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Plus fittings? I think it comes with 6 barbs which won't do the trick.
ppcs gives you two free 1/2" barbs when you order the gpu blocks from them (each one). The kit already has barbs. The only additions would be better tubing, ~$5-10, and kill.coil (or any biocide), ~$5. So tack on ~$15-20.
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Whats the psi on Rasa's pump?
    
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Dump the 3rd card-you won't notice any difference between 2 overclocked anyways on a Phenom.
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Dump the 3rd card-you won't notice any difference between 2 overclocked anyways on a Phenom.
I second this... dump one 6970 then put that money toward a Sandybridge setup or Bulldozer whenever AMD decides to grace us with its release.
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Really why would you need 3 of these for 1080p.. a single 6970 would even be fine..
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Good lord I know that does anyone here ever think about folding? Im getting Bulldozer anyway so....

What if I opted to be hard-headed and ghetto and take http://www.clrmarine.com/m4/FJ%20043...v-3-5-gpm.html
and thishttp://compare.ebay.com/like/1204562...=sbar&_lwgsi=y
with some of thesehttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/7-12-...mZ330560875811 and make a full cpu 3x gpu loop with it? I would mount the setup on the left of my case, where the 2 floor fans and A/C are(id prolly still use floor fans. This way, I get A/Ced MASSIVE CFM radiator performace.
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Jeff, whats temps are you getting?
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lol that thing sounds like a jet turbine. As for your idea of using a car radiator, I know someone a while ago used a smaller Honda Civic radiator and it worked so well that he didn't even to toss a fan on it. Just make sure the rad is not aluminum. I wouldn't go used though. I have a new car rad thats copper/brass if you're interested. Wanted to go that route a while ago but changed my mind. pm me if you want some pics. But the thing is big.
    
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Im getting at 100% load on all cards:

GPU1: 71
GPU2: 93
GPU3: 58
    
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Good lord I know that does anyone here ever think about folding? Im getting Bulldozer anyway so....

What if I opted to be hard-headed and ghetto and take http://www.clrmarine.com/m4/FJ%20043...v-3-5-gpm.html
and thishttp://compare.ebay.com/like/1204562...=sbar&_lwgsi=y
with some of thesehttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/7-12-...mZ330560875811 and make a full cpu 3x gpu loop with it? I would mount the setup on the left of my case, where the 2 floor fans and A/C are(id prolly still use floor fans. This way, I get A/Ced MASSIVE CFM radiator performace.
What the hell?


post a thread in the watercool section, you need a lot of help


Seriously though, you spent $1000 on video cards and didn't factor in additional cooling? If so, my solution: Remove 1 GPU, specifically the one in the center. Problem averted.

Get yourself some nice waterblocks, 3 will prob run you ~$330. Pump is $80, tubing is $30, fitting is another $20, Radiator would be anywhere from $75 to $170 depending on what you go for.
Assuming midrange radiator you can get a really good setup for $600+shipping. That's the viable option other than removing one GPU.
edit; you need good fans too, bump that by prob $100 to be safe. $700
 
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