to the 140mm versions of those radiators for example Since the case I'm looking at would be a CaseLabs THW10 which allows four 540mm radiators in push/pull pretty easily, I figured I should at least look at that. Which is proving problematic because there's very little on 140mm radiators and fans.

I also haven't been very satisfied with the fan roundups I've found, 120mm or otherwise. Gentle Typhoons still seem to be top tier, and I love that they come in black PWM versions now, but those Corsair ML's are interesting as well.

I'm interested in water block roundups as well, as I heard there was a new Heatkiller block that dethroned the EK Supremacy line / Raystorm, but I'm not as concerned with them. While it's a shame because the water blocks are always the bottleneck for water cooling, I normally end up just going with the best of EK because they're the only ones who are almost guaranteed to have the full cover motherboard blocks / RAM blocks / those sexy looking mono blocks now, and I want things to match, but if another manufacturer has all that for top tier Asus boards for instance and performs better I'm all for it.

Thanks in advance
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Good luck on your build!

https://www.hardocp.com/news/2016/08/03/snazzy_water_block_roundup/
Edited by Gunderman456 - 4/13/17 at 5:13pm
 
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Good luck on your build!
I'll need it. Planned components as of now:
CaseLabs THW10
4x 480mm / 540mm radiator, probably EK XE
Either 16x in push or 32x in pull fan, likey Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM. Case fans will likely use the same fan due to HD cage / filter obstruction.
Aquaero 6 XT + black faceplate + heatsink
Aqua Computer pump decouplling kit + D5 pump motor + D5 pump adapter with fill level sensor + Aqualis base for pump top adapter, 450 ml with nano coating and waterfall effect (2x of each of these, basically pump + reservoir combo with a decoupling kit for mounding)
Blocks: Probably EK's best at the time
Sleeving: Custom cables with either MDPC-X or Telios; worried about trying to do this for the fans (why can't they make a fan with a connector for a cable?)

For the actual PC components, will probably just be the best or in the case of CPU near the best at the time, as if I go X99 I'm not paying $1700 for a CPU that has worse single-threaded performance than its cheaper brethren.
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There's some pretty good data at http://thermalbench.com

The radiator data is given in water delta, with 650w heat load so you van convert it to watts dissipated if you would want to compare to alternate data.

I think the xtremerigs data is pretty sound as well. Don't know what makes you feel that it isn't.
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There's some pretty good data at http://thermalbench.com

The radiator data is given in water delta, with 650w heat load so you van convert it to watts dissipated if you would want to compare to alternate data.

I think the xtremerigs data is pretty sound as well. Don't know what makes you feel that it isn't.

Yeah If anything Fast Fates test rig and data are slightly improved on Martins. The test rigs and equipment are nearly identical
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There's some pretty good data at http://thermalbench.com

The radiator data is given in water delta, with 650w heat load so you van convert it to watts dissipated if you would want to compare to alternate data.

I think the xtremerigs data is pretty sound as well. Don't know what makes you feel that it isn't.
Thanks for the link, I'll check it out. I didn't say I didn't trust the extreme rigs data, what I meant was that I know some data sources are not very good and I don't know enough about testing methodology to tell what's sound and what isn't.
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Yeah If anything Fast Fates test rig and data are slightly improved on Martins. The test rigs and equipment are nearly identical
Very interesting. Thanks.
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