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Getting Irrational "must upgrade loop" urge

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Alrightey, so i've got the urge to upgrade my WC setup, but i'm not sure which direction i should go. I'm not sure if i should upgrade my CPU block, or get a TRUE, and put my GPU's in a loop. I do intend to go 45 nm in the near future, so that's why i'm thinking GPU-only WC. Any suggestions?

Oh yes, i'm pretty flush right now, so budget isn't a concern. I would however, like to be able to rationalize my purchases.
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what are you using now? Parts wise. You could get a graphics block for the 3870 and volt mod, then overclock it to compensate for it not being another x2...
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what are you using now? Parts wise. You could get a graphics block for the 3870 and volt mod, then overclock it to compensate for it not being another x2...
Well, i'm running the gear in my sig right now. A heater-core rad, and a march mfg. pump rated at 6 GPM, and 13.4 ft max head.
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Alrighty, i've been thinking about it, and i've decided to change things up a wee bit. Feel free to call me an idiot if you think i am one . I've decided to go with a TRUE on my e6750, and watercool my 3870x2 and my 3870. My new question is:

I don't want to go full coverage this time around, so will swiftech MCW60's fit? If not, any other recommendations for a universal GPU block? And finally, how many ramsinks do you think i'll need?
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will the TRUE cool your cpu better then the water?
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will the TRUE cool your cpu better then the water?
Naw, or at least i wouldn't expect it to. I'm moving to 45nm though, so i don't think i will necessarily need water cooling on my CPU.
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