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So my stock gtx 480 is very loud and I want to wc it to lower the noise. I'm not very familiar with wc parts, so could you guys please help me build an expandable budget loop for just the gpu? I would eventually get a CPU, motherboard, and two more gpu blocks. Thanks!
    
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?? You want to set up a loop for one 480 not the cpu and you will add your other gpu later but not now?

Ahh ok maybe a Rasa Rx360 kit LINKY
I dont know if your cards are reference design but if they are Nice covers and back plates
Pick your color tubing and for coolant stick to distilled water

Sell the h70 to help cover the cost of kit and put the cpu in loop at time of build it would be better than draining loop later just to add cpu
Edited by Los Hog - 11/6/11 at 12:36am
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For a single gpu only loop, id simply take an rx240/rx360 kit and add a 480 gpu block.

unfortionately, since the 480 is long out of production, the only new blocks i could find available are these bitspower ones, which apparently arent great performers

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/re...l=g30c311s1173

So instead id be looking to snatch up a used EK/koolance/HK etc block that will cool better

Also, any extra information you need can be found in the water cooling essentials thread

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Would that X2O pump in the RX360 kit be able to handle two gpu blocks and a cpu block?
    
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I have seen many builds with three blocks and they were fine wermad a member here run a loop like that for a long time in his 800d http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...odded-two.html
But if you want to replace the pump you can get THIS later on cost almost as much as the rasa kit but a real good pump
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Ya the xspc rasa kit's pump can handle a cpu and 2 gpus. I'd get a rx360 rad if I were you for it all.

As for the video card blocks I'd troll the for sale forums here and other tech forums. I'm sure you could find some there. All else fails you could get universal ones with ram sinks.
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