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I am building a 2500k with 2gtx 465s in SLI

I am thinking about going water. I have an h50 already.

Would I be better putting them all on the same loop?
Could I leave the CPU on the h50 and do the 465s on a loop?

I have no idea what size fittings, tubing, blocks, or even radiator and reservoir to use.

Could someone put a list together of parts? I was thinking about getting a rasa kit and building on it, radiator no larger than 240mm preferred. Any help would be appreciated
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post #2 of 9
Yes I'd say keep the H50 and use a custom waterloop for the 465s.

I would go for Aqua Computer blocks personally...

But I'm not sure if these 465s overclock well... they are basically bad 470 batches.
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post #3 of 9
I would just water cool everything in one loop. The h50 is not that great and can be beaten by a venomous X cooler.

I would say a 240 rad will be fine if you want to water cool the gpus.
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If you want to have a somewhat cheap budget, I'd keep the H50, get a 240 radiator, and everything else you'd need (gpu blocks, pump, tubing, etc.). If you wanted to cool the CPU too, you'd be looking at at least a 360 rad, as well as throwing a CPU loop in the mix which is easily an extra $75 to the loop. Even more if you went with 2x 240 rad's or a 480 (prices vary, so might not be too much more than a 360).
    
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I would get you're mod on, cut a hole for a triple rad and bang a rasa rx360 kit in, pushing it on the pump like, but full custom will cost..

pump > d5
rads > RX360(top) (+ RX240(floor) if you need to cut down on fan noise)

tube+barb > 7/16 Primochill over 1/2" barbs.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/8/11 at 6:46pm
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ok so i might as well go custom then. if i am sli cooling are there special fittings to allow this and make it look cleaner? also it seams like if i had everything in series, that the components later in the stage would be hotter due to higher liquid temps from passing through the other components. would it be wise to have 3 separate 120mm rads, 1 for each component?
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ok so i might as well go custom then. if i am sli cooling are there special fittings to allow this and make it look cleaner? also it seams like if i had everything in series, that the components later in the stage would be hotter due to higher liquid temps from passing through the other components. would it be wise to have 3 separate 120mm rads, 1 for each component?
You can just get like extendable fittings that fit through, It you want you can connect both and it will run in parallel but you are only looking at like a 1C increase if you have it in series so for me its not worth the hassle.

To connect you can get the plastic tube or the extensions, the extensions are easier to use.


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I would get you're mod on, cut a hole for a triple rad and bang a rasa rx360 kit in, pushing it on the pump like, but full custom will cost..

pump > d5
rads > RX360(top) (+ RX240(floor) if you need to cut down on fan noise)

tube+barb > 7/16 Primochill over 1/2" barbs.
mmmm that looks very familiar to the setup you recomended fo rme.....
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so then, something like this would be pointless? and see no gains?

Edited by Tipless - 10/9/11 at 11:49am
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