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Water Cooling - Loop Size

Last response: in Overclocking
June 18, 2012 12:41:12 PM

G'Day All,

I'm after advise/experience on how many components can I fit into a single water cooling loop. This will help me in my pending upgrade decisions.....

Current Hardware Setup:
CPU - i7 - 2600k @ 4.5Ghz
Mobo - GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 2133MHz (F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD)
PSU - 1000W

Current Water Cooling Setup (all XSPC)
Pump - X2O 750 Dual 5.25″ bay Reservoir Pump (750 lph)
Rad - RX360 (the double thickness one)
CPU - RayStorm CPU (Intel)

Pump -> Rad360 -> CPU -> Pump

GPU - stock air cooling (very noisy)

The water cooling loop works sweet as and I'm looking at adding my new GPU(s) to the loop. At this stage I'm replacing my GTX 470 SLI with a single GTX 670 (with the intention of SLI'ing later on). From my research so far I know I can add a single GTX670 to the loop no worries.

Upgrade 1/2 Water Cooling Setup
Pump -> Rad360 -> CPU -> GPU1 -> Pump

But my main question is, can I do the below water cooling loop on the above mentioned pump?? Has anyone else got the same single loop with any kind of pump?? I also assumed that I need an extra 120 Rad in there.

Upgrade 2/2 Water Cooling Setup
Pump -> Rad360 -> CPU -> Rad120 -> GPU1 -> GPU2 -> Pump

Comments please??

Cheer's Dozzel
a b à CPUs
a c 78 K Overclocking
June 18, 2012 2:22:04 PM

i wouldn't push the 750L on two gpu blocks and another rad.

why don't you save yourself the future trouble and get yourself a Raystorm extreme kit in the 360 flavor? then there's no telling what you can;t add to the mix :) 
a c 103 à CPUs
a c 190 K Overclocking
June 18, 2012 3:15:34 PM

I wouldn't push the pump with three blocks either, two and two rads yes, but I'd be looking toupgrade pumps or add another X20 750L at that point
A suggested shopping list could include:
another RX, 240 at least, 360 if you can
another X20 750L pump/res
universal Gfx card block and heatsinks
you could go ott and make an external radbox and over rad like hell though
if you do grab another kit like the Extreme, you shouldn't put both pumps on the same loop, multi-pump runs should have matched pumps so as not to burn one or T'other out
what case are you in there btw?