Hey everyone! I've decided to watercool my system and after some research, I've came up with some questions. But first, what I want is to watercool my 3770k and 2x670. So I found this XSPC kit ( XSPC Raystorm D5 RX360 CPU Water Cooling Kit : D5 RX Series Kit |Specialtech UK Water Cooling Shop ) but I don't know if it is enough. Here are the questions:
- Is the pump strong enough to handle all the components? or would it be better to have a slower pump, but with an extra rad?
- Is there anything else missing in that kit that I need to buy separately?
Also I will be leak testing it first outside of my case. Do you think its possible to mount it on the case without having to drain the water, unmount everything, and then mount again inside the case?
A 3x120 will be sufficient for such a low wattage system. IB and Kepler really don't throw a whole lot of heat.
That pump is definitely strong enough. It doesn't sound like the 'Vario' version though, so you won't be able to decrease the pump speed easily. If noise is a concern, I would look in to this.
It looks like the kit is rather complete. I would look in to other brands of tubing though. From what I've seen the XSPC tubing turns brown after a short while.
No. After your leak test you will need to disassemble the loop before putting it in the case. I would suggest going a leak test in the case as well. Just w/o any power to the motherboard and devices. The only thing that should have power is the pump. Let it run for a few hours. When the loop is bleed and you are sure there are no leaks, then power it on.