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I've read 5 of the WC tutorials on this site, and I still have questions.

The goal of the setup is 2 fold, to run as quiet as possible 24/7 and to be able to overclock upwards of 5GHZ when needed. I am ok with buying 2 sets of fans and switching them out to OC to 5GHZ.

I will be WCing a 4-way classy with an i7 950 and 2 GTX570's inside of a HAF-X.

Here's what Im thinking of getting:

CPU Block: XSPC Rasa
GPU Blocks: EK 570/580 Nickel + Acetal block
Mobo: EK Full Cover
Pump: Either Innovatek Eheim 12V ($112) or Swiftech MCP355/Laing DDC 3.2 ($70)
Radiator: Thermochill TA 480 120mm or XSPC RX 480
Tubing: Tygon
Reservoir: Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev2 Reservoir
Shrouds: Thermochill

I've seen some setups with multiple radiators. Should I go with 2 3 fan rads instead of a 4 fan? Should I do push/pull on the rads or just push? I've seen results where the pull fans don't offer a significant decrease in heat output.

For 24/7, I'm going to put GT's or SilenX fans on the rad. For high OCing, I have Ultra Kaze's.

Any substitutions you would add? Which rad should I get? Reservoir?
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I gotta say I love EKWB Supreme HF for the CPU (massive performance, pretty on par with XSPC Rasa tho).

For the pumps... I'm more of an EK 4.0 guy, for about 40$ you get 800lph at 4m water column. Much cheaper than the options you posted, with more than acceptable performance. Note that for a PC you don't need as much flow as the pressure you'll need And with 4m you're hokai for most of the CPU+GPU loops.



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very nice,selection of parts.
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I did look at the EK Supreme HF Full Nickel CPU Block, but the Rasa is cheaper and gets better throughput. The extra 1-2 degree doesn't seem worth the money.

I will definitely take a look at the EK pump.

What about the # of rads? 1 480 or 2 360? 1 loop for the CPU and 2 GPU's?

How do I know how much water throughout put I need for a certain CPU/GPU?
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I did look at the EK Supreme HF Full Nickel CPU Block, but the Rasa is cheaper and gets better throughput. The extra 1-2 degree doesn't seem worth the money.

I will definitely take a look at the EK pump.

What about the # of rads? 1 480 or 2 360? 1 loop for the CPU and 2 GPU's?

How do I know how much water throughout put I need for a certain CPU/GPU?
Your gonna need to do two loops imo. 1 for cpu and mobo and 1 for the gpu's. I would do 2 360's. That's what im gonna do. Ive got my cpu on a 360 rad, and next im doing my video cards on another rad once i get all my parts. Your def gonna need 2 loops, Especially if your trying to hit 5 ghz on the cpu, and your most likely gonna want to oc the 570's.
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