single gpu loop, help required

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Hi, watercooling noob here.

Im looking for some help in the form of a parts list and advice for a single gpu setup.

I currently have a titan Xp(2017) on a 140mm aio , but its a old one and im seeing temperatures rising quickly. (reaching load temps of 65c-70c)

my case is a corsair 900d, i believe it has quite good radiator support.
https://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2013/04/16/corsair-obsidian-900d-review/3

any help will be greatly appreciated.

thanks
 
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brizzles, perfect.

any threads, sites or guides you could recommend for beginners?

edit .
if i swapped the 240 rad for a 360 rad could i add the cpu to the loop at a later date ?
 
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If you are adding more than 1 water block to your system, I would recommend adding 2x D5 pumps with PWN control. That way you can have them running at 10 - 20% for silent operation with a flow rate of 0.6 gallons per minute.
 
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Disagree with the above, long as you don't have any major height changes I ran a single D5 with three rads and 2 water blocks with no issues at all.

I found none PWM far easier, you can then tune the rpm until you can get a good speed without any sort of sound travel.
Set it and forget it.

The one benefit of dual pumps is the resilience factor I suppose.
 
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A 360 should be able to run a cpu and gpu with no worries :)

360 rad won't do especially when overclocking, go 240+360 rads one PWM pump.

The number of radiators are important to get a quiet loop with good temps so you can use low rpm fans.

But also important your pump will not be working hard giving better reliability.
 
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Disagree with the above, long as you don't have any major height changes I ran a single D5 with three rads and 2 water blocks with no issues at all.

I found none PWM far easier, you can then tune the rpm until you can get a good speed without any sort of sound travel.
Set it and forget it.

The one benefit of dual pumps is the resilience factor I suppose.

I totally agree with everything posted above.
 
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thanks for the help everyone , i ended up getting the 360 rad . im over the moon with performance . ambient room temp of 18c gives me 23c at idle and 45c at full load , it will also run at 2138 mhz max core clock dropping off to 2100 mhz at 45c.

as for the cpu i think i will do a second loop as there is still lots of space. for now im happy with the 280mm aio performance idle of 30c and gaming load of 55-65c

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I have an AMD FX 8320 @4.5ghz and a GTX680 all running off a slim 360 rad and never see temps above 50 on the GPU or above 55 on the CPU
 
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