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NEW to Water cooling

Postby Crezzie23 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:33 pm

Hey guys im new to watercooling and need a bit of help and understanding as i have a new PC on the way which i want watercooled.My new PC consists of Antec lanboy air blue case,ASUS P8Z68 V PRO motherboard,Intel i7 2600 3.4Ghz,Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram,Gigabyte Odin pro 1200W PSU, 3TB of space,and 2x GTX 580's..My question is would the Reservoir and Pump, RP-1200 coupled with Radiator, 2x120mm 30-FPI Copper and Radiator, 1x120mm 30-FPI Copper be enough to cool the CPU the 2x GTX 580's and the 16GB ram. Or what else would i need to make this watercooling system work.

Any help would be appreiated

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Re: NEW to Water cooling

Postby [Koolance] James » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:16 pm

Hello Crezzie,

I would estimate that the GTX 580s would produce around 250-350W of heat each (more if overclocked). So you would need a radiator with at least 500-700W cooling capacity, for just the video cards. RAM is typically a low heat device, you wouldn't need much more cooling capacity for that, I would say 100-150W for all 16GB (I suppose it could be more if overclocked). So 600-850W is what you would need (assuming my estimates are accurate, you may be able to get exact heat information from the manufacturers). So yes, for 600-850W it would be enough (2-fan rad (700W) + 1-fan rad (400W)).

As far as everything else (aside from the blocks, RP-1200, and rads), you will probably need (note any of these items could be swapped with something more preferable to you):

CNT-MEAU - to connect the RAM together easily, without using normal nozzles or tubing.
CNT-VDA2 or CNT-VDA34 - to connect the VID blocks together without normal nozzles or tubing.
FAN-12025HBK - Fans for the rads.
Tubing - I normally recommend 10mm ID tubing, as the flow rate difference is minimal between this and 13mm ID. The 10mm ID tubing is much more flexible, and easier to use. If you were going for straight performance, 13mm ID tubing would be best.
Nozzles - This is totally personal preference and situational. If you need a nozzle in a very low profile area, you may want to get a barb, whereas if you like the look of a compression fitting more, and have a tad more space, you could go with that. Just make sure the fitting matches your tubing size.
Liquid - I'd recommend the Koolance liquid. There are lots of misunderstandings online about coolants clogging up blocks, etc. This is not the case with Koolance liquid. There have been some posts about Koolance Red staining tubing, but I haven't seen any other reports of the other colors doing that. Plus, you could just go with colorless if you are at all worried. Koolance liquid is pre-mixed with corrosion and biological inhibitors.

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Re: NEW to Water cooling

Postby Izerous » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:19 pm

There is a bunch you didn't mention such as specific blocks etc. To keep it short since I'm on my phone if you can move from a double to a triple and/or to 140mm base sized rads instead of 120s it will go further.
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Re: NEW to Water cooling

Postby Crezzie23 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:16 am

Sorry for the lack of info the reason i am going with the the rads i have specified above is because they will fit neatly inside the case i have purchased..ill be using the CPU-370 (CPU), 1.5mm Midplate to cool the cpu and i have decided not to cool the ram.As for the GTX 580's iv purhased 2x EVGA hydro copper 2 built in watercooling plates.i am still unsure of what size piping i should use and accessories like flow meters etc so if u could throw me in the right direction that would be great :)

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Re: NEW to Water cooling

Postby [Koolance] James » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:57 am

Crezzie23 wrote:i am still unsure of what size piping i should use and accessories like flow meters etc


13mm ID tubing is best performance wise. 10mm ID tubing is easier to use, and what we normally recommend.

Flow meters are completely optional, but great if you are concerned or curious about your flow rate. All three of our flow meters require either the ADT-FM03, CTR-CD12, TMS-205, RP-1200, or ERM-3K3UC/AL. We have three different flow meters, the INS-FM16, INS-FM17N, and INS-FM18.

The INS-FM16 is probably the best visual flow rate indicator. It also gives you a 180 degree turn, if you need something like that somewhere in your loop. The INS-FM17N also gives a visual reading, but it's a little harder to see, it is a straight flow meter. The INS-FM18 is the same as the INS-FM17N, but is made of stainless steel, making it much more durable, but you won't have a visual flow reading as you would with it's acrylic counterpart. All three flow meters will give you an electronic reading.

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Re: NEW to Water cooling

Postby Crezzie23 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:16 am

Thanx for the info guys it helped greatly now i just gotta get the funds together to get it all shipped over here to australia :)

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Re: NEW to Water cooling

Postby Izerous » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:36 am

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