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I picked up a second 470 for fairly cheap at microcenter to go sli and i just couldnt stand the noise or the heat that those cards put out. I have a Thermaltake Kandalf LCS case and thought id add on some gpu blocks but after doing some research realized the pump and radiator i had wouldnt cut it. more research resulted in more parts until i ended up replacing the whole set up. Heres what i ended up with:

Swiftech Apogee XT rev 2
Swiftech MCW82 gpu blocks
Swiftech SLI bridge
Swiftech MCP655 pump
Swiftech MCR320 Radiator
Phoyba Balancer 150mm res
Phoyba compression fittings
1/2" id tubing to pump then to radiator then 3/8" for the rest (i had already bought the 3/8" tubing and most of the fittings by the time i decided to do the whole system)
EK full mobo block

The order goes:

res > pump > rad > cpu > mobo > gpus (in parallel) > res

I attached some pics. What do you guys think? The system idles about cpu: 31-34 gpus: 35-38, playing battlefield 3 cpu: 45-53 (depending on core) gpus: 45-47. My cpu is at 3.5ghz atm and my gpus are stock. i havent gotten in the overclocking the gpus yet but i did set em to 700/1400/1800 @1.000v and the temps only went up ~3c. I still cant help but thinking my temps should be a little lower compared to what i see other people getting. how much difference would another radiator make you think? Or is that good enough? Im open to suggestions on ways to improve it. Thanks ppls!




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Looks nice
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Clean up them cables and you'll have yourself a slick looking rig my friend!
 
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Thanks you two. you think its worth it to add another radiator at all?
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Thanks you two. you think its worth it to add another radiator at all?
It is worth it if your pump can handle it and you want better temps throughout your loop.
 
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Great setup.. Exactly what I will be doing in about a week.. I have the Armor case.
The MCW82s are great blocks.. Upgrade protection over the full blocks..
Only thing I did different is I went with the GTX360 Rad and no MB blocks (Could not find any yet..)

Any flow issues with 3/8 tubing?
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my flow seems pretty good as far as i can tell. i dont have a flow meter though.
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