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Swiftech MCP355 powerful enough?

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Hey guys, been rolling with a MCP355 cooling my CPU through a 120mm fat radiator, and a slim 240mm rad. When I expand my case, I'm looking to expand to three radiators, CPU, GPU in crossfire with a serial bridge, and motherboard. Now I know the basics of watercooling, and my first experience with it when off without a hitch. I'm just a little confused over if the pump I currently have will be good enough. I'm fairly certain it has a 120GPH flow rate, and I know there's much more powerful pumps out there, but I don't know what the optimal flow rate should be in a loop of this size.

If I can stick with this pump, great. I really only want to get a new one if its completely necessary, but if it helps for some suggestions I'd like to keep my EK pump top as I have a nice bracket I made that elevates it.
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It will be fine
Edited by lowfat - 4/19/14 at 7:21am
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Myself, I go with 2 pumps just for redundancy.
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I suppose I could do that, I have an extra Ek top from an old friend who went with a small form factor case.

My motherboard offers flexibility with two PCIE x16, and then one x8 slot, so I can bump the cards from the 1st and 3rd slot, to 3rd and firth slots. This would allow me to put some thermal strips on the back plate of the GPU and put it there. Not the safest thing to do because of the weight on the card, but I have done it before as a temporary setup. The GPUs will have extra support with a bridge, and making a brace for them wouldn't be difficult at all.
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