1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Watercooling Adding GPU to current loop.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Siwini, 27 Dec 2011.

  1. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    617
    Likes Received:
    33
    I'm thinking in adding one more rad 120mm (bottom of the case) and adding my GPU to loop. I would like your opinion and if my model will work. See picture below. Also in your own opinion what is the better solution: compression fitting or barbs? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 27 Dec 2011
  2. zulu9812

    zulu9812 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    225
    Likes Received:
    6
    I'm not convinced that a 240+120 will be enough.
     
  3. Fuganater

    Fuganater What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    6 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    595
    Likes Received:
    23
    It will be plenty. I ran a 2600K @ 4.6Ghz and 2x GTX 560Ti folding 24/7 and water temp never went over 40C. I then added a 1.140 to the mix and now my water temps are down to 36C.

    Your cooling less so you will be good.
     
    Siwini likes this.
  4. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    Compression fitting are better, as barbs and J-clips can be a pain.

    The Setup RES-PUMP-240-CPU-GPU-120-RES is fine for your needs. It's when you start adding more GPU's to the loop, that the water will really start to heat up. (The more water in the loop, the longer it takes to heat up).
    That's is why with my 1080 rad I can run my system without the fans on, as the amount of water in the loop gets to a thermal limit, and so the water maintains a steady temp.

    IIRC, there was a guy on here that had a pump in a fishtank, next to his PC, and didn't use a Rad, as the water was at it's thermal limit of what the system could dump heat into. (Takes a very long time to heat up 15Gallons of water...).
     
    Siwini likes this.
  5. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    617
    Likes Received:
    33
    Hmm... Interesting Compression fittings are better you say? Which one is more leak resistant??
     
  6. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    They can both leak if you over tighten, they both use o rings.
     
  7. Fuganater

    Fuganater What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    6 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    595
    Likes Received:
    23
    Compression or Barb?

    It depends on the look you want. I went compression one one rig and barbs on the other. If you do barbs to get 1/2" barbs and go down one size on tubing so you get a tighter fit.
     
  8. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

    Joined:
    11 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    59
    I use 1/2 inch ID tubing and barbs. Wrap PTFE tape around the barbs. Use plastic hose clips.
     
  9. Fuganater

    Fuganater What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    6 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    595
    Likes Received:
    23
    Hose clamps look like crap IMO. Everyone has their own opinion though.
     
  10. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    722
    Snap. Compression fittings look much much better!
     
  11. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Agree. I run an i7-870+GTX480 with a 3x120 on the lowest fan setting and the temps are reasonably cool under load. The rad is only warm to touch.
     
  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    722
    I assume it was a double thickness rad though...?
     
  13. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    15,474
    Likes Received:
    3,686
    +1

    I'd agree that the 240 and 120 rads will be sufficient, assuming they are are either full-fat or high fin-density models, like a Stealth GT.
     
  14. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

    Joined:
    11 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    59
    LOL. I guess they actually do. I have UV Glow clamps but they actually do look like crap.
     
  15. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    722
    So tacky...
     
  16. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

    Joined:
    11 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    59
    But very secure.

    My build looks a bloody mess anyway because cable routing is poor in my case and I'm lazy.
     
  17. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    722
    Cable ties, podcast and tea are needed :p
     
  18. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

    Joined:
    11 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    59
    I also need cable extension for the 8 pin CPU power from PSU.

    Would be great to have all cables hidden on a future build. That will be with a new case though.
     
  19. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    722
    Bitfenix extenders are amazing, I swear by them now, better than MDPC...
     
  20. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

    Joined:
    11 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    59

Share This Page