Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Hey wer, how much fluid does it take to fill your system? Is 32oz. good or would I need more? I'm putting a h2o system together on paper and want to make sure I get the amount close so I know what the cost outlay is going to be.
I was thinking of running 2 pumps also but my thought is to run an 800 l/h pump and a 500 l/h pump. The 500 runs normally and the 800 takes over when I'm OC and playing intensive games. I'm thinking of running them in series (500 drawing through the 800 to save wear and tear on the 500) off a Lamptron Fan Controller. I think the 500 impeller could handle the increase in flow so long as it's not on. That sound right to you? I know it should be able to draw through the 800 but the 800 should not be restricted trying to draw through the 500.
I did find 5770 blocks. Actual dedicated EK brand blocks at $65 each. But now I'm looking at possibly going CPU and HDD coolers if they are not too budget breaking. Oh yeah also found a really nice 5.25 res with black faceplate for $40. Even lets you know when you're low.
Thanks for finding that page for me. I appreciate it.
w/ my res and dual loops, i ended up using somewhere 60-70 oz
, yeah, bought a couple of xtra bottles of coolant (on my third now, many leaks and spills). buy two 32oz bottles, just in case, you'll have some spills
. hence reason why i bought a siphon pump to refill
i run both my ocz 800L/h pumps thru the fan controller, its a two-mode switch style, full and half power, only use full pwr on pumps when gaming. for ur pump idea, its a bit complex, i would invest in a 1000+l/h pump (swiftech) and use the fan controller on it, i only thing i could think of is to have some sort of diversion valve to turn on and add flow, but youll have two different flow rates crashing into each other either way, not sure if i understood your idea correctly. i think an 800L/h pump would be ok for a xfire loop, or single vga and cpu loop. or run two separate like me, 500 for cpu and 800 for your 5770 xfire,
wow $65 for ek blocks, xcellent buy, my 4870 block was $90 and 4870x2 was $120
, i like them, except 4870x2 block has got a flaw, no raisers
, did a ghetto fix though. cpu block is a good choice (time to oc that 955), hdd block is kinda overkill as well as ram blocks imho, just have good airflow to them and should work fine Edited by wermad - 4/9/10 at 11:25pm