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Hello All,

I have built a couple of systems but this is gonna be my first real water cooling system. This system is going to be based on the planetary fortress from starcraft 2. I have a couple of questions regarding flow among other things.

The resevoirs i am going to use are http://ncix.com/products/?sku=53548&...Water%20Blocks

my flow will probably be

res 2 >> pump >> cpu >> gpu >> ram(Maybe) >> rad 1 >> rad 2 (Maybe) >> res 1 >> res 2 ...

the questions I have are

1. Is it fine to use 2 res's and how would I go about filling them.
2. what pump should be used as i have no experience in pumps and what is optimal
3. If i was to cool the ram would it be better to use the kingston hyperx h2o kit or the ram block i have seen on this site.

If you dont know what a planetary fortress looks like here it is

http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Planetary_fortress

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 4
I would just go for a single reservoir instead of two. Do you really need it to look like a Planetary Fortress? Also, RAM is one of the coolest components on your computer. I would do something like pump>cpu>radiator 1>gfx card>radiator 2>res.
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Watercooling the ram is really more of an aesthetic upgrade than anything else, as modern DDR3 ram does not generally output much heat, and what it does is well dispersed by the metal heatspreaders. A lot of this depends on your configuration, like what is your case, what ram do you have now, do you want all of the watercooling internal, etc. etc.?
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Hello All
Hello, and welcome to OCN

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1. Is it fine to use 2 res's and how would I go about filling them.
It is not ideal, but you can run two res's so long as you run them in series and the water naturally flows from one to two to the pump. Then it will basically act like one big res.


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2. what pump should be used as i have no experience in pumps and what is optimal
For a restrictive loop you will want something like a MCP355 with an aftermarket top or a MCP35x.

For a low restriction loop you can use a MCP655.

What exactly are you thinking about putting in your loop?

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3. If i was to cool the ram would it be better to use the kingston hyperx h2o kit or the ram block i have seen on this site.
musashin called it right, RAM WC'ing is pretty much cosmetic. Keeping that in mind, pick whatever RAM block you want based on looks. I'm not sure, but they could be quite restrictive, something else to keep in mind.
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