Originally Posted by ciarlatano
If you were to add another pump, stick with the Watercool pumps. Thraehzone was talking about the EK dual top, not the pumps themselves.
Personally, I see no need for a second pump in this loop unless you want it for redundancy.
I'm confused. It seems he refers to two actual pumps. Sadly EK reservoir for that pumps pair is not made of glass. I don't want reservoir unclouped from pump because that adds one more pair of fittings, adaptors, hoses and point of failure (leakage). I always prefere LEGO style build because I am noob.
Originally Posted by JackCY
Extreme? Well "roboclocker" then. It's a custom LN2 loop.
I see that. I really would like to build an air cooled i7-9900K, but by what I have seen I would be waste powerhorse of the chip due the limitations of thermals, power limit, overclock etc. I would prefer air cooling because painness, cost and quietness (no pump sound).
Originally Posted by broodro0ster
Dual pump is not neccesary in this build. I run a single D5 and 2x GTS 360's, CPU and GPU block without problems. I get about 0,9-1GPM with the pump at full speed.
If you go dual pump, you can run the pumps slower to get the same flowrate and this will be quiet. My D5 is pretty loud at full speed, but it's ok at 4000rpm and my temps only rise 0.4°C. But if I slow down the pump even more, the temps go up pretty quick.
If you choose a separate pump and reservoir, you can also mount the pump on a soft Shoggy sandwhich to uncouple it from the case. This will make it a lot more quiet since vibrations are way louder when then transfer on the case.
Good advice, but I have so far preferred coupled pump with reservoir. Have you any advice to mitgate vibrations in a Lian V3000?
Originally Posted by ThrashZone
EK's the only one I've seen that have a dual pump pwm
Dual will be no louder... than a single just insures constant pressure...
I have lurked and now I understand it possibly would be quieter. Anyway if a I keep just a pump, just one 480GTS is enough for CPU + GPU blocked being quieter or 360GTS+480 one are quieter?