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Which water pump? Rad size? for dual GTX 580, no CPU loop

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I have a pair of GTX 580. But it is a non profile Asus ENGTX580 with double stacked video ports so there is no after market cooler that can fit this card. There are full coverage water blocks by EK that can be used. It will be just pump + rad + dual 580 video cards, no CPU as I already got good air cooler and temp are staying below 60C at just under 5GHz oerclock. I'm planning on using T-line primarily for fill and bleed, any reservoir would be attached to the pump.

I'm not too keen on matching optimal ratings so I need to know if an older Black Ice X-Flow 120x240mm that I have (http://www.dangerden.com/store/x-flow-black-ice-xtreme-ii.html) will be enough or if I need a bigger rad. And what pump? Will this one: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/reviews/6073/ex-pmp-53/p1/Danger_Den_DD-CPX1_12V_3-Pin_Powered_Pump_-_DD-CPX1-Page1.html?tl=g30c107s153#blank be enough or do I need a better pump?

There will be fans on the rad, I got a few Delta AFB1212SHE (150 CFM) and a few Thermaltake (80 cfm) fans. which one for my BIX-II I have or another rad? (PS I am deaf, noise won't be an issue but I am not going to buy 250 CFM fans such as Delta GFB series, I'd rather my PC not need to be tethered to my house biggrin.gif)

PS in case anyone is going to ask why I got these video cards and not a profile 580. It's because I got these 2 for $450 each (new) as opposed to around $500 normally for standard GTX 580 cards. $100 saved is $100 worth of pizza and beer this month biggrin.gifdrunken.gif
    
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I'll start with....oh how I love my AFB1212SHE biggrin.gif Ran it for years with no controller, but now is running near it's lowest speed without shutting off (about half speed) and I can barely hear it. Those will be great for the rad, though massive overkill for the slim x-flow. I'd recommend a fan controller even if you can't hear them.

Generally speaking, a single 120 rad per device is recommended. I personally, would recommend 240 per device, but that's just me. Ideally you would want a 360 for the two 580 GPUs, but 240 would be OK. That said, the x-flow is a slim rad and would be taxed to cool dual 580s, especially if Folding or running BOINC. If you just game with them, it should be fine.
 
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A lot depends on how optimized you want the cooling to be. If you just want a cheap pump, pick up the brand new DDC-1's from bmaverick in the for sale for $35. If you want the best, go with the DDC3.25 or the PMP450s with the 24V controller. In my testing the PMP450s @ 24V was the optimum blend between enough pressure to run a small loop with some small restriction at high flows without dumping too much heat in the loop. The DDC will dump less heat in the loop but make sure to have some airflow over it and an aftermarket top.
     
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