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Hmm, how would I run two cards off a single 240? They only come with one block.

I'm quite intrigued if this will work because it would save me a fortune and be much cleaner than 4x 120s.

Thanks!

You can cut the ugly stock tubing with a razor, then run standard tubing to a bigger rad with 1/4" barbs. I replaced my tubing and added a res to my H70 loop, but kept the single rad.

Don't want too much tubing or too big of a rad since the tiny pumps don't have the best head, but I have seen people use a 240 on a AIO successfully.
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4 x 7950 = ~$1,200 Poor scaling, lots of power, lots of heat.

2 x 780 = ~$1,300 Good scaling, lower power, lower heat.

Sure the Quadfire 7950s might perform better, but the cost of running them will quickly negate any purchase savings. Not to mention you would be saving yourself the $150-200 on CLCs.

You have no idea how much I would love to have 780 SLI. lol I will be buying the 7950's used if I do go that route so they'll only be around $225-$250 each.

I wish the 780s weren't $650 each. A nice $500 price tag would have been wonderful but they gotta make their money. frown.gif

If I did go with 3-4 7950's with the stock coolers, it's going to be an oven inside my case, right? I just don't think I'd be comfortable having them stuck so close together.
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As long as you don't mind the looks I think this would be a perfectly fine idea.

I have an Antec 620 on my gtx 570 with just the stock heat-plate on the card and a fan on my side panel blowing air over the card and it works just fine.

As long as you have some airflow and heatsinks/heat-plate over your vrms those should be just fine.
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4 x 7950 = ~$1,200 Poor scaling, lots of power, lots of heat.

2 x 780 = ~$1,300 Good scaling, lower power, lower heat.

Sure the Quadfire 7950s might perform better, but the cost of running them will quickly negate any purchase savings. Not to mention you would be saving yourself the $150-200 on CLCs.

You have no idea how much I would love to have 780 SLI. lol I will be buying the 7950's used if I do go that route so they'll only be around $225-$250 each.

I wish the 780s weren't $650 each. A nice $500 price tag would have been wonderful but they gotta make their money. frown.gif

If I did go with 3-4 7950's with the stock coolers, it's going to be an oven inside my case, right? I just don't think I'd be comfortable having them stuck so close together.


To Rickles, OP didn't ask to be battered with green card advice. Stick to the topic.


ANyways, I would not do CLC, you raise your chances of leaks by 4 and they are no where near as good as fullcover blocks in a real loop.
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Haha 780s good scaling. Hmm no...

Quote from an other thread too:
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Master Squide you know nothing and you spread misinformations. You should educate yourself before you actually suggest gpus when you actually dont have any knowledge on the subject

Please feel free to press here to educate yourself:
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The scale on nvidia even with 2 gpus is awful on triple monitors.
Check how close is a 7990.






He can get 2 7950s for 250 each and match the 780s. With 3 7950s he will kill 780s. Until nvidia fix their scaling its not worth it to get 780s

You want lightboost or for any other reason nvidia? Get nvidia

But 3 7950s >>780s in performance and price
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I've been reading benchmarks for a while now. The 7970 is even with the 770 at lower res and beats it at high res. It also outscales it in CFX vs SLI. 2GB is too little for stock 770s, honestly. As for the 780, they're great cards but at a terrible price point. They only beat the 7970 by around 10-15 fps in most games I've seen and yet I can get two 79790s for the price of one 780. The price to performance of the AMD cards is just insane right now.
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Um, no? I've read many stories of custom loops leaking because they are 100% based on the person who builds them and maintains them. One mistake can cost you thousands. I'll pass. How many times do you hear of a Corsair unit leaking and ruining a system? And if it does, they insure their products and replace whatever was destroyed, at least to a certain amount. If a custom loop leaks, bye bye system.

I'm not worried about looks, btw. I'm looking for better temps and performance.

Mind elaborating on why it would cook the VRMs?

Thanks.

I don't understand why custom loops have such a bad rep. If you take your time and don't rush through it, it WILL NOT LEAK. The reason people get leaks are by not doing research and asking questions and rushing through just to get it to work. When you build a custom loop you do what is called a "leak test" where you just plug in the pump and jump start the PSU. If something leaks onto your graphics cards or motherboard or anything else it is fine. You just let it dry out and try again. The people who ruin thousands of dollars worth of components obviously didn't leak test. That being said I have never had a leak.
Just saying, you will never match the performance of a waterblock with a CLC. Good luck with the VRM's. If I were you I would just set up some shop fans blow on the GPU's. Maybe get some PCI risers so you can place the cards else where so they have more air flow because without waterblocks it is going to be damn hard to get good temps with quadfire.
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