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I am planning on watercooling i5-2500k and 2 x 6870 in crossfire. I was wondering is this setup enough? My case is a Corsair 600T therefore, I don't have room in the case to fit XSPC RS240 and in back to fit another XSPC Rasa 450 RS120. So is the RS240 enough to cool the cpu and the two gpu blocks? I want to OC the cpu (4.8-5.0 ghz) and maybe a little bit on the gpu (950 mhz).

Goal is to keep the cpu at 50-60C load and the 2 x 6870s at <60C while gaming. Right now my load temperature at 4.2 ghz with the Antec 620 Kulher is at 60C and the HD 6870 (920 mhz stock) while gaming BF2 is at 85C.

I was hoping you guys can give me a list of things to buy and where to buy them online. I am new to watercooling, and I am not sure what to buy.

So far I think this is what I need from reading:

1: XPSC Rasa 750 RS240 using Gentle Typhoon 1150 rpm fans:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=30187

2: Xpsc GPU Blocks
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_587&products_id=29841

2: Enzotech Ramsinks:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22612

Thermal Compound cleaner:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_58&products_id=2759

Arctic Cooling MX-4 Ultra:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_58&products_id=29276

4: Barbs
4: Extenders
4: 90 degree angle adapters

Liquid coolant
Tubing

My question is what barbs, extenders, 90 degree angle adapters, tubing do I need? I am so confused with the sizes and tubing length for the whole thing. Can you guys find the links for me?

Also are the Gentle Typhoon 1150 rpm fans be strong enough? The fans that comes with the kit are 1700 rpm, but I like the Gentle Typhoon as I own two of these already and they are super quiet and push a lot of air.

I know getting separate 6870 full reference blocks is the best and easiest way to go, but then I like to upgrade my things periodically so I know I will be done with the 6870 CF within this year so I want a set up that can be easily used for different setups.

Thanks
Edited by mcc21 - 6/4/11 at 12:48pm
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post #2 of 57
need a bigger rad.
pls read my water cooling guide in sig
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post #3 of 57
Ya much bigger rad!
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bigger rad....like a 480 for all together in one loop
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcc21;13750742 
My case only can fit a 240 mm size radiator.

How about the RX240 kit?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=30280

then you need to do a CPU only loop. You will be getting worse performance if you put too much heat load on a single thin rad like that 240
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bigger rad....like a 480 for all together in one loop

what is a 480? Sorry I am new to this... thx

Also are the Gentle Typhoon 1150 rpm fans be strong enough? The fans that comes with the kit are 1700 rpm, but I like the Gentle Typhoon as I own two of these already and they are super quiet and push a lot of air.
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Quote:
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then you need to do a CPU only loop. You will be getting worse performance if you put too much heat load on a single thin rad like that 240

Oh even if I get the bigger radiator the RX240 ??
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You will need atleast a 480mm size radiator especially with 2 gpu's.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMC;13750799 
You will need atleast a 480mm size radiator especially with 2 gpu's.

Really? Darn... How can I fit something like that into my case?
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