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okay i just purchased two bfg 9600gt oc2....and a x2 6400+ black edition...and i have only right now a swiftech h220 compact water cooling kit working on just cpu...

i am thinking of buying two universal gpu blocks the mcw60 along with some hosing and ramsinks... has anyone done this to there 9600 cards????

furthermore my problem is creating a loop that will keep everything cool...to the most optimized level....

i don't intend on taking vga cards above the already overclocked settings just trying to cool them...

the cpu i don't think i will overclock at first till i find how good it runs in the loop with the vga cards....

i am at lose with the loop should i double loop it??? should i add an extra rad??? or should i upgrade to a triple rad from the dual????
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post #2 of 8
A dual rad (especially not a MCR220) is not going to cool 3 items.

You should either upgrade to a bigger rad or do two loops.

A triple rad might barely cover it but dual loops would be best.

MCW60 blocks are the best way to go.

What's your budget?
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i don't want to spend 300 bucks on getting the more upgraded kit...but i will get the triple rad...and two mcw60 with the mc 14...

the only problem i have is i really don't understand how to setup a dual loop?? could you show me a diagram...

do you suggest T fittings or F fittings???

would the apogee pump/cpu block work okay with a dual loop three component cooling solution???

i am using 3/8" hosing now...should i use 1/2" on the vga cards???
Edited by adramalech707 - 7/2/08 at 9:42am
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Dual-loops involves 2 totally separate loops each with it's own pump and rad
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post #5 of 8
One loop would probably do alright and would go something like this.

Run it like this

Pump > Rad (triple) > CPU > GPU #1 > GPU #2 > T -Line or reservoir > Back to the pump again.
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okay that sounds like a good idea....my other question is that how should i go about draining the rad and the hosing...when i go to add on the two vga blocks???

Furthermore, i was wondering if just doing the triple rad will keep everything down in temps??? because if not and the dual loop would be better should i do this...

dual rad-> (cpu apogee drive block/pump) -> triple rad -> pump -> gpu#1 -> gpu #2-> dual rad
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post #7 of 8
If I was to buy a new card, I'd go with a full cover block, or just keep it on stock air cooling. If you do water cool two cards, they should be on a separate loop.
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post #8 of 8
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okay so u would say instead go...

dual rad -> cpu block/pump apogee drive -> gpu#1 -> triple rad -> pump-> gpu #2-> dual rad

i mean i really think a dual loop would keep it really cool and almost be overkill..because doesn't a triple rad take up to 500 watt heat dis. and a dual rad take around 300watts?? i don't think if i add everything up that anything over a triple rad single loop would keep it anymore than optimal level cool and that is what i am looking for...

i will try the single loop with a triple rad and if i don't like the temps or if i get some artifacing i might upgrade too a dual loop setup...i will post my result as soon as i get the stuff in the mail...

one other thing do u mean go to a water block like the stealth g80??? where it covers the memory and gpu etc???
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