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I'm such a nub when it comes to water cooling


i asked this question in another thread but figured it deserves its own thread.

I plan on running a D5 pump(adjustable speed) , a MCR-220, and a D-tek fuzion V2.

If i want to add a 4870 with just a block for the core would i need to add another rad?

I hope not but if i have to, where would i put it and would a 120mm rad be enough?
   
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I'd go at least for another 220...Have you already ordered the other WC'ing gear?
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yeah you would really need a bigger rad atleast a 360 rad.
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How big would you need for a CPU and 2x 4870's?
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How big would you need for a CPU and 2x 4870's?
i second that
   
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Quote:
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How big would you need for a CPU and 2x 4870's?
then you would to two loops, one for the GFX's and one for the CPU's, something like a 240 for each.
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then you would to two loops, one for the GFX's and one for the CPU's, something like a 240 for each.
damn. thats a whole 'nother deal. now its getting a bit pricey

also, could i just add a another 120 to the 240 to make a 360? if so, where should the 120 go in the loop?
Edited by kkbob33 - 7/1/08 at 9:11pm
   
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I would look at getting a higher performance rad then the Swifty, the BIX is a good dual row rad, you need higher cfm fans on them to get the most out of them, you would need the same fans on a Swifty to get much out of them also, and the BIX would still beat it....It would be a heavy load on one with all that in the loop, so I would go with a 360 and another 240 or 360 also.360 BIX....

The GTX is a lot better one and wouldn't cost much more then a couple of the others..A 360 GTX could handle that heat load OK, I would just go for a 480 with decent cfm fans on it.360 GTX..480 GTX.

These are decent fans.86cfm Pana..I wouldn't go smaller then that on any rad...These are what I use...115cfm Pana

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But if you are looking for absolutely max clocks 2 loops are best, but if you use a 480 GTX it would only be a couple of C hotter just using one loop I would think...Take a look at Martins thermal link that I'll leave and you can see what I mean...

The GTX will work well with any 47+ cfm fans, but the higher cfm and 120x38mm fans will work a lot better..360 GTX Beats PA.3 w/47cfm Fans....HWlabs 480GTX thermals-Martin
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Cheers and a rep for the info. I could probably afford a 360 or 480 GTX. We'll see what other components I go for.
Edited by Maytridy - 7/1/08 at 9:29pm
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post #10 of 11
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well my moneys a little tight right now so it looks like adding a water block to even just one card is out of the question. I definitely cant afford that radiator on top of another card or the expense of adding another loop mayne later.
   
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