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Well in order to get decent fps on decent settings for a 3 monitor setup your going to need a second video card in my opinion. a resolution like 5670 x 1080 is alot for a single 670 to handle

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Originally Posted by kpforce1 View Post

670 FTW!! I picked up my second one and I don't regret it at all biggrin.gif... however it did make me buy two more monitors for surround gaming lol thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

baby steps Highway, baby steps.
May I suggest to get another 670 first smile.gif
I'm thinking for a long time now to buy a new graphics card and actually cut back on water cooling the gpu (too expensive)..


Yeah I was thinking if I want like 45fps+ on 3 monitors I'd need another card. I guess I could get the monitors and see what frame rate I get first.
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Yeah I was thinking if I want like 45fps+ on 3 monitors I'd need another card. I guess I could get the monitors and see what frame rate I get first.

The only thing you will have to consider is the 2Gb of VRAM with your's. When you start turning up the AA at surround resolutions the VRAM usage goes waaaaay up. I opted for the 4gb 670 FTW's after my quadfire (5970+5850+5850) setup lasted only a year due to only having 1Gb VRAM lol... I figured 4Gb cards (adding one more in the future) would give me a 2 or 3 year lifespan before upgrading again biggrin.gif.
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post #5503 of 12403
you know I have only a XFX HD6850 1Gb card and all games run smooth with it on 3 screens, with the only exception of Far Cry 3 (bastard)
post #5504 of 12403
Ok so im getting the XSPC EX280 rad kit with dual bay res and D5 Pump.

Im adding a 120mm rad to this loop. Can bee seen in pic.

I need help with the layout of tubing, this is my first go custom loop water cooling. not sure which way I should route them.

Here is a little mock up I made just open the picture and draw little lines or explain by text what you guys recommend.

I am using standard compression fittings no angles, can change if recommended.

Thanks everyone!

Going in the trooper of course!! Not exactly scale but o well lol


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post #5505 of 12403
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Ok so im getting the XSPC EX280 rad kit with dual bay res and D5 Pump.
Im adding a 120mm rad to this loop. Can bee seen in pic.
I need help with the layout of tubing, this is my first go custom loop water cooling. not sure which way I should route them.
Here is a little mock up I made just open the picture and draw little lines or explain by text what you guys recommend.
I am using standard compression fittings no angles, can change if recommended.
Thanks everyone!
Going in the trooper of course!! Not exactly scale but o well lol
You might want to mention what components are going under H2O and how many, or at least say if they are your sig rig items.
 
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Just my 8350 for now
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post #5507 of 12403
Cause the price on the trooper is usually lower and i do like the black better but i hate not having a window, and the cm store has been sold out for months so was wondering if any sites had any. Thanks for the reply.
post #5508 of 12403
Hey guys, about to spend money I dont have on a custom loop smile.gif BIG QUESTION...

Which looks better in the strom trooper...

1/2 by 3/4 tubing

or

3/8 by 5/8 tubing

I like the look of a bigger thicker tube but 1/2" might be too thick since I have this set up?


Edited by sgtgates - 12/6/12 at 12:39am
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post #5509 of 12403
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Originally Posted by sgtgates View Post

Ok so im getting the XSPC EX280 rad kit with dual bay res and D5 Pump.
Im adding a 120mm rad to this loop. Can bee seen in pic.
I need help with the layout of tubing, this is my first go custom loop water cooling. not sure which way I should route them.
Here is a little mock up I made just open the picture and draw little lines or explain by text what you guys recommend.
I am using standard compression fittings no angles, can change if recommended.
Thanks everyone!
Going in the trooper of course!! Not exactly scale but o well lol

I would flip the top radiator around. I also strongly recommend angle fittings (less tubes = better)

And lastly I would recommend extenders.
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Originally Posted by sgtgates View Post

Hey guys, about to spend money I dont have on a custom loop smile.gif BIG QUESTION...
Which looks better in the strom trooper...
1/2 by 3/4 tubing
or
3/8 by 5/8 tubing
I like the look of a bigger thicker tube but 1/2" might be too thick since I have this set up?

Personally I prefer the look of the 1/2 - 3/4 tubing and they aren't too thick!! Just look at my Storm Of Grim! biggrin.gif
post #5510 of 12403
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Originally Posted by kpforce1 View Post

The only thing you will have to consider is the 2Gb of VRAM with your's. When you start turning up the AA at surround resolutions the VRAM usage goes waaaaay up. I opted for the 4gb 670 FTW's after my quadfire (5970+5850+5850) setup lasted only a year due to only having 1Gb VRAM lol... I figured 4Gb cards (adding one more in the future) would give me a 2 or 3 year lifespan before upgrading again biggrin.gif.
Agree. That was my biggest concern for games down the road, even now, skyrim maxed out with AA and at 5670x1080 can peak slightly over 2 gb of vram. This is why i went with two of the vapor-x 7970's with 3gb of vram since surround gaming is the main thrust of the system im building.
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