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I squeezed a custom loop into my R3, no sli 580's though, maybe one day.

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I don't know about you guys, but I actually like toms. Mainly because they have an iOS app. And they're HDD and SSD articles are pretty in depth, learn quite a bit.

saw this article a little while back, surprised that you can pull off a 950mhz on a gtx 580 sli on that crappy cooling.
     
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not "real" watercooling....
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The source sounded like full custom loop at first. M-itx builds under water are much more fun to look at as they take skill.
My brain saw itx for some reason when I checked it out, and arrived immediately disappointed seeing that giant monster
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I don't know about you guys, but I actually like toms. Mainly because they have an iOS app. And they're HDD and SSD articles are pretty in depth, learn quite a bit.

saw this article a little while back, surprised that you can pull off a 950mhz on a gtx 580 sli on that crappy cooling.
Read anandtech and be amazed at the vast superior quality of reviews.
    
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post #66 of 86
I would rather go with aftermarket air cooling than this closed loop solution. Finding GPUs with aftermarket coolers is relatively easy nowadays and you can sell the cards individually without sacrificing your CPU cooling as well.

To say this is a quieter solution isn't really obvious since there is no mention of noise level in this build. The fans on some of the Corsair closed loop systems can be as loud as Ultra Kazes. The reference fans are still on the cards, they aren't turned up as high, but they still add to the noise.

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Although it doesnt seem to say what the ambient temperature is, those temps are not that bad with just 2 120mm rads. Ive gotten some recommendation of using 3x 120 mm rads for just 1 GPU and CPU in the water cooling sections. (although the gpu in the source uses air and water)
The CPU in your sig rig puts out more heat and the setup in the adver... *cough* ...build isn't getting all that great of temps.

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Temp is recorded temp minus ambient. The GTX 580 are both water and air cooled so temps are understandable, and actually impressive at least to me with such temps despite being overclocked.
If you assume a 22C ambient then the CPU is getting close to Tj when OCed. And we don't even know what kind of stress test they are actually running.
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Why is this news?
cool, but not news!
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post #68 of 86
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I squeezed a custom loop into my R3, no sli 580's though, maybe one day.

That one radiator is outside the case though...
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not "real" watercooling....
yea.. because they are running Kool Aid trought those rads

Stupid PNY and their fail marketing
Edited by HAVO - 10/6/11 at 3:53pm
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Read anandtech and be amazed at the vast superior quality of reviews.

AnandTech

TomsHardware (has mobile App)

HardWareKnucks

Engadget (has mobile App)

Guru3D

Geeks3D

HardOCP

HardwareHaven

TweakTown

JonnyGuru

Techspot

xbitlabs

FrostyTech

as well as TWIT: TWICH podcast. Thanks, I know. I read a lot. I read anand weekly, toms and engadget daily and those others bi-weekly to catch up on other stuff and reviews.
     
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