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July 20, 2012 1:08:46 AM

Hey guys i am kind of a noob when it comes to liquid cooling systems so i need some help. i have decided to build my own system. right now my setup is
i7 3770k oc to 4.8ghz
asus sabertooth z77
msi gtx 480
16gb 1666mhz patriot viper extreme ram
and i have the new cm storm stryker coming in the mail

i am going to be cooling my cpu. gpu, and eventually a second gpu(both gtx 480s)

i did a lot of research on cpu waterblocks and i bought an xspc raystorm.
the queston i have is which pump should i get that is not very noisy but can move water through the system. i also need help picking a radiator and a reservoir. i dont really have a price range, just nothing over like 700 bucks.
any information would be helpful and thank you for reading my post
a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2012 1:24:12 AM

i have two gtx 480's water cooled mine are the asus models and i have the DD water blocks for them seems to work well as for pumps i like the 655 series there are lots of versions out there as for rads i have four for mine but i like it that way, it is a bit of overkill. rads depend on fan type or vice versa so what type of fans?
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July 20, 2012 1:37:54 AM

currently i have 2 coolermaster excalibur fans and 2 corsair sp120 fans. since i am getting a new full tower case it might have more fan slots so i will most likely get more of either fans.
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a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2012 1:54:10 AM

ok than low rpm fans mean low FPI rads for you to start i would say 1 360 or better but when you add the second gpu add another rad
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July 20, 2012 1:59:08 AM

i was planning on starting off with a triple 120mm rad or 2 double 120mm rads. if i do have 2 or 3 rads, will i need another pump? and sorry if i sound noobish but what does FPI stand for?
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a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2012 2:03:23 AM

1 655 series pump can handle 4 rads and 15 blocks maybe more i have not found there limit

FPI fins pre square inch
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July 20, 2012 2:14:44 AM

ok cool, so 1 pump is all ill need. by 655 i assume you mean the swiftech mcp655 correct? i have done a bit of research on it and i came across a few forums that say a 355 with a modded top is actually better. im not sure how much better though. do you think a 655 wuold work well for what i need? and thank you for taking the time to help me out.
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a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2012 2:34:26 AM
a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2012 2:39:13 AM

the 355 i think is a smaller motor for smaller loops but with the right head it would move the water faster if the system allowed it to, the 355 motor is a faster motor. but may not last as long
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a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2012 3:02:52 AM

it is the same pump with a diffrent head that one allowes for compression fittings to be installed.
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July 20, 2012 3:30:24 AM

are compression fittings necessary? do they improve preformance at all?
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a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2012 3:34:26 AM

no i just like them better than barbs but it is not necessary to use them
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July 20, 2012 3:39:19 AM

ok cool. i think im going to go with that EK one with Swiftech MCR320-XP triple 120mm radiator. thanks so much for ur help. i have learned a bunch
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a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2012 6:34:32 PM

your welcome
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