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Water Cooling - Need Help!

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June 3, 2012 7:23:26 PM

hey guys,

i was wondering if my water cooling set up will work efficiently, or if i need improvements. i'm planning on water cooling these components:

i7-3820
GeForce GTX 670 (gigabyte windforce)

the case i'm going to use is the SilverStone Raven 1 full tower. the water cooling products i plan to use are:

180mm radiator
bitspower tank z-multi 250 inline reservoir (BP-WTZM250P-IRDBK)
koolance CPU-370SI cpu block
ek-FC680 (since the gtx 670 windforce uses the same pcb as the 680 reference i chose this)
danger den DD-CPX Pro pump

the order i was thinking to do was:
reservoir > pump > cpu > gpu > radiator

will this set up be able to cool my cpu and gpu? my budget for water cooling goes to $400 (CAD) and that includes sleeving materials for my psu.

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June 3, 2012 7:36:13 PM

I would avoid EK nickel, too many issues and restrictions with them
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June 3, 2012 7:37:46 PM

so then i would have to buy 2x180mm rads correct? my chosen case (thankfully) has 2 spots for 180mm fans which come with the case.

but then how would i do my loop with two radiators?
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June 3, 2012 7:46:03 PM

Why not go with 1 280mm?
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June 3, 2012 7:57:59 PM

my case comes with these fans, and no other mounting points:
2x180mm (about a hands length away from each other)
1x120mm top fan

i also have no intention of modding (other than painting strips of red on the front).
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June 3, 2012 8:05:08 PM

I would go:
reservoir>pump>1st radiator>cpu>2nd radiator>gpu>reservoir
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June 3, 2012 8:17:47 PM

sounds good.
but i have one more concern. how much power would i need to run my system?
i7-3820 (i will overclock)
ASUS Rampage IV Formula
GeForce GTX 670
Corsair Vengeance 4-channel 8gb kit
Water Cooling set up

would 750W be enough? or should I go for 1kW?
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June 3, 2012 9:36:45 PM

alright, thanks guys.
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June 3, 2012 9:53:53 PM

No problems, keep us updated as to whats happening though ok :) 
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June 3, 2012 10:07:05 PM

well i wont be getting this rig any time soon (in 1 1/2 months maybe?). i have to sell my current one (for 2k), get some money out of my savings account, and build my dream computer :) .

cheers.
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June 3, 2012 10:12:34 PM

Well clsoe this off and start a build log when you begin, we'll add what we can then mate
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June 3, 2012 10:33:25 PM

There exist 180, 2x180, and 3x180 mm rads that are basically for the Raven cases. They work pretty well, but I wouldn't be looking at anything less than 2x180 since you need that extra surface area.

Your other option is to drill some holes in the bottom and mount a good 3x120mm rad (I have a 120 and 3x120 rad in my Raven RV02). Up to you based on how comfortable you are using power tools.

750W should be enough assuming you get a good PSU; the 670 doesn't draw that much power compared to other high end GPUs. Go with anything made by Seasonic (which includes most Corsairs and XFX PSUs).
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