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Need help with watercooling loop - opinions too please!

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Last response: in Overclocking
October 17, 2013 3:41:16 PM


I have another loop for you guys to share opinions on, I'm looking for decent cooling on my 7970 and 6300 (i5 Next Year).

As follows:

Pump/Res: Xylem D5 Vario and EK X-Res 140 Resevoir and Top
Radiator: XSPC RS360 with triple 1350rpm Yate Loons
CPU: EK LTX AMD nickel Waterblock
Tubing: 2x 1m XSPC 16/11 Clear Tubing
Fittings: XSPC 1/4" 16/11 Black Chrome compression fittings (x8)
GPU: EK ASUS DirectCU Waterblock
Coolant: Mayhems Pastel Red 1L

In total that loop is about £320 with parts from WaterCooling UK and EKWB for the block.

I have a Shinobi XL and therefore 360 is about the biggest radiator I can manage. I'm looking to mount the pump and Resevoir on one of the 120mm Fan Mounts at the bottom of the case, have the radiator up-top (My top 5.25 bay is a fan controller, so the overhang is no issue) and have the NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller control everything (30w per channel)

So yeah, is it going to make things cooler than with the DirectCU cooler and the Hyper 212+ that I have now. Also, will it be quieter?


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October 18, 2013 2:12:50 AM


Yes to both your questions. Have you checked out or as sometimes there watercooling gear can be cheaper than
a b K Overclocking
October 18, 2013 8:34:27 PM

A bong cooler would make things a lot lower under idle and load;I was running a sink (Silenx Effizio 120) and just replaced my pump today and went from...40c min to 36c min and 72c max to 61c max on a hmm..x3380 (q9550)

Total cost for cpu+ 1 gpu loop would be about $270 USD