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Im looking to go water cooling my 260s heat up my room. So Im looking im 570/580 and a quad rad, most of the 570 / 580s with water blocks are £W.TF

What card / block should I get . looking at spending 500-600 on all the water cooling stuff and gpu is that to much of a tight budget?.



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EVGA GTX580 SC



current list-loop plan, .. budget smashed by gpu is the EK rad ok or should I pay the extra £50 and get the XSPC one?

Is that pump compatible with the res, I know the 10watt pump is, however, the 18 watt is the same price.



yellow - res/pump out to rad.
blue - rad to cpu
pink - cpu to gpu
red - gpu to (res/pump) res inlet


Edited by andrewmchugh - 5/30/11 at 12:34pm
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EK blocks are great.
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EK blocks are great.
Just get a EK kit maybe then?

might see what a EK kit comes too and wat the budget is for GPU
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Nah, I wouldnt get the EK kit if you are going to watercool both GPUs and your CPU because the pump might be too weak. The MCP355 or the MCP655 should do the trick. Also the kit wont come with enough rad to handle all that. 360-480mm of rad should be enough. The RX360 and RX480 are good.
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Cool I'm measuring up my case now I want to try to quad rad in the front of the case if possible RX480 measures 520mm on EK spec so it should fit in.
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Im looking to go water cooling my 260s heat up my room.
Watercooling will just increase the efficiency that heat is transferred from your GPUs to your room. If anything, it'll increase your room temps even more.
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Watercooling will just increase the efficiency that heat is transferred from your GPUs to your room. If anything, it'll increase your room temps even more.
the 260s are going, to be replaced with a single gpu
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Watercooling will just increase the efficiency that heat is transferred from your GPUs to your room. If anything, it'll increase your room temps even more.
Exactly this. If your system consumes 500W, that energy will still be released.

However, my room does get cooler because the wider heat distribution from the radiators seems to be more dissipated by my house's internal cooling. With watercooling my computer room does not heat up quite as quickly (although, over time, with the door closed, the room will still heat up just as quickly -- this only holds true if I have the door open.)

My only guess is that the energy is distributed over a wider area allowing the airflow in the home to more effectively cycle hot air out and cool air in. Just a guess. But, my ambient temperatures do not heat up as quickly ... but it still does get toasty after playing BFBC2 for a few hours with door shut lol.

About your question -- I have the EK DCP 4.0 and it is just about adequate for a GPU + CPU + 2 rad loops; however, I've been thinking of replacing it with a MCP 355. Good luck!
    
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Watercooling will just increase the efficiency that heat is transferred from your GPUs to your room. If anything, it'll increase your room temps even more.
I'm neither a physicist nor a watercooling expert (yet--I'm gearing up to convert my rig this summer ), but no cooling method can get around the first law of thermodynamics, so the total thermal impact of a computer under any system should be identical (assuming no quibbles about the heat generated by the motors in additional equipment such as fans or pumps).

That being said, watercooling should result in a lower short-term ambient impact because water has a much, much higher heat capacity than air. That means that the water itself will hold a significant amount of the heat generated by the computer, and take longer to cool down after the computer is turned off. In contrast, an air-cooled setup will disperse the heat and reach equilibrium with ambient temps after shutdown much faster, which would make the ambient temperature fluctuate more perceptibly.
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So I'm thinking

A GTX570 .. not sure which, anyone know manufactures that don't void if the heat-sinks removed.

An the main WC stuff

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