Hey guys, I have recently sold my i7 rig and am looking to build a nice system once the gulftowns and nvidia gtx 470/80 are out, hopefully within a few months. Anyway, i am going to go for a w/c loop this time round, i've always wanted to try water even if it will set me back a bit it will be a good experience to set one up. This is what i have narrowed it down to so far.
Swiftech MCP355/laing ddc 18w with EK X-TOP rev.2
Thermochill PA120.3 radiator with Xigmatek 1500RPM/60cfm fans
Swiftech XT or EK surpreme HF acetal (i know XT is overall better)
EK 150mm res
heres a pic of how i was thinking of arranging it.
The corsair 800d is great for this because i can internally mount everything, if i choose another case i will probably go with a 140.3 rad external. I chose to put the pump there so it will cool from underneath, also it will be easy to mount through the fan grill.
What are your thoughts guys?
But also, i was thinking about adding GPU block for my cards later down the track would the mcp355 be powerful enough? I know it has more head pressure then the d5 but it seems the d5 offers better flow with lesser head pressure. Also because of this i am unsure whether to use the Xt or the EK since if i add the GPU blocks later on the EK will have less restriction and improve my flow rate, is this right?