Watercooling Assistance

Nexillus

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Hello everyone,

Again requesting a bit of help from the pro’s! I am very new to liquid cooling; all I have used are AIO kits such as H60, H80, H80i, and H100i.

My rig is in my signature and here is my plan. I want to cool my CPU and GPU’s. I am currently undecided at the moment. If I’m going to keep the 690 and get a second 690 and cool both of them or get two Titans and cool them but either way it will be 2x GPU and 1x CPU. I would likely also OC the GPU’s to a stable 24/7 OC such as my current 690 is running 130%/+120/+200. The CPU is currently OC to 4.6GHz @1.392 vCore and is at a temp of 60C at load on my H100i.

Here is a picture of my current rig (only changes since photo only running 16GB or ram so 4 dimms and moved 690 to first PCI slot):


Here is a picture of where I can place my radiators.



(Thank you [H] for making the above images easily available)

It seems I am able to fit a 360 Rad at the top with some minor modding and moving my CD/DVD drive down to the second bay, which I don’t have a problem. Secondly the side can fit up to a 240 Rad also with some mounting modding. (Any suggestions on how to do both would be greatly appreciated) I also could do a 140mm on the rear exhaust fan to add another rad.

Here is what I have looked into to see what your opinions are on the following hardware.
CPU Block:
XSPC Raystorm
EK Supreme LTX

Pumps:
Swiftech 35x (and top reservoir)
Swiftech MCP655-B

Reservoir:
No idea besides the above one that goes with the Swiftech 35x

Radiators:
Only one I have read so far is the Black Ice 360 Extreme or Slim.

Fans:
Gentle Typhoons 1850 RPM (Have several already in the case to re-use)

Questions:
Also does anyone recommend a PWM fan controller? If so, which one?
How are double 5.25 bay rads? Such as the Koolance RP-452X2 (have read about being a bleeding nightmare)
Would 360 Rad be enough for the 2x GPU and 1x CPU ? Even with the OC or would it be recommend to go with a 360+240?
Bottom line is I’m not worried about cost but don’t need the “best” of everything :)
 

aznever

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Here is an idea of what i have.

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aznever

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240mm Swifttech on top, 280mm xspc in the front.
AP GT-15 plugged into the CPU fan/mobo controller, auto adjust based on temps.
raystorm block, koolance 7970 on an msi 7950.
XSPC reservior for D5 swifttech mpc655 variable speed
Tygon 1/2" 3/4" tubing.
enzo compression fittings 1/2" 3/4"


Under load with crysis 3, i get about 58 celcius for gpu msi 7950(1200mhz/1750mhz) and 55 celius for cpu 2700k (4.5ghz 1.35v)
 

Nexillus

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That is sweet looking, did you have to mod at all to mount that rad on the front? Or already had screw holes?
 
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