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Hi Guys,

I've been reading and searching and my brain is getting flustered with all this info. Basically Im running a Swiftech 320QP rad with AP15's cooling an I7-920 oc'd to 4ghz in a Corsair 800D. This is being driven by a DDC 3.25 (Or MCP355 I think) in a XSPC dual bayres. Currently the other side of the res is empty because I had wanted to setup a second seperate loop to cool the GPU. Well now the time has come and Im trying to decide the best option.

I've already purchase a DDC-1T from bmaverick as a backup pump, and also incase I want to use it for the second loop, but I've read that my 320 rad should be able to cool my GPU as well. Im currently running a GTX570 and considering getting a universal waterblock for it. Should I buy a 240 or single 140 rad to accomodate the GPU?

If that is not needed, could I theoretically hookup the DDC-1T in series to help with flow? To avoid buying another top/res, could I hook it up to the 2nd port of the XSPC and run it in my loop somehow? Any ideas would be great.
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You can easily run both the CPU and GPU on that radiator. Not to mention doing separate loops does not give any benefit except for more tubing and more money...
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Youll be fine, my 360 does a cpu and 2 gpu's just fine.
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You could add the gpu to your current loop on the single 320 no problem. that would be the cheapest solution, imo. if you are really set on using both you could add another pump, but i don't think you'd gain much of an advantage. a new res is cheaper than another rad or pump.
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Like the other guys mentioned, you definitely don't need a second loop just for your GPU. You'll be fine with what you have now.
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