I need some advice on my final selection of parts on my water cooling setup. I am new to WC, but not to system building. I have read and reviewed everything on this site as well as else ware, so I do have a general idea what I am getting into but I am still uncertain about best componits.
My main objective is to get the Max cooling possible, while keeping it as quiet as possible and Performance is more important to me over any price . NOTE, it is possible that I may go dual video cards in the future and will be over clocking.My system will have the following, (I have all the System components except for Video card)
Please review the following and Please answer the following questions. Any input on which way to go will help and much appreciated.
QX9650 Quadcore Extreme Cpu
Asus Rampage Extreme MB Intel Extreme
Super Talent pc2000, (4 gigs)
HX 1000W Power supply
CoolerMaster Cosmos-S pc case
SCSI HD’s & Controllers w/SATA Backup
Either an ATI 4800 or a Nividia GTX280 (have not purchased yet)
I am looking at the following WC components. I still open to change
MCP355 DC2 or
(I would like to go with the DC2 but am concerned with the reliability issues)
TFC X-Changer 360 or
Black Ice GTX 360 or
Black Ice GTX 120 (Second Rad)
(I am leaning towards the TFC X-Changer 360 because of the lower fin density & higher air flow, but I realize I might have to mod the case to get it to fit in the Cosmos-S case) But overall performance is the most important to me. Also which model is the Best in the Black Ice series?? Suggestions???
Sanyo Denki San Ace 1011
CPU Water Block
Replace Asus Rampage NB waterblock for a Swiftech MCW-NBMAX)
(Would like to go with the BP NB block, but understand that it’s not available yet)
GPU block is undecided
Reservoir is undecided (looking at Bay mounted with level & temp sensors)
FLOW Meter w/Electronics (both have 3/8 fittings)
Swissflow SF800 Hi Flow Meter (0.5 to 20 Lpm) http://www.swissflow.com/en/SF800 or
Aqua vision 2000 Mod #46500-164-4F16,5 (2 to 35 Lpm) Http://www.remag.ch/vision.php?language=4&sub=1&tab=2
Tubing is undecided (Looking at 7/16 because it's easier to maneuver & twist and has close to the same flow as the ½ tubing.
Here are the questions I need answered
Which is the best of the Rads above? If black ice, which model??
(Would like to keep a Balance between Noise & Performance with a lean toward Performance
1 Is there some way to build in a redundant pump system using the MCP355 DC2 and DD12V-D5 or some other pump in which one pump would sit idle unless main pump fails and would automatically come on line without causing flow restrictions.
2 Which would be the best CPU block & Rad for this circuit (Using which flow pattern)
3 Which GPU blocks should I consider for this system
4 Is the BP NB block available yet for the Rampage Extreme MB
5 Which are the following flow patterns would be best.
(The reason I am using the single rad after the pump & before the blocks is to further cool the systems & to help remove any heat dump by the pump)