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Hey guys. I have a rasa kit for my cpu only, and Im looking to expand it for my 2 gtx 570's as well. I already have a rx240 rad and the pump/res and block that came with the kit.

I plan on keeping the block that came with the kit, but i understand i may need a better pump, and definately need a better rad. So if I have to, I can sell my current pump/res and radiator.

What would you guys suggest for this loop? Frozen has the full cover blocks i need. But as far as pump/res and radiator, I have no idea. All help is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 26
You will definitely need a stronger pump. So that means a new res by default as well.

You also definitely need more than a 240 for 3 blocks. (you know that)

So really, you're starting over. You can keep the CPU block, that's about it.
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I'm a watercooling noob, but is it possible to do a GPU only loop?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hyujmn;13441810 
I'm a watercooling noob, but is it possible to do a GPU only loop?

Of course.
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post #5 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex;13441788 
You will definitely need a stronger pump. So that means a new res by default as well.

You also definitely need more than a 240 for 3 blocks. (you know that)

So really, you're starting over. You can keep the CPU block, that's about it.

alot of people have told me that my current pump isnt strong enough, but at the same time people have told me they are running cpu/gpu/gpu/rad just fine on that pump.

The pump is rated at 750 lph. If this pump isnt enough, can someone recommend me a pump that is garunteed to be enough?
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What's your budget on this?
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post #7 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UnexplodedCow;13442014 
What's your budget on this?

My budget isnt set in stone, but i really dont want to go over board. I have about $350 to play with. But id rather not spend all that if i can avoid it. I plan on buying used parts if i can.

edit: the $350 i have is on top of what i make from selling my rad and pump.
Edited by AliceInChains - 5/9/11 at 12:25pm
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post #8 of 26
Swiftech MCP35x or MCP65x will be solid bets. Since you need a new reservoir anyway, might as well get an attached one, either a 5.25" dual bay if you've got the room, or one that just gets screwed into the pump's top. Great pumps, very popular pumps, can't go wrong.
post #9 of 26
I have dual serial 655B pumps that run just fine with a CPU/VRM/NB/GPU loop. I also have 2x RS240 radiators and 1x120QP. Nothing extreme, but it keeps my temps in check. Are you keeping the radiators internal, or going external? I'd go with a triple or quad 120 radiator, just for a bit of headroom on those 570s.
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post #10 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.GumbyM.D.;13442656 
Swiftech MCP35x or MCP65x will be solid bets. Since you need a new reservoir anyway, might as well get an attached one, either a 5.25" dual bay if you've got the room, or one that just gets screwed into the pump's top. Great pumps, very popular pumps, can't go wrong.

655 is cheaper than the the 35x and it has more pressure/flow. I wonder why its cheaper if it is a superior pump?
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