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2600K will be oc'ed to 5.2+
the 2 580's will also be OC'ed

is a 360 rad enough for it? how about a 280 rad? or will I need to go dual rads?
What fans should I use for it? GT AP14/AP15's? Kaze Maru? TY-140?Noiseblocker?
What brand of tubing should I use? (either shiny black or white is fine, no other colours please)
What brand of rad should I use? EK? XSPC? Black Ice? Thermochill?
What pump should I use?
What res should I use?
What fittings and barbs do I need? bitspower?
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If its possible i would go a 480 rad just incase. With 2 580s i have heard those things get hot sometimes
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If its possible i would go a 480 rad just incase. With 2 580s i have heard those things get hot sometimes
^^This.

I have 2 580's on a separate loop with a 360 rad. I'd go for a 480 if I were to put my CPU in the loop.
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I would say 1 360 as an absolute minimum, any lower and you would be better off with stock coolers or a high end cpu cooler
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post #6 of 15
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If its possible i would go a 480 rad just incase. With 2 580s i have heard those things get hot sometimes
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Originally Posted by Mobius01 View Post
^^This.

I have 2 580's on a separate loop with a 360 rad. I'd go for a 480 if I were to put my CPU in the loop.
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I would say 1 360 as an absolute minimum, any lower and you would be better off with stock coolers or a high end cpu cooler
cannot, the most I can fit is a thick 360 or thick 280 rad up top, and then maybe a thick 240 or thick 280 rad in front.
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cannot, the most I can fit is a thick 360 or thick 280 rad up top, and then maybe a thick 240 or thick 280 rad in front.
An rx360 should do the trick then(especially in push pull) you can always add a 240 later if temps are too high
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post #8 of 15
Go with 360mm radiator up the top and a 240 in the front.
Loop should go like this:
Reservoir > pump > 360 rad > GPUs > 240 rad > CPU > reservoir.

You could easily get away with another 240 rad than the 360, but it just depends on how overkill you want
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What brand of tubing should I use? - I am in the UK and XSPC brand tubing is the cheapest, looks great and is known to be of a very high quality, my only complaint with my black tubing is fingerprints sometimes

What brand of rad should I use? EK? XSPC? Black Ice? Thermochill?
- they are all of a high quality, also make sure you choose the correct fans depending on the radiator you use ( restrictive radiators will needs fans with higher static pressure? )

What pump should I use?
- for this loop most of them will be fine, I have used an XSPX x20 750 in a similar loop and that was ok

What res should I use
whatever looks best in your case, a bay res?

What fittings and barbs do I need? bitspower?
depends how much money you have if its a very high end system then people get bitspower compression fittings because they look very good., compression fittings are usually better but cost more

Or if its a budget system then just standard barbs are fine if you use strong clamps.
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What brand of tubing should I use? - I am in the UK and XSPC brand tubing is the cheapest, looks great and is known to be of a very high quality, my only complaint with my black tubing is fingerprints sometimes

What brand of rad should I use? EK? XSPC? Black Ice? Thermochill?
- they are all of a high quality, also make sure you choose the correct fans depending on the radiator you use ( restrictive radiators will needs fans with higher static pressure? )

What pump should I use?
- for this loop most of them will be fine, I have used an XSPX x20 750 in a similar loop and that was ok

What res should I use
whatever looks best in your case, a bay res?

What fittings and barbs do I need? bitspower?
depends how much money you have if its a very high end system then people get bitspower compression fittings because they look very good., compression fittings are usually better but cost more

Or if its a budget system then just standard barbs are fine if you use strong clamps.
how expensive is bitspower compared to normal barbs.
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