How many rads?

I need to know how many rads I'll need. Here's what I'll put:
2x EVGA Classified Hydro copper GTX 680s
Intel Core i7 3770K, oc to around 4GHz
4 sticks of Water-cooled RAM

The case I will be using is the Zalman Z11, which I think has space for 3, 1x 240 and 1x 120
Is this enough or do I need another case?
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  1. Why are you watercooling RAM? There is no need.

    Also need to know a bit more about your loop components. Have you read the watercooling sticky? There is a section that discusses how to estimate the amount of radiator surface area you'll need.
  2. Op has several threads rubix, maybe merge them all into one and save my brain a bit of work? :P
    Moto
  3. Reading through merged threads is like reading a newspaper through a kaleidoscope- it's a horrible jumbled mess of barely legible patterns.

    I think the merge process combines them like shuffling a deck of cards; each post gets intertwined in actual date/time sequence and not any kind of relevance in the rest of the posts.

    I appear to be full of colorful analogies and metaphors today. Perhaps going to see that afternoon baseball game stimulated my brain more than I am aware.
  4. Sure, I'll check it out. The water cooled ram is to make it look cool.
  5. Quote:
    The water cooled ram is to make it look cool.


    [sigh]
  6. Lmao
  7. so that's 3 120mm x 240 mm rads, and 1 120 mm x 120 mm rad, for a total of 4 rads on this build correct. if your not o clocking the rig you should be fine, if you are o clocking maybe consider a rad box added to the system later, for when that time comes when you need to o clock jest add more rads.
  8. If I were to OC, how man would I need?
  9. well I have 3 120 mm x 240 mm and 2 120 mm x 360 mm and I can just now clock my GPU's without heat issues.
  10. toolmaker_03 said:
    well I have 3 120 mm x 240 mm and 2 120 mm x 360 mm and I can just now clock my GPU's without heat issues.


    That's obscene... where do you fit them all and what are you cooling? My old Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 maxed at 75C on a single 120 with one fan pushing and a crappy thermal paste job. Can't imagine it would've taken much more to cool it properly.
  11. well I have one on the back of case about 5" away with stand off's one on top of the case the same way and one in the case attached to the back on the inside, and the other two are the experimental radiator build/rad box
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274855-29-experimental-radiator-rads-here

    AMD 1100T crosshair II board and two GTX 480's all clocked
  12. DirkAction said:
    That's obscene... where do you fit them all and what are you cooling? My old Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 maxed at 75C on a single 120 with one fan pushing and a crappy thermal paste job. Can't imagine it would've taken much more to cool it properly.


    two EX360's and an RX240 here, and the worst part?
    I run stock clocks day to day :P
    Overkill isn't a bad thing, especially in watercooling and some of us here tend to edge towards it more readily than most, you should see some of the projects that get built/discussed here,
    External radiatorboxes with hidden tubing
    buried reservoirs with lines running to the house,
    subambient set ups
    I'm currently helping one guy who wants to build the rig into a 7x7x38inch space on a glass desk
    and Toolmakers experimental rads just look sweet hehe :)
    Moto
  13. Motopsychojdn said:
    two EX360's and an RX240 here, and the worst part?
    I'm currently helping one guy who wants to build the rig into a 7x7x38inch space on a glass desk and Toolmakers experimental rads just look sweet hehe :)
    Moto


    Seems legit...
  14. How do you mean 'seems legit'?
    not following there hehe, i must be too old for the latest slang lol

    This is the desk guys thread,
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=11&post=275730&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    and heres mine,

    The EX360's are in the box underneath the main rig, RX is obviously on top behind the T-Virus resses,
    and theres two 6950 2Gb DCIIH20's (DCII's modded to take waterblocks) in there as well :P
    Moto
  15. Niiiice...
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