Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Designing a loop with heater cores
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Designing a loop with heater cores

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Hey

I've decided I want to watercool my next PC project. It is going to be in a custom case (made out of hardwood) that I haven't designed yet, so size is not really an issue. I need the loop to be able to get rid of the heat that would be generated by an overclocked 950 (for calculations, say whatever the max draw of a 950 can be), and GTX 580 with room to spare. I want this loop to really knock out the heat generated by the computer.

I'd also like to have fairly quiet low RPM fans. Of course if there are quiet high RPM fans, I'd take those too.
I've decided that considering all this I'll prolly need a crazy amount of radiator surface area. For cost reasons (and coolness factor), I think I want to use old heater cores. My question is what amount of heater cores (and which ones obviously) and what pump would be able to get the job done?

If there are any variables I've forgotten, just tell me and I'll add them. As I've said, this is my first setup. Also, sorry if this is a repost I couldn't find any specific information about the number of heater cores nessecary to get rid of *any* amount of heat.

Thanks!
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 33
Well, I heard that a some chevy heater core was more effective than a black ice 2 120
So I dont really know..
And having multiple radiators apparently isnt good
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 5GHz@1.35V Asrock Z68 Extreme3 gen 3 Asus 7850 DC2 Ripjaws 1333-5-7-5 1.5V 
Hard DrivePowerMouse
Samsung F1 320gb Antec TruePower Trio 650W MIE 3.0 <3 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 5GHz@1.35V Asrock Z68 Extreme3 gen 3 Asus 7850 DC2 Ripjaws 1333-5-7-5 1.5V 
Hard DrivePowerMouse
Samsung F1 320gb Antec TruePower Trio 650W MIE 3.0 <3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiivari View Post
And having multiple radiators apparently isnt good
It is if you have enough heat to warrant it. Like a rad before the cpu then a rad before your gpu.
post #4 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiivari View Post
Well, I heard that a some chevy heater core was more effective than a black ice 2 120
So I dont really know..
And having multiple radiators apparently isnt good
and why are having multiple rads not good?

the only super restrictive rads are like the BI GTS series IIRC

all other rads only have minimal restriction, but you'll have to wait till CharlieHorse gets in here to confirm what i'm saying
post #5 of 33
most rads have very low restriction. Having multiple rads is never a bad idea especially when you have multiple heat sources.
Old man river
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 @ 4.2GHz 880GA-UD3H GTX 460(24/7 folder) Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Caviar Blue 320GB Win 7 SR2320L XFX XXX 650 
CaseMouse
Tecnofront HWD Logitech MX-518 
  hide details  
Reply
Old man river
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 @ 4.2GHz 880GA-UD3H GTX 460(24/7 folder) Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Caviar Blue 320GB Win 7 SR2320L XFX XXX 650 
CaseMouse
Tecnofront HWD Logitech MX-518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 33
Thread Starter 
I've already determined I need multiple, I'm just wondering what models and number. Also, how much will my pump choice affect what I should use for radiators?
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by imblind View Post
I've already determined I need multiple, I'm just wondering what models and number. Also, how much will my pump choice affect what I should use for radiators?
what fans are you planning to use?

I recommend the XSPC RX series or the Hwlabs SR1 rads
post #8 of 33
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
what fans are you planning to use?

I recommend the XSPC RX series or the Hwlabs SR1 rads
As I said in the OP, I am planning to use heater cores. I was led to believe they would be much cheaper, and I think they fit my somewhat industrial looking case mod best.

As far as fans, I wasn't entirely sure. I want very quiet fans.
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by imblind View Post
As I said in the OP, I am planning to use heater cores. I was led to believe they would be much cheaper, and I think they fit my somewhat industrial looking case mod best.

As far as fans, I wasn't entirely sure. I want very quiet fans.
my bad

quiet fans, 1450RPM GT's or Yate Loon D12SL-12 fans
post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
my bad

quiet fans, 1450RPM GT's or Yate Loon D12SL-12 fans
Thanks!

Anyone have any idea about heater cores? I just need to know what kind of dimensions I will need (I'm going to be buying the wood for the case this week).
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Designing a loop with heater cores