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Hey guys, for my first build I decided I'm going to go water cooling. I'm planning on modding an 800d to hold a black ice 480 and 240 rad which would cool both my 2500k and my 580. I was wondering if the evga hydro copper cards are worth getting, or if I should get one with a stock cooler and buy a block for it. I was also wondering if one mcp35x would be enough for this. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, and if I'm missing anything just let me know.
post #2 of 6
its probably a little cheaper to buy a stock card and then get water block/backplate etc for it but with the EVGA Hydro coper card you get that as standard without the extra hassle.

Full cover block, backplate, single and the logo glows. Awesome. I say get it if you can.
post #3 of 6
A 480 and 240 is complete overkill, but nothing wrong with that I guess, lol. I personally think it's worth it purely for the hassle free aspect of it.
 
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Not sure about the pump, but I have 2x 580 HC2's and love them. I have water blocks on my CPU, mobo, ram... plus the 2 580's... under a 240 and a 360 rad in serial, and my GPU's idle mid 20's to low 30's, and I haven't seen it go over 40 yet under load. If you can afford the HC2's, I'm sure you will be happy with them.
    
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1 mcp35x is enough to run the your loop. A thick 360 rad and good fans should be enough to cool cpu and gpu. A 480 and a 240 rad is just overkill but this is OCN. Also dihartnell is right, buy a stock card and get a block will save some dough.
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Yeah I was fully aware that a 480 and 240 is overkill, but who cares. smile.gif
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