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Come the end of the month I will be looking to purchase the parts for my new computer and I've decided I would like to go with a full water setup

Could somone look over the below and advise on improvments or if everything is ok?

The website I'm buying my parts from is www.scan.co.uk

New computer -

2500k
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
8GB Corsair Vengeance
GTX 580

WC Parts -

EK CoolStream RAD XT (480) (addition of another 580 at some point)
EK-Supreme HF water block
EK-FC580 GTX GPU Block
Swiftech MCP355 18w with 3/8'' (10mm) Fitting - I was slightly confused over the pump selection, I was trying to use the combined "EK-D5 X-RES TOP 140" but i couldn't seem to locate the pump that goes with it, or does it come with one (it wasn't to clear)
EK-BAY SPIN Dual Bay Reservoir - I'm not sure if I require such a large res?
4x120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM Cooling Fan

My final question is about the hose sizes and fittings, if somone could give some insight on the best solution it would be much appreciated!
Edited by sutty - 1/17/11 at 5:08am
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post #2 of 10
I would switch the radiator to the HW-Labs GTX 480 radiator. While it is more expensive, it will perform a LOT better than the EK radiator (multiple C difference here).

As for the pump/reservoir, if you want the tube reservoir thing get the Swiftech MCP355 and the EK DDC X-Res 140 (MCP355 is a rebranded Laing DDC). That would also eliminate the need for a bay reservoir.

As for fittings/hose I would use 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Tubing over some 1/2" Barbs. It looks amazing and doesn't require hose clamps.
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Get the Sr1-480 or the RX480 rad (what I am using) if you want to use gentle typhoons
Water cooling guide
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post11984918
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Get the Sr1-480 or the RX480 rad (what I am using) if you want to use gentle typhoons
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GTX radiator outperforms the RX and SR-1 series by a fair margin at 1850 RPM, what are you talking about?
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GTX radiator outperforms the RX and SR-1 series by a fair margin at 1850 RPM, what are you talking about?

Why get a rad and not use the full potential of it. That rad requires kaze 3000 rpm to get the most out of it
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Why get a rad and not use the full potential of it. That rad requires kaze 3000 rpm to get the most out of it
So does every radiator. Every radiator on the market will dissipate the most wattage with 3000 RPM fans. The trick is to pick your fan speed and then choose the radiator that offers the best performance at that level. If you check out Triples v2 by Skinnee Labs:



You can see that the GTX radiator is the clear winner even at 1850 RPM. Why would you want to buy an RX480 when the GTX 480 would offer lower deltas?
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GTX radiator outperforms the RX and SR-1 series by a fair margin at 1850 RPM, what are you talking about?
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So does every radiator. Every radiator on the market will dissipate the most wattage with 3000 RPM fans. The trick is to pick your fan speed and then choose the radiator that offers the best performance at that level. If you check out Triples v2 by Skinnee Labs:



You can see that the GTX radiator is the clear winner even at 1850 RPM. Why would you want to buy an RX480 when the GTX 480 would offer lower deltas?
The fans used in that comprison has more static pressure then the typhoons
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The fans used in that comprison has more static pressure then the typhoons
No, they were Yate Loon fans which have less static pressure. If anything the gap between the GTX and the RX/SR-1 would be even higher than that graph shows due to this.
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No, they were Yate Loon fans which have less static pressure. If anything the gap between the GTX and the RX/SR-1 would be even higher than that graph shows due to this.
Oh ok gotcha hopped on meds right now
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Thanks for the help, cleared a few things rep for both!
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