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February 2, 2013 4:40:10 AM

Hi all,

I have read the sticky and understand most of it. I would like to do a watercooling build.

I would like to cool 1 gpu and 1 cpu, perhaps another gpu in the future.I would like red tubing and will use distilled water. I would also like to use compression fittings. I will use the Azza genesis 9000. Which radiator will fit best in here? They claim a 480mm radiator will work. I am planning on using a bay reservoir. What are the best parts I can use? Could someone please pick parts for my build?

THANK YOU!

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a c 150 K Overclocking
February 2, 2013 5:06:22 AM

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I have read the sticky and understand most of it.


Pro tip #1, read the sticky again.

Read it until you understand all of it!

What are your system specs?
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February 2, 2013 5:10:01 AM

amuffin said:
Quote:
I have read the sticky and understand most of it.


Pro tip #1, read the sticky again.

Read it until you understand all of it!

What are your system specs?


3770k
maximus formula v
32 gb ram
680 or 7970 (undecided)
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a c 150 K Overclocking
February 2, 2013 5:11:59 AM

Cpufreak said:
3770k
maximus formula v
32 gb ram
680 or 7970 (undecided)

Did you read the sticky again? :hello: 
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February 2, 2013 5:19:45 AM

Yeah but i need help picking out good parts now.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
February 2, 2013 5:21:17 AM

**They claim a 480mm radiator will work**
You mean they say a 480 will fit that doesn't mean it is suitable for your loop, you need to work out your TDP and see how much rad you need to cool everything,
as you are stuck between gfx cards, I'd check the TDP on both as well as the chip (don't forget to check overclocked TDP if you intend to overclock)
Read the sticky again, it is allknowing and wise :) 
**Edit, why 32GB of ram may I ask?
Moto
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February 2, 2013 5:28:11 AM

looks like tdp is 497, in the future at least. that's for 2 7970s and my cpu. 2 680s is less.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
February 2, 2013 5:33:37 AM

Ok, so give yourself some headroom and plan for 600W of heat, I have to drop the other half at work but I'll be back in a while to check up :) 
Moto
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February 2, 2013 5:36:13 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
Ok, so give yourself some headroom and plan for 600W of heat, I have to drop the other half at work but I'll be back in a while to check up :) 
Moto

Cool thanks!
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February 2, 2013 4:15:28 PM

Will a 480mm radiator be enough? A 480 mm radiator is 4x120mm fans.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
February 2, 2013 4:26:46 PM

I know how big a 480 is :p 
And for best results you want eight fans on one of those, pushpull is the most effective (and potentially quiet)
I was going to give you the headsup but thought I'd let you play, a single 120 rad is enough to capably handle 125w, now bear in mind that is with two noisy fullspeed fans, if you want 600w of reasonably quiet cooling, I'd look at a 480 plus a 240, or possibly one of the 1080 rads like the Phobya 1080,
For a guideline, I have a 975BE at 4.5GHz most days and two 6950 2Gb's, this is around 200w for the Cpu and the cards are 200 each, I have two EX360's and one RX240 all on Pp cooling them, and its very quiet, because I technically have 240mm of rad over the baseline needed I can afford to run my fans slow and quieter while still getting great temps,
If you cool all that on a single 480, all your fans will be on maximum (loudmode) and the loop won't be able to remove all the heat produced, meaning higher temps on the water, which means higher temps at the cores because the water getting to them is still warm from the last pass,
Over-radding is fun, safe and very recommendable :) 
Moto
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February 2, 2013 5:44:58 PM

Lol my bad that was supposed to say "a 480mm is 4x120mm, right?" Haha my bad
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February 2, 2013 5:49:39 PM

Ok thanks! So basically if I buy a 480 and 240 ill have more rad space then i need, and in turn I can run my fans at a slower speed for a quieter experience.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
February 3, 2013 8:28:32 AM

Thats the one :) 
there is of course an effective limit but thats physics for you, at some point you get zero returns for extra watermass and rad but a 480 and 240 is a nice roomy set up that isn't overkill :) 
Moto
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