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Okay guys, I'm definitely thinking about going water for my sandy bridge upgrade in the next month, and I was wondering, would this loop be enough for a 2600k and GTX 580? Both overclocked?

Swiftech MCR320-DRIVE(combo rad/res/pump)
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i wouldn't use that res/pump/ res combo or that rad to cool that. it won't be enough. At minimum I would go with a double thick rad like a rx 360 with around 1500rpm fans. Along with that just get a mcp 350/355 as u stated with an aftermarket pumptop/ restop/ bayres top. With all that you should be golden
 
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Okay guys, I'm definitely thinking about going water for my sandy bridge upgrade in the next month, and I was wondering, would this loop be enough for a 2600k and GTX 580? Both overclocked?

Swiftech MCR320-DRIVE(combo rad/res/pump)
MCP350 pump
EK Supreme HF(for 2600k)
EK full cover block(for gtx 580)

Thanks!
With the MCR-Drive rads from Swiftech you don't need a separate pump in the loop, it is built in.
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i wouldn't use that res/pump/ res combo or that rad to cool that. it won't be enough. At minimum I would go with a double thick rad like a rx 360 with around 1500rpm fans. Along with that just get a mcp 350/355 as u stated with an aftermarket pumptop/ restop/ bayres top. With all that you should be golden
So, if I went with an rx360 and 3 ap-14 gentle typhoons, that would be enough to cool it much better than air? I'm looking for a much better cooling solution to what I have right now, because it gets pretty hot in the summer here. lol

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With the MCR-Drive rads from Swiftech you don't need a separate pump in the loop, it is built in.
Oh, well the one I was looking at getting didn't have one, I guess they don't all have them.
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I would the XSPC RX360 kit for $190, along with an EK 580 block. The kit comes with the XSPC Rasa (0.1C worse than the EK Supreme HF), an XSPC Pump/Reservoir Dual Drive bay unit, and the XSPC RX360 radiator. It also comes with tubing/barbs/clamps/fans.

If you wanted color you could replace the stock tubing with some colored Primoflex 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Tubing for around $20.
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I would the XSPC RX360 kit for $190, along with an EK 580 block. The kit comes with the XSPC Rasa (0.1C worse than the EK Supreme HF), an XSPC Pump/Reservoir Dual Drive bay unit, and the XSPC RX360 radiator. It also comes with tubing/barbs/clamps/fans.

If you wanted color you could replace the stock tubing with some colored Primoflex 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Tubing for around $20.
I would honestly rather save up a few more dollars and buy my own custom loop. I heard the pump/res combo isn't that great, not to mention it comes with a few things I would not have any use for.

However, I might end up buying the xspc rasa instead of the ek supreme hf. Is it really only .1C worse in temps??
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I would honestly rather save up a few more dollars and buy my own custom loop. I heard the pump/res combo isn't that great, not to mention it comes with a few things I would not have any use for.

However, I might end up buying the xspc rasa instead of the ek supreme hf. Is it really only .1C worse in temps??
Depends on the review but I like this one by BundyMania:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...d-roundup.html
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I would the XSPC RX360 kit for $190, along with an EK 580 block. The kit comes with the XSPC Rasa (0.1C worse than the EK Supreme HF), an XSPC Pump/Reservoir Dual Drive bay unit, and the XSPC RX360 radiator. It also comes with tubing/barbs/clamps/fans.

If you wanted color you could replace the stock tubing with some colored Primoflex 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Tubing for around $20.
Actually, now that I think about it, that would be a good idea. I could save a lot of money that way.

I do have one more question though, would I be able to use something like this to cool the gpu instead of a full cover block, and then use the stock cooling plate to cool the ram/vrm's?
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Actually, now that I think about it, that would be a good idea. I could save a lot of money that way.

I do have one more question though, would I be able to use something like this to cool the gpu instead of a full cover block, and then use the stock cooling plate to cool the ram/vrm's?
That's might be ok.
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That's might be ok.
I'm wondering if it will actually fit though.

Has anyone tried putting a gpu only block on a 580 with the stock cooling plate?
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