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Suggestion for custom loop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

hi!

i'm trying to create my first custom water loop for my i7 8700k

 

waterblock -> ek supremecy evo (copper) https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-supremacy-evo

radiator -> ek-coolstream PE 360 https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-pe-360-triple#ow_alert_box (maybe 240 would be ok too)

pomp - reservoir combo -> ex-xres 140 Revo D5 https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xres-140-glass-revo-d5-pwm-incl-pump

 

What do you think about? ^^

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That's pretty much the gold standard for an entry level loop. A 240mm rad is enough for your CPU, but a 360 will still allow lower fanspeeds and more OC headroom.


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If you can fit a 360 do so. Many will suggest another rad though. 

 

I have all three of those components, multiples of each. Not really a fan of this rads but it works. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I think that i'll go with the 360mm in order to get, as you said, lower fan speed ^_^. (for this time, my budget let me buy the bigger one ahahah)

 

5 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

If you can fit a 360 do so. Many will suggest another rad though. 

 

I have all three of those components, multiples of each. Not really a fan of this rads but it works. 

i think that i have A LOT of space for the radiators: i've bought the thermaltake tower 900 ^_^
And why you say that you are "not really a fan of this rad"? this is my first experience with water cooling, what did you take in consideration when you typed that sentence? i mean, which features?

 

 

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People referencing graphs of radiator performance, from what I recall it doesn’t list all the info used for the testing. 

 

Kinda like how people reference card temp or FPS figures. You aren’t running it exactly like they are in the test scenario with all the same equipment, so they are poor comparisons. 


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Well a kit with a 360 or 240 rad that’s not a fluid gaming kit. 

 

Then add another rad and a the gpu block. You can check ek’s sit for kits then get one from amazon or Newegg. 


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I'd probably recommend something like ek's L360 or PE360 especially if you're planning on adding a gpu to the mix. General rule of thumb is 120mm radiator for each component you want to cool so that should definitely take car of you. I'm currently using a slim 240mm for both my gpu and cpu and it works well enough for the constraints of my case but if you want to add a gpu or have an hedt cpu then I'd recommend one of the 360mm series.

 

L360 $299

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-l360-r2-0

 

PE360 $399

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-p360

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On 1/12/2019 at 10:23 AM, unielli95 said:

Talking about kits as @kevinisbeast707 said: what do you guys suggest?

I haven't tried the Non-fluid gaming kits but from my experience they are really good and cheap. You really can't screw it up


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I just went with this kit - https://www.microcenter.com/product/486740/ek-kit-x240-240mm-water-cooling-kit-  and added a GPU block and a second EK 360SE radiator in the loop. It works great cooling my i9-9900k and 2080. I'm Oc'd to 5.0 GHz all cores and idle temps are ~23 c and load temps are between 45-60c depending on what I'm doing. Im on a 50% fan curve and have my pump run at a constant 50%.

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A kit is a good cheaper starting point, but if u want to go fully custom then one thing i would sugest is getting a Glass resivoir, they look great.


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