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April 20, 2013 8:19:18 PM

Hey guys i am having a bit of touble figuring out the best way to water cool me system i am building if any one to help
Motherboard: asus sabertooth 990fx gen3
CPU: 4.0 ghz AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor
Ram:Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD32GX3M4A1600C9 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3
Power supply: Enermax Revolution87+ SLI 850W
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Case Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Case
HDD/SSD : Intel 330 Series 120GB SSDx 1, Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSDx 1 & Seagate Barracuda 4TB ST4000DM000
GPU : Geforce titan 6GB X2
So i am mostly likely to grab the 200mm rad for antec for the case but would that be enough to cool both GPU's & the CPU. if not then what do you guys think i should do?
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Intheend22

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April 20, 2013 8:38:33 PM

a 200mm Rad will have no hope of cooling both GPU's and CPU
you could use the 200mm Rad for the CPU, but you would need at least another 360 rad for both GPU's
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April 20, 2013 9:26:03 PM

Well This is a large build, and there are a lot of factors here for one to consider as for the CPU I would build a loop of its own for that component. The 200mm rad would be a good idea for that loop, as for the video cards, I would suggest a 360mm rad for that, but a 80mm thick one, or two 35mm rads in parallel with each other. The same goes for the video cards I would link them in parallel with each other as well here is a look at how I did it and it works well for me.







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April 20, 2013 9:27:51 PM

just trying to figure out now where if possible i could put a 360 rad in my case
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April 20, 2013 10:04:23 PM

yea i would not have a problem doing extenal Rad's but where im living right now that type of set up is mostly not possible... doing a bit more searching i found the corsair 900D which seems to have heaps of room for rads & all that
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April 21, 2013 2:39:50 AM

You might want to check your PSU against all this. 2 Titans, 8350, and at least one solid pump... your rail might be hurting a bit. Honestly, I'd probably recommend 1000w for that build to allow breathing room. Especially if you wind up running 2 pumps for flow vs restriction issues from length by going outside the case. Most DDC pull 23ishWatt on full boat.

That being said, a 200mm for CPU would work, but only with a low FPI rad, such as XSPC RX. You are going to have to run in a pull config given board clearance so you will need as much flow as you can muster. Might suggest a Bitfenix Spectre PRO for this situation.

Your GPUs... OY! Couple options here. Mount a 240 on those rear ports, and series mount a 360 inside the hard drive cage. However, this will require a little bit of modding (not sure how comfy you are with that) and you will run into airflow issues - as you do not want to intake air into the case thru the rad (warm air intake bad), and with all this exhaust, you will be assured negative pressure in the case, causing possible heat issues for Vrm and chipsets on mobo.

Possible solution? utilize those rear 120 mounts in a creative way! Double radbox would support a side by side config of 2 360rads. In other words, the each box screws into one edge of the rad/fan setup. Being that you are using 2 radboxes, only reason i would suggest this option. One caveat... you may run into I/O clearance issues for connections - yet a solution presents again! Rather than using a rad box, use a Koolance BKT mount - they work like a scissor jack and can extend up to 4" from the case. use 2 of those in the same fashion and VOILA! 1x200mm 2x360mm
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April 21, 2013 2:44:23 AM

toolmaker_03 said:
mount it on top of the case with some stand offs that is what I will be doing with my next build that I am building now

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9728/koo-195/Koolance...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/284615-29-build


Highly advise against this due to case design and already utilizing that 200mm fan for a rad. No way to offset a 360 without total ghetto look and stability issues enough to avoid pulling hot air into the 360 from that 200

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April 21, 2013 3:23:25 AM

Intheend22 said:
just trying to figure out now where if possible i could put a 360 rad in my case


This is my rig, and might answer your question :D 
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o537/Manofchalk/IMG...
With how tall that case is (I see two 120mm fans there, wow) you could probably mount a 480mm rad off the back. Coupled with the 200mm rad at the top, I think that will cover you for radiator space.

If your willing to give up drive bays, you could mount anything up to a 360mm at the front of the case with relative ease.
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