Will this all work?
Im planning on cooling my GPU and NB with water now. :biggrin: I need to know if this will all work.
CPU: Swiftech Storm.
GPU: D-TEK Customs Fuzion GFX with UNI-SINK heatsink
Chipset: Swiftech MCW30
Radiator: MCR220 QP
Tubing: 7/16 ID Swiftech Vinyl Tubing
Plus, is the Thermalright HR-05-SLI better than my current waterblock?
Your CPU is cooled with what? I'm asking since a dual 120mm rad may not be enough to handle the heat load of an oc'ed CPU, a 680i NB and a 8800GTX core. otherwise, your parts are fine. And no, the HR-05 SLI is not better than the MCW30. But you could use it on the SB...
Here's a pic of a P180 with a Swiftech Ultra+ kit, with the HR-05 SLI cooling the SB.
I agree with Charlie.
However a bare minimum WC setup will be more efficient then most if not all air cooling units. your Dual Rad I would believe is fine for nominal speeds. OC you will obviously raise the temps but I don't think you would be near any trouble with that rad.
All depends on how far you go. WC is pretty simple and straight forward. Best way to learn about it is to try it and experiment. Good luck
I'm not sure that I'd bother with the Storm on your CPU. It was always optimized for single-core CPU's with no IHS. It still holds its own, but its design has a very high pressure drop, which isn't a good thing for a multiple waterblock setup. Much better to grab an Apogee GT/GTX or D-Tek Fusion, if possible. The double rad will handle the heat load, but you might not have the luxury of undervolting the fans.
I would go for a triple rad just in case, since it's a 680i NB and you have a GTX - both get damn hot. For the price difference, the dual rad is not worth it.
I was running something very similar. I have since expanded my loop, but before I was running a overclocked quadcore, 680ichipset, and 8800GTX. My GPU temps never rose above 55, and my CPU stayed below 60 as well, full load. That was with the dualfan RAD. Reasonable temps, but adding a second dualfan RAD and a second GTX I have much better temps now. Both GPU's never go above 48, and my CPU maxes at about 49. Love it!
If I get a new rad and CPU block then I will go higher than my budget.. I already have the rad and CPU and the pump already. What if I use a dual rad and a single rad? will that have the same performance of a triple rad? Or at least better than a dual rad? I also have the Apogee block but I heard its outdated and the copper part is quite scratched
EDIT: Nvm I just found a Swiftech triple rad on NCIX for just $49!
If the triple rad in in your budget, and fits on your case, it's definitely the way to go.
The original Apogee? It's not as good as the later models, but it will still likely outperform the Storm. And you've get a much higher flow-rate to boot. If you can smooth the bottom out, I'd want to try that instead. Scratches anywhere else are irrelevant.
Well I will try to smooth out the Apogee.. but for now, im quite sure I gotta use the storm as buying a GT will go way over $200.
Is this setup good? Pump->Rad->GPU->NB->CPU->Tline->Pump or is there a better way to achieve better temps? (ie. CPU first then GPU and NB)
CPU first then GPU and NB. And you won't regret a triple rad.
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