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1 PhII 970 and 2x GTX 470's on 1 rs360

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I currently have the XSPC 750 rs360 kit. I just got a DCC 355 off of BMaverick and plan on putting an XSPC or an EK X-Top rev.2 on it and a separate res. I'm hopefully picking up 2 EK full cover blocks for my SLI GTX 470's, so I'm wondering if my puny rs360 will be able to handle that much heat(without helicopter blades for fans). And if not, what would be a good 120/240 to supplement it, or a better 360/480 that could do the job. I don't have a massive budget, so the PA's are pretty much out of the question.
I'm looking for performance at a decent noise level.
As a side note: Which do most recommend for that loop, X-top rev. 2 or XSPC? I'm probably going to get acetal and slap some 3M di noc on it anyways, so looks aren't a big issue.

Am I crazy? Or can I get away with the rs360?
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I'd want another 120 or 240mm rad along with that to leave headroom and have good temps But depending on your fan config, you could get away with that.
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Basically it's the stock fans from the kit. I don't really want to spend $60 on fans. lol Right now I just have my PhII @4.0 on it, and it's at ~43 on full load. I would like to get a little better temps on the GPU's to keep the damage from folding to a minimum.
I was afraid that would be the answer. haha
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It's not your cpu that is making all the heat.
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It's not your cpu that is making all the heat.
Well, it is a warm summer in southern Indiana. The ambient 's been around 75 in here. I realize those GTX's, especially with full cover blocks, where going to add a lot of heat into the loop. I was really hoping that without overclocking the GTX's I could get away with my rs. Not spending the extra $30 on the rx kit is really starting to bite me in the butt. lol
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CPU is 125W + 2 x 215W = 555W. You will need your RAD with like 3 x Kaze 3000 just to have a 10C delta @ stock speeds.
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That's what I was thinking. If I wanted all that noise I'd just keep the GTX's stock. lol So I guess I need to keep looking for a 240 rad.
Any opinion on the pump tops? Or 6 one way, half dozen the other? I found a review, but it was kinda confusing for my simple mind. haha
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