Hey, as some of you may know I've been wanting to water cool my system for a while now, I'm finally ordering my parts bit by bit, but I have a loop in mind and a slight power problem in my mind that needs clearing up hehe!
Right, lets start with the loop, my idea for the loop is to go like this;
PUMP >> RADIATOR >> CPU BLOCK >> RADIATOR >> GPU BLOCK >> RADIATOR >> RESERVOIR >> PUMP
To make things clear there, I start with the pump Swiftech MCP655 12v DC Pump
, from there I go to my first of three radiators Black Ice Xtreme III Triple 120mm Radiator
into the CPU Block Copper TDX Block for Athlon64 754/939/940
. From here I travel to the second of three radiators Black Ice Xtreme II Dual 120mm Radiator
to the GPU Block Danger Den Acetal MAZE4 GPU
. After exiting the GPU block we are then taken to the last of the three radiators Black Ice Xtreme 120mm Radiator
then heading off finally to my reservoir D-TEK Bay-Reservoir- Dual 5 1/4"- Clear
. Then as you gathered, we go back to the start with my pump!
Quite a long trip I know, but, it gets the water cooled quite efficiently doesn't it?
Other things that will be included with the loop rig, is a seperate tower case to hold my radiators, pump, etc... Hose Clamps (Jubilee clips), Tygon Tubing (1/2" ID and 11/16" OD), 6 Delta 120x38mm TFB1212GHE Extreme High Speed
Now I'd like an opinion or two if not more on my loop idea
As for the power problem, I am wondering if there is a program/application that tells you the current consumption of your PSU in your computer and how much is free to use, if not, would my single PSU in my system run my current computer setup AS WELL as the new water cooling loop I am going to implement in my system? If not, am I able to use a seperate PSU to run the water cooling on it's own supply and keep my current PSU in my system untouched by the water cooling setup? If in this case, would I need a motherboard to get the PSU working the water cooling loop or not? If not, would I need to mod the new PSU in some way to make it run the loop and if so how and what would I do to go about it?
I hope this is all good enough and enough information for you lot to evaluate and respond as I really want to know as much as possible while doing this, so I can benefit from the learning curve as I'm a rank newbie in water cooling :P
Thanks for your time, have a good day!