|Apr 24, 2011, 11:14 AM||#1|
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Question about watercooling pump and radiator
I have a question, I ve build a system with custom watercooling. the cooling specs are:
EK-Supreme HF - Plexi CPU block
EK-FB ASUS Crosshair 4 - Nickel
Black Ice GTS Stealth240 Black 240mm Radiator
EK Compression Fittings
EK-DCP 4.0 (12V DC Pump)
EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Advanced
Feser Tube - FT - Active UV Hose - ID 3/8" - UV RED
Double Protect Ultra 1l - Clear
I've been thinking to buy a GTX570/580 with GTX EK waterblock and also changing my HyperX DDR3 2000mhz to Corsair Dominator GT DDR3+ EK Dominator Ram Block
my Question are, Will My pump EK-DCP 4.0 has enough juice to support the loop for all that? and will my Black Ice GTS Stealth240 Radiator have enough potential to cool all of them? should I add more rad?
|Apr 24, 2011, 11:35 AM||#2|
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It might have enough juice but barely(actually probably not).... Also I think you will need more than just that rad. Something at least like a 3x120 or a 4x120mm rad (Thick or double) preferably.
I recently just tried adding a second rad to the set up I list bellow...
Pump>CPU>GPU>GPU>480 Rad> Res.
The two gpu blocks were both Universal blocks and not full blocks. (Less resistance than full cover) And my MCW-655-B (Which is more powerful than you pump) could not handle the new set up which was....
Pump>CPU>280mm Rad>GPU>GPU>480 Rad>Res
So if a higher flow pump could not handle the setup above....My suggestion would be to do a second loop.... or add a second pump to your setup.
Because I think you will be over doing it.
Let me add to it.....my pump was able to pump it.... but I actually saw an increase in temps until I added a second pump. So that's what I mean it was not able to handle it. The flow was so restricted it didn't cool well enough. What you are talking about is adding even more than I had...I also know the rad you have is very restrictive....I had the exact same rad except in 280mm size.
Your talking about
Pump>CPU>possible bigger Rad>Motherboard Block>GPU Block>RAM Block>Res. I would say you maybe able to do it.... but not as well as if you went to too loops. (Plus I am not adding in possible angled fittings you might have)
Of course this is just a guess(or an opinion on my experience) You could try it and if it doesn't work.... you could just get a second pump and split the lines.
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