Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] Cooling Forum > Liquid Cooling
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 15-08-13, 10:14 PM
Sliceoflife Sliceoflife is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Scotland, Aberdeen
Posts: 41
My 1st water cooling system - advices

Hey guys,

In the next lines i will show you the parts of the machine i want to build from ground zero. As for the parts, im a bit in doubt with the RAM (cause of the OC) and the GFX (cause of the water cooling blocks). All advice will be taken in consideration, so please do tell me if you think i should change any part.

My System:

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula
CPU: Intel I5 4670K
RAM: Corsair Vengence 2133MHz 2x4Gb CL9
GFX: 2x Asus GTX 770 Direct CU II (SLI)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black Special Edition
PSU: Corsair AX Series AX860 860W Platinum

I will run the OS on a SSD that i already have.

EDIT: i have a 120hz monitor, the reason why I am aiming for SLI.

The plan is to buy this by the end of the month, everything but one of the GFX, and by the end of September buy the 2nd GFX and all the water cooling system.
I intend to OC the processor as much as i can, so, could you guys advice me what parts do i need in terms of water cooling to cover all this hardware? The parts i want to cover with the water loop are the CPU, motherboard VRM, and both GFX.
I want a custom water cooling solution, not something like the corsair closed water loops.
I will mod the case in order to fit the biggest possible radiator at the top of it, and also fit another one in the bottom/front panel of the case.

I want to thanks in advance any input you guys can provide me with, and please let me know if I forget of anything.

Regards,
Slice

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-08-13, 10:20 PM
WillSK's Avatar
WillSK WillSK is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Posts: 2,253
Send a message via Skype™ to WillSK
Just curious. How come you haven't opted for a single 780 if you have the money for 2 770s. I know the 2 770s will perform slightly better but surely you'd rather have the newer tech and the ability to SLI when cost comes down?

I'm afraid on the WC side of things i'm no expert but I just thought i'd mention the graphics thing.

Also your username... Dexter fan by any chance?
__________________
My Rig : Fractal S2 Case, ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero, Ryzen 3800X, Corsair H115i Platinum, MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO, 32 Gb Team Pro Dark RAM 3200Mhz, Samsung 970 EVO SSD, Samsung 850 Pro 500GB SSD, Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-08-13, 10:30 PM
Sliceoflife Sliceoflife is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Scotland, Aberdeen
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
Just curious. How come you haven't opted for a single 780 if you have the money for 2 770s. I know the 2 770s will perform slightly better but surely you'd rather have the newer tech and the ability to SLI when cost comes down?

I'm afraid on the WC side of things i'm no expert but I just thought i'd mention the graphics thing.

Also your username... Dexter fan by any chance?
I'm so sorry, i forgot to say that i have a 120Hz monitor, so the plan is to try maximize the FPS in order to run most of the time at 120FPS during game-play. Do you think that i should aim for the 780 considering my monitor and my expectations? For the benchmarks I've seen, 2x 770 its not just slightly better then 1x 780. There is a notorious difference, or at least that's what the benchmarks say.

Yes, big big fan of Dexter
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16-08-13, 12:45 AM
WillSK's Avatar
WillSK WillSK is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Posts: 2,253
Send a message via Skype™ to WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sliceoflife View Post
I'm so sorry, i forgot to say that i have a 120Hz monitor, so the plan is to try maximize the FPS in order to run most of the time at 120FPS during game-play. Do you think that i should aim for the 780 considering my monitor and my expectations? For the benchmarks I've seen, 2x 770 its not just slightly better then 1x 780. There is a notorious difference, or at least that's what the benchmarks say.

Yes, big big fan of Dexter
If the monitor is 1080p I would go for the 780 because no new game is going to be running at 120fps consistently and you won't notice it much anyway. Also the 780 is the more powerful card so why not just get 1 and then pick up a second when they get cheaper? Remember the only advantage of a 120hz screen is really that it can allegedly be more comfortable for the eye and they're 3D capable.

P.S Dexter is AWESOME!! can't believe it's the last series :'(
__________________
My Rig : Fractal S2 Case, ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero, Ryzen 3800X, Corsair H115i Platinum, MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO, 32 Gb Team Pro Dark RAM 3200Mhz, Samsung 970 EVO SSD, Samsung 850 Pro 500GB SSD, Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16-08-13, 03:42 AM
NeverBackDown NeverBackDown is online now
AMD Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 17,142
You can run 2 80mm thick rads in pull in the top and bottom. Biggest on the market and they work wonders.

Get a 780 and then a titan/780 waterblock(they will work for both) and presto all done
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16-08-13, 10:31 AM
Sliceoflife Sliceoflife is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Scotland, Aberdeen
Posts: 41
Hi there,

First of all, thanks for you guys answers.

To be honest, i have watched a 120hz performing before at 120FPS, and i have to be honest here, i could tell a lot of difference when a game was running at 120FPS (vsync on) when you have a 120hz monitor. Its not that 60FPS is bad, but i can really notice the difference on the 120FPS (when you have the 120hz monitor)

I think i will be aiming to the 770 SLI for this matter as the benchmarks provided from some webpages shows that there's a very good improvement when using 2x GTX 770 over a single GTX 780, and price wise, makes more sense to have 2x GTX 770 instead of a single GTX 780.
But i really appreciate your recommendation and thoughts about this matter.

As for the cooling solution, i would be very much appreciated with some brands of radiators, pumps/reservoirs, etc... I red that XSPC is a good brand for this, but if you guys can recommend something that its better i would appreciate because this is the really thing i don't know much about.

Thank you so much for the reply's so far.

Regards,
Slice
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16-08-13, 10:46 AM
loglog's Avatar
loglog loglog is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Washington State, USA
Posts: 76
i went similar to you, but i started out with an h100i and gtx 780, next year i'll buy another 780, then after that buy my WCing components. 2x GTX 780 is very pricey but i'm hoping to find a 1440p 120hz monitor eventually (which right now there are none )which will soak up the performance they have to offer.
__________________
My 2013 Gaming Rig
Intel i7-4770k | Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H | EVGA GTX 780 | Samsung 840 Pro 128GB | Seagate 2TB 7200rpm
H100i (GT ap-15's) | 8GB Vengeance PRO 1600mhz |Corsair AX860i | Corsair 800D

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 16-08-13, 11:16 AM
Sliceoflife Sliceoflife is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Scotland, Aberdeen
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by loglog View Post
i went similar to you, but i started out with an h100i and gtx 780, next year i'll buy another 780, then after that buy my WCing components. 2x GTX 780 is very pricey but i'm hoping to find a 1440p 120hz monitor eventually (which right now there are none )which will soak up the performance they have to offer.
Hi there

Makes sense for you to have a 780 if ur gonna use a 1440p monitor as u could take benefit of the 3gb GDDR.. Mine is a 1080p monitor, so I should be fine with 2gb GDDR

I hope u achieve what you intend to do

Regards,
Slice
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 16-08-13, 11:42 AM
WillSK's Avatar
WillSK WillSK is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Posts: 2,253
Send a message via Skype™ to WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sliceoflife View Post
Hi there

Makes sense for you to have a 780 if ur gonna use a 1440p monitor as u could take benefit of the 3gb GDDR.. Mine is a 1080p monitor, so I should be fine with 2gb GDDR

I hope u achieve what you intend to do

Regards,
Slice
The only reason I think a 780 might be a better choice is that the 770s are essentially cherry picked and tweaked 680 cards (fantastic cards dont get me wrong) whereas the 780 is closer to a Titan. Even with 2 770s a lot of new games will not be running at a consistent 120fps. Are you looking at gaming benchmarks or things like 3DMark etc? What games do you plan to play?

A lot of good gaming benchmark comparisons here for 770 sli, 780 etc http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4632...-and-3-way-sli
__________________
My Rig : Fractal S2 Case, ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero, Ryzen 3800X, Corsair H115i Platinum, MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO, 32 Gb Team Pro Dark RAM 3200Mhz, Samsung 970 EVO SSD, Samsung 850 Pro 500GB SSD, Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 16-08-13, 02:03 PM
Sliceoflife Sliceoflife is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Scotland, Aberdeen
Posts: 41
The games ill be playind in near future (like total addict) is either elder scrolls online or Wildstar.. Of course I will also try out some other games, but those two are my main goal!!

I don't care for bench marking. I just wana be able to play my games with full detail and running most of the times at 120FPS!!

Cheers
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 03:22 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.