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Cooling Watercooling a 5970

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Phalanx, 11 Aug 2010.

  1. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Right, after umming and erring my way through various setups and builds, I've decided that I'd try a sort of hybrid watercooling setup.

    My idea is to get hold of the upcoming Corsair 600T case, then fit a H70 as the CPU cooler, and use the rad mount at the top of the case to fit a 120.2 radiator there and use it to cool my 5970.

    What do you guys think? Is a 120.2 overkill for a graphics card? Should I use a 120.1 for the card and perhaps move to a 120.2 for the CPU?

    This is my first watercooling build, so I am a bit nervous about running two loops for both the CPU and graphics card.

    I was thinking if I use the H70 for the CPU, I can focus my time on the 5970 with something like the XSPC RX240. Is that overkill perhaps? Or do you think I should get a 120.2 and a 120.1 and make a dual-loop build? I was thinking the H70 kind of does that ;)

    Thoughts are welcome.
     
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  2. matt...

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    I don;t have any experience of the H70 but I would personallu chuck them both in a single loop - possibly with 2 rads if needed..

    Mu current rig has both my Q6600 and GTX285 on a single loop being cooled by a 1x360 and 1x240 with a single pump and res. Its worth noting that the pumps add a small amount of heat into the system so having more loops isn't always a plus (of course for pimp appeal that statement isn;t always true either)

    Try asking Nitrix in the aquatuning forum (amongst others of course) his opinion - he's always given me sound advice :)
     
  3. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    I did try asking there once before, and even e-mailed AquaTuning. AT told me to ask in the forum, and when I asked in the forum, noone from AT gave me any advice :( Otherwise I would probably have bought the parts from them already.
     
  4. Bartaggio

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    I would definitely use the 120.2 rad for the GPU, seeing that it has a higher TDP then the CPU (I hope? unless you have some crazy superclocked CPU)

    Also I don't think 120.1 is enough for the 5970..
     
  5. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    The i7 920 will be running at about 4.0-4.2GHz with any luck. Does that change anything?
     
  6. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    Use the H70 with Push/Pull 1850rpm scythe gentle typhoons on the CPU. Then I would get a laing DDC pump, with perhaps a reservoir pump top conversion, and use it with the XSPC RX240 radiator with some more gentle typhoon fans.
     
  7. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Ah, so I'm on the right lines then with my idea :) OK cool. Nice to know I was looking at the right radiator :)
     

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