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The temps are too much on the GPU's for my liking, even when spaced out with a 4" crossfire cable, so it's time for water!

As this is my first foray into water cooling I've been looking at parts and reading stuff for 2-3 weeks and am planning to cool only the GPU's at this time, air is good enough on the CPU for the time being.

So far I've picked the following;
Black Ice Stealth GTS 360
GT AP-15's in push/pull or possibly AP-29,30,31's
D5 pump
1/2" or 7/16" tygon clear tubing
StealthRes 175 Multi-Option Reservoir
Koolance GPU-220 GPU waterblocks (no full coverage for my cards)

I'm not too worried about noise as long as idle is a relatively low rumble and full load temps are reasonable. I have a Lamptron Touchscreen Fan Controller on the way to tame the fans and automagicly ramp up the speed when needed.

Any comments/recommendations?
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post #2 of 32
If you're going to use a high FPI rad go with the GTX series, it's much better.
For lower FPI either get the XSPC RX series or HW SR-1.

Nice choice in fans.
Pump is more of a personal preference although the mcp35x is better for multiblock loops due to head pressure.
If you aren't going with full cover blocks make sure you get something to cool down the VRMs on your cards, either buy heatsinks or get a fan blowing directly on them because they will fry without anything at all.


Overall looks pretty good, don't forget about fittings however. If you go with barbs, definitely use 7/16" ID as it is pretty much leak proof (besides user error) and if you go with compression fittings it's whatever you like best. I see you are going with clear tubing, if you are planning on using uv coolant most people would advise against it because it will gunk up your blocks over time. UV tubing would be the next choice.

Have fun and post pics when you finish!
post #3 of 32
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Thanks for the quick reply.

My main thinking for the GTS was that it's thin enough to be able to do push/pull easily while staying completely inside the case, 70mm will fit easily, 104mm might be pushing it just a bit too much, I'll have to take some measurements to be sure. But this may be a moot point as the GTX may not need push/pull to perform the same as the GTS.

Will the D5 vario still be enough if I eventually add a CPU block (and probably a GTS/GTX140 to go with it)? I don't anticipate any chipset/vreg blocks, and I think I'd go dual pumps in that case.

Fittings I think I'm going with barbs as they seem more secure to me (will be traveling a couple hours by car for LANs). I don't plan on any additives, just distilled water and a kill coil. I have no window nor plans for one so clear tubing is fine as it's not really for show.
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post #4 of 32
You can fit the GTX in push/pull config perfectly fine.

D5 vario will also be enough for your loop.
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post #5 of 32
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Thanks Pencuri, that's good to know. GTX it is!
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If you go with the GTX, perhaps you'd like to find some fans other than the AP-15's. While they push a respectable amount of air, they lack static pressure that higher FPI rads need. I suggest either High speed yates for cheap fans, or some decent San Ace's, Scythe Slipstreams, or maybe even some Deltas.
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post #7 of 32
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What is a good static pressure for the GTX? The AP-15 are 0.081inH2O and a 240cfm delta is 1.08inH2O, somewhere in the middle must be good.
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post #8 of 32
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More questions!
When using 7/16ID x 5/8OD on 1/2" barbs/compression do you size for the 5/8" or 1/2" plus the wall thickness? (I may be thinking too much)
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Barbs are measured by the ID of the tubing - 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing will use 1/2" compression fittings. I prefer 1/2" - 3/4" tubing because it looks natural in a big case like the 800D. IMO anything smaller and it looks kinda odd to me.

As for fans with the GTX, get these Slipstreams, or some Panaflo's (38mm)
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Are there any good (and relatively cheap) flow indicator/meters? I looked at the Koolance ones and $40 seems a bit much.
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