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I am looking in to watercooling my GTX 560 Ti 2win. Yes I know that there are no blocks that will work out of the box for this card. I planned on getting 2 MCW82s and making a slightly larger hold down plate from some steel, because all I would need to is make the plate slightly larger than the regular hold down plate and drill holes for the odd mounting holes on my 2win. Anyways....


I wanted to do an all internal watercooling loop in my current case (inwin BR665, similar to the Dragonslayer) and was wondering if a high perofrmnace, thick 140mm radiator would be enough for two 560s. I planned on putting the rad in front where the current 140mm fan is, and if there wasnt enough room for the rad and fan, then I would mount the fan between the front bezel and case.

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As you can see, its already cramped in there with that long as card, and there is not enough room for a dual 120 or dual 140 in the front. The pump would be mounted on top of the HDD bay and I would most likely use a T-line instead of a res. Or maybe a swiftech Micro res if I can cram it in there.

But Im just looking for a good, high performance radiator that will fit in the front of my case. As long as it fits, I dont care how big it is. Looking for recommendations thumb.gif
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Depends. If you want it silent? Probably not very well. Temps will be high. It you don't mind a high speed fan, then yes it likely will work.
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Depends. If you want it silent? Probably not very well. Temps will be high. It you don't mind a high speed fan, then yes it likely will work.

I mean, I know it wont be silent... The fans on it now are stupidly loud at %70. And gaming with the fans at %70 both GPUs see around 65-70C max. So if I could get those kinds of temps while cutting the noise even in half, i would be a happy camper.
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Well, the 560's dont generate a ton of heat, they are pretty efficient but your temps will be a tad high under load.

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why don't you add another 140 mm rad on the top as well. your case supports 2 x 140mm rad... and then you can cool your cpu also.

but do get better fans than the ones that came with the case.
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^ Eventually (as long as I have the space for it) I would go that route with a second 140MM rad on top.
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Well, the 560's dont generate a ton of heat, they are pretty efficient but your temps will be a tad high under load.

Right... So basically it would be the same amount of heat as a SLI GTX 560 Ti setup... And Im looking for a small radiator 140mm or 120mm to stick in the front for both GPUs.
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What's gonna be cooling the rest of your GPUs? The MCW82 only cools the core. You will need ramsinks and then direct air over them or you will overheat the GPUs anyways.
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What's gonna be cooling the rest of your GPUs? The MCW82 only cools the core. You will need ramsinks and then direct air over them or you will overheat the GPUs anyways.

The only other thing that is cooled via heatsink on the card is the Nforce 200 chip, and that only has a small heat pipe covering that. The ram/ VRMs and everything else is cooled by the air from the fans.

I planned on using some heatsinks on the Nforce chip and VRMs and RAM anyways.
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look at the XSPC single 5.25 res/pump combo. it will fit perfectly in of the 5.25 slots. add two 140 mm rads in there all at once. don't need to waste time to take apart things.

i think you will get better cooling for you cpu/gpu if you got 2 x 140mm. usually 120mm is what you need for a cpu. so you got extra 20mm for your gpus.
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look at the XSPC single 5.25 res/pump combo. it will fit perfectly in of the 5.25 slots. add two 140 mm rads in there all at once. don't need to waste time to take apart things.
i think you will get better cooling for you cpu/gpu if you got 2 x 140mm. usually 120mm is what you need for a cpu. so you got extra 20mm for your gpus.


Cant fit a res/pump in my case, as it only has one 5.25 bay at the top. And I have a DVD drive in it.


Heres a sketch (poorly made sketch tho)

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