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Hey guys im looking to put a custom loop in my HAF XB with dual 7950s, i know i may not need it but i just want to do it because its a relatively small chasis in terms of standard atx up right cases and itll be a challenge. I have spent a little time trying to find the right parts and i believe i have a baseline here for you all to check out and critique.

Like i said im new to custom loops, currently both gpus are on air and the cpu is cooled via a H100i.
One question i have in particular is my gpus are about 2mm from the pull side of the fans on my h100i. Im wondering when i go custom loop would it be better to try and find another 25mm thick 240 radiator so i can do push pull or is it better to find a thicker 35-40mm (max i could go is 50mm) and only have one side with fans.

Thanks guys and i look forward to the replies.

My Build is here

Pump/Res:
12V Phobya DC12-400 Water Pump & Reservoir Combo
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/12V-Phobya-DC12-400-Water-Pump-andamp;-Reservoir-Combo_20765.html

Blocks:

GPU's
EK-FC7950
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/ati-radeon-full-cover-blocks/radeon-hd-7xx0-series/ek-fc7950.html

CPU
EK Water Blocks EK-Supremacy CSQ - Acetal + Nickel INTEL & AMD
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/EK-Water-Blocks-EK-Supremacy-CSQ-Acetal--Nickel-INTEL-andamp;-AMD_29873.html


Radiators:

For the lower deck.
Magicool XTREME DUAL 160 Radiator
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Magicool-XTREME-DUAL-160-Radiator_11043.html

For the rear exhaust up top
XSPC EX140 Slim Line Single Fan Radiator
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/XSPC-EX140-Slim-Line-Single-Fan-Radiator_29030.html

For the front intake
Coolgate Double HD240 (High Density FPI) Radiator
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Coolgate-Double-HD240-High-Density-FPI-Radiator_37185.html
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I would do a slightly thicker rad with only push or pull with a set of good fans. 40mm max, dont go form monstas. Look into the alphacool nexxos full copper, they are excellent performing rads with the size
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Thanks man ill check them out.

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