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April 23, 2011 3:27:40 AM

I'm ordering things online for my first water cooling system, and I stuck if I need to add more Rad for my build,because 1 pump and 1 rad loop for 1 CPU and 2 GPU

i7 2600k- Im going to OC it around 4.5ghz or so
2 x HIS 6950 2gb - I got 2 reference board of 6950 which can be unlocked and planning to OC
P8P67 Deluxe
16gb Ripjaw 1600mhz 1.5v LA9 dont need that much, but found it for cheap =P
OCZ ZX 1250w
1 vertex 2 120gb, 1 vertex 3 120gb, 1 tb caviar black
Corsair 700d

Water Cooling
CPU - Koolance CPU-370
GPU - Koolance VID-AR697
Pump - Swiftech MCP655
Radiator - Rx 360
Reservoir- Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2
Liquid - Primochill PC Ice because it cost only $5-$7 for 1 liter, and I can't access PT nuke or silver coil without paying $20 s/h
Fans - Still deciding

pump>CPU>GPU>GPU>rad>res>pump

I was wondering If i need to add another Rad after the CPU. If i do it would be a 2 x 120, will the pump be able run through all of it by itself or do i need to add another pump?
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April 23, 2011 3:33:14 AM

where you live ,have you purchase your case already?
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April 23, 2011 3:35:15 AM

I live in Canada , ON and I have already purchased my case......something wrong =P?(I havent opened yet, I can still return bec not everything came yet) Also, If i add more rad which will better to cool, 2 x120 for the cpu or the 2 gpu, and the other way around for the rx 360
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April 23, 2011 3:51:00 AM

no nothing is wrong with the case ..how much will you OC CPU/GPU's,you want quite system ?
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April 23, 2011 3:56:34 AM

ortoklaz said:
no nothing is wrong with the case ..how much will you OC CPU/GPU's,you want quite system ?


I'm planning to OC the CPU at least 4ghz, if I can 4.5ghz (considering the temp).
The Gpu will be unlocked to 6970 with 920/1375, may go higher also if temp are ok.

Noise isnt an issue, but would be nice to be very quite =P. My last 2 rig wasn't quite at all
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April 23, 2011 4:07:12 AM

ok..you will be running your CPU @4.7 (trust me ,i own 2500K ..very easy to OC),with minor moding of the top of your case you can fit this;
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsrx4xrare2.html
this should be enough for you set up (make sure..measure ),yes single MCP 655 can handle all your blocks/RAD
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April 23, 2011 4:11:07 AM

ortoklaz said:
ok..you will be running your CPU @4.7 (trust me ,i own 2500K ..very easy to OC),with minor moding of the top of your case you can fit this;
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsrx4xrare2.html
this should enough for you set up (make sure..measure )


How would i exactly mod the case to fit the rx 480 o.0
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April 23, 2011 4:16:15 AM

looks interesting, wonder how....the 4 slot is going get cooled even if i pushed into the case
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April 23, 2011 4:21:16 AM

what you mean .."the 4 slot is going get cooled even if i pushed into the case" ?
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April 23, 2011 4:23:32 AM

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what you mean .."the 4 slot is going get cooled even if i pushed into the case" ?

well its a 4 x 120mm, theres only 3 grill on top for push/pull or only push for that size of rad, the 4th one will be covered from the top, if i make them all push into the case
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April 23, 2011 4:35:23 AM

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well its a 4 x 120mm, theres only 3 grill on top for push/pull or only push for that size of rad, the 4th one will be covered from the top, if i make them all push into the case

four posts above ..look at the video ..you have to cut your new case :o  ,you don't need push/pull ,you need pull only,
4x Yate Loons or GT's
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April 23, 2011 4:41:44 AM

ortoklaz said:
four posts above ..look at the video ..you have to cut your new case :o  ,you don't need push/pull ,you need pull only,
4x Yate Loons or GT's


erm......how would one cut a case >.> I don't have the tools or experience to start cutting metal >.>
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April 23, 2011 4:44:23 AM

plan 2
get 360RX for top and 140 or 220/240 for bottom
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April 23, 2011 4:45:44 AM

better yet start with 360 and if this won't be enough you can add one more rad
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April 23, 2011 4:47:08 AM

ortoklaz said:
better yet start with 360 and if this won't be enough you can add one more rad

will the MCP655 be able to go through 2 rad(rx 360 with 220 or 240), 2 gpu block, 1 cpu block?
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April 23, 2011 4:50:02 AM

yes as stated already in this thread..what's your budget?
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April 23, 2011 4:55:44 AM

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yes as stated already in this thread..what's your budget?


Well my budget is around $600, can go higher.....best not to =P
Pump: $81
2 GPU block $220
Res $18
CPU blocl $78
Clamp/ barbs/ holes (10feet) : $58
Radiator (rx 360) $80
Total around $535
with 13% tax - $603
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April 23, 2011 5:01:51 AM

you have link for this Res $18 ?
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April 23, 2011 5:18:00 AM

try this place ,they ship to Canada
http://www.aquatuning.us/
You can buy some stuff ,like fans/rads,i think your budget will surpass 600$ ,to bad you can't mod,it would save you some $
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April 23, 2011 5:30:53 AM

Best answer selected by rraannddoo.
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April 23, 2011 7:03:10 AM

oh thats nice,lol........so the mcr 420 will do fine? or the rx420?(i can tell this one best one of the three,but doesnt sell in Canada unless pruchase from US) Well, ncix has EK-COOLSTREAM Rad XT Quad which is better =D?
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April 23, 2011 7:08:40 AM

now you pushing it..save your money for better fans mcr 420 will do fine,good luck
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April 23, 2011 7:11:14 AM

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now you pushing it..save your money for better fans mcr 420 will do fine,good luck

Lol.....thank you.....
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April 23, 2011 7:16:25 AM

no problem keep us updated
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April 27, 2011 7:25:15 PM

I looked around online, i tried order mcr420 through ncix.....(ordered last one) got a called back saying it actually back ordered, no ETA. I pm around $66, but only other place is newegg.ca 79.99 + 11 s/h, which is big price difference. EK-COOLSTREAM Rad XT Quad is for about $89.99 + pick up(free), any suggestion? I can get 1 mcr320 and mcr 220 for same price...or Thermochill TA120.3 Triple for $112 (bit much)
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April 27, 2011 8:35:20 PM

without moding i don't see how you plan on installing triple+dual ,if you going to get quad EK rad make sure it will fit (it's thicker then mcr420) or get high FPI triple/high RPM fans,here is another place;
http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCR420-QP-Quad-120mm-R...
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April 28, 2011 8:39:12 AM

the website cost +$22 on s/h :pt1cable:  total $96 . If i do triple and dual, The triple will be at the top and the dual will be at the bottom (PSU area). The EK quad will fit in my case...i measured it =P, I got the Coolermaster R4-L2R-20AC, gives out 69 cfm and low 19 dba (stats on web). Its pretty quite fans with pretty lights for $5 each =P
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May 13, 2011 6:41:38 AM

I just got time to do the water cooling, I notice a Brownish colour on the radiator (I think it's rust). One-side it covered all 4 x 120 of each fins (only the middle of each fin). and the other side only 2 x 120 cover bit more brown colour. It's probably rust.....=/, what do you guys think :kaola: 
EK CoolStream 480 XT- radiator
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May 13, 2011 2:21:09 PM

Where do you see this 'rust'? Can you post a pic?
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May 13, 2011 4:41:06 PM

I'll try, i took it with my i-phone so kinda blurry, but it sorta explains itself. The *rust* is on the fins, supose to be black :??: 


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May 13, 2011 4:58:36 PM

Since these rads are made from copper, brass and tin, it's likely oxidation of one of those metals or primer for the black paint. These aren't made from steel that would rust, although rust is the form of oxidation for steel. If you soak the rad in some 50/50 distilled water and white vinegar, it might dissolve (if oxidation) otherwise, it is likely primer or some kind of powder coating for the paint finish.

Edit: Also, for your images you have...if you want them to display on the page as a pic vs. a link...you can add the and it will display as a thumbnail on your post.
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May 13, 2011 5:05:18 PM

Yeah, true the rad is made with copper, is it necessary to remove it =P bec i dont have white vinegar lying around.Also if it oxidation, unless I paint it over it after I remove it, it will just come back =/

Edit: i tried, didnt display =/, oh nvm i clicked the img code =P
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May 13, 2011 5:58:23 PM

If you are bothered by it, vinegar is less than $2 a gallon...distilled is about the same, or less. You could even do a soak in pure vinegar for a while, then completely rinse with water...final rinse with distilled. (It's a good idea to soak/wash/rinse with hot water, soap and/or vinegar with rads anyway...they have a ton of crap in them from the manufacturing process.)
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May 13, 2011 10:25:09 PM

i might just *facepalm* *facepalm* myself like 50 times :cry:  my CPU block Koolance cpu-370 has 4 screw tacks. One of them doesnt have screw curves for my back plate and screw tacks to secure the cpu block :(  have to RMA and hope they respond...because i bought from directcanada = sister company of ncix,and Koolance authorized seller is NCIX not DC. Sigh.....hope it's not $7X down the drain =/
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