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I'm buying a second 6950 from my freind and at first, I was planning to run them on air. That is, until he offered me two 6970/6950 cooling blocks. I've always wondered if I should go all out with full liquid cooling. I have a corsair 600t and always fantasized about what i'd do with it.

My first thing would be this. http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...oducts_id=1156

I would mount the 240mm rad on the top of my case and add a 200mm square rad on the front. My friend who offered me the blocks said it was a bad idea to have 2 rads of that size on one loop. What do you guys think?
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I have a 650D, I have a 140.2 a 120.1 and a 200.1. I also have 3 vid card block,s a cpu clock, a ram block and a mobo block. But I'm running them on two pumps.

It works, you're freind is wrong.
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I don't see anything wrong with that setup. The total surface area would be greater than having a 480 radiator. Either way, it'd be enough radiator for you to add the cpu into the loop if you wanted to. That kit seems to have good parts and the pump should be able to handle everything just fine. Since the 200mm rad will be in front, you'll see great temps since it'll be working as intake.

Edit: I don't know why your friend would say radiators of that size wouldn't work well but I'm assuming he's referring to the constriction to water flow for the pump. FYI, radiators have very low flow restriction as to not really matter at all. It's the water blocks that have a much higher restriction and even then, having two cards + cpu shouldn't be a problem for a good pump
Edited by Cha0s_Cha0 - 10/23/11 at 7:14pm
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unfortunately he only has a rs240 kit like this but grab this plus whatever 200mm rad you can find, its basically a a custom-ish rasa kit with a d5 pump and bay res. for a slight discount, i would shoot him an e-mail first and see if he can do a rx240 kit in the same fashion for you, from my experience hes great for customer service.
http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...oducts_id=1739
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Hm. Thanks for the quick replies. So i guess I'm in the market now for a 200mm rad. Antec makes one and although it's cheap, it's made of aluminium. That worries me because I read somewhere that mixing metals in a liquid cooling setup will cause galvanic corrosion. The only other rad I can think of is the "phobya" one or something like that, but can't really find anywhere that sells it. Are there any other options?
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Hm. Thanks for the quick replies. So i guess I'm in the market now for a 200mm rad. Antec makes one and although it's cheap, it's made of aluminium. That worries me because I read somewhere that mixing metals in a liquid cooling setup will cause galvanic corrosion. The only other rad I can think of is the "phobya" one or something like that, but can't really find anywhere that sells it. Are there any other options?
i know frozencpu has them, i haven't really found anything based in canada that carries 200mm rad's
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...gle-Page1.html
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At first I had trouble finding the 200mm rad anywhere when I built my 650D. I actually got it from Aquatuning in Germany. You can find it at any store in the US also.

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post #8 of 8
Yes definitely do not want Aluminum in your loop. Very bad very very bad!

Also Frozencpu has the Phobya 200mm Rad

Here is a build log with a guy who has it.

Make sure to take pictures and share!

EDIT Aquatuning.us has the phobya too
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