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So, now that the Quad FX CPUs have been released (the FX-7x series) 4 x 4 is more of a reality than ever, especially considering that the mobo has 4 PCI-E x16 slots. However, how will you water cool that beast? You would need 6 Water blocks, which means either two complete loops, or a wicked strong pump and an amazing radiator.

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Put in with 1 inch tubing, YES ONE INCH!!!!!!!

to a car radiator, not the heatercore, but the WHOLE radiator,

have 2 identical pumps, just to stabilize pressure

and have a small all copper rad sitting in a slush box if your going all out
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I was making a theoretical "budget" quad fx build with dual 8800GTSs, and decided I pretty much HAD to buy the 1000W PC Power and Cooling PSU to make sure it didn't blow up, lol.
    
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post #4 of 11
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how will you water cool that beast?
You don't.

You're not going to use all four PCI-Express 16x Lanes so let's say you have SLi, that's two blocks and two more for your CPUs. That'll be four, you'd need at least a triple radiator and a very good pump to keep that cooler than air. Idealy, you'd need two 240mm setups. I just won't, it'd be $500+ easily and a waste. Get the *EXTREME* Armor and use air cooling.

[OCN] Ninja_Boy

Edit / Honestly, it's such a waste. You could get a Asus Striker Extreme 680i Motherboard, 2xXFX 8800GTX XXX, Intel QX6700 Quad Core CPU, and a Tuniq Tower 120. You'd: Save money. Get better performance. Run cooler. And, I would just leave that at Stock.
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DUAL KILOWATT PSUs!!!
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post #6 of 11
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Core 2 is better for now. However, if this whole 4 x 4 thing really takes off, and performs better for cheaper than Core 2 Quadro and 2 cards, THEN how would you water cool all 4 cards and both CPUs? That is how things are eventually going to be in the AMD/ATI camp, so I was just wondering.
    
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post #7 of 11
I can think of a pretty easy way to cool it.

Get 2 or 3 120mm Rads, a high gph high head fish tank pump, a relay, and some 3/4 inch line, and you would be set for 6 water blocks.

I can think of doing it for around 300 if you but it all off the shelf.
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I would put it in two seperate loops....fstfrddy's Stinger V-6 has a 2"x2' base it should fit on a dual or quad core...D-Tek just came out with a block for dual and quad-core...No reviews on it yet...D-TEK FuZion CPU Block - FZ-CPU
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Soon as I go back to work, I'm doing it 4X4 watercooled
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Damn... That'll be fast but the QX6700 will blow it away properly watercooled.
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