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FYI, I have a bigger system than yours and ran Tri-Fire before. You can use a single RX360, but keep in mind, if you want to expand, you need to settle on what case you're going to use first. Also, you need to run the 6990 and 6970 in parallel loop, not serial.

Yeah I plan on getting the corsair 800D. Do you think that case will work with the rest of my setup well?
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seems like money is NOT an issue here tongue.gif
    
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Yeah I plan on getting the corsair 800D. Do you think that case will work with the rest of my setup well?

It works fines. Just keep in mind, adding another rad in the floor later on, like a 240, needs to have the case modded. There are videos on this being done, so take a look at them to see what's being done.
     
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Originally Posted by Electric;13699713 
Yeah I plan on getting the corsair 800D. Do you think that case will work with the rest of my setup well?

I just got my setup up but need to finish a few small things such as a smaller fan for my mb and sleeve a couple things. 700D with 480 top, 240 bottom, 120 back, dual loop. I think a 800D can handle yours.

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I just got my setup up but need to finish a few small things such as a smaller fan for my mb and sleeve a couple things. 700D with 480 top, 240 bottom, 120 back, dual loop. I think a 800D can handle yours.

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You have the cards in parallel right? Can't really see the connections clearly.
     
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my .02, one more 6970 is enough, but is enough really "enough" go with the 6990, although the 580s would murder the trifire setup in most instances (not to mention a TON less noise and heat) if money isn't an issue.
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While parallel would be the idea configuration for the cards, because you are using one 6990 and one 6970 you might have problems running the tubing.

As far as the parts listed in this thread I can only say positive things about them. I'd go with the 355 and 7/16" tubing/ 1/2" Barbs. You will want more than a single 360 radiator - either mod the top for a 480 or mod the bottom for a 240.

I have modded my 800D for a 480 radiator and I absolutely love it.
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While parallel would be the idea configuration for the cards, because you are using one 6990 and one 6970 you might have problems running the tubing.

As far as the parts listed in this thread I can only say positive things about them. I'd go with the 355 and 7/16" tubing/ 1/2" Barbs. You will want more than a single 360 radiator - either mod the top for a 480 or mod the bottom for a 240.

I have modded my 800D for a 480 radiator and I absolutely love it.

It all depends on the waterblocks used. I used EK since they align and work with their SLI FC Bridge
     
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post #59 of 71
For multiple screens, AMD is the winner. For the money the best thing you can get is a 6990+6970 in crossfire.
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post #60 of 71
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Originally Posted by Electric;13695242 
Yeah I agree, I'm upgrading to a 1200w psu too. smile.gif

I mean it's basically 3 cards vs. 2, so 6970+6990 for sure.

I bet you could run 6970 tri-fire off of a 750w,and definitly 580 SLI
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