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Here is my plan: For now, I am going to be water cooling my CPU and Vid Card. In the future (six months or more) I plan on getting another 8800GTX and then expanding my WC to include two loops. One for CPU, NB, & SB (planning on extreme oc'ing) and the other loop dedicated just for the 2 vid cards (which I plan on oc'ing also).

For now since I'm only going to be cooling the CPU and non-OC'd Vid Card, would it be safe to go with a 240 rad? or should I get a 360? Also what do you guys recommend once I get my two seperate loops... 240's or 360's?
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I would get a 240 now that you could possible mount inside the case. When you get your second card get another 240 or 360 and put it outside.

I think the best bet is to get a 360 now for the gpu and cpu and just get another 360 later to go all out. It's really up to how you want your system to look. I know you could prolly fit 1 360 inside that TT Armor so you gotta figure out what you want it to look like.
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Yeah I would go for a 360 to..Then you might can get away with just a 240 for the cpu nb and sb later on...It really depends on what rad you are looking at buying to...
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That brings up another good question... what rad should I go with?

I was thinking along the lines of a BI Stealth GTS 360 from DangerDen. I also looked at the X Flow version, but I don't see the point in the X Flow. The only difference is the X Flow only has one U pass whereas the non-X has 2 U pass... shouldn't that be the other way around? and wouldn't you rather have a 2 pass anyways?

Any other better suggestions would be nice. I don't know much about what different rads have to offer... the only preference I want is it would be nice if the fittings are 1/2" since I'm using 7/16" tubing. It looks as though the DD rads are 1/4" fittings... is that right? Copied directly from their site: Now standard G 1/4" female threaded fittings.
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Originally Posted by beelzebub_75 View Post
That brings up another good question... what rad should I go with?

I was thinking along the lines of a BI Stealth GTS 360 from DangerDen. I also looked at the X Flow version, but I don't see the point in the X Flow. The only difference is the X Flow only has one U pass whereas the non-X has 2 U pass... shouldn't that be the other way around? and wouldn't you rather have a 2 pass anyways?

Any other better suggestions would be nice. I don't know much about what different rads have to offer... the only preference I want is it would be nice if the fittings are 1/2" since I'm using 7/16" tubing. It looks as though the DD rads are 1/4" fittings... is that right? Copied directly from their site: Now standard G 1/4" female threaded fittings.
The GTS are pretty good rads with 60+cfm fans on them...I have a 480GTX and its an amazing rad...You need higher cfm fans on the GTX rads but if you don't mind the extra expense and the need for higher cfm fans you might want to take a look at them....The only reason I would use an X-Flow is if I need a barb on either end of the rad to keep my tubing lengths shorter...I've alway just used a 2 pass as do most guys...

The G-1/4 designation is pipe sizing the ID on a 1/2" barb is around 7/16" the ID on a G-1/4 fitting is around 7/16" so your really not necking your flow down at all....
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I love my GTX rad. They are slightly more than the GTS and BIX. It seems really heavy and high quality. I'm using high CFM fans but I have a controller on them and they are at the lowest setting that keeps them rotating lol. I can hardly hear mine and I'm idling at 35.

If I crank them up I hit 30c with the GTX in the loop.
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