15 months ago
So I finally turned to custom loop.
Need some advice on how to set it up, as in what order. I'm only looping my gpu. Setup is: ekwb d5 140 rez 1x 420 slim 1x 240 slim 3/8x5/8 soft tube Evga hydro copper water block
Pump out to gpu to rad to rad back to pump. Or is the pump between the rads ok?
I'm assuming its a bad idea to pump directly from gpu considering ekwb states these pumps shouldn't be pumping liquid over 60c. Which is odd, because I see a lot of people doing just that with the kits.
I'm buying everything seperately. Seems to work out cheaper that way.
My goal is below 40c. Ekwb site recommends a 360 fat and 240 fat for 325w heat. My 1080 ti ftw3 can hit 358w. (Flashed vbios power limit) Ive seen charts and graphs and watched a lot of vids. I can fit a 420 slim up top and from what ive read, longer is better than shorter and fatter. I can only fit so much in my case (Fractal Design R5). So its a 420 slim and 240 slim = 660 surface.
Is it possible to get below 40c with this set up? Ambient 26c/78f. Ekwb states I can get 26c/79f at ambient 22c/72f at 325w for my card. So in theory that should roughly be 34c. Correct? Or am I just fooling myself?
Main reasons I want to do this is A. Noise and B. Temps. Currently I get 55c fans at 75%, LM, +80/+500. It's so loud and heats up the room rather quickly even with a ceiling fan on low. Not to mention its dumping all that heat in my case. I have plenty of fans and even modded the side panel for 2x 120's intake.
Is this the way to go or am I just wasting about $600+.
Quick question on the d5 140. Can I use the top hole as "in" (with 140mm tube) and the "in" on the pump as a drain? The 140 res shows a hole, but I'm not sure if it's threaded?
Any info/advice is much appreciated. Thanks.