Hi, I am about to start a new water cooling build and just want to clear up a couple things for reassurance. I'm using the nzxt 810 for my build, and I'm going to be water cooling my cpu (3770k) and my gpu (680) for sure. My worry is should I also go ahead and water cool my nb and sb too? Will the mb get to hot if I'm water cooling everything and dont have any airflow directly on it? I'm skipping over water cooling the ram and the hdds I think that is damn near useless.
prob going to go wih a 360 and 240 rad, 1 pump, and 1 res. run it something like this: Res->pump->360 rad->cpu->240 rad->gpu->Res. Will this make the water in Res to warm if I end with the gpu?
Was going to go with Swiftech MCP655 pump, and 2 black ice radiators 1x360 and 1x240, still unsure about the res. and fittings, going to look into it more as I get closer to purchasing. Can 1 pump handle this loop? I can't really find any blocks for Z77....
Sorry for all the questions I just really want to make sure I'm doing it right.
As long as theres sufficient airflow through the case, the Motherboard heatsinks should be fine. You will need airflow through it since the radiator fans will be blowing out anyway.
As far as I'm aware, the order of components in a water loop doesn't matter as the water is moving too quickly to become hot in a particular area. I dont know for sure but it comes from Linus of NCIX Tech Tips (very popular store in Canada/USA), so I'd be inclined to believe him.
Speaking of NCIX, they did a water cooling build video series, heres the link to the first one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHNFhTAvvBA&feature=plcp
As for the quality of components, I have no clue. I dont keep up with custom water cooling equipment. All I know is that you cant have anything made of Aluminium.