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1055t and 2x5850 water build

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October 29, 2010 8:02:32 PM

Hello everyone. This will be my first water cooling build (I know you see this alot) and I just have one question. Basically one radiator or two? As in the title I have a 1055t and two asus 5850s I plan to watercool. I am a huge overclocker and temps are starting to get a little on the high side in my 1055 (4.13ghz currently holding 53 stable on corsair h50 with delta 250cfm jet engine). It gets the job done and am happy with the cooling thus far but I just don't want 70db anymore. Hehe. Anyway I am debating on one black ice gtx 360 extreme rads or two. I know none of these components run insanely hot so I am wondering if this rad will get the job done. Planning on a koolance or apogee block for CPU and EK blocks for gpus. Planning a swiftech mcp355 3/8 pump. I plan to overclock the CPU a little more to 4.4 ghz or so or til I can't get anymore out of it. Have gotten to 4.3ghz but temps were getting up there especially since it reports 10c under actual temps supposedly. I would be happy if the overall system was in the low to mid 40s. Let me know what u guys think and thanks for reading
a c 324 K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 8:10:47 PM

Almost everyone that is in the WC world typically goes by the rule of thumb of 1 GPU/CPU per 2x120 radiator surface area. 1 CPU + 1 GPU + 1 GPU = dual 3x120 or triple 2x120 radiators. This also depends on the brand of radiator and the types of fans you use. This does not include the new Feser Admiral line coming out sometime in the near future, which we haven't been given benchmarks on yet.

You should determine if you are going to run a single loop or dual. This will help in deciding which pump(s) to choose.

www.skinneelabs.com The go-to guy for anything watercooling tests and benchmarks.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/226970-water-cooling-essential-threads.html A lot of great stickies from a forum dedicated more to watercooling than this one. A few of us are here because someone has to point people in the right direction. There has (and always will be) a lot of bunk information that gets thrown around in a forum. Read up and learn for yourself.

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a c 286 K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 9:11:21 PM

If u want a good LCS u need at least $300 for only the CPU plus GPUs and other stuffs.
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October 29, 2010 9:33:34 PM

saint19 said:
If u want a good LCS u need at least $300 for only the CPU plus GPUs and other stuffs.


Price isn't too bigg of a deal. I was figuring on spending around $600 for everything anyway. Also prefer one loop to minimize tubes and prefer not to have to mount a rad off the antec 1200
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a c 286 K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 9:44:17 PM

That's why i say a good LCS if u only want better temps, get the H70 or NH-D14 and the GPUs with the stock fan and MSI afterburner is enough.
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a b K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 9:56:26 PM

saint19 said:
That's why i say a good LCS if u only want better temps, get the H70 or NH-D14 and the GPUs with the stock fan and MSI afterburner is enough.


have you read OP's query? what H70 got to do with this thread?
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a c 286 K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 9:58:20 PM

^Do u read what current cooler he has?
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October 29, 2010 10:23:40 PM

The h50 isn't enough and stock hsf on cards aren't enough when I'm pushing 1000mhz core and 1300 mem clocks. Hitting low 70s on furmark
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a c 286 K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 10:29:27 PM

The H70 and any CPU air cooler like the Titan Fenrir, Megahalems, Thermaltake Frio, CM V6GT or NH-D14 performs a lot better that the H50 even the Hyper 212+ that is a $30 bucks cooler performs better ins some cases.

Now bear in mind that the LCS give u better temps, but the radiators also need fans and that menas more noise too.

It's just my advice.
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a b K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 10:42:54 PM

@ OP,noise level is where water cooling really shines and what makes a lot of folks to chose wc over all other coolers,i would recommend low restriction rad/s like XSPC RX series or Thermochill TA Series both are 8-10 Fins Per Inch (FPI),some Gentle Typhoons and you be golden
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October 30, 2010 12:37:28 AM

saint19 said:
The H70 and any CPU air cooler like the Titan Fenrir, Megahalems, Thermaltake Frio, CM V6GT or NH-D14 performs a lot better that the H50 even the Hyper 212+ that is a $30 bucks cooler performs better ins some cases.

Now bear in mind that the LCS give u better temps, but the radiators also need fans and that menas more noise too.

It's just my advice.



although, this post has nothing to do with h70 or h50 (other than stating that is my current cooler) neither will be enough for my cooling needs. Yes the h50 is not as good as megahalems or ifx-14 and so on, but what turns me off on those building sized heatsinks is just that. they are freakin enormous. Megahalems will preven use of 2 dimm slots which i need, and ifx-14 fin density is too compact.

I dont mind a bunch of fans for rads, because they will be nothing like the jet engine i have on the h50 rad right now (delta 120mmx38mm 6000rpm 250+ cfm @70+db. Noise doesnt bother me too much but there is a limit and 70db is too loud.
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October 30, 2010 12:45:06 AM

saint19 said:
The H70 and any CPU air cooler like the Titan Fenrir, Megahalems, Thermaltake Frio, CM V6GT or NH-D14 performs a lot better that the H50 even the Hyper 212+ that is a $30 bucks cooler performs better ins some cases.

Now bear in mind that the LCS give u better temps, but the radiators also need fans and that menas more noise too.

It's just my advice.


However, thank you for taking time to reply. Any and all suggestions are always welcome.

Have ordered 2 Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 rads. 3x120mm fans
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