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Unread 02-17-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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Case: Lian Li V2100

Motherboard: Asus Maximus Formula

Radiators: Single 120.3 mounted in top of case and dual 120.2's on bottom of case

Tubing: Tygon 3603

I want to WC these:

CPU
NB (optional)
SB (optional)
Mosfet (optional)
Dual 3870 X2's

Im giving myself a major headache beings that Im a first timer... a few variations and not sure which will give me best heat dissipation as well as best looking loop configuration. I have thought about these configs:

Config 1 --> 2 loops: Top 120.3 cooling CPU+NB+SB+Mosfet and then both bottom 120.2's in the same loop cooling both video cards.

Config 2 --> 3 loops: (Same as Config 1) but have each video card on its own loop and its own 120.2

Config 3 --> (Same as Config 1) but reverse the order... having CPU+NB+SB+Mosfet on the bottom 120.2's and then both video cards on the top 120.3

Here is a pic of the case (presently only shows a single 120.2 on the bottom)

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Unread 02-17-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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I would put the most of the cooling power on the vid cards. Then a second loop for everything else.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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So basically Config 1 would be my best option? Dual 120.2's taking care of video and the 120.3 takin care of the CPU, NB, SB & Mosfet?
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So basically Config 1 would be my best option? Dual 120.2's taking care of video and the 120.3 takin care of the CPU, NB, SB & Mosfet?
Yeah that is what I do.
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Yeah, thats what I would do also. you should get some nice temps
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Unread 02-18-2008, 06:16 AM   #6
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Thank for the help guys, much appreciated.

Do you think its worth getting the divider chromed? Expensive?
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Unread 02-19-2008, 04:59 PM   #7
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So basically Config 1 would be my best option? Dual 120.2's taking care of video and the 120.3 takin care of the CPU, NB, SB & Mosfet?
I agree. But it's a damned shame that the motherboard is upside down for this.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 05:25 PM   #8
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Shame the mobo is upside down? Why is that?
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Criss-cross! The vidcards will be up near the 120.3 and vice versa for the CPU & 120.2s.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 06:14 PM   #10
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No problems there, the pumps will deal with it just fine and Im sure with a lil artwork I can get some nice lookin loops .... I hope... lol
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