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Can I have the CPU cooled using it's own system (I was thinking the H80 or H100) and then have the gpu (GTX 590) on it's own setup? My case it an Antec DF 85.

Also, I am very new to water cooling and I would like to know some of your recommendations.
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Can I have the CPU cooled using it's own system (I was thinking the H80 or H100) and then have the gpu (GTX 590) on it's own setup? My case it an Antec DF 85.

Also, I am very new to water cooling and I would like to know some of your recommendations.
You could - but it would probably be more efficient to run them both on a single loop with a 240mm or 360mm rad.
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You could - but it would probably be more efficient to run them both on a single loop with a 240mm or 360mm rad.
Could I fit a 240 at the top of my case?
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It looks like you can fit a 240 on the top or rear, possibly both at the same time? It also looks like you may be able to do another 240 in the lower front. For the 590 and 2500k, I would recommend at least 360mm of rad space. You can definitely fit a 240 on top plus 120 on the rear.
 
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The only thing that concerns me about the top 140 is that it is normally 2 140mm fans, would a 240 be able to mount there without many problems?
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It really depends how sturdy the case is. If the top seems solid, go with a top mount 280mm rad + rear 120mm. If the back seems more solid, go with a rear 240mm rad and a top 140mm.
 
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Any recommendations on where to look for parts?
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If you're in the US...
Sidewindercomputers.com - Great shop and pricing, but they are out of stock on certain things quickly.

Frozencpu.com - Haven't had any problems with them,a ton of mod parts and water cooling gear. A bit pricey at times.

Performance-pcs.com - Haven't had any issues with them either. Competitive pricing and decent selection.
 
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I am in the US, I'll look at these sites. Thank!
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Now here's something that's been sitting on my mind: Would a 280mm dedicated to a 590 be enough for good temps? I would assume so, but it's always better to ask.
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