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I'm looking into getting a watercooling setup and heres what I'm looking to put in it:
1 Swiftech 220 Rad with the built in reservoir
2 2000 RPM Ultra Kazes
2 EK Nickel + Acetal blocks for the GTX 470s
1 EK SLI bridge for the GPU blocks
1 EK Supreme HF
and
1 Swiftech MCP655
(and clamps and stuff I don't want to list)

1. Would the rad suffice with a i5 2500K and GTX 470s?
2. Does anybody know what temps I should expect from this while folding?
3. Anything wrong with the loop?
4. Are the better fans I could use? (around 35 DB max is what I'm aiming for)
5. Would the pump be too powerful? I'm basically using the smallest case you can fit all of this into.

I'm thinking:
Pump > Rad/Res > GPU > CPU > Pump again for flow.
Edited by dudemanppl - 4/9/11 at 1:00am
post #2 of 6
CPU before GPU.
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First of all your case should be your main concern if it is the one in your sig rig. If it is the standard mid tower dell case you will have a very difficult time getting an average wc system in place. If you really wanna oc in that case with water you will need an external rad and run the hoses from the rad into the case and then have a small pump/res combo inside the case.

I would first recommend looking at a new case preferably a full tower but you can work in water systems into a few of the nicer mid tower cases as well. Also what kind of budget are you looking at?

And as to your rad question you might receive ok tepms with a 240 and high cfm fans but a 360 you be more advisable. If you give us some more info such as a budget, case, pics of your case (pics are worth 1000 words) we will have a better idea of what you are trying to accomplish.
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post #4 of 6
Flow will be the same, regardless of order. Temps will also be nearly the exact same if loop order is switched. Just do what requires the least amount of sharp turns and tubing.

You might want to get a 360 rad to get decent temps. A 220 may not suffice. As for fans, Gentle Typhoons are my go-to fan. Good CFM at a very reasonable sound level.
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What temps do you think I should expect with all that being cooled with just 1 240 rad?
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A single 240 will be pushing it if you want decent temps. I would say you will need to run your Kazes at least 1800rpm to keep temps in check, even then it won't be optimum.
    
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