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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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post #2871 of 5998
Let me in.

ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II SLI @ 880/2105 , 1.1V with score: 46025

post #2872 of 5998
I would suggest getting another 360 rad and mounting it outside of your case (or a 240 if your GPU's are external exhaust type). This will help to achieve the temps that you want. But the best way would be to get really dense radiator's but with that comes the requirement to use higher rpm, higher CFM, and higher static pressure fans. The gentle typhoon AP-15'S fit the bill nicely and are easy on the ears. If you use shrouds it lowers temps and the dBS you get. Look into a rad box and if your case doesn't have water cooling hold in the back then you need a PCI-E slot tube routing adapter thingy (yes that's the technical term... Ok maybe not). Just make sure whatever pump you get can handle 2x 360mm rads, 2 gpu water blocks, and a CPU water block.

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post #2873 of 5998
Just bought two Reference 580's to be put under water, super pumped for them to get here, I'll edit this post when they come in.



(Giddy to be green again )
post #2874 of 5998
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This is pretty much what I am looking to do. I have everything, except for the fittings, ready to go. From all the research I have done, some have claimed decent temperatures, whereas some argue that it is going to be high for watercooling.

If you are looking for the lowest possible temps, then you would need a more radiator surface area by adding a smaller radiator somewhere else in the loop, modding your case for a bigger radiator, mount extra radiators on the outside of your case, or switch to a high performance radiator like the Black Ice GTX 360 and throw in some high powered fans. However, this last option will be as noisy, if not, even more noisy then what you are hearing right now, depending on the specific fans being used.

If noise is the main concern (at least it is for me), then I think you would be well served with a single RX360. Most likely, you will be maintaining similar temps (more or less) to what you currently get while running on air cooling. It's hot for watercooling, but still within acceptable/tolerable range.

So it depends on what your ultimate goals are.

I'm planning on making one last stop to Microcenter some time this week, as I finally have vacation, and will put my whole loop together. If you're interested, I'll let you know how it turns out in the end.
Definitely keep me posted, sir.

At least in your case you will have more rad placement options. Whereas the HAF series are good at having high airflow, not rad placement. :/

I mean right now gaming on stock clocks in SLI is more than enough to rape any game that I play using only in game graphical settings with the exception of The Witcher 2 and Ubersampling which kills my framerate so I don't use it.

And at stock clocks the highest I see the top card get without Vsync was like 75C I think in Metro. Don't really remember. But The Witcher 2 with Vsync is around 72C.

Which to be honest is much better than I thought it would be. I kinda feel bad for the top 580 which is the newest one as it was used for all of 5 minutes as a single card and then sandwiched in with the other one.

It started breathing a bit better when I zip tied a Scythe S-Flex E onto the hard drive cages and ended up dropping something like 3*C.

I'm still trying to decide if it's worth watercooling this setup.I mean temps only go above 80 when benching so it's mainly the noise. (Damn you open ear headphones.)
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Definitely keep me posted, sir.

At least in your case you will have more rad placement options. Whereas the HAF series are good at having high airflow, not rad placement. :/

I mean right now gaming on stock clocks in SLI is more than enough to rape any game that I play using only in game graphical settings with the exception of The Witcher 2 and Ubersampling which kills my framerate so I don't use it.

And at stock clocks the highest I see the top card get without Vsync was like 75C I think in Metro. Don't really remember. But The Witcher 2 with Vsync is around 72C.

Which to be honest is much better than I thought it would be. I kinda feel bad for the top 580 which is the newest one as it was used for all of 5 minutes as a single card and then sandwiched in with the other one.

It started breathing a bit better when I zip tied a Scythe S-Flex E onto the hard drive cages and ended up dropping something like 3*C.

I'm still trying to decide if it's worth watercooling this setup.I mean temps only go above 80 when benching so it's mainly the noise. (Damn you open ear headphones.)
Since noise is the main concern, then watercooling would be perfect.

Your HAF 932 should have no problem accommodating a 360 up top and a 120/140 at the rear, where the fan is. If you find later on that you need more rad space, you can always buy or build a radiator mount and mount a larger one on the outside. These two are some good examples:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/90...?tl=g30c95s162
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21...?tl=g30c95s162

You should also check out fr0st's worklogs for some ideas since he used to have a HAF932 as well. He posted right above your post.
     
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post #2876 of 5998
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Since noise is the main concern, then watercooling would be perfect.

Your HAF 932 should have no problem accommodating a 360 up top and a 120/140 at the rear, where the fan is. If you find later on that you need more rad space, you can always buy or build a radiator mount and mount a larger one on the outside. These two are some good examples:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/90...?tl=g30c95s162
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21...?tl=g30c95s162

You should also check out fr0st's worklogs for some ideas since he used to have a HAF932 as well. He posted right above your post.
Thanks for the recommendation

Quite simple, just a RX360 up top. Pretty easy.
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Thanks for the recommendation

Quite simple, just a RX360 up top. Pretty easy.
What kind of temps should I expect with only a single 360 though? I'm looking to drop SOME heat so that I can push this OC a bit more for benching.

Would an RX120 help the equation much?

Would the pump from the RX360 kit be enough to handle both rads + 3 waterblocks?
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What kind of temps should I expect with only a single 360 though? I'm looking to drop SOME heat so that I can push this OC a bit more for benching.

Would an RX120 help the equation much?

Would the pump from the RX360 kit be enough to handle both rads + 3 waterblocks?
Well, a single RX360 with push pull handed my 920 with 1.4V, 2 5970's OC'd to 1220/920 @ 1187mV and a few other blocks not adding much heat and handled it well. CPU never sees 65* and GPU's never saw 45*.

You COULD add an RX120, but eh, not worth it IMO.
post #2879 of 5998
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Well, a single RX360 with push pull handed my 920 with 1.4V, 2 5970's OC'd to 1220/920 @ 1187mV and a few other blocks not adding much heat and handled it well. CPU never sees 65* and GPU's never saw 45*.

You COULD add an RX120, but eh, not worth it IMO.


If my GPUs never saw 45C it would be a miracle. The top card idles at 45 now. That would be excellent.

All that was really only on one RX360?

What's your ambient though? My room this summer has seen 24 everyday and 25 last night cause I was rocking The Witcher 2 for a few hours.
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One way that you could monitor (granted it won't be entirely accurate) you can use a fan controller like a Lamptron FC5 V2 (or something comparable) and use the temp sensors placed directly on the Vram. You would have to add about 5-10c to make sure that it's somewhat accurate. Unless the card specifically has an internal sensor (which from my understanding very few (if any) have them), you won't be able to monitor it with software.
arrgh, that sucks. i'm planning on putting some vram heatsinks on my asus 580 dc2, would like to know what difference in temps they would make, i guess i will never find out, now i'm just hoping that putting some vram heatsinks won't reduce heat dissipation, lol

thanks for the info
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