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I'm researching for building a custom loop in my sig rig. I plan on purchasing around Christmas. By then, I should have a second 560ti.

Here's my purchasing plan:

1- XSPC RX360 kit
Some extra tubing (white probably)
A second 120mm/240mm rad
2- GPU blocks

Here are my questions:

1) Is the second rad needed? I won't be doing any extra overclocking on my GPUs (just EVGA's stock overclock).

2) Can anyone recommend blocks for two 560ti's? They don't have to be top of the line. I'm more for cheap/performance than form.

3) Will that pump be able to handle the extra rad and 2 GPUs?

My budget is around $400-$500 (USD). $500 is pushing the limit.
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post #2 of 9
1: with the second rad you are going to be adding you should get decent temps with a 240mm rad

2: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30418

3: probably not all that well, you'll be under 1gpm
either way you'll be pushing $450 at least, so you might want to step up to a ddc a 350 or 355 would work nicely
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post #3 of 9
Yes the pump will handle it
THESE are good blocks
If your not overclocking the 2nd rad is not needed but it would help
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post #4 of 9
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I can always upgrade the pump when I have extra cash. Since I am limited by my budget, I don't have room for a bigger, better pump.

Is there any difference between the two blocks in terms of cooling?

I will be OCing my i5 between 4.5 and 5Ghz. I'll run everything off of the one 360mm, then will add a 240 if needed.
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post #5 of 9
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Alright, so I have a few other questions.

Will that Heatkiller block mentioned above fit on a reference 560ti? It doesn't give a list of boards that will fit.

Will the GPU blocks come with barbs for SLI and input/output tubing, or will I need to purchase those separately?

The fittings will be 1/2", but I've read that the ID of the tubing should be a little smaller than the barb. Should I go with 3/8" or 7/16" ID tubing? Also, what recommendations do y'all have for tubing? I would prefer that it is white or black.

Is a kill coil the only "additive" that I need? Should I get some PTnuke too?

Thanks! +REP to you both.
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post #6 of 9
yes it'll fit on reference 560ti's
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/evgegtx560ti.html here it list the card it's mounted on as an evga 560ti
for sli you'll want to just get a set of sli fittings, either of this will work
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30754

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27588 with http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27586

they make different colors for either way you choose to go, and there are other sli fittings you can use
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post #7 of 9
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Sweet. Thanks! +REP
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post #8 of 9
a word of advice, you might want to get the blocks and mount them and measure the space between them before you buy the sli fittings, so you know exactly what you need
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post #9 of 9
I went with a seperate loop for my gpu's I have them on a rx240 and my cpu is on a rx360. I used rasa universal blocks and they give killer temps and I can use them on any future card.
    
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