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post #11 of 33
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So, still needing help, I'm thinking of swapping my GTX 660for dual Radeon 7870. So I would like to cool those as well. But I'm not sure which GPU block to use
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post #12 of 33
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This build is about to get even more expensive...
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post #13 of 33
IIRC, I think only EK has a full block for the 7870 (not including this)

Why dual 7870? From what you have written, it sounds like you would be buying two 7870s for it. If that is the case, why not go up to 7950, save yourself some money, some headache associated with crossfire, and have access tomore waterblocks?
     
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post #14 of 33
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I was thinking of buying the 7950 TBH. But it depends on the price when I get around to all this. Eventually I would add a second 7950 after a couple years. But the main thing is, I need maximum cooling for the CPU. I was thinking of Pump>Res>140mm rad > CPU > 280mm rad > Res
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post #15 of 33
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Still needing assistance.

A main question with this is will the pump be good enough if I add two GPU blocks later on (and maybe a third radiator and res)
Edited by AcEsSalvation - 2/10/13 at 4:22am
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post #16 of 33
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Revive this thread with an answer to your question (I still need help).

I was going to swap my 660 for a 7870, and then when I needed a second, I would add it then. The cooling system is already more than I can afford
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post #17 of 33
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Added picture of my plans.
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post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

Added picture of my plans.
Having a radiator on a removable side panel is a really bad idea.
Here's a watercooling setup for the 400R that someone has actually done, so we know it works.
I'd use this setup but move the 120mm rad from the hard drive bay to the bottom intake.
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post #19 of 33
I'd follow AndyM95's lead with one change.
I would mount the 120 mm slim rad where the rear wall exhaust fan is, put the fan on the outside of the case. This way VRM heatsinks aren't blocked and you dump as much heat outside the case as possible. Also, if you aren't using all the hard drive bays pull one of them to improve air intake into the case.

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Edited by Fan o' water - 2/10/13 at 11:52am
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I can put a 140mm in the back, push/pull using inside/outside, and it wouldn't block the heatsinks. I'm probably about to pull all the bays now (only using one currently). a 240mm up top is pointless as I can only put one fan up there. That's why I want to use the side. I would put a guard on the inside that way when I need to remove the panel, it would come lose, but not fall. For the bottom radiator, could I just pull on intake? It would be heading up to a 140mm rad I want to put on top (since only half of it is blocked) so It would end up leaving the case there on in the back (via another 140mm rad). Would that reduce some of the heat exchange of those two? I might want to mention, it stays cool when I'm gaming/idling, it's just for those time when I'm rendering. Shouldn't take longer than an hour or two (max) to render. As long as I stay under 60C (willing to let 65C, I'll just lower OC a little)

EDIT: Now that I think of it, if I were to put a 280mm on the panel, when I unscrew the rad from outside, it would rest on the GPU... lol
Also, the pump+res combos look a little too expensive for me
Edited by AcEsSalvation - 2/10/13 at 12:49pm
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AMD FX 8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX EVGA 560TI ADATA 4x2GB 1600C9 1.65V-1.5V 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Some 2.5in 1TB drive Stock Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Corsair TX850 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
i7-960 Gigabyte X58 ADATA 2x2GB 1600C9 1.65V-1.5V Generic DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Asetek 510LC Linux with pfSense in VM Some generic 1280x1024 Generic 
CaseMouse
Corsair Carbide 400R Generic 
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