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Hey guys,

So I'm thinking of putting in a WC loop into my new build, which'll be a 2600k + 2 6950s. Will the RX360 system suffice, or do i need something with more power? Also, if the RX 360 is sufficient, what extra parts do I need to add the GPUs? I know there's a SLI/Crossfire adapter, would i just need that and 2 more compression barbs?

Thanks.
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NOOOOO!!! I mean you could run everything off of 1 360 rad but you will get really high temps. I would recommend getting at least another 240 rad to add to the loop (or a second 360 rad if you can fit it/afford it). As for adding the GPUs into the loop, you will need to buy 2 waterblocks (one for each card). Either try ek waterblocks or (if you want a cheaper but still good option) you could get xspc razor 6970 blocks. Then you will need fittings and tubing to connect the two blocks together. Try a setup like this.

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Stay away from EK for now, they're having some serious problems lately. omnius pretty much nailed it
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The best tool I could find to design your system is this here:
Pump/Radiator Optimizer Spreadsheet
But take the results on that tool with a grain of salt. It's still in it's infancy and it can be difficult to estimate the heat output of your build.

After you've got a fair idea of what kind of shopping list you have, input all the information in the spreadsheet and it will give you a fair idea of the results.

If you are interested, in the more technical aspect of it all, I got most of my knowledge from the stickies here, but also mostly a great deal from http://martinsliquidlab.org/ and http://skinneelabs.com/

Here are the main things I've learned:

- Besides reservoir > pump, the order of your loop doesn't matter at all.
- Most people start out buying fans way too fast and too noisy for them. I want to keep my fans below 1200 rpm when idle.
- Don't waste your time/money with full mobo and RAM water blocks. They are too restrictive and not at all required.
- Get the Swiftech MCP35X PWM Pump. It's automatically adjustable from your mobo and it will do the work required in 99% of the builds.
- Size of tubing doesn't matter for performance, only for looks.
- Get all the elbow fitting you heart desires, they are not nearly as restrictive as people think.
- If it's silence/low noise you want, go for the XSPC RX line up of rads and fans below 3000 rpm. Mine will be 2150 rpm fans undervolted/controlled down to 900 rpm.
- If you intend to use dies/colours in your water, do not publish your address on this forum: they will hunt you down and torture you - make you listen to Boy-George and Celine Dion
- Unless you are willing to send me 100$, my advise is worth exactly the price you pay for.

Cheers,
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Also, I don't know why people all seem to go for GPU blocks in series when parallel blocks would be so much more effective at keeping both cards at a more even temperature while being a lot less restrictive.
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post
Also, I don't know why people all seem to go for GPU blocks in series when parallel blocks would be so much more effective at keeping both cards at a more even temperature while being a lot less restrictive.
You can make series look a lot cleaner.
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So my next question is this, if the RX360 kit isnt enough, should I go out and buy an RX120 for the CPU loop and use the RX360 for the gpu loop?

I'm putting this all in an 800D and I'm trying not to break bank here, is there any way I can do this loop for under $400 bucks? Or does it not seem feasible.
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