Problem is I am new to water cooling and don't know how to set this up. I have some ideas about working it out but my system is rather complex and if I am having water cooling I want to go full wack! I will basically be cooling everything with water.
Here is my set-up (I don't have all this yet but I want to have a good plan for the complete system and this is what my system is capable of).
- Corsair Obsidian 800D Case
- Super Micro SUPER X8DAH-+F
- 2 Intel Xeon X5680 CPUs
- 12 sticks of RAM (I currently have 2GB in each but when the prices come down they will be upgraded to either 4, 8 or if I come into money 16GB each)
- ATI Radeon HD5770 - Might be upgraded to something like the ATI FirePro V9800
First of all I would like to know whether my calculations have been correct. I have been using a rule I learnt in chemistry for working out enthalpy changes to work out how much heat would be gained at each point. By doing so I have worked out the gain on each components to be as follows:
- Each CPU - 0.2 degrees
- 6 slots of RAM - 0.05 degrees
- Radeon HD5770 - 0.16 degrees
- FirePro V9800 - 0.35 degrees
- Hard Drive - 0.02 degrees
I based these calculations off a flow rate of 2.5GPM which I got from the technical data for the PMP-450S with 14 feet of water flow.
Based on those numbers I don't think its necessaries to use a manifold and have messy insides with loads of pipes! However if I run it as two loops, I can half all those values.
So based on what I have worked out these are the two loops I want to run with the calculated accumulate increase in temperature in brackets:
My main question is will those radiator set ups be enough? The 140mm Radiator is at the base of the case so very cool air if that makes a difference.
However if you have a better setup that I could use I would be happy to hear.
In case it makes a difference to anyone opinion, RAM2 is right next to a vent where another 140mm radiator can be fitted to then run the liquid to any other component if you think that would work better.