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My H70 nor my Mega Shadow will be adequate for the speeds I want to stabilize, and I want to put my GTX 580 on the same loop to try to give it some more OCing headroom. It always fails on stressing when the temps reach around 90C.


Anyway, some of the parts I'm planning on using:

CPU: EK Supreme HF Nickel
GPU: EK Nickel Full cover block
Res: FrozenQ T-Virus lookin' thing 250MM
Radiator: Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 Radiator

Still need: fittings, algae killer (kill coil?), tubing (want to keep it blue or glowing, dunno what size), pump.

Could use some part suggestions. And will one 360 Rad be enough for my loop?
Edited by Sirius - 12/20/10 at 5:56pm
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Yep, one 360 will be enough, especially if it will be a BI GTX. What water block do you still need? Oh, and an MCP-35X/topped DDC 3.2/3.25 will be more than enough for the loop.
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Yep, one 360 will be enough, especially if it will be a BI GTX. What water block do you still need? Oh, and an MCP-35X/topped DDC 3.2/3.25 will be more than enough for the loop.
I edited out the water block. That was a mistake on my part That's a pump if I'm not mistaken?

With the res I picked (purely aesthetic decision), can I use a silver kill coil?
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That's a pump if I'm not mistaken?

With the res I picked (purely aesthetic decision), can I use a silver kill coil?
Yes, to both questions.
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I read reviews for the 35X and they say it's quite loud. What about the 655 or the 355 instead?
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The right pump top can make all the difference in noise if you don't mind voiding the warranty; besides, the 35X internally isn't too different from a 355. Over the 355, it has PWM, a different impeller, and stronger magnets. It's essentially the DDC 3.25 internally, while the MCP355 is a DDC3.2, so those are the differences.
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Sorry, I'm a bit noob at this so I'm not completely understanding your explanation :x
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Sorry, I'm a bit noob at this so I'm not completely understanding your explanation :x
The pump top; basically, the literal top half of the pump casing. Changing that can make a great difference in noise, and in some cases, performance; you have to void the warranty to do that, though.
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A-hah. I'd rather not do something like that: I like keeping my warranties
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A-hah. I'd rather not do something like that: I like keeping my warranties
Well, provided you value silence over performance, the Laing D5 Vario may be your best option; if that's somehow still too loud, I would look at the Jingway DP600 rebrands (I can list them if you want) or the Eheim 1046 12v.
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