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Charliehorse, the cost without the 3 fans is already encroaching on $355. I looked at the EK kit, which has the high flow cpu block and the EK-DCP 4.0 pump, along with a pretty nice rad I believe the 360XT.
the EK DCP 4.0 is rated at around 211 gph, but psi is unknown: http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/pu...v-dc-pump.html

The MCP35X is rated at 288 gph with a pressure of 22psi http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...tl=g30c107s153

The ek kit is listed for $280 with fans vs the $355 sans fans for your setup.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l=g30c321s1367

Is the price of the custom worth is (the typhoons rocket the price to $415) vs the EK kit?

No criticism intended, you're an expert and I really appreciate the help andtime.

If theres something I'm missing or some reason why the EK kit is inferior to the setup, please explain, as I would like to learn.
Really If I was you I would just get the XSPC RX360 kit for $190, grab three GentleTyphoons and be done with it. You will get about 1C warmer temperatures than with a full custom loop and you will save a lot of money.

Also, the MCP35X is not rated at 22 PSI, that's simply the maximum pressure it can withstand (in relation to the ambient air). It actually puts out around 6.5 PSI at 1 GPM of flow. The EK has a pressure rating of 3.83 for 1 GPM of flow. It doesn't really matter for just a CPU loop anyways because you don't have enough blocks for that to matter.
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Really If I was you I would just get the XSPC RX360 kit for $190, grab three GentleTyphoons and be done with it. You will get about 1C warmer temperatures than with a full custom loop and you will save a lot of money.

Also, the MCP35X is not rated at 22 PSI, that's simply the maximum pressure it can withstand (in relation to the ambient air). It actually puts out around 6.5 PSI at 1 GPM of flow. The EK has a pressure rating of 3.83 for 1 GPM of flow. It doesn't really matter for just a CPU loop anyways because you don't have enough blocks for that to matter.
See the reason I ask is because a fellow OCN member WERMAD, has a similar setup with the rx360 and rasa pump, and tri sli 470s. He says it put too much strain on the pump, so he got a different pump.
     
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He also had a motherboard block, which are the most restrictive watercooling components by far.

You'll be fine with the XSPC Pump, no sweat.
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He also had a motherboard block, which are the most restrictive watercooling components by far.

You'll be fine with the XSPC Pump, no sweat.
Awesome, thats wonderful . and its a pretty swell rad can add 2 gpu blocks and be done with :O.
also how do you like the koolance block for the 460? I was thinking of getting one myself
     
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Awesome, thats wonderful . and its a pretty swell rad can add 2 gpu blocks and be done with :O.
also how do you like the koolance block for the 460? I was thinking of getting one myself
I like it. It's the only full cover block for the GTX 460 that actually flows water over the VRMs. EK's and XSPC's blocks just have metal pieces that transfer the heat to the main body of the block.
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I like it. It's the only full cover block for the GTX 460 that actually flows water over the VRMs. EK's and XSPC's blocks just have metal pieces that transfer the heat to the main body of the block.
Meh that sucks :[, I'm thinking of getting a full cover 6x sytche gentle typhoons, or going with the Slipstreams that are cheaper. The typhoons are quieter, but more expensive, mostly likely better fans aswell. Slipstreams are dirt cheap and give you raw power, with possibly alright construction. I mean I'm not that much in need of performance, as one side will always have a delta blowing on it whenever I bench (or something lul).

In either case (most likely I'll get the 800rpm typhoons to go along with the 1700rpm fans xspc gives) I'll probably be able to buy a koolance block since I only meet about $220 with IC7 (something I've been meaning to try after a whole lot of MX2) and 3 slipstreams. The code saves me about $11 so all in all much better than I had anticipated, saves more money in my wallet and more to buy or save.

I really don't know how to thank you, I believe you could hardly give a rats you know what about rep (already have a pretty cool number of 555) so err Thank you!
     
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A better, cheaper fan than the slipstream is the Yate Loon. They are sold in three varieties, 1350 RPM, 1650 RPM and 2200 RPM. They all perform better than slipstreams in terms of noise/cfm ratio, and at under $4 a fan on Jab-Tech you can't go wrong on the price.

They do have a cheap plastic feel to them, but they perform great and you can buy 5 of them for the price of a single GentleTyphoon.
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A better, cheaper fan than the slipstream is the Yate Loon. They are sold in three varieties, 1350 RPM, 1650 RPM and 2200 RPM. They all perform better than slipstreams in terms of noise/cfm ratio, and at under $4 a fan on Jab-Tech you can't go wrong on the price.

They do have a cheap plastic feel to them, but they perform great and you can buy 5 of them for the price of a single GentleTyphoon.
Amazing, thanks so much! whoa I could buy quite a few of those 2200 ones xD
     
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