Originally Posted by Bulldogger
How does overclocking/water cooling improve this? I added a Prolimatech MK-26 to the Sapphire R9 290x which was a GREAT improvement over the stock coolers noise level and temps. With your experience could you give a pump recommendation for low noise for the R9 290x? I am using a Nofan Cr-95 on my i7 4790k for now, so no fan there. I have become very familiar with quiet fans and think I can figure out the radiator, water block and reservoir part. I know nothing about pumps and which ones are quiet.
I also have the Asus R9 290x Directcu II as well and it is also low noise compared to stock Sapphire R9 290x but still run much hotter than the Sapphire R9 290x with Prolimatech MK-26 with Prolimatech USV 14 fans. Asus does provides great software to overclock the Directcu R9 290x. I'm ready for another project. The Prolimatech one was fun. Time to go underwater now. Just point me to a pump.
One more concern I have is 4k60hz. Do I really need that? Won't 4k30hz be fine for NFL football?
Pump: Laing DDC-1T. Laing is a famous Germany pump manufacturer.
Reservoir: Depends on your case. For example, I use Alphacool Repack - Laing DDC - 5.25 Bay Station (15165) for the Corsair Obsidian Series 250D case.
Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 120mm+240mm or more depending on CPU/GPU/case. 30mm thickness is enough (or even better) for low rpm fans.
CPU water block: EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel
GPU water block: EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal+Nickel for Radeon R9 290X Full Cover Water Block. There are many other choices. Stren's R9-290/290x Water Block Testing
Tubing: XSPC Tubing 3/8" x 5/8". 3/8" is the inner diameter, 5/8" is the outer diameter. There are many other choices. You have to choose compression fittings that match the inner/outer diameter.
Compression fitting: Alphacool 16/10 Compression Fitting (you will need several depending on the number of water blocks and radiators). 3/8"=10mm, 5/8"=16mm approximately.
Distilled water / additives: EK-Ekoolant CLEAR.
60fps (after deinterlacing) is normal in recordings of sports events. At 30Hz, half the frames are decimated, resulting in awkward movements.