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fan controller how about this ebay selling 6.99
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the max (Furmark+OC CPU) heat load (total of your system)=around 777W
medium 720W
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/14
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4012/n...the-sli-update
you have to decide what type of fans/rads you want to have (FPI/RPM)=noise
here are great comparison of most RADs ;
15º Delta: Low Performance, an overloaded but capable loop.
10º Delta: Average Performance, very capable of good temps and representative of an average system.
5º Delta: High Performance, for those of you looking to achieve the best possible temps.
2º Delta: Ultra Performance. extreme setups only, this would be an ultimate setup where you limit to dedicated block loops.
http://skinneelabs.com/triple-radiator-comparison-v2/4/


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You say I have to decide, but isn't part of the choice going to be governed by what I need? I'd certainly prefer a quieter solution. And from what I read in the skinneelabs review, every radiator performed well in the middle (~1500RPM) range.

Sorry, I'm not trying to be difficult. My answer would be whatever I need. I'm not worried about cost (spent too much already) and not concerned about how it looks (Im getting old and dont see as well as I used to )!
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fan controller how about this ebay selling 6.99
I was looking for something that is front mounted (and looks cool).
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I used an XSPC RX480 radiator in my 800D and it's top mounted. I cut out the existing grill with a jigsaw and lengthened it as well. I then installed a radiator grill and used that to mount the radiator.

Here is a nice post that shows how to mod for a 480 and how to properly position a 240:

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ml#post9437823

Here's another view:
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...l#post11554605

750W of heat load on the RX480 is like 562W on the 360 Radiator (750*3/4)



So as you can see if you want a 10C delta (usually a good goal) you'll want around 1800 RPM fans. 1850 RPM GentleTyphoons would work nicely for this purpose. Your computer rarely manages to even get close to the TDP anyways, so you will usually be under 750W.
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I used an XSPC RX480 radiator in my 800D and it's top mounted. I cut out the existing grill with a jigsaw and lengthened it as well. I then installed a radiator grill and used that to mount the radiator.

Here is a nice post that shows how to mod for a 480 and how to properly position a 240:

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ml#post9437823

Here's another view:
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...l#post11554605

750W of heat load on the RX480 is like 562W on the 360 Radiator (750*3/4)



So as you can see if you want a 10C delta (usually a good goal) you'll want around 1800 RPM fans. 1850 RPM GentleTyphoons would work nicely for this purpose. Your computer rarely manages to even get close to the TDP anyways, so you will usually be under 750W.
Nice pics--very clean. So do you lose one 5.25 bay or two? It also looks like the builder removed the lower 140 fan to get clearance for the 240 rad. I have to wonder if the main chamber gets enough air? Of course, you have 4 120's at the top pulling air through the rad so that helps. For your build, did you reverse the rear 140 or is it still exhausting air?

It was definately too late (and too many beers) last night. I can now see why the 480 is needed for the 2x gtx580's. For fans, would it make sense to go up to the GT 3000rpm and use a fan controller so that I'd have more delta T if I wanted / needed it (for instance when I'm folding)?

I was thinking about my loop some more. I'd think I want the 480 after the 2 GPUs and the 240 after the CPU, right? So something like res->pump->2xgpu->480->cpu->240->res?
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Bump! Its got real quiet in here.

- Any feedback on my loop order?
- Any thoughts on orientation of the 240?
- What about fan direction with this setup? Pull or push on the rads?
- What do you recommend for the lower and rear fans? It looks like the lower has to go unless you move it inside the main compartment.
- What about the rear fan--exhaust or intake?
- Is it worth replacing the 3 stock 140's with something better?

Thanks!
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