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You could do it but your temps won't be that great, as far as watercooling components go though, the Exos isn't that great and definitely wouldn't recommend it. I don't know if they have updated it since the old one that I messed with, but they had/have an aluminum radiator. So if you're using that block, prepare for corrosion. You can easily take the exos apart though and replace that if you want, but at that point you might as well go for a better configuration.
 
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I am looking at adding Dual GTX-780 SC with Waterblock, and a Koolance Exos all in one. I would have to remove the fins from the top of the case. I already did the measurements, and this all in one will fit. I am just not sure if a 360MM Radiator is enough for Dual GTX-780 SC.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13100/ex-wat-171/Koolance_Exos-25_External_Water_Cooling_Kit_-_Black_EX2-1055_-_no_nozzles_.html

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20223/ex-vga-33/EVGA_GeForce_GTX_780_SC_VGA_Card_w_EK_XXL_Waterblock_and_Backplate_Professionally_Installed_-_03G-P4-2783-KR_.html
Well considering your max TDP margin will be 875Watts, go check out other builds running dual graphics.

I was just watching linus techtips and they were doing a video at the NZXT booth, they had a build with dual titans running in SLI and an closed loop cpu rad cooler like in the alienware aurora, they were running rads one for each chip, but just single fans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iUgzNUCYgGs#t=246s
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You could do it but your temps won't be that great, as far as watercooling components go though, the Exos isn't that great and definitely wouldn't recommend it. I don't know if they have updated it since the old one that I messed with, but they had/have an aluminum radiator. So if you're using that block, prepare for corrosion. You can easily take the exos apart though and replace that if you want, but at that point you might as well go for a better configuration.

Thank you for your input! That is awesome you have brought that to my attention. I will have to look into other options :-) Thanks once again.
     
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Well considering your max TDP margin will be 875Watts, go check out other builds running dual graphics.

I was just watching linus techtips and they were doing a video at the NZXT booth, they had a build with dual titans running in SLI and an closed loop cpu rad cooler like in the alienware aurora, they were running rads one for each chip, but just single fans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iUgzNUCYgGs#t=246s

i just laugh at this picture. dwood started selling the brackets to install CLC's onto gpus, and after that big companies started to commercialise the idea, but as a whole package. biggrin.gif
i dont know if there was testing previous to dwood's success, but either way his products were sold first tongue.gif


also, 2x690's under water in an alienware case? how?
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i just laugh at this picture. dwood started selling the brackets to install CLC's onto gpus, and after that big companies started to commercialise the idea, but as a whole package. biggrin.gif
i dont know if there was testing previous to dwood's success, but either way his products were sold first tongue.gif


also, 2x690's under water in an alienware case? how?
The guys name is stupreme on alienware owners, ask him.
Hes got the dual 690s on water in is case.

http://www.alienowners.com/showthread.php/3045-Complete-Noob-Starts-Upgrading-Aurora-R4
This is his thread.




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The guys name is stupreme on alienware owners, ask him.
Hes got the dual 690s on water in is case.

http://www.alienowners.com/showthread.php/3045-Complete-Noob-Starts-Upgrading-Aurora-R4
This is his thread.




External rad ftw
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I decided to stick to Air Cooling GPU. I just ordered an EVGA GTX-780 Superclocked. I may add a second if I can fit it in the case.
     
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I decided to stick to Air Cooling GPU. I just ordered an EVGA GTX-780 Superclocked. I may add a second if I can fit it in the case.
The aurora can fit dual reference GPUs just fine.
I personally avoid EVGA because they've got homophobic community policies. I'd rather not support that personally.
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The aurora can fit dual reference GPUs just fine.
I personally avoid EVGA because they've got homophobic community policies. I'd rather not support that personally.

Thanks. I ordered both EVGA S.C! 3-5 weeks until they ship :-)
     
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So what are your temps with the SLI 780? My first assumption would be overheating. Not sure if the R4 ALX is well suited for 2 x 250W TDP GPUs.
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