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Awesome, forget the bridge, how many fittings would I need for a loop through my GPU's? Also, am I missing anything like a "silver coil" or something?
Edited by TheLawIX - 5/9/12 at 2:51pm
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I think you mean a silver coil, you can pick one of those up, they work great as a corrosion inhibitor!

I'm not the person to ask about water cooling and sli setups though, I have no experience with them tbh smile.gif
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post #13 of 34
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Ok, thanks. Maybe someone will chime in with some more info biggrin.gif
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No mods required? I might have to ditch the 800D. I had to chop it up and re-rivet a spot to get my RX240 in the bottom thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

No modding! Also if you go with this rad, I am told it will fit 6 140's without drimmeling the rad up. So both the case and rad don't need modding.

NZXT Switch 810
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15980/cst-1307/NZXT_Switch_810_Full_Tower_ATX_Chassis_-_Black_Exterior_Black_Interior.html

Black Ice GT Stealth 420 Rad. (This rad can push/pull 6 140s with modifying the radiator and it fits in the 810)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9014/ex-rad-155/Black_Ice_GT_Stealth_420_Radiator_-_Black.html
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Nice, the XSPC RX240 looks promising. Any idea where I might get a reservoir pump combo like I listed, FrozenCPU is out (Do I really need the variable speed pump?). Also, what size tubing and how much do I need? I was also looking into the EK FC bridge, I am not sure what size I need, my MB is an Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Gen3. Still not sure how many compression fittings or what brand I should get. If I get the bridge I would need 4 less fittings correct (Not sure if the bridge is worth it). Not sure how many I would need in total though.

On average for a regular CPU block only build you need 8 fittings. Compression are easier and safer so I am told but I like good ol' Jubilee clips. They are the same kind you use on a truck/car to mount the radiator hoses onto the AC, blocks, etc. (Screw driver O clamps if you will).

Most people recommend compression fittings (6) and 90 degree fittings (2) for the CPU block itself. There is a thread where people are voting for the best pumps, low and high res.
http://www.overclock.net/t/660903/water-cooling-members-choice-awards-nominations-cash-and-prizes-to-be-won

The most common votes for pumps are these:
Best Pump for High Restriction loops: D5 / MCP655
Best Pump for low restriction loops: DDC 3.2 / MCP355

I'm still learning about WCing myself but if you want REALLY REALLY good tubing and dont care if it is black or clear FrozenCPU some Tygons. I've been told they are hands down the best tubing around.
Really it all depends on your price tag. How much do you want to spend max and then people can help you.
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I am only running a loop through my GPU's, thanks though.
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I am only running a loop through my GPU's, thanks though.

Oh.. What GPU and how many? I highly recommend a CPU block as well as you can run a GPU and CPU on one loop easy.
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post #17 of 34
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Oh.. What GPU and how many? I highly recommend a CPU block as well as you can run a GPU and CPU on one loop easy.

Check out my first post.
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Check out my first post.
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Hey guys,
Right now I have X2 omni ALC's for my GPU's (GTX 580's) and and Corsair H100 for my CPU (2700k @ 5ghz) but I think I am ready to step it up. Here's what I have so far, as I am new to watercooling I really don't know what else to get.
*Updated*
New Case: NZXT 810
New Fans: Not sure, maybe AP-14's/15's. I have a fan controller, but as I want the case quiet I don't think I will push 1200 RPM.
Reservoir: XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir
Pump: Swiftech MCP655-B or Swiftech MCP655 Variable Speed
GPU Blocks: EK GeForce 570 / 580 GTX
Radiator: XSPC RX240
Tubing: Not sure, would like clear.
Coolant: Not sure, preferably blue
Everything else: No idea
Open to suggestions on anything ^
Ideally what I want is a quiet build. I doubt I will be able to cool both my GPU's and my CPU with one radiator/loop, but I am ok with the H100 because it does the the job @ 5ghz . If I have other options please let me know. I was thinking of mounting a dual radiator at the bottom of the case and the H100 at the top, but I am open to any and all suggestions. I know I am missing all the connectors and such but I honestly have no idea what to get.
Thanks in advance everyone!

Way to be a prick. Like I said how many GPUs do you have?

Edit: No where does it state how many 580s you have SLI'd
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post #19 of 34
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I have 2. Right now I have 1 omni alc on each.
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Way to be a prick. Like I said how many GPUs do you have?
Edit: No where does it state how many 580s you have SLI'd

We can safely assume he has only two, unless he stated otherwise (considering 95% of SLI users only have two cards). It might also help to be a bit more polite :-)

 

Anyway, I'm sure with a bridge you only need two fittings for the set of GPUs, but that's a guess on my part. 

 

Edit: Okay, so a bit of Googling tells me you should buy a bridge. Choose either a parallel or series bridge. Everything I read says parallel has better flow rates compared to series and both yield similar results in terms of cooling.


Edited by trendy - 5/9/12 at 8:44pm
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