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Originally Posted by mcc21;15525464 
How much are you planning to OC? over 1000 mhz? i got my GTX 580 to 900 mhz with no heat issues. but then mine had the DS version.

look into the arctic coolers for the GTX 580s. They are 100 buxs each. i read ppl say that when at full load they can't hear the fans spinning, and they got great results from OC them.

even SLI will run those resolutions stock.

I would like to over clock as much as I can without causing any issues in an attempt to pro-long me having to upgrade the graphic cards. I will look into the arctic coolers though thanks for the suggestion.

I guess I should of explained that the pc will be used for mainly gaming with video editing and what not also
post #12 of 30
I think watercooling is well worth it. Only if you plan to max OC your components. I run 4.6GHz on my cpu and 920MHz on my cards and this is cooled quietly.

No ramp up of fan noise anywhere. I have 6 1000rpm fans cooling my rad and it's so quiet.

The only thing that I hear when I game or benchmark my video cards as compared to just browsing the net, is a small hint of cap whine. But again it's so quiet. I spent alot on this loop, but it's worth every penny to me.

I also like how there is no big monster heatsink on my cpu. You have to find a heatsink that is compatible with how tall your ram is. Now I don't worry about what ram I want to use.

You could get a Corsair H100, but that's not something I'm into. Has to be custom or nothing tongue.gif
    
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i would do (Pump>cpu>gfx>gfx>rad>res>pump i think would work best thats how i would do it anyway
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i would do (Pump>cpu>gfx>gfx>rad>res>pump i think would work best thats how i would do it anyway

Ok, so assuming I only use the single rad in the loop it'd be the 360.

Would a XSPC RX360 be enough to cool a i7 2600K as well as 2 GTX580's?
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Originally Posted by Korosive;15525671 
Ok, so assuming I only use the single rad in the loop it'd be the 360.

Would a XSPC RX360 be enough to cool a i7 2600K as well as 2 GTX580's?

Yes. do push/pull if you can.
    
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I had watercooling for a good year or so, with 2 of my old 5870's and this i7. I decided to go with WC since my 800D was really meant for it and I was getting awful idle temps on my 5870's. After all the cost (I ran about $400-$450) I didn't really feel it being worth it.

Recently I replaced my 5870's with 2 580s and they idle a lot cooler. I got rid of the WCing and went straight air, upgraded my case to the HAF X and never looked back.

The only thing I would recommend WCing for is extreme OCing on the 580s and your CPU. Or if you just want your PC to be silent (or close to it). With just moderate OCing on the CPU and stock clocks on the 580's its not worth the money IMO.
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT;15525687 
Yes. do push/pull if you can.

So taking into the account that I've never WC'd before, I have a basic understanding of the process.

From what I know, push/pull is when you have fans on both sides of the radiator, one pushing the air into the rad then on the other side of the rad pulling it out creating a faster flow of air?

Would I be able to set that up completely inside the case (i want everything internal). The only place for me to put a 360 is at the top of the HAF X case.

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Originally Posted by Bacheezi;15525730 
The only thing I would recommend WCing for is extreme OCing on the 580s and your CPU. Or if you just want your PC to be silent (or close to it). With just moderate OCing on the CPU and stock clocks on the 580's its not worth the money IMO.

It would be nice to over clock it as much as I can, the noise isn't a massive issue for me since when the computer is actually even under moderate stress I usually have either music playing when I do my video stuff or have the game sound blocking it out. I've also got my current tower sitting next to a bar fridge which makes more noise then what I have atm (even with my GPU fan on 100%)
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Originally Posted by Korosive;15525731 
So taking into the account that I've never WC'd before, I have a basic understanding of the process.

From what I know, push/pull is when you have fans on both sides of the radiator, one pushing the air into the rad then on the other side of the rad pulling it out creating a faster flow of air?

Would I be able to set that up completely inside the case (i want everything internal). The only place for me to put a 360 is at the top of the HAF X case.

That's correct. I don't know if you'll be able fit a push/pull rx360 inside a HAF X. I do know you can inside a 800D as that's what I have going atm.
    
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post #19 of 30
Water cooling is fun, makes your case look awesome, and keeps everything quiet and cool. Do it thumb.gif.

Here's my setup:
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT;15525758 
That's correct. I don't know if you'll be able fit a push/pull rx360 inside a HAF X. I do know you can inside a 800D as that's what I have going atm.

From the start it was a toss up between the HAF X and the 800D. I ended up choosing the HAF X simply because I liked the 'robust' look of it
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