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Hey guys,

I have just finished building my WC setup. Thanks to all of you here who have shared various tips and information about WC, I now find WC is an addictive hobby.

I am contemplating to upgrade my graphics card to either 3-SLI or 4-SLI. I have two main loops at the moment.

1st Loop: Res/Pump >> NB >> RAM >> SB >> Rad >> Res/Pump (3/4" Tubing)
2nd Loop: Res/Pump >> CPU >> Rad >> Res/Pump (1/2" Tubing)

I am interested to extend my 2nd loop to include GPUs in it. The Res/Pump/Rad combo that I currently use for this loop is an MCR320-DRIVE-R2 with only 3 push fans. Current CPU temp with full load (folding 24/7) varies from 37-48'C (depending on each core). My objective is to maintain this sort of temp for the CPU when 3 or 4 GPUs are included in this new loop. Of course, GPU temp should be maintained within reasonable level (I am not quite sure what level of temp for GPU can be considered reasonable, so your advice is welcome).

My current rig is in my sig below. Here is snapshot of my existing temp:


Variables:
- No more 5.25" bay can be used for Res.
- Cost is not a constraint in this project.

Question:
What is the best solution to achieve my objective? I am thinking of replacing MCR320-DRIVE-R2 and using XSPC RX480 with a separate Res/Pump (maybe an XSPC Acrylic Tank Reservoir with Laing D5), plus an RX120 in between CPU and GPUs.
(so the new 2nd loop would be come: Res/Pump >> CPU >> RX120 >> 3/4 GPUs >> RX480 >> Res/Pump)

What do you think? Do you guys perhaps have a better suggestion of what parts I should purchase or how the loop should be arranged?
Edited by amang - 5/3/11 at 10:18pm
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As usual, many thanks for your help in advance.
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hmmm... anyone?
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post #4 of 15
The RX480 + RX120 would be fine. BTW, what are your GPU's?

What fans will you be using?
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thanks triangle. i am contemplating to get either 3 GTX580 or 2 GTX590.

I am planning to use Scythe Gentle Typhoon 5400rpm. Is this a good fan?
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Good fans for the RX rads range from ~850RPM to ~1450RPM.
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I think gentle typhoon AP-15 would def be a good choice frozen CPU just got them back in stock
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...12B5AP-15.html
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The link to the AP-15s you posted is a link of the AP-31?
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Originally Posted by jonnyquest View Post
The link to the AP-15s you posted is a link of the AP-31?
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