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post #11 of 45
Depending what board your getting depends on weather or not its worth watercooling and what. Thats one reason I got the Gigabyte Extreme, the additional waterblock on the northrbidge allows for cooling using heatpipes to PWM and the SB.

If your getting 3 GTX 280's then I would run a 360 not a 240 radiator. Im using EK 280 Blocks with the backplates and they run nice and cold...(Thats on a TFC360 with D5).
post #12 of 45
You can fit 2 dual rads on the back of the mozart easily. I would use 2 triple rads however as they are about $10 more and have significantly more surface area. I recommend the Swiftech MCR-320-QP-K. There is no point in water cooling MOSFET or NB/SB chipsets. Simple heatsinks such as ones from Thermalright or Enovatech will more than suffice. I would use 1 triple radiator to cool the CPU and another triple radiator to cool the GPU's. I am assuming you will have more than one. Here are my recommendations for kits:

CPU loop
- EK Supreme - Restrictions aside the Supreme is the undisputed king of quads by about 1-2C
- Swiftech MCP-355 with XSPC reservoir top

GPU loop
- D-Tek Fuzion GFX 2 or Swiftech MCW-60-R2, you can purchase up to there depending on how many video cards you use. If you are using a 4870X2, you will have to purchase a full cover block. With full cover blocks, I would pick the XSPC Razor since all the temps are comparable and Razor is a lot cheaper.
- Swiftech MCP-355 with XSPC reservoir top

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- 30ft of 7/16" ID Masterkleer tubing
- 2 gallons of distilled water
- Iandh SilverKill or PT Nuke
- Petosin 11/12 is optional as there is no risk of galvanic corrosion
- 3x Panaflo L1A
- 3X Yate Loons to gut and turn into shrouds unless you have spare 120mm fans lying around
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thanks for all the help i think im going to go with either the gigabyte or the evga im not to sure yet
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i would really like to go with 2 gtx 240s would that be a problem if i wanted to have the 3 gtx280s in one loop and the cpu and nb in the other loop?
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post #15 of 45
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i would really like to go with 2 gtx 240s would that be a problem if i wanted to have the 3 gtx280s in one loop and the cpu and nb in the other loop?
you'd probably be fine doing that, though for the graphic card loop you may want to consider a 360 rad instead of 240
    
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would a 360 fit fine on the outside back of the mozart tx? i see it might not sit well since the top of the case sticks out from the back a bit
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post #17 of 45
hmm, i'm not familiar with the case so i'm not sure.

i did a google search and found this

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...omputer070.jpg


not sure how modded this is, but you might be able to fit a 360 rad in that lower front section.
    
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i was just thinking the same thing i might give that a try the only problem i think would be the hot air coming from the radiator would pull back in through the fans above and next to the radiator
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i was just thinking the same thing i might give that a try the only problem i think would be the hot air coming from the radiator would pull back in through the fans above and next to the radiator
yes thats true


well i'm sure someone with more knowledge an experience could help, ust my two cents saying that you might want to get a bigger rad for a trisli setup.
    
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i have no idea what brand/style parts to buy im new to watercooling any suggestions on what blocks i should use for the graphics cards
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