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post #21 of 38

getting off for tonight, I'll look through this tomorrow, but from glancing at the reservoirs, I'd say you're gonna be much happier in the long run if you put money into better rads/blocks as opposed to a cooler looking reservoir.
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post #22 of 38
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Ugh, I know, lol. I'll search around tomorrow. Done for the night as well. If I can manage to find a 240 Rad that can support my GPU + CPU, I'll definitely ditch the idea of getting a cool looking/expensive as hell Reservoir.
Edited by R3apR369 - 4/22/11 at 11:31pm
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Bump. Updated first post.
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post #24 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by R3apR369;13233610 
UPDATE: Apr.23

CPU/GPU Loop:
Kill Coil
Swiftech MCP655
Black Ice GTX Stealth 240 X-Flow Radiator
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Tubing (black) - 7/16 (x8)
EK Supreme HF Rev.2 Nickel+Acetal Waterblock
Bitspower Matte Black Barbs - 1/2 (x6)
PrimoChill Clamps (x2)
Gentle Typhoon AP-15s (x3)
EK-FC480 GTX-Nickel+Acetal Waterblock (+2 Barbs for this, yeah?)

Looks like Bitspower Compression Fittings don't support 7/16 Tubing from what i'm seeing on Frozencpu.com, so i'm stuck with the Regular Barbs I guess. This true? I really like how the Compression Fittings use that 'twisting' feature.

Not sure on what Reservoir I want to atm. Maybe the EK Bay Spin Res, or XSPC 750 Pump Dual Bay reservoir. Trying to stay way from the T-Virus Reservoir, lol.

How's it all look so far?

If you're sticking with that 240 rad, I'd go for either 2 fans or 4, not 3, unless you have some other use for them. I'd also get as many clamps as you have barbs so you can put one on each barb. And bear in mind that depending on what reservoir you get, you might need another 2 barbs for that as well, which would bring the total up to 8.
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post #25 of 38
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Is their a 240 Rad you got in mind that can handle a CPU + GPU? Or maybe I should get a 120 for CPU and use the 240 for the GPU? Also, I don't really plan on OC'ing the GPU beyond its factory OC anytime soon. As for CPU, I would like to get it to 4Ghz+ if able. I chose 3 fans because I am going to use of them as a replacement rear exhaust fan.
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post #26 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by R3apR369;13244795 
Is their a 240 Rad you got in mind that can handle a CPU + GPU? Or maybe I should get a 120 for CPU and use the 240 for the GPU? Also, I don't really plan on OC'ing the GPU beyond its factory OC anytime soon. As for CPU, I would like to get it to 4Ghz+ if able. I chose 3 fans because I am going to use of them as a replacement rear exhaust fan.

480's definitely put off some heavy heat, a single 240 dedicated to it will probably be enough, and then a 120 to the CPU like you mentioned.
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post #27 of 38
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Yeah. I just really don't want to have to stick two thick radiators in the case though. I would like to have the interior as 'open' as possible.

Currently the 480 is at factory overclock, which I don't mind keeping it at. The CPU is currently @ 3.8, and I would like to get it past 4.0 if able. Now looking at current temps, my cpu usually idle's at 34c and load at 54c. Whereas GPU idle is 45c, and load 77c.

If I keep GPU at factory OC and just hit the CPU @ 4.0 or more, will 1 240Rad be enough?
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post #28 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by R3apR369;13247101 
Yeah. I just really don't want to have to stick two thick radiators in the case though. I would like to have the interior as 'open' as possible.

Currently the 480 is at factory overclock, which I don't mind keeping it at. The CPU is currently @ 3.8, and I would like to get it past 4.0 if able. Now looking at current temps, my cpu usually idle's at 34c and load at 54c. Whereas GPU idle is 45c, and load 77c.

If I keep GPU at factory OC and just hit the CPU @ 4.0 or more, will 1 240Rad be enough?


yes. but once you start WCing you're usually gonna want to push it further, once you see the potential
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post #29 of 38
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Think i've made up my mind on what Reservoir to get, lol. Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev. 2. Is x2 240 Radiators to much? I was thinking on maybe putting one on top(interior), and the other on rear(exterior). This way I can play is safe with both GPU and CPU.
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post #30 of 38
that would work fantastically well, and leave you a good amount of headroom to clock up that 480 a bit more if you ever want to. are you going to have separate loops for gpu+cpu, or run a single loop like so:

res >> pump >> rad >> cpu >> rad >> gpu >> res
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