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Wanted your advice on this hypothetical water cooling setup:

core i7 930 @ 4.0 GHZ (plan to go as high as I can on water with stability)
Radeon HD 5850 in Crossfire (plan to OC with stability)
on a Rampage III Extreme

Looking to do CPU, Motherboard and two GPUs in a single loop

Swiftech MCP655-b
EK Supreme HF cpu waterblock
EK R3E motherboard waterblock
2x EK 5850 liquid cooling VGA waterblock
HWlabs Black Ice GTX 360
HWlabs Black Ice GTX 140
Danger Den Monsoon Reservoir
Yate Loon DS12SH fans (for 360)
Yake Loon D14SH-12 (for 140)

This is in a HAF 932 case

Thoughts? Anybody else have this configuration maybe point me in the right direction? Thanks
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post #2 of 16
Bump!

Can't really help you since I'm going to WC my next setup and my 1st and unique WC rig was built almost 8 years ago and lots of changes around, I'm like you reading/learning a lot.

I really like EK, so just wanted to point that out, also the pump you are going to use (I plan to do a similar loop but was thinking dual pumps)

+1 aswell on the single loop setup.

The GTX rad are the one that need higher RPM fans right?
What PSU you going to use?

The only advice I could give you, is that think about how you are going to fill/bleed the loop, I'm really thinking a lot about that and can't find the "right" option, I may open a thread so experienced people can "guide" us
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post #3 of 16
Looks like a solid loop, now pick out your tubing and fittings. Be sure to keep in mind that you will need something to connect the two GPU blocks and you may want an aftermarket top for the pump so you can use your own choice of fittings with it.
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You might want to consider the non B version of the 655. The B version is "stuck" on setting 4. I have a similar setup (CPU, 2 GTX 480 parallel, MB block, mosfet blocks, 360 rad and 240 rad) so a few blocks more. However, I run dual 655s (series) and achieve a flow rate of about 1 GPM.


/Nordar
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Bump!

Can't really help you since I'm going to WC my next setup and my 1st and unique WC rig was built almost 8 years ago and lots of changes around, I'm like you reading/learning a lot.

I really like EK, so just wanted to point that out, also the pump you are going to use (I plan to do a similar loop but was thinking dual pumps)

+1 aswell on the single loop setup.

The GTX rad are the one that need higher RPM fans right?
What PSU you going to use?

The only advice I could give you, is that think about how you are going to fill/bleed the loop, I'm really thinking a lot about that and can't find the "right" option, I may open a thread so experienced people can "guide" us
PSU is in the sig. It's a PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W. It should be plenty to handle 4 fans and a pump.

The reservoir I picked out has inlet ports to fill and bleed the system. There are lots of guides online. You want to get the lines filled with water and continually turn on and off the pump to fill the loop. Don't run the pump without water! Bleeding you just run the system with the reservoir open to air til all the bubbles are gone.
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post #6 of 16
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Looks like a solid loop, now pick out your tubing and fittings. Be sure to keep in mind that you will need something to connect the two GPU blocks and you may want an aftermarket top for the pump so you can use your own choice of fittings with it.
Won't need a top. Pump connects to bay reservoir.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Nordar View Post
You might want to consider the non B version of the 655. The B version is "stuck" on setting 4. I have a similar setup (CPU, 2 GTX 480 parallel, MB block, mosfet blocks, 360 rad and 240 rad) so a few blocks more. However, I run dual 655s (series) and achieve a flow rate of about 1 GPM.


/Nordar
Hey Nordar, I thought that the "B" version was the adjustable one.
I was thinking going Dual 655B's, read that the non-"B" had a chance of failure
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post #8 of 16
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You might want to consider the non B version of the 655. The B version is "stuck" on setting 4. I have a similar setup (CPU, 2 GTX 480 parallel, MB block, mosfet blocks, 360 rad and 240 rad) so a few blocks more. However, I run dual 655s (series) and achieve a flow rate of about 1 GPM.


/Nordar
We do have a similar setup. Same CPU, Same hard drives, Same OS, and same memory (different heat spreaders) I like your cable management, i'm still working on mine. Just sleeved the cables. Looks like you might win March Mod of the Month too.

I'm just worried about the added benefits of an extra pump minus the heatsoak. The reservoir I have also supports dual loop, so that's also an option.
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I don't think that is enough rad to cool 2 x GPU, 1 x i7 920 and the MB.
Plus you want to OC the cpu and gpu.
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post #10 of 16
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I don't think that is enough rad to cool 2 x GPU, 1 x i7 920 and the MB.
Plus you want to OC the cpu and gpu.
Are you serious? Cause I thought it might be a little overkill.
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