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Hi guys, have any of you heard any reviews on or got any experience with Phobya Nova 1080? as i'm about to build my first water cooling setup and cant see a reason not to get it. This is my setup so far

Phobya Balancer 250 Reservoir Black Nickel
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...roductid=11356

Laing D5 / MCP655 Vario 12V Pump for 1/2" ID Tube
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...productid=2381

Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme CPU Waterblock for Intel 1366, 1156 : Copper
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...roductid=10477

Phobya Nova 1080 and Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM (Bundle Deal)
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...roductid=12178

PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coil for 3/4" (19mm) OD Tubing : Gloss Blue
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...productid=5320

Masterkleer 1/2" ID - 3/4" OD (13-19mm) Flexible Tubing : White / UV Blue
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...roductid=11737

The main point in question is the rad but if you have spotted anything else that needs changing please let me know.

The rad comes with and external stand and 9 GT's btw.

Thanks in advance

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I could be wrong from my understand the Mo Ra 2 radiator was extremely restricted in term of water flow and if the Phobya Nova 1080 is using the same design the flow rate can be issue since you also using a highly restricted cpu block making the flow rate difficult, not sure if the mcp655 pump can handle that loop too well.

Either get a stronger pump or get a less restricted cpu block lesser the restriction. EK supreme HF cpu block can be alternate choice for the cpu block.
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That was the highest power pump i could find, which is the best performing cpu block atm?
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That rad has awesome cooling potential, especially for a silent build, however as prtuc2 said, it is quite restrictive. I would still get the 1080, you will just have to make some changes to other parts of your loop.

Change the Apogee XT for an EK Supreme HF Full Nickel, it is much less restrictive and performs about 1C better. See review here. I would also change the pump from an MCP 655 to an MCP 355. The 655 offers more flow in a low restriction environment, but in a high restriction environment such as yours the 355 with it's superior head pressure will actually out perform the 655.

Note you'll also want to get the XSPC aftermarket pump top for the 355 as it increases it's performance by about 40% while reducing the noise. Here are links to the products I mentioned in my post:

EK Supreme HF - any of these water blocks - they all perform equally so it's just looks
MCP 355 Pump
XSPC Pump top - again these two tops perform equally well so it's purely cosmetic as to which one you choose.
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Seems like EK supreme HF is the best right now.

Edit: Agreed with charliehorse55 on the pump choice, mcp355 + top give you more head pressure than the mcp655 which benefit you on high restricted loop like your.
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Massive help guys thanks rep to both of you
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Just a quick question the other option i have is to get a quad radiator and the Silverstone TJ07-W case to put it it, which wouls cost £50 more but look better, would there be a big performance diffrence? Thanks
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Just a quick question the other option i have is to get a quad radiator and the Silverstone TJ07-W case to put it it, which wouls cost £50 more but look better, would there be a big performance diffrence? Thanks
Yes.

However, it depends on your heat dump. If you were to run multi-card blocks and your CPU block in the same loop, the quad would yield higher temperatures (given the same type of fans used) than the Nova.

IMO, get some quick disconnects (high-flow or extreme-flow) so that it makes it easier to move your computer around without having to lug the large radiator as well.
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Just a quick question the other option i have is to get a quad radiator and the Silverstone TJ07-W case to put it it, which wouls cost £50 more but look better, would there be a big performance diffrence? Thanks
If it's a CPU only loop, either radiator will work fine, they are both overkill. If it's for your CF'd cards and the CPU, I still say that a quad radiator is enough. The only thing the 1080 has going for it is size.

IMO go with the TJ and the quad radiator.
 
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Yes.

However, it depends on your heat dump. If you were to run multi-card blocks and your CPU block in the same loop, the quad would yield higher temperatures (given the same type of fans used) than the Nova.

IMO, get some quick disconnects (high-flow or extreme-flow) so that it makes it easier to move your computer around without having to lug the large radiator as well.
Yes thank you, some quick disconnects is a great idear i forgot rep for you,

i will just be water cooling my CPU for the first 2 months, after that i get my 2nd 5870 Lightning then i will put both cards on the loop too, And yes i just realised i need to update my sig rig.

So one loop for my 2 lightnings and my cpu, and the Phobya Nova 1080 is the plan for the future yes?

In the mean time its a nice bit of overkill for my CPU i guess
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