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Alright so this is the system specs that i am referring to for this post:
*Dual Socket 1366 Server Motherboard (Asus Z8PE-D12) w/PIKE1078 (Hardware LSI Raid to enable 8 additional SAS/SATA ports)
*2x Intel Xeon E5560 @ 2.8ghz
*48gb Registered ECC DDR3 DIMM (12 DIMMS x 4GB Each)
*2xVertex3 120GB SSD in RAID-0 for OS
*4xHP 15,000RPM, 300GB SAS in RAID 10, each w/dual port for data
*Sapphire Radeon 5870 2GB, Eyefinity6 GPU
*NZXT Whisper full tower case

-I am looking to make things a little more silent in this beast, (Yes i've played games on this) but i have this primarily for my wife's AutoCad and 3d Modeling work to speed up the renderings.

So i've really liked the idea of the Antec Kuhler or Corsair H50-H100 coolers, DO they make anything similar (as in a self contained unit) that can handle dual processors? There is no overclocking going on, but the case does get a little warm with all of those components. I've never really considered it becausee i could upgrade the GPU at any time but maybe i should consider upgrading the GPU and including that in a cooling loop, or would i be best to have this on its own loop? Obviously i've got a lot invested in this system and i would like to knock a few decibels off, so i'm not looking to pinch pennies, but at the same time, my goal is quiet and better cooling is a welcomed side effect. Thanks in advance
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Alright so this is the system specs that i am referring to for this post:
*Dual Socket 1366 Server Motherboard (Asus Z8PE-D12) w/PIKE1078 (Hardware LSI Raid to enable 8 additional SAS/SATA ports)
*2x Intel Xeon E5560 @ 2.8ghz
*48gb Registered ECC DDR3 DIMM (12 DIMMS x 4GB Each)
*2xVertex3 120GB SSD in RAID-0 for OS
*4xHP 15,000RPM, 300GB SAS in RAID 10, each w/dual port for data
*Sapphire Radeon 5870 2GB, Eyefinity6 GPU
*NZXT Whisper full tower case

-I am looking to make things a little more silent in this beast, (Yes i've played games on this) but i have this primarily for my wife's AutoCad and 3d Modeling work to speed up the renderings.

So i've really liked the idea of the Antec Kuhler or Corsair H50-H100 coolers, DO they make anything similar (as in a self contained unit) that can handle dual processors? There is no overclocking going on, but the case does get a little warm with all of those components. I've never really considered it becausee i could upgrade the GPU at any time but maybe i should consider upgrading the GPU and including that in a cooling loop, or would i be best to have this on its own loop? Obviously i've got a lot invested in this system and i would like to knock a few decibels off, so i'm not looking to pinch pennies, but at the same time, my goal is quiet and better cooling is a welcomed side effect. Thanks in advance
I'd say just grab a couple of H60 coolers, tbh.
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Biggus D.
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Leo Laporte
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Shooter McGavin
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 Thuban 1090T @ 4GHz Asus Crosshair IV Formula 2x5870 in CrossfireX 2x4GB OCZ GOLD 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x1TB Samsung Spinpoint, 2x1TB Seagate Barracuda Samsung Super Multi + Samsung BluRay LS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2 x Samsung 2494SW 24'' 16:9 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Arctosa Silver Silverstone Strider ST-1000 Coolermaster HAF X Steelseries Kinzu 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 11.5x12.2 Surface 
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