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Help with possible cooling ideas

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I currently have a Hyper 212+ on a Intel i5 760 @ 4.1
It gets pretty acceptable temps, but I'm personally cautious about it's 100% load being at 70-80*C.
My ambient temperature varies alot, as usually it's around 15-18*C, but today for example it was 22-25*C.

I am thinking of getting a new case, as I have a CM690II now, and I don't want anything ugly sticking out the back of my case, and I also don't really like the aesthetics.

I am currently thinking, a loop along the lines of (Res-Pump-Rad-CPU)
I am selling a PS3 and 18 Games to make a bit of money, and this will be within the next month or two. I currently have just one GTX 460, but plan to buy another and run it SLI in the future.

Would you help me with the following:

-My loop set up, is it acceptable? Would it do better going CPU-Rad instead?

-A case that isn't extortionate (Under £150) that will have space for 2x240 Rads or even 1x240 and 1x120.

-Would I be better off adding my GPU to the loop this time around, or would it be better if I did it when I added or changed cards? (It tends to get decent temps, and I would suspect it'd get better temps with no cooler)

Thanks in advance
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I suggest my case (HAF932)
Do you already have the parts for the loop? If not i'd get xpsc RX360 so you can add a gpu or two to the loop. And in the HAF you can also fit 2 more 120 rads inside for more cooling.

I say hold off on cooliing your cards now though....wait till you buy your next card/pair...do a cpu loop now.
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CM690 II works very nice with two 240 rads, this is my setup:
Shinobi XL
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Cosmos 2
(9 items)
 
Raven RV03
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Asrock Z77 OC Formula XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT Kingston HyperX Predator 2400 MHz 2*4 GB 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK Supreme HF EK-VGA Supreme HF Windows 7 Ultimate  Silverstone 1200W Strider Gold Evolution v2.0 
Case
Cooler Master Cosmos II 
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Shinobi XL
(11 items)
 
Cosmos 2
(9 items)
 
Raven RV03
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Asrock Z77 OC Formula XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT Kingston HyperX Predator 2400 MHz 2*4 GB 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK Supreme HF EK-VGA Supreme HF Windows 7 Ultimate  Silverstone 1200W Strider Gold Evolution v2.0 
Case
Cooler Master Cosmos II 
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