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So i was planning to go underwater for the first time, my plan was to buy a rasa rs240 kit and then add two full cover blocks for my 470's and another 120mm rad... a few questions, would the rads dissipate enough heat for my cards / processor, would the pump be strong enough to push the water through this all, and what would be the best order for the loop to run?

Thanks in advance guys
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post #2 of 15
get you the 360 kit and you should be ok for gpu and cpu

less fittings, less hose, neater install
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post #3 of 15
Not the RS kit.
You'd need to look at getting the RX240 or RX360 for CPU & two GPU blocks.
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well what i was thinking was a 240 rad up top then either one or two 120 rads on the rear and bottom of the case, figure the loop would go
res/pump > 240 rad > cpu > first 120 rad > first gpu > second 120 rad > second gpu > pump/res, would that work?
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post #5 of 15
It would work, but its a bit over kill. You could just go (first 120) > (first gpu) > (2nd gpu) > (pump/res). It is easier and neater to keep the water blocks gpus connected with a sli adapter instead of working with 90 degree barbs. Also it will look cleaner with out the extra two hoses coming from the gpu blocks to the 2nd 120 rad.
Edited by Arksniper - 3/1/11 at 7:09pm
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post #6 of 15
If you want to use that pump with that loop the GPUs will have to be run in parallel (which is fine) but that means you won't be able to put a radiator between them anyways. Just go with what arksniper posted for your loop order. It won't make a difference of more than a few tenths of a degree anyways.
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post #7 of 15
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why wouldnt i be able to run the gpus in series using a sli adapter, would the flow be restricted that much that the pump wouldnt be able to handle it?
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post #8 of 15
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why wouldnt i be able to run the gpus in series using a sli adapter, would the flow be restricted that much that the pump wouldnt be able to handle it?
No you do want them to run with a sli adapter. You want r(es/pump) > (240 rad) > (cpu) > (first 120 rad) > (first gpu) > (second gpu) > (pump/res). Notice the lack of the 2nd 120 rad.

You are more than free to keep the 2nd 120 rad in there but its overkill for cooling, adds more restriction to the loop, and you have to fiddle around with 90 degree barbs and hoses if you want to add the 2nd 120 rad in.

Sorry if I wasn't clear.
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post #9 of 15
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well ive read that rads arent very restrictive anyway, but if its overkill for cooling then id rather just save the money and have more convenient tube routes, and with a 922 i figure i would put the 240 rad up top and the 120 rad in the back, would i be better off have them exhaust or intake, as currently i have two 120mm fans on the side panel as intake, a bottom 120mm for intake and a front 200mm for intake, it would be easy enough to change the orientation of air flow, but is there really a huge difference in temps of intake vs exahust?
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post #10 of 15
The problem is, rads aren't really restrictive. It's GPU blocks that are the restrictive piece in your loop. & I have found that you want to have the air pushing through the rad instead of having it in pull.
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