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I'm sorry for the confusion and the late response. But the rads are the rs240 from xspc which I have been planning on replacing, but I'm kinda restricted on space in the case. Along with that I have the 200mm phobya in the front. Both rads are set in a push/pull, drawing cool air in from outside. As far as the vpp655 pump goes, it creates a great flow. the cpu temps have never gone over the low 50s. On a good day of gaming, the 7970s won't leave the 50s. I have seen some days it would make it into the mid 60s. The idle temps are in the low 30s.

Now I'm confused. In the OP you where talking about up to 80C on the 7970 (which is quite hot for a water cooled card) and now you say its usually in the 50-65C range. 65C is a bit warm but without info on your ambient temps its hard to say. In regards to your loop. Radiator capacity and the pump should both be good for what you are running. Hows your loop constructed? Is ist fully serial or do you have something running in parallel?
    
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I disagree with the rads as the main culprit here. I watercooled (2) EVGA GTX 680 SC & a Core i7-2600K using (1) thin & (1) thick 120 mm rads. It can hold the temp even in such small rads. Maybe he needs to re-apply his TIM or add better cooling fans.
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I was thinking of re-seating the GPU blocks, but they are seated correctly. I have been getting the new temps after trying different drivers and sticking with CCC 12.9 beta its strange really. might change the order in which they are in the loop but hear that it doesn't really make a difference.

As of right now the loop is as follows: pump/res > 240mm rad > CPU > GPU1 > GPU2 > 200mm rad > pump/res. I doubt it makes a difference but I am also using monsoon fittings and Bitspower 90 and 45 degree g1/4 elbows. I haven't seen any restrictions with these. Would it make a noticeable change in temp if I put the 200mm rad in between the GPUs?

Don't mind the 2 CF bridges, just there for the pic.... They aren't both being used..
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You got a handy thermometer around the house? I'd be curious to know what the temperatures of the air coming off the rads is with and without load before making a definite conclusion. If you don't, feel free to judge with your hand. But just to start, if it feels like holding your hand above a toaster or hair dryer, you need more rad space.
    
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Put some high static pressure fans on those push & pull set up.
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As of right now I am using Xigmatek 120mm white LED fans. they are pretty good but aren't a high static pressure fan. I guess I should of gotten the sp120's I was looking at originally. As far as the 200mm goes, what would you suggest for them, as of right now I just sandwiched the 200mm rad with the stock 200mm corsair ones that came with the case. Can possibly replace them with the Bitfenix spectre pro 200mm . Shame corsair doesn't make a sp200 haha
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Just stick with the Corsair 200 mm fans. I don't think it makes a lot of difference using the Bitfenix. You should be fine with your set up. Your radiators are enough. As long as you keep the temps below 70 c on load. If you can keep the temps around the 50s c on load then its good. High static pressure fans (such as the Corsair Air Series) can help to lower the temps if you have hard time controlling it below 70 c.
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I think the best thing you can do is make sure both radiators are exhausting out of the case. Especially since you keep the side panel off, you'll want to make sure the hot air coming off the rads does not get recycled and take advantage of all the cool air coming in from the side. How's your water flow? As mentioned, those GPU blocks can be restrictive and I'd be curious as to what kind of stream you're getting coming into your reservoir (is it a jet or a trickle?). New fans might help on your RS240, but since it's such a thin radiator it probably wouldn't help much to change them to higher static-pressure models (although if you're looking at maximizing performance it will help a bit). After all, radiators can only exchange heat as quickly as you can get air through them.
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I think the best thing you can do is make sure both radiators are exhausting out of the case. Especially since you keep the side panel off, you'll want to make sure the hot air coming off the rads does not get recycled and take advantage of all the cool air coming in from the side. How's your water flow? As mentioned, those GPU blocks can be restrictive and I'd be curious as to what kind of stream you're getting coming into your reservoir (is it a jet or a trickle?). New fans might help on your RS240, but since it's such a thin radiator it probably wouldn't help much to change them to higher static-pressure models (although if you're looking at maximizing performance it will help a bit). After all, radiators can only exchange heat as quickly as you can get air through them.

I might go ahead and get a replacement for the RS240. I wasn't planning on keeping it at first but was just going use it and see what my temps were. As far as the direction of airflow, I will have to turn the fans around. The air coming through the 240 is obviously cooler than the air coming through the 200mm because the 200mm is taking all the heated water first.... The flow is very quick with the VP655 pump. It's set to run at 4050rpm. The water level isn't at the top of the res but it does jet the water into the bay res quite fast. I'm not sure if turning up the speed of the pump would affect my temps, can always try though. Another problem with replacing the rad in the top of the case is space. I had to mod the case to get the full push pull setup for that rad to fit in, but I think I can figure that bit out.
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What cheaptrick said. I have the coolermaster haf22 and my fans were quiet but spun around 650rpm. I put on the benifix sp? and yes they are a bit louder possibly cooler but they are just a wierd design. There has to be better. My side pannel now pops in with them on and catches the blades. Never happened with the coolermasters. I had to heavily modify them to fit in the top also.
I did get the sp120's quiet version. then i reseated my gpu blocks. ( im running a 1clc 2gpu setup. ) with mx-4 my crossfire temps on 3dmark11 highest temp recorded was 50 and 50 for two cards on a 120x49mm rad.
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Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
wd black 1 terra wd black 1 terra corsair 256gig ssd external usb3 wd 3 terra 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
blu-ray burner Thermaltake water 2.0 Extreme (cpu) Thermaltake water 2.0 pro 2gpu 1clc with corsai... windows7 home pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech MX-518 Duh this is nonsence. belkin onboard but will install sb titanium logitech 5.1 thx 
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AMD FX-8120 SABERTOOTH 990FX AMD Radeon HD 6950 AMD Radeon HD 6950 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
wd black 1 terra wd black 1 terra corsair 256gig ssd external usb3 wd 3 terra 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
blu-ray burner Thermaltake water 2.0 Extreme (cpu) Thermaltake water 2.0 pro 2gpu 1clc with corsai... windows7 home pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech MX-518 Duh this is nonsence. belkin onboard but will install sb titanium logitech 5.1 thx 
CPUMotherboardGraphics
AMD K15 FM2A85X Extreme6 AMD Radeon HD 7660D + 6670 Dual Graphics 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8120 SABERTOOTH 990FX AMD Radeon HD 6950 AMD Radeon HD 6950 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
wd black 1 terra wd black 1 terra corsair 256gig ssd external usb3 wd 3 terra 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
blu-ray burner Thermaltake water 2.0 Extreme (cpu) Thermaltake water 2.0 pro 2gpu 1clc with corsai... windows7 home pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech MX-518 Duh this is nonsence. belkin onboard but will install sb titanium logitech 5.1 thx 
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