Ok, I;ve got everything set up and it is definitely working better. I had to go with a different case (corsair 900D) to really fit with my long term goals on this project but it has definitely worked out. All of your recommendations have been great and very much appreciated.
My only issue was that I attempted to improve upon the overall design and add several 90 degree adapter fittings to the equation to make everything work more fluidly. Those 90 degree adapters are MAJOR points of failure. I think I might have avoided some of those failures had I not been so inexperienced, but, seeing as how this was my first custom loop I dont feel so bad.
After I eliminated those 90 degree adapters all my leak tests passed with flying colors. My temperatures dropped at least 40 degrees from my previous air cooled device.
This was definitely a lot of work, but definitely worth it. I highly recommend an EK water cooled loop for anyone that is trying to reach new low temps for their PC and internal parts.
Sexcellent. Thanks for the help with this.
My case is a corsair 750D. If I take out the Hard drive enclosures I should be able to fit it.
This picture (http://imgur.com/YD3nxG7) is most definitely not my own computer, but it is the same case and shows something like I would want to do at some point. My PSU is a tiny bit longer than the one in that picture so I don't believe I could fit a 240mm rad on the bottom like that, but the front should work. Maybe I could throw a thinner 120 on the bottom to add to the loop.
Assuming I get all of this set up with the 240mm Rad and assorted fittings etc., do you think that would be enough to cool two 980 ti's? I live in the cesspool known as Louisiana, where it is not only always scorching hot, but always 100% humidity for the double whammy of hell. I think that's part of why my temps are so high.
Yeah I'm thinking it might be better to try and go for individual parts too. I just wanted a lazier way out but that does not seem to be the way to go, heh.
Thanks for the part list. Would you recommend the backplates for those video cards that EKWB offers? The ones located here : https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-fc980-gtx-tf5-backplate-rev2-nickel .
Also that drainage thing sounds pretty nifty. Where would you recommend to fit it along the loop? Just anywhere I can easily reach or place it?
I tried to really ramp the fans up through the afterburner program but I did not see any great effect. I'll look into that MSI Hawk though. Might be a better option. Thank you sir.
I bought the Dell S2716DG Monitor and received it last Monday and I have been very pleased by it. It's still not inexpensive by any means, but it is less expensive than the ROG Swift. It also does not seem to have as many bad reviews on the quality control issues that plague the 278Q and especially the 279Q. That could just be a smaller sample size thing at this point, though. The Dell S2716DG I received was in perfect shape with no dead pixels or any other issues.
I added the Crystal Disk Mark Report I got from testing it
definitely interested in how your RAM performs with your motherboard and overall build. I had the same board but some 2400 Corsair RAM and had some interesting problems getting the machine to POST correctly.
Not a 140mm one unless you plan to swap out the stock fans(Or remove the 3.5" drive bays). I'm almost certain a 120mm one would fit on the bottom in the open space next to 3.5" drive bays, and I might get one once I get a low table or something to set the computer down on. Figure there's no point while it's chillin on the carpet.