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Pump

Radiator

Some res, I don't know

And 4 3/8 id 1/2inch id bitspower fittings

So, I know I need tubing+blocks, what else do I need? Will all this be able to cool 2 5870s fine? How do I put it all together?
    
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will it be your sig rig that you'll be watercooling? *just asking since you asked about 2 5870's which is not written on your sig rig.*
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You need to tell us your budget first.
Edited by BinR - 4/28/11 at 1:15pm
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will it be your sig rig that you'll be watercooling? *just asking since you asked about 2 5870's which is not written on your sig rig.*
I have 1 5870 right now, looking to upgrade to another this summer. Not looking to get into anything other than GPU blocks.
    
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post #5 of 13
To start... save around $500 and start looking at EK parts... that is my suggestion.
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Nevermind at the whole thread lol
    
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Only took you 10 minutes to give up on it?
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Not sure if that rad can handle 2 5870's, lets wait for somebody who can enlighten us about this. But I'll suggest getting a bigger one just to well, save you from buying bigger radiators in the future, if you're getting a radiator, i say do it right the first time and buy the best one you can afford the pump is well good, quite popular, and very reliable. I suggest getting a good top for the mcp355.

Reservoirs are a personal preference, some people go for a bay res cuz they dont have enough space inside their cases.


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Nevermind at the whole thread lol
edit: XD that took fast!
Edited by MorbEIn - 4/28/11 at 1:24pm
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Only took you 10 minutes to give up on it?
Nope, the parts where from the OCN auction and the bidding for them+ a CM690II just went over $100, and I figured I should just stick with air cooling as it's cheaper and quieter.
    
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post #10 of 13
Cheaper, yes. Quieter, no.
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