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I just got two GTX 470s, and in SLI the top card is running either way too hot, or way too loud when I put the fan up. So I was thinking of adding it to my loop. I have two questions for all you experts.

1. Will my BI GTX360 be enough to cool my i7 930 @ 4.2 and a GTX470?

2. Which block should I go with? I've been watching the FS section here on OCN, and no GTX470 blocks have gone for sale in weeks. So here are the options:
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Swiftech (Not full cover, but under 1/2 the price)
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post #2 of 15
The radiator should be plenty. Im not sure on a block though so I cant give you advice there.
post #3 of 15
Are you going to cool both 470's or just one?
For one 470, your rad would be fine.
Both 470's you might want a extra 120...

I would probably get the EK out of those probably...
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For a universal block I would go with the xspc rasa gpu myself. The ek if it's the supreme hf gpu.

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Are you going to cool both 470's or just one?
For one 470, your rad would be fine.
Both 470's you might want a extra 120...

I would probably get the EK out of those probably...
Yea, I was thinking of only doing the top right now. I don't have the funds for two blocks and another 120. And the bottom one stays fairly cool, peaks at like 70c. The top gets up to 100c with fans at 60%, down to 90c with fans at 100, but it sounds like a jet taking off.

Thanks all for the input.
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Yea, I was thinking of only doing the top right now. I don't have the funds for two blocks and another 120. And the bottom one stays fairly cool, peaks at like 70c. The top gets up to 100c with fans at 60%, down to 90c with fans at 100, but it sounds like a jet taking off.

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100C is hot.
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100C is hot.
Yea, tell me about it. So with the EK one, all I would need is two compression fittings?
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Those Or barbs.

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Those Or barbs.

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But just two right? I dont need stop fitting or anything as well?
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post #10 of 15
the ek or heatkiller is the best. and your gtx360 would handle it even 2 gpus.

the ek comes with stop fittings so all u need is 2 fittings
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