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External radiator or use air cooling?

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by memnoch, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. memnoch

    memnoch Member

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    Hi all,

    Im new to watercooling, I am considering it for my main rig that I use to mine bitcoins when not in use for gaming. I am looking into watercooling to reduce the noise my PC generates. And reduce the stress on the components.

    I am having trouble finding external radiator setups other than something from AquaComputer in Germany.

    Does anyone else make something similar to http://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_info.php?products_id=2674

    The plan is to water cool a I7 3770k and 2x 7970.
    Moderate overclocking on the video cards in my aim (1100-1200mhz clock on the GPUs).

    Alternatively are there any good aftermarket air cooling options for the video cards that would reduce the temps from 80-70c under full load down to around 50c?
     
  2. leithals

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    Water cooling sounds perfect for you. It's not cheap though. Aquacomputer, IMO, produces the best stuff at the moment. And the external system you linked to is a beautiful thing. However its not going to offer enough cooling for you.

    Once again it's only my opinion, but I think you need more like 5x120 of RAD. There's definitely stuff around that will let you build your own external RAD housing, most though will have a internal (in the PC) pump and reservoir. Most of the fun is in choosing the parts :)

    Good Luck.
     
  3. terrastrife

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    A 360 rad will be fine for reducing noise and also temperatures, there is no reason to go overkill.
    Pick up an XSPC Raystorm D5 RX360 from thekoolroom and a couple of extra GPU blocks+fittings and you're set. If the stock fans aren't too your liking, get 6 low speed Yate Loons from p-pcs. I'd reccomend running the GPUs in parallel.
    You can always externally mount a triple easy on top or back of your case.
     
  4. converge

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