Need advice on Water Cooling design

Cannad28

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Hey guys.. I’m in the process of doing my hw on a new wc system …

Here’s the specs for it:.. let me know what you think

TFC XChanger 480 Quad 120mm Radiator http://www.dangerden.com/store/product.php?productid=371

TFC X-Changer Triple Radiator 360
http://www.dangerden.com/store/product.php?productid=337

Innovatek Eheim HPPS i High Power 12V Water Pump (501280)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6660/ex-pmp-59/Innovatek_Eheim_HPPS_i_High_Power_12V_Water_Pump_501280.html

XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Acrylic Reservoir - UV Blue
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7247/ex-res-138/XSPC_Dual_525_Bay_Acrylic_Reservoir_-_UV_Blue.html

EK Supreme Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal ( LGA1366 Included )
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8525/ex-blc-569/EK_Supreme_Universal_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_LGA1366_Included_.html

Koolance VID-NX285 (GeForce GTX 285) x2
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=777

EK Rampage II Extreme Northbridge / Southbridge Chipset Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal (EK-FB RE2-Acetal )
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8527/ex-blc-571/EK_Rampage_II_Extreme_Northbridge_Southbridge_Chipset_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_EK-FB_RE2-Acetal_.html

Probably gonna toss the northbridge block.. we’ll see..

Anyway..

Res>Pump>Triple Rad>SLI GTX 285’s>Quad Rad> CPU>Northbridge

forgot to post the tubes..

Feser Tube Active UV Hose - 1/2" ID (3/4"OD) Anti-Kink Tubing - Clear / UV Blue
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7184/ex-tub-186/Feser_Tube_Active_UV_Hose_-_12_ID_34OD_Anti-Kink_Tubing_-_Clear_UV_Blue.html
 

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The Black Ice GTX480 is cheaper and a superior rad. Dump the chipset stuff it's a complete waste. The CPU cooler isn't the greatest either go with the Swiftech Apogee GTZ Universal CPU Waterblock. They have a mounting plate for 1366 MB's.

If you're running two loops run two pumps, that Black Ice GTX480 alone is an overkill for your setup with the chipset included. In other words drop the second radiator.

Be real careful with screwing in fitting to acetal or acrylic parts, hand tighten with lock tight and 1/4 turn more with tools no more. Leak test for at least 24 hours and good luck.

Don’t buy into the non-conductive crap the difference in cooling is dramatic. Distilled water is only slightly more conductive and in the event of a leak the non-conductive liquids rapidly become conductive through contamination. Distilled water and an additive like Hyra-X work very well.
 

Cannad28

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So you dont think a 2nd rad is necessary with the gtx480 going from the cpu and then to the sli setup?...just makin sure.. dont wanna try and cool the cards with warm water heh
 
I'm not to well versed on water cooling. But heat transfer always goes from hot to cold. The water would have to reach a temperature higher then the gpu to adversely affect it. Given the speed at which the water flows in most setups and the rate which water absorbs heat it's unlikely you'll benefit too much from a second rad.