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Old June 7, 2011, 03:30 PM
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So here it goes,
I decided to go into WC, so I got a Swiftech edge 220 and figured that would be that,
while waiting for the kit I decided to get my 6990 under water,
but then I realized I needed more rad,
so I got a second rad, things are already looking pretty newb, that would be the first pic.

But the sound of that mcp35x pump was driving me crazy since it's right beside my head..........so,
I decided to get a bay reservoir with D5 pump
....and now I'm FINALLY a happy water newb with a funny looking setup. Second pic

Man, what a way to learn, next time I'll know.

Temps on the 6990 went from 86 stock to 51 with minor oc (950-1350)



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Old June 7, 2011, 03:49 PM
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you can cut down the tubing by going from your cpu > radiators > gpu > res/pump. or opposite.
it would look a lot cleaner too.
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Old June 7, 2011, 03:50 PM
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Nothing to laugh at here dude...we all start somewhere...that looks like a HAF 932. You can mount a triple rad inside that case with 6 fans:





The above pic is my first loop. There is a bay res that you can't see in that pic.

Here is another HAF build I have with a tube style res:



Watercooling is pretty evil huh! have fun and if its cooling your rig then its doing the job it is meant to! I just provided some pics for you for some ideas you might want to try in the future.
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Old June 7, 2011, 03:56 PM
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Rad to rad is pointless, It will not make it any cooler, Making the second rad useless in the loop.

Pump-Rad-CPU-Rad-GPU-Res-pump.
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nice and clean. thats very very good vs what i still put together in a hurry lol!
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Old June 7, 2011, 05:35 PM
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Thanks for the hints guys,

Right now, I'm just happy it works, no leaks and it's super quiet.

...and the wife thinks we're all crazy.
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Old June 7, 2011, 05:51 PM
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Looks good man. D5/655 FTW!

I also found the 35x pumps too loud.
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Rad to rad is pointless, It will not make it any cooler, Making the second rad useless in the loop.

Pump-Rad-CPU-Rad-GPU-Res-pump.
Rad to rad isn't pointless when you consider that the water temperatures eventually even out in a closed loop... rad to rad might even be better if it's before your blocks in your loop for the reason that two rads will give you a much lower Water / Air Delta. Splitting up your rads between the CPU and GPU will make no difference in the worst case scenario, and the best case scenario being an extremely small decrease in water temps going into the GPU versus two rads back to back....

At the end of the day, you're still dumping x amount of heat into the loop regardless of the placement of the radiators... what you're saying isn't really correct, and he's fine with two rads in a row.

I also agree the MCP35x is too loud and high pitched. I could only stand the thing below 1,800rpm - but this D5 I replaced it with in my setup runs at ~4,300 rpm and I cannot hear it when closed up inside my case.
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After building a dozen water cooled Systems I think i am correct.

I have tryed Rad to rad With no better temps coming from the second Rad, Leaving the temp to increase between the CPU and GPU before getting cooled again.

Regardless it will still break down to ambient temperature
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