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Old September 4, 2014, 06:52 AM
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Default Redoing my loop on my new build. Corsair 700D

As you may know my rig got fried by a massive power surge. So I'm having to rebuild. Part of that rebuilding is a new chip and board which means I'll need a new CPU water block. I've been thinking about redoing my loop anyway and wanted your guys opinions.

I'm using the following parts currently for my loop.

Fan Controller NZXT Sentry LX
Radiator Swiftech MCR320-QP
CPU Waterblock Swiftech Apogee GTZ w/ 1155 adaptor plate
Pump Swiftech MCP-655
Water Tubing PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing -1/2in. ID X 3/4in
Hose Clamps Danger Den UV Red Delrin 1/2" (3/4" OD) Tubing Clamps
Case Fans Yate Loon 3X Red CLEAR 120mm High Speed Silent
Case Fans Yate Loon 2X Red CLEAR 140mm High Speed Silent

I currently have the radiator installed at the top of my 700D case with the fans in a push configuration coming from the bottom venting through the radiator out the top of the case. I know there's a lot of debate right now about whether that's the best route or not. Currently all I'm cooling is the CPU.

Here's what I'm considering using:
Radiator Swiftech MCR320-QP
Pump Swiftech MCP-655
CPU Block Swiftech Apogee XL
120mm Case Fans Corsair 4x Air Series CO-9050016-RLED 120mm Red LED
140mm Case Fans Corsair 2x Air Series AF140 CO-9050017-RLED 140mm Red LED
140mm Case Fan Corsair 1x Air Series AF140 CO-9050009-WW 140mm Quiet Edition

I was going to put the fans in a push configuration again venting through the radiator and out the top. My goal is to keep the overall PC as quiet as possible. I was also considering adding a water block for my new GTX 780 GPU. Any recommendations? Any thoughts on the parts?
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Old September 5, 2014, 06:28 AM
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So after some digging I've decided to completely rebuild my loop and sell off my existing pump, block, and radiator.

I'm looking at the Bitspower D5 pump/head/res combo, a Swiftech Apogee XL CPU block, the ASUS Poseidon GPU waterblock, and a Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 3x120 radiator. I'll be using Corsair SP120 LED fans to cool the radiator.

I'm planning my loop to run from the rad to the pump head, pump head to GPU, GPU to CPU, CPU to rad.

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Old September 5, 2014, 06:36 AM
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Why not use what you have? A new loop really won't perform better. So not buy the Asus GPU block.
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Old September 5, 2014, 07:15 AM
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Well, the ASUS block comes on the card. I can get the DC2OC for $439USD or the Poseidon for $469. For $30 it seems silly NOT to get the water cooled version.

You think my Swiftech MCR320-QP is up to the task of cooling both my CPU and GPU?
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Fresh air in is cooler than hot air out through the rad. If the reverse were true all cars would blow hot air off the motor through the rad.
I know what u are thinking... The cars drive forward. My answer to that is... Not when its stopped.
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Old September 7, 2014, 08:55 AM
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clshades I get what you're saying. I read through that entire thread trolls and all. I plan to play with it a bit but I'm willing to forgo some performance in favor of aestetics. I'm planning on making some changes to the overall loop. After viewing a few reviews here's what I'm thinking of throwing in there. Input is always welcome, otherwise why post?

Radiator Swiftech MCR320-QP
Pump Swiftech MCP-655
CPU Cooler Swiftech Apogee XL CPU Waterblock $64.95
120mm Case Fans Corsair 4x Air Series CO-9050016-RLED 120mm Red LED
140mm Case Fans Corsair 2x Air Series AF140 CO-9050017-RLED 140mm Red LED
140mm Case Fan Corsair 1x Air Series AF140 CO-9050009-WW 140mm Quiet Edition
Reservoir Monsoon Series Two Premium D5 / MCP655 Dual Bay Reservoir - Matte Black w/ Black Trim $99.99
Radiator Shroud XSPC XSPC 3 x 120mm Radiator Gasket - 3mm $4.00
Compression Fittings Monsoon Carbon Fiber Enhanced Compression Fitting - 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD - Modders 6 Pack Black Chrome $39.95
Compression Fittings Monsoon 2x Carbon Fiber Enhanced Compression Fitting - 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD Black Chrome $17.90
Compression Fittings Monsoon 2x Monsoon 90 Rotary Angle Adapter - 1/2" OD - Matte Black $19.90
Compression Fittings Monsoon Monsoon 45 Rotary Angle Adapter - 1/2" OD - Matte Black $19.90
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Fresh air in is cooler than hot air out through the rad. If the reverse were true all cars would blow hot air off the motor through the rad.
I know what u are thinking... The cars drive forward. My answer to that is... Not when its stopped.
I think it really depends on your build. In my case, air out was better.
I had two 240mm radiators in push/pull config as exhaust, my cpu idled at 30 degrees with 25 degrees ambient.
I added another 120mm radiator as intake and my temperatures actually increased to 32-33 idle. I switched the fans so all 3 radiators were exhaust and temperatures dropped. The cool air being pulled into the case turned warm through the 120mm rad, and the two 240mm rads were pushing warm air out.

So although I have negative air pressure, I'm getting cooler temps in exhaust configuration.
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