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Old 23-11-13, 02:32 PM
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ek dc 2.2 for GPU & CPU

ive recently bought a ek kit L360

it comes with the ek dc 2.2 pump

would it be sufficient to run both gpu & cpu block?

I will be adding an 240mm

so it will have 360mm up top and 240mm down bottom

fairly new to custom watercooling, so as much advice needed!


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Old 23-11-13, 02:42 PM
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Hi, I started with a very similar kit to you (same pump/res/block, but with a 120mm rad), and I added a GPU block to that loop and the pump was fine. Needless to say there wasn't enough rad space, but I knew that and I was just impatient xD

So the pump worked like that, but if you're planning on adding much more at all, like the second rad you mentioned, I'd probably want to start considering getting a better pump.

At the moment I have a 360mm rad, 240mm rad, CPU, and 2GPU loop, and I would certainly not want to use the DCP2.2 on that, so I use a Laing D5 which is the pump everyone will tell you is the best, and it is definitely a worthwhile investment, and will handle all of your watercooling needs in the future.
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Old 24-11-13, 03:24 AM
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thank for for your advice, but im going to only stick to cpu and 1 gpu, on that note Im guessing it should be fine?

cpu = 4770k @ 4.5
gpu = gtx 780 overclocked
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Old 24-11-13, 03:46 AM
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It's always difficult to just give a yes or no answer, but it will probably be fine. At this point of your loop when you have multiple blocks and multiple rads, you've already put significant investment into it, so in my opinion you should also consider investing in a decent pump to match in the not too distant future.
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Old 26-11-13, 12:29 PM
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after reading this review do you think I might be better off with just the 360mm rad?

or how much do you think adding an extra 240mm will do towards cooling etc

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/ar...k-Kit-Review/3
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Old 26-11-13, 02:36 PM
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Well, that all depends...

The key to water cooling is to try and get just enough radiator space to cool everything that you want cooled, while being able to maintain a low fan speed, so that you can get it as silent as possible. If you get it right, then yes, the temps in the review are close to what you can expect, if you have a room which is maintained at 20 degrees.

Theoretically, yes the 360 MIGHT be enough to cool everything, but it looks like you want to overclock the cpu, and the GPU. Because of that, I do not feel comfortable in giving you a definite yes on this. You would also have no overhead if were to decide later to add a block, or crank up the over clocks.

Personally, I would still get the additional 240mm rad, extra cooling overhead covers any overclocking, and also provides room to expand should you wish to.

Worst case: Suck it and see how you go. Get the 360, try it out, and monitor the temps. If you're not happy with them, get the 240, and see what happens to them.

Just remember, the temps ARE reliant upon the ambient temperature, as well as the overclock and water flow speed.
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