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    Help me watercool my ROG rig!

    Hey guys I've hit a snag on my build now that I have all my main components. I want to do a custom watercooling loop for the first time since I've been building systems. I've probably built 12+ 'custom' systems at this point but never really taken it to the next level. So I started one to really push the limits of what I know about building.

    My specs are in my sig, currently I'm running of the air cooler on my Poseidon.

    I think my intention for the loop is as follows:
    Res -> Pump -> Poseidon 980 -> Poseidon 980 -> 240mm radiatior -> M7Formula -> 140mm Radiator -> i7-4790k -> 360mm radiator & then back to the res.

    My case should support a 360mm rad on top, and a 240mm rad in front. I'm not positive but I believe the top has to be thinner while the front can be the thick. The rear of the case has a spot for a 120mm/140mm rad but I think I will have to mount the fan in the back and the rad inside due to motherboard cooler clearances. I also want to try many hand at rigid tubing.

    The CPU cooler I'm looking at is http://www.performance-pcs.com/swift...g-edition.html
    and obviously the GPU's and motherboard are already setup with blocks.

    What do you guys think of the CPU waterblock?
    What is your recommendation for the loop?
    What radiators would your recommend?
    What pump and res would you recommend?
    What tubing is recommended in what size?

    Any insight is helpful I'm currently at a stand still.
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    Don't go in a serial loop, especially if you want to OC your components. I use a dual XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay - DDC Dual Pump / Dual Split Reservoirs (DDCBAYTWO-2PUMP), and split loops. You can also cause leaks if you go serial due to pressure buildup because of long loop...

    Your first loop should be: Pump -> Rad -> CPU -> NB -> Res
    Pump/Res:
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18...l=g59c677s2164
    Rad: (these are pretty thin, 121 x 35.5 x 395mm (WxDxH) but measure your case!!!) (they also make a 240)
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14...zofL&mv_pc=373
    Your second loop should be: Pump -> RAD -> POS1 -> POS2 -> RES

    I have 2 of these pipes connecting 3 Poseidon's in 3-sli, but your SLI will be with 2 slots apart and I think that's more than 69mm, just looking at the formula mobo.
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/23...zofL&mv_pc=624

    But you can still make it work if you use these 90 deg snakes.
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...ofL&mv_pc=1356

    Or you can go with these 90 degree adapters, and add 2 x 25 mm extenders
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...ofL&mv_pc=1557
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...ofL&mv_pc=3484
    Last edited by sp33d3ple; 02-02-2015 at 10:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp33d3ple View Post
    Don't go in a serial loop, especially if you want to OC your components. I use a dual XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay - DDC Dual Pump / Dual Split Reservoirs (DDCBAYTWO-2PUMP), and split loops. You can also cause leaks if you go serial due to pressure buildup because of long loop...
    I agree that the loop is long and I think its best to do the CPU before GPU in a single loop - 2 loops are the best way to go -

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