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Final double check on loop

Hi Guys,

I'm trying to decide whether I have the needed cooling power of the rads for my rig. I'll be cooling a 3770k overclocked to about 4.2GHz and 2 680 hydro coppers. I'm not bothering with ram or mobo.

Airing on the side of caution, I have worked out a TDP of about 600W. But I cant find out how good the rads I have are. The rans I have are:

A 360 x 30 mm thick:

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p767_Alphacool-NexXxoS-Pro-III-Radiator-Rev-2--with-aluminum-frame-.html

and a 240 x 60 mm thick:

http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p10367_Phobya-G-Changer-240-Ver--1-2-Black.html

They will both be in push pull with 10 of these Gelid fans: (I'd like to run them reasonably low ideally but I know this may not be possible)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-000-GD

I just wanted to know if you more experienced builders could help me out, this is only my second build ever, the first was a simple CPU loop only.

Thanks in advance!
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More about final double check loop
  1. Pump and CPU block? Res? Tubing/fittings?
  2. 2x laing DDCs
    XSPC dual bay res (for dual DDCs)
    10/13 tubing
    ~12 compression fittings + 2 quick disconnects for draining.
  3. Good choices...what CPU block did you decide on?

    Links to AquaComputers aren't working for me, but based on the link context, looks good to me: Alphacool and Phobya?
  4. Alphacool NexXxoS Pro III Radiator Rev.2
    Phobya G-Changer 240 Ver. 1.2 Black
    Nice looking set up
    Moto
  5. CPU block is

    http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Aquacomputer-Cuplex-Kryos-Delrin-Intel-1366-1156-1155-775--Delrin-pid-11966.html

    The reason I ask this question, is I've been reading a number of topics that are using two, full thickness 360 rads for similar loops. It makes me doubt my rad size (being half the size) :-P

    But both you guys know your stuff so thanks for your opinions!!

    Do you have any ideas what sort of delta T i could get with that set up?
    and if I decided to go with SB-E instead of ivy bridge would that make much of a difference?
  6. Best answer
    The more rad you have the better but a well-fanned single 360 can handle that, I would throw a minimum of a 360 and a 240 at a dual Gpu/Cpu loop but I do like overkill :-)
    Sb you will manage much better temps, Ivy has an inherent problem with their Ihs,
    And Delta very much depends on how well you can cool that rad, hint pushpull with shrouds :-)
    *Edit, sorry, I'm on the mobile and forgot your 240 rad, yes you have plenty there and the Gelids are good fans, I have nine blue wings myself and would have had fourteen more in the radbox but for the cost, I'll get them as I can manage to afford them
    Moto
  7. Thanks a lot moto! I will be running push pull, do the shrouds really help that much?? I don't know that I'll have space for shrouds either.

    I could always stick a 140 rad on the back exhaust otherwise? I'm just worried that long tubing lines would look bad :-(
    My first w/c build is a bit of a mess! no cable management in the case and no rad support either so even after hours of faffing its not the prettiest, I'd love this one to look gooood! haha.
  8. Best answer selected by Peds013.
  9. Shrouds eliminate deadspots you get from fans, not essential but they do make an appreciable difference if you have room,
    and extra 140 would be cool, I like to over rad as it allows me to run more fans quieter
    As for cable management and tube routing, post a pic and let me at it :)
    thank you for B.a. man
    Moto
  10. Motopsychojdn said:
    Shrouds eliminate deadspots you get from fans, not essential but they do make an appreciable difference if you have room,
    and extra 140 would be cool, I like to over rad as it allows me to run more fans quieter
    As for cable management and tube routing, post a pic and let me at it :)
    thank you for B.a. man
    Moto


    That makes total sense! I didn't even think about shrouds. Though looking back at my build plan I really don't think I'll have space for them. I can always add them at a later date.

    I'll post a pic in this thread when I'm done so you can see my handywork! Thanks again!
  11. No problem man, if I can tidy up the worlds tubing and cables I'm happy :-)
    Moto
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