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i7@ 4.0GHZ 56, gpus 46 under load stock, overclocked to 920 52

its as quiet as the gtx 580 idle all the time, can just hear the pump.my fans arn't the best either
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just a noobish suggestion.
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i7@ 4.0GHZ 56, gpus 46 under load stock, overclocked to 920 52

its as quiet as the gtx 580 idle all the time, can just hear the pump.my fans arn't the best either
wow...watercooling just became super tempting.
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but i dont understand. according to this link,ur sli setup must be quieter than 580ref.sli
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-16.html
maybe ur case airflow is causing the fans to ramp up.i would suggest u go and buy a haf x.
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Enjoy your 66c load temps instead of 98c.

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vg...us.html?c=2182
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watercooling is great,you have to justify the cost though,$500+ is alot for cooling, i just ran out of things to upgrade lol
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Can't mount the rad on the back, no room. Also, I personally wouldn't do that anyway as I see it as kind of an eye sore.

What do you think of the mod ProStock did though (posted above), it looks like you have a similar size radiator, would you ever consider doing something similar?
If you do just a gpu loop, you could probably get away with a 360 rad, so you'll have more room than that one. Looks like he put the res beneath the bays since his bays where full, but you can avoid huge mod on the right if you just use a bay res/pump.

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Also I just realized if I want to go with watercooling, I should return the lightnings as they don't make non-reference waterblocks, as far as I'm aware.
True, but you can always get universal blocks and ram sinks. Full covers look pretty sick though

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i7@ 4.0GHZ 56, gpus 46 under load stock, overclocked to 920 52

its as quiet as the gtx 580 idle all the time, can just hear the pump.my fans arn't the best either
I get similar temps, though somewhat lower since I don't have an i7. Dead silent with gentle typhoons everywhere .
    
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but i dont understand. according to this link,ur sli setup must be quieter than 580ref.sli
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-16.html
maybe ur case airflow is causing the fans to ramp up.i would suggest u go and buy a haf x.
The RV01 was designed with airflow in mind, it does it well..but apparently not well enough for 580 lightnings @ full load.

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Enjoy your 66c load temps instead of 98c.

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vg...us.html?c=2182
Would that fit with the card in two slots? as mentioned I only have room for 2 slots, or else I would've considered the DirectCU II.

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If you do just a gpu loop, you could probably get away with a 360 rad, so you'll have more room than that one. Looks like he put the res beneath the bays since his bays where full, but you can avoid huge mod on the right if you just use a bay res/pump.
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No, it's three slot solution.
That's to bad?
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Know of any good bay res/pumps? the only one I know of is the thermaltake bigwater, and it seems to get pretty bad reviews.
I'm not too familar with the differences between them. Martinm210 did a review on the Danger Den Monsoon, which looks promising. I like the Koolance RP-402X2 & RP-452X2 for dual pumps, but it can be used with just one. Ask around in the water cooling section.
    
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