Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 01:09 PM
Musabi's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 181

My System Specs

Default Will 1 loop be enough?

I'm planning a new build (over in the other section but the thread got hijacked lol) and am wondering if this single loop will be enough cooling?

I will have a GTX480, i7 930, X58A-UD5 with Corsair XMS3 Dominator GT CMD12GX3M6A1600C8 12GB Ram powered by a HX1000W PSU inside a corsair 800D

The watercooling system I have decided on is:

-Primochill Typhoon Split Window Single Bay Single Loop Delrin Reservoir with Front Window - Blue
-Thermochill PA120.3 Triple 120MM Fan Water Cooling Radiator with Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120MM -Cooling Fan 1600RPM fans
-
Swiftech MCP655
-
Ek Water Block EK-SUPREME Hf

Will the single loop be enough to cool it? I REALLY want to keep everything inside the case...

Also, thank you to everyone at HWC for your patience and your great help, I really wish I had found this board earlier!

Last edited by Musabi; March 19, 2010 at 01:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 01:35 PM
matsta31's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,204
Default

before getting the full heat picture of the GTX 480, it will be a tougher answer.

I had a GTX280 @ stock + I7920 (OC to 4.0 with 1.38 v-core) on a PA120.3 - 3 fans pull and got no overheat problem. Now heat load picture for 480 vs 280, nobody really knows but we are pretty sure it will be hotter. Also, If you ever want to go SLI, than possibly a second rad would be needed.
__________________

Sold hardware again.....
Currently using WHS hardware....
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 01:54 PM
Musabi's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 181

My System Specs

Default

Im thinking about going sli, but for right now I will just have the one 480. I will be using push/pull as well, not just pull.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 02:08 PM
SugarJ's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 6,072

My System Specs

Default

I was running a GTX285 and i7 920 in the same loop on a Feser 360 with no issues. Unless the GTX480 is REALLY hot, you should be fine.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 02:23 PM
Musabi's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 181

My System Specs

Default

Awesome! Thanks for letting me know =)
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 03:42 PM
Liu Kang's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 472
Default

Friends don't let friends buy Primochill or ThermalTake WC products... get a different reservoir.
__________________
LK

WORK KANG: Silverstone SG03 | EVGA x58 Micro w/ 920 @ 4.2Ghz | Sapphire 5970 | 12GB Dominator DDR3-2000 | 240GB Revodrive X2 | SilverStone ST650F
MINI KANG: BitFenix Prodigy | Asus P8Z77i Deluxe mITX w/ 2600K @ 4.5Ghz | EVGA GTX 680 2GB | 8GB Vengeance DDR3-1866 | 2x Intel 160GB SSD | Corsair AX650
KANGZILLA: Custom MM Ascension | SR-2 | 2x X5650 | 2x SilverStone ST1000F | 2x Intel 160GB SSD | 15x 120mm rads | Under construction...

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 04:22 PM
Musabi's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 181

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Liu Kang View Post
Friends don't let friends buy Primochill or ThermalTake WC products... get a different reservoir.
Yes, sorry, I picked the wrong 5.25" bay one from ncix, this is the one I'm getting:

NCIX.com - Buy Ek Water Blocks EK-BAY Spin 5.25IN Bay Reservoir with Flow Meter & Waterfall - Acetal - 3830046994233 In Canada.

Ek Water Blocks EK-BAY Spin 5.25IN Bay Reservoir with Flow Meter & Waterfall
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 04:53 PM
MarkOne's Avatar
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chertsey 60 KM north of Montreal
Posts: 4,015
Default

before buy a bay reservoir , think how you gone fill it.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 05:40 PM
scruff's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kamloops B.C.
Posts: 246

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Musabi View Post
Yes, sorry, I picked the wrong 5.25" bay one from ncix, this is the one I'm getting:

NCIX.com - Buy Ek Water Blocks EK-BAY Spin 5.25IN Bay Reservoir with Flow Meter & Waterfall - Acetal - 3830046994233 In Canada.

Ek Water Blocks EK-BAY Spin 5.25IN Bay Reservoir with Flow Meter & Waterfall
I would still go with NCIX.com - Buy Ek Water Blocks Ek Multioption Res 150 REV.2 Water Cooling Tube Reservoir G1/4 - 3830046994011 In Canada. or NCIX.com - Buy Ek Water Blocks Ek Multioption Res 250 REV.2 Water Cooling Tube Reservoir G1/4 - 3830046994028 In Canada. as MarkOne said I bought a bay res and filling is a bit of a pain so I am now using the 150
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2010, 05:55 PM
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: mtl
Posts: 12,694
Default

from what folks are saying, be ready to cool gtx 260 in sli vs a single gtx 480...or close
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loop help Lpfan4ever Water Cooling 12 September 22, 2009 06:22 PM
Loop mock up element291 Water Cooling 12 March 4, 2009 07:49 AM
[WTB] Looking for all WC gear. First loop. Eatstone Buy/Sell & Trade 9 December 19, 2008 12:11 PM
Config of Loop(s) 4DoorGTZ Water Cooling 16 October 21, 2008 09:50 PM
My Soon-To-Be loop Kopi Water Cooling 5 October 23, 2007 12:49 PM