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I have been thinking about adding a second loop to my water cooling setup. Currently I just have my CPU liquid cooled on a black ice xtreme 240 rad. I thinking of getting an identical rad, and cooling my gtx260 on a seperate loop. Is this overkill?
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Not really overkill but it would hold the best temps.

You can add another rad and another block if your pump is strong enough right now and wont see your cpu temps raise much if any.
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post #3 of 13
yea its overkill for just a 260, at least throw your NB in there to make it worth it

but your board definitely does not need a NB block,

id make 1 big loop, maybe add in the 240 between the cpu and 260
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Ya what I was originally planning to do was just get the second rad and the gpu block first, then in about a month or so when I have the funds I would add in the other pump and another res.
So I would benefit from a NB cooler on this mobo?
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Originally Posted by vigilante View Post
Ya what I was originally planning to do was just get the second rad and the gpu block first, then in about a month or so when I have the funds I would add in the other pump and another res.
So I would benefit from a NB cooler on this mobo?
NB is fine on air

it would be better to just add another 240 and a gpu to your existing loop cost wise. Its really overkill to just have a gtx260 in its own loop
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My loop is kinda similar: one loop with two 220 rads, one directly before the CPU and one between the CPU and GPU. One MCP655 vario is more than enough to push two blocks, two rads and a res. Actually I ran another rad in the loop for a couple months and flow was barely affected...

Might be a different story with a more restrictive CPU block. Mines not the best temperature-wise but its certainly one of the least restrictive blocks around.

EDIT: EP45-UD3P DOES NOT need any sort of additional NB cooling
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
My loop is kinda similar: one loop with two 220 rads, one directly before the CPU and one between the CPU and GPU. One MCP655 vario is more than enough to push two blocks, two rads and a res. Actually I ran another rad in the loop for a couple months and flow was barely affected...

Might be a different story with a more restrictive CPU block. Mines not the best temperature-wise but its certainly one of the least restrictive blocks around.

EDIT: EP45-UD3P DOES NOT need any sort of additional NB cooling
Ya my temps are fairly decent right now, @ 1.47 vcore I load at 55C and idle at about 28-35C depending upon ambients. I have the D-5 vario. pump right now and the same block. I just dont want my temps to rise considerably by adding another block to the loop.
My new single loop would be:

Pump-Rad-Cpu-Rad-Gpu-Res-Pump

Is that too much restriction?
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post #8 of 13
Your pump can handle that just fine... that's the same loop order that I run too.

With two 240GTXs your loop will be over-rad'd anyway so temps will be fine. BTW what block are you looking at for the GPU?
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post #9 of 13
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I was looking into this xspc full coverage block, I have heard good things and its $40 cheaper than any other block
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24397
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post #10 of 13
dude we have weirdly similar systems quads at 4GHz, two 500GB HDDs, same mobo, PSU, CPU block, soon-to-be same loop order...



Are you stalking me?!

The XSPC block looks great. I'm pretty sure full-coverage blocks are a bit more restrictive than a GPU-only block but it's nothing that your pump can't handle, even with another rad.
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