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post #11 of 26
I've read the 355 has better pressure, but less flow. In a restrictive loop it will make a difference. For me, the dual 655s have plenty of pressure and flow, but it's not a cheap way to go. You should only need one 355, or maybe look at the 355X, which has better pressure, and excellent flow specs (seems to test well, too) vs. the 655. It's also not much more expensive than a 355 and top.
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also, is a single 360mm rad going to be enough for what im trying to do? it will be for 2 gtx 570's and my 2600k

its its not enough, I might end up buying an rx120 or something similar.
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post #13 of 26
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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.
Im probably ditching the rx 240 for an rx 360. I may end up getting an additional rx120. Ive found a used rx360 that im probably going to get. Was going to go with black ice series, but too expensive for me.

This is all going to be internal.
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Hmm. I don't think a single 3x120 radiator would be enough. I'd go with a quad, and possibly a second radiator (your stock 2x120). Overkill is not a word in watercooling imo, not unless you blow something apart by too much pressure.
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Hmm. I don't think a single 3x120 radiator would be enough. I'd go with a quad, and possibly a second radiator (your stock 2x120). Overkill is not a word in watercooling imo, not unless you blow something apart by too much pressure.
i cant fit a quad. keep in mind, this is a sandy bridge cpu, not a 1366. The cpu puts off hardly any heat.
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post #16 of 26
Then go triple and double. All you really need are the GPU blocks, tubing, barbs, extra radiator, and better pump. I'd imagine a regular 355 might be plenty to just graft into your current system, and help out with pushing the liquid about.
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Then go triple and double. All you really need are the GPU blocks, tubing, barbs, extra radiator, and better pump. I'd imagine a regular 355 might be plenty to just graft into your current system, and help out with pushing the liquid about.
if i go tripple and double, ill have to sell my current double and buy another that is thinner. I cant fit the rx anywhere in my case except up top.

you really dont think a tripple and a single would suffice? thats 480mm of rad. the single rx i could fit at the bottom of the case. But as far as a internal double, I dont have room anywhere else. My video cards stick out to far to put them with the hdd cage.
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I'm a watercooling noob, but is it possible to do a GPU only loop?
Better performance gains to do a CPU loop, then do a GPU loop!
post #19 of 26
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acrylic cover vga blocks are ok right? i mean acrylic holds up under high temps?
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acrylic cover vga blocks are ok right? i mean acrylic holds up under high temps?
They're fine, they don't react with metals in the loop, and they'll be fine under any temps that you'll see in your system (the water will boil off before you cook the acrylic )

The only complaint that I can imagine for acrylic tops is that they're prone to scratch if you leave them sitting around and not installed, and also the temps on full copper or nickle-plated copper might be ever so slightly better because they're better able to dissipate some heat, but it really might make the slightest difference at most. Acrylic is an insulator compared to copper/nickle-plated copper, so it won't dissipate as much heat if the top (though again, its probably a margin-of-error kind of quantity of heat dissipated this way)
Edited by Dr.GumbyM.D. - 5/9/11 at 2:14pm
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