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Suggestions for tri SLI plus cpu setup (newb)

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Hi guys Just looking for some suggestions on a setup for tri SLI plus cpu stack. I've never water cooled before so I'm new to all of this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'll be running 3 GTX 285's already have the blocks for these, EK nickel blocks. The thing is I have a Silverstone FT01 case and there's not a ton of room in it. I do have 4 open slots where the optical drives would be, a good spot for a reservoir I would think and there's plenty of space for a decent sized pump. I'm pretty sure I would have to have the radiator outside the case, although it might fit on top if I remove the 120 mm fan up there. I think you get the idea of the orientation of the setup.

The other thing I'm iffy about is having enough power to run everything. I have a Corsair HX850 and I'm pretty sure I'm pushing it's limits here with three cards. I'm not sure how much power a pump would use but just wanted to add that for consideration. I could add a separate power supply if need be.

Other than that I'm just looking for suggestions on good brands etc.. Price isn't too much of an issue as long as it's not some sky high limited edition set that I have no need for (you get the idea). I'm sure I'm missing some info here so just fill me in if need be. Anyways just fire away I would love to hear from you guys. I'll try to keep a log here of everything I add and how it all goes down. Thanks.
Edited by liquerpig - 10/5/11 at 9:22pm
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Here's a picture of the case if it helps.

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Ok just picked up a few items. I got a Laing D5 STRONG/790 N Ecocirc Pump Noryl 50 psi from a friend for a really good price and a Black Ice GTX480 rad from the forums. Looking at this for a res http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsacd5tarefo.html (XSPC Acrylic D5 Tank Reservoir for one Laing D5 / MCP655) would just need some quiet fans and the fittings for it at this point. I'm going to start off with just the cards and see how the temps do at first and then add the cpu to the loop if possible. Let me know what you think.

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I did a couple mock ups here for orientation. I'm going to switch to a DD bay res/pump and most likely have the 480 rad on the back of the case. I'm thinking of drilling holes in the backside of the case to run the tubes for a cleaner look. I would also like to add a second rad on the back of the I/O plate. Would I have enough pressure to run two rads? Here's two different layouts. The 480 rad wouldn't be on top like the diagram it would run up and down.




Edited by liquerpig - 10/7/11 at 12:30pm
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