I was going to hold off upgrading to a full water setup for a little while, but due to temperature issues on my VRM I am forced to look into it a bit early.
Currently I have:
ASUS Sabertooth X79
Intel 3939K (4.7GHz)
As is I can play games without any stress, the CPU doesn't go over 30% use. But, in the future this will change and I know that 50% use for more than 5 minutes puts the VRM past 80C and climbing fast. So I've decided to kit myself out with water and I figure it is best to stick with one manufacturer.
This is what I am looking at at the moment:
- Koolance MB-ASSTX79 Full Coverage Waterblock for the ASUS Sabertooth X79
- Koolance VID-AR797 Full Coverage Water Block the ATi Radeon HD 7970/7950
- Koolance Reservoir and Pump, RP-1200 - (Is the reservoir on this too small to run with with a CPU & GPU? It looks nice and convenient but seems a bit gimmicky, am I right?)
- Koolance Radiator, 2x140mm, Copper (HF) HX-CU1402V - (Is this too small to cool a CPU & GPU?)
All the connectors etc are a bit of a mystery, but I can work that out at the store.
So what is the consensus? Will this keep me cool for years to come or will I need a bigger rad and res?
Thanks for your time