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forgive me if a similar thread has already been started or solved
i have a noob question that can only be answered by people who actually make custom water loops for pc's

i'm going to build a new computer and i need your help please

in my new build i'm planning on having 2 loops w/c system (haf x case)
one loop will be for cpu + motherboard (full coverage) blocks with 360 rad on top and res
i figured an EK-DCP 4.0 (12V DC Pump) will be enough for that
what do you think? and what type of res should i take?

and in the second loop will be dedicated to 3 graphics cards + res + 120 rad
will the EK-DCP 4.0 (12V DC Pump) be good enough for graphics cards? i know the rad is not enough
also again what type of res should i take?

should i maybe take dual loop res? 5.25" bay res?

which brings me to my second question
will the haf x take one 240mm rad on top and another 120mm rad next to it?
if it does then the graphics cards will get pretty much 240mm worth of rad and cpu with mobo will get 240mm worth of rad as well

please share with me your experiences on this topic

thanks in advance
 

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Reservoirs are mostly just for looks and what can fit in your case.

If your have space bays go for a bay res if not then get a tube or swiftech mcres, its pretty small and can mount anywhere really.

Id say go with the mcres v2

edit: I have the haf932 and i can easily fit my 360 at the top so Im sure you can fit a 240 + a 120 in there.
 

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I would do the opposite on the rad. As the 3 gpu's will need more cooling. Res is a preference of what you want. some find the bay res easier to work with while some like the cylinder res. And some just like buying a top with both on it power top/res combo.
 

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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
You won't really see temperature gains of anything over 1C with a dual loop. As far as radiator power goes, a 360 radiator will be more than enough, even for tri-fire 5770s, CPU and Chipset.
+1

I would recommend getting the XSPC Dual-bay, single DDC reservoir. Should have enough head to push through all of those blocks.
 

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actually i was thinking of 3 gtx 470 to w/c
will a single loop work with only 360 rad?
and what about the choice of pump?
DCP 4.0 or dcp 5.0 (aka mcp 655 :i think: lol) if it is a single loop?
 

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You would be pushing it real-real close. I would say a mcp-355 with a xspc res top.
 

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You would be pushing it real-real close. I would say a mcp-355 with a xspc res top.
could you elaborate more please? sorry for the bother/hassle
 

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The MCP655 is also known as the D5. It is made by Laing. The EK DCP 4.0 is also known as the Jingway DP-1200. It is a very good pump. Cheap, quiet, and performs just as well as a DDC3.2 + aftermarket top in lower restriction loops. It's PLENTY of pump for CPU/NB/rad. Hell you could even throw in three full cover GPU blocks and the difference in temps between the DCP 4.0 and a DDC + top would be nearly nonexistant. I went from a DDC + top to a DCP 2.2 (well, different rebrand of it but same pump) and my temps didn't change at all.

A single 120 rad won't be enough for three GPUs, especially 470s. 3x 470s + CPU + NB is a LOT for a triple rad unless you run really high speed fans.

EK makes a res that bolts on to the DCP 4.0, but it's kinda pricey:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26774

If you want to be a baller and spend money you can get one of those sweet cylindrical reses. Otherwise just get Swiftech MC res. They're cheap. A res is a res.
 

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that's what i thought too 3gtx 470 alone dump a lot of heat
maybe i will have 240mm rad + 2x 120mm rads but all in one loop
something like this

res > pump > cpu > 120 rad > mobo > 120 rad > gpu > 240 rad > res
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res > pump > cpu > mobo > 120 rad > 120 rad > gpu > 240 rad > res

single loop which i think requires D5 pump
what do you think?
 

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I was meaning the 3 gpu's. cpu and chipset on one 360 rad. You would have to have some serious fans in push/pull to pull it off.

If it was mine i would do it like so.
res > pump > 240 rad > cpu /chipset > 360 rad > gpu's
 

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cant have 240 and 360
either 360 120 or 120 120 240
all rads will have xigmatek push/pull config
so total fans of 8 just for rads
 

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Well 120 120 240 is silly if you can do 120 360. I suggest either modding, externally mounting, or buying a new case, because 120 360 still isn't optimal.
 

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the point of 120 120 240 is distribution
120 alone wont exactly have a good impact in heat reduction
so instead of 360 i put 240 and 120 and on the back 120
look at it like this, from left side going up then to the right
120 120 (will act as 240) and actual 240
so basically tube goes from 120 to another 120 then to cpu/mobo 240 then gpu res pump 120 120
 

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It doesn't matter where you distribute the radiators.
 

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i'll put your consideration in mind
but i'd also like to hear from other people as well (no offense)
 

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i'll put your consideration in mind
but i'd also like to hear from other people as well (no offense)
Just search or look at the last few pages of threads. I've seen this question asked at least half a dozen times in the past week or two.
 

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that's what i thought too 3gtx 470 alone dump a lot of heat
maybe i will have 240mm rad + 2x 120mm rads but all in one loop
something like this

res > pump > cpu > 120 rad > mobo > 120 rad > gpu > 240 rad > res
OR
res > pump > cpu > mobo > 120 rad > 120 rad > gpu > 240 rad > res

single loop which i think requires D5 pump
what do you think?
if you plan on cooling all of that I would suggest 3 x 120 radiator (can be in any arrangement e.g. 1x120 and 1x240, 1x360, or 3 x 120 rads) for the gpus and 2 x 120 for your cpu + mobo (all depends on u r desired overclock tho)

run it like this:

res>pump>3x120 rad>cpu>mobo> 2x 120 rad> gpu1>gpu2>gpu3>res
you want the 360 right before the cpu so u can get rid of the heat from the gpus which is a ton since it will be tri sli 470s.... even though rad orientation does not really matter. the most you will gain or lose is 1c and that would be running a system with higher heat dump

use a liang ddc or mcp 355 with an xspc top for this setup since it is quite restrictive.
 

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so you're saying i get 360 rad and 2x 120 (or 240) with mcp 355 pump and xspc res (probably 5.25") right?
i'd like to fit ALL that inside the case ( haf x )
i'll have to do some inspection and i like your theory very much (very similar to my other one which was res > pump > 240 > 3 gpu > 240 > res )
 
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