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I guess I wouldn't need to water cool both gpu's, so i could just cool the 6990. Would this be an okay thing to do?
Water cooling the gpu will drastically reduce heat and noise. So it makes sense to do both cards. You might want to consider a new case, the HAF 932/X support a triple rad and so does the Corsair 800/700D. With a little bit of modding you can add bigger and/or more rads. If you have the mulla, I would recommend a Case Labs, Mountain Mods, or Little Devil V8 case.
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I guess I wouldn't need to water cool both gpu's, so i could just cool the 6990. Would this be an okay thing to do?
Yeah, but you would need to buy a waterblock for it which is easily over a hundred dollars.
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Water cooling the gpu will drastically reduce heat and noise. So it makes sense to do both cards. You might want to consider a new case, the HAF 932/X support a triple rad and so does the Corsair 800/700D. With a little bit of modding you can add bigger and/or more rads. If you have the mulla, I would recommend a Case Labs, Mountain Mods, or Little Devil V8 case.
Those too crap forgot about the big guys.

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Okay, should I get the X58A-OC or the R3F? I noticed that the OC is pretty stripped down port wise, i think it only has 4 usb ports..
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Okay, should I get the X58A-OC or the R3F? I noticed that the OC is pretty stripped down port wise, i think it only has 4 usb ports..
How Many usbs do you need? Your IPS will also come with 4 USB ports if memory serves me correctly. 7 usbs total.

The OC is totally worth it. SB clocks dude, you should be hitting SB clicks with proper water cooling
     
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I've got another question.. Is it absolutely necessary to water cool the 6990+6970's in a corsair 800d? I would run everything at max fan speeds, as noise isn't an issue. (I will be using something from here: http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g7/Sound_Dampening.html)
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I've got another question.. Is it absolutely necessary to water cool the 6990+6970's in a corsair 800d? I would run everything at max fan speeds, as noise isn't an issue. (I will be using something from here: http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g7/Sound_Dampening.html)
http://www.mountainmods.com/pinnacle-18-cyo-p-499.html

You could work out a better case if you wanted but yes I would water cool everything

Cheapest case for your situation.
Dual pumps are like $120, $220 for rads, couple of hundred on blocks.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=240_587&pro ducts_id=30777
Cheap and great block
Their razor 6970 is cheap too!
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You could work out a better case if you wanted but yes I would water cool everything

Cheapest case for your situation.
Dual pumps are like $120, $220 for rads, couple of hundred on blocks.
Yes, and guys I know this sounds pretty shocking... But I'm new to watercooling, I mean I have a pretty good Idea as to how it works, I've just never set one up before.. I have to keep reading online about it.
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Yes, and guys I know this sounds pretty shocking... But I'm new to watercooling, I mean I have a pretty good Idea as to how it works, I've just never set one up before.. Just have to keep reading online.
Check the edit,
For your situation if your going CPU and dual gpu or really triple, an XSPC rx 360 + 240 would be great really. 240 for CPU 360 for the gpus.
     
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Check the edit,
For your situation if your going CPU and dual gpu or really triple, an XSPC rx 360 + 240 would be great really. 240 for CPU 360 for the gpus.
Wow, is that case smaller than the 800D? Looks really awesome though.

Okay, and I guess because this WC setup of mine is getting larger, would it be wise to get the XSPC RX360 Kit and add to it, or would you recommend something else?
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