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Hi all,

Just wondering if the loop in my sig rig would be good enough to handle 2x570's in SLi with the EK full cover block that I currently have on a single 570. I currently get around 40c load on the GPU and 55c on the CPU @ 4.2 for 24/7 use.

I'll be upgrading to Ivy Bridge too next year so hopefully the CPU will run cooler then. I suspect my RX360 will be good enough to handle SLi?

Furthermore, a bit off topic here, but if I were to go with a DDC 655 pump rather than the one now, what would be the best choice of reservoir? Would it need a top for better performance too? All I really know is my 355 and my bay res, not much outside of that field.
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Hi all,

Just wondering if the loop in my sig rig would be good enough to handle 2x570's in SLi with the EK full cover block that I currently have on a single 570. I currently get around 40c load on the GPU and 55c on the CPU @ 4.2 for 24/7 use.

I'll be upgrading to Ivy Bridge too next year so hopefully the CPU will run cooler then. I suspect my RX360 will be good enough to handle SLi?

Furthermore, a bit off topic here, but if I were to go with a DDC 655 pump rather than the one now, what would be the best choice of reservoir? Would it need a top for better performance too? All I really know is my 355 and my bay res, not much outside of that field.
Hey Man, you have a similar system as i had a week back (before i got my sandy bridge) - I think you'll be ok, but i'd recommend getting another small rad, maybe a 160 like me?

I never see over 51 on my Gpus and under normal laod mt cpu is never over 60c



As you can see i have a 2x80mm (160) rad at the bottom before the liquid enters the GPU its cooled by a separate rad.

If you're case has space its a good idea, if not a single 120 or 140 might help. - just read your sig!

BTW if you were to upgrade to 1155 the only thing you'd need is a mobo and cpu, everything else will fit (including the cpu water blocks!) - just an idea...
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Yeah, we'll I'll be waiting for Ivy Bridge before I upgrade my CPU.

I've been considering having a separate loop using a 240 for the CPU and my RX360 for the graphics cards (or should it be the other way around) however I'll probably wait until I get all of the upgrades to incorporate that.

I also need to weigh up whether it's worth going SLI or just getting one of the new 600-series nVidia cards when they come out, hmmm..

A 120 rad does sound like a good idea, but will it really make that much of a difference?
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Yeah, we'll I'll be waiting for Ivy Bridge before I upgrade my CPU.

I've been considering having a separate loop using a 240 for the CPU and my RX360 for the graphics cards (or should it be the other way around) however I'll probably wait until I get all of the upgrades to incorporate that.

I also need to weigh up whether it's worth going SLI or just getting one of the new 600-series nVidia cards when they come out, hmmm..

A 120 rad does sound like a good idea, but will it really make that much of a difference?
I'm not sure in Degrees C how much difference it makes but i'm sure it makes some, my gpu temps are amazing, it might be a good idea to run the CPU loop separate (too much hassle imho)

A good 360 for the top, a thick 120/140 for the back and a 240 or 180 for the bottom and you've got some great cooling,

I like the way this case gives you so many options, if i wasn't running 2 x Lamptron FC5's i'd have used the front ODD bays for separate res's.

Anyway hope you make the right choice.
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