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Help adding video card into loop

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I am looking to water cool my current video card & have the ability to do so with the next card I purchase, so some overkill is fine with me...

Currently I have a HK 3.0 for my CPU, mpc355 pump w/ petra's DDCT01 top, a front mounted (soon to be front mounted at least) Black Ice X-Flow 240, and an EK-X2 Basic 150 for a res.

I have room for a 360 rad or possibly a 480 if required. My system doesn't usually run SLI or Crossfire but I will be upgrading to either SB or Bulldozer or Ivy at some point this year (depending how the latters perform)

Do I need a bigger res, what kind of second rad, do I need another pump? Do I need to run a completely separate loop? In what order should my loop flow to maximize cooling? Right now it's res > pump > rad > cpu > res.

Thanks a lot for any help
post #2 of 4
One loop will be fine. A 360 RAD is good enough for one GPU+CPU in most cases (no pun intended ).
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Well currently I have a 240. Is there any 360 you recommend and does the order in which I put it into my loop matter? ie; res > pump > rad > cpu > rad > video > res
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Loop order does not matter at all. What matters is having the pump below the res, so that your pump never runs dry.

A single 240 wont cool your cpu + the 480. So the best thing to do would be to purchase another rad and grab the 360. Either get a XSPC RX360 or HW Labs 360 gtx, or the 360 swiftech as a cheaper solution. The first too give off the best cooling. But performance/price ratio swiftech rads cant be beat either.

Full cover water blocks are easier to SLI, but if you rather have universal blocks for your next set of cards you can SLI them as well. It's just a bit more tricky.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x128 Cruical M4 SSD RAID 0 - 2x1TB WD Blues RA... Dvd-Rw Custom Water Loop Win 8.1 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS Rog Swift + 2 Dell U2414h 24" Corsair K70 Xcilio 1000watt Corsair Air 540 with Koolance ERM 2K3U  
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