I have now run my 4770K in my Maximus VI Formula with EK CPU cooler, EK chipset cooler, GTX780Ti with EK fullblock cooler, EK block on MOSFETS for about 2 months. I have tested putting the CPU to be directly after the pump vs having it directly after the XTX360 radiators. I am using the EKWB 4.0 Pump which has somewhat good pressure. Everything is in one loop and the GPU is running cool after the CPU which is the direct limiting factor on heat now.
I have ordered the liquid metal so will redo the de-lidding which should give me a better result.
But then what?
Would it be to add another 360 radiator with more fans or would it be getting a mega pump to get a superflow? knowing that the GPU runs full time at 1.212 Volts fully stable in any benchmark (40C) and I cant physically get more voltages out of the card without a hardware modification I am questioning if making 2 loops really worth the extra hardware or would it be more cosmetic improvements. Am I really using the radiators to the max or would a higher flow be able to get cooler water to the CPU or is the radiator the real limiting factor rather than the flow?
At this juncture what is the real limiting factor in the system to get the CPU heat down which seems to be the stopping block in all tests I have done.
In the end I am planning to get a Hailea 500A to get some properly cool water but at this time I am more looking at the fastest system I can get into the corsair 900D for a 24/7 operation without such additional cooling system. I am not into filling the case up for the cosmetics, thus interested in just what makes the most sense performance wise.
Any ideas ? any hints on where i can read more info on such? I keep searching on the web but have no real conclusive answers yet.