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Basically, my GTX 570 is heating up the ambient air temp in my case to the point where my WC loop on my OC'd Phenom II x6 (4.014 GHz) is becoming less effective. I'm rebuilding my system using a Corsair 800D case.

I need advice on WC components. I'm sticking with the dual bay res/pump from XSPC, and the Rasa cpu block that I had from my Rasa RX240 single cpu loop. However I need advice on a Radiator, fans for the rad, a GTX 570 block, and other things I will need to make this setup as efficient as possible.

These are some of the parts I've been looking at:

GPU Block -

I'm pretty much set on the EK acetal/copper GTX 570/580 block unless someone has serious objections.

Radiator -
Black Ice GTX 360
XSPC RX360 (leaning away from this because I'm not that pleased with the 240 version)
any and all suggestions are welcome, but I do like the Black Ice GTX and it seems it always performs well

Fans -
Yate Loon HS
Delta AFB1212HE
fans for push/pull? (see below)

As for the fans, I know that the Black Ice GTX requires more than anything else, high static pressure, so I like the Delta's since they have a high static pressure rating. But the Yate Loons I can get for about $4 each. But can some people more experienced with high speed fans input on this subject? Which other specific fans work well with high speed fan rads?

Also, what configuration would work best in this case? Fans mounted below rad pulling air into the case, etc. Can I fit a push pull configuration in the 800D if I use 120x25mm fans? The Yate Loons are 25mm but would produce too much noise for me in push/pull configuration. Other fans for push/pull?

Anything else I'll need? (fan controller; I looked at the scythe kaze master ace and was slightly interested but I don't know much about that topic)

Thanks! +Reps for useful comments/advice.
    
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I run the black ice 360 and my temps are great, they preform outstanding even with low speed fans
as for the fans, I would go with the yate loons as you can use a fan speed controller to adjust the noise to performance ratio to your liking, as for a fan speed controller I would advise the lamptron fc8 as it has plenty of power, it can power multiple fans on one channel
Edited by THC Butterz - 10/4/11 at 12:32pm
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@THC Butterz: I'll check out the lamptron!
    
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If you can afford it, I highly recommend the Delta fans with a controller over the Yates, especially if this will be horizontal mounted. The Yate fans lose a lot of pressure/airflow when mounted horizontally due to their sleeve bearings. You will not have this problem with the Deltas. If the rad will be vertically mounted in the base, the Yates will be fine.
 
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I am going to mount the rad at the top, so I suppose the Yates are out of the question. Anyone know where I can, if I can, get the Deltas a little cheaper than $17 each? That does seem a little expensive to me, even though I'll only be getting three.

I'm assuming no one thinks very much of push/pull on the GTX?
    
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Am I the only one seeing the obvious here? If his rig is heating up his room, then his room basically forms a closed system. It doesn't matter what components he uses, the same amount of heat is still being produced in the system (his room) and will therefore still end up at the same temperature.

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I am going to mount the rad at the top, so I suppose the Yates are out of the question. Anyone know where I can, if I can, get the Deltas a little cheaper than $17 each? That does seem a little expensive to me, even though I'll only be getting three.

I'm assuming no one thinks very much of push/pull on the GTX?
With the Delta fans, yes they are expensive. You will not need Push/Pull for them though. Push or Pull with 3 of them (which ever is easier to mount), will be more than sufficient.

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Am I the only one seeing the obvious here? If his rig is heating up his room, then his room basically forms a closed system. It doesn't matter what components he uses, the same amount of heat is still being produced in the system (his room) and will therefore still end up at the same temperature.

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Unless he lives in a closet, this computer won't heat a room to the point you're trying to make. It sounds to me like his current system has very poor air flow and/or a good reason to get his GPU under water
 
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@Serephucus: Actually, the ambient air in my room never gets above 78F (during the summer), but the ambient case temp is up to about 95F most of the time just because the gpu produces so much heat which is then ventilated out into the air around my case. That same air around my case is the closed system which subsequently causes the air running through the rad to be too hot. The problem is not the ambient room temperature, it's the amount of heat produced by the gpu and thus exhausted into the ambient case air. I know this with certainty because the ambient temps in the case were better before I added the WC single cpu loop and was simply using air cooling for everything.
    
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@Angrybutcher: Thanks! Too bad that I'm just going to have to spend the money on the Deltas though... Oh well, I'll need the best cooling possible with a cpu and gpu on one loop.

And yes, you're right Angrybutcher; my computer is only heating up the air in the immediate environment around the case and in the case.
    
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Any other ideas on what fan controller to use? The lamptron fc8 looks fantastic, but it's a bit of a stretch for my budget seeing as I'm going to be dropping $51 on fans alone...
    
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