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Thanks for all of the quick response, it's much appreciated. As for the cooler on the back it's completely possible, I was actually thinking of that as a possibility. Part of the reason for wanting to put the 460's under water is that the top card even at stock clocks is quite hot( about 77c when gaming). And again they are very loud. As for swapping out For a 580, the shipping and restocking fees would be quite high, and I would be using about the same power for less performance.
Any opinions on this kit http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l=g30c321s1367 ?
77c for a gtx 460 is not hot. these things can go over 100c and be fine. try adjusting your fanspeed on the vga's with the afterburner software, maybe slow them down to keep em quiet.

as for the kit, id stick with the rasa.
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post #12 of 28
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Thanks for all of the quick response, it's much appreciated. As for the cooler on the back it's completely possible, I was actually thinking of that as a possibility. Part of the reason for wanting to put the 460's under water is that the top card even at stock clocks is quite hot( about 77c when gaming). And again they are very loud. As for swapping out For a 580, the shipping and restocking fees would be quite high, and I would be using about the same power for less performance.
Any opinions on this kit http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l=g30c321s1367 ?
That's a half decent kit, the radiator is a little weak though. The price is also less than ideal - at that point it's better to just build your own loop to get exactly what you want.
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Could we get some pictures of the GPU setup? I'm curious what is causing the cards to run so hot.
    
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Heres the pic as requested. I am using both of the 16x slots, there is a 8x in between those cards.
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Oh man, thats a really unfortunate PCIe placement for those kinds of cards. All I can think of is putting something between the cards to sort of pry them apart a bit, push the top one up and the bottom down to give it a little breathing room.

Well other than WC of course, but I don't know if they make blocks to fit those cards (not sure if they are reference PCBs or not).
    
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even if there that close together, I can't figure what blocks to cool with that GPU setup... My advice like previous posts back is mess with the fan speeds...
post #17 of 28
Get a PCI riser and use it to mount the card somewhere else.

http://www.b2c-support.com/pcie-pcie...le-p-4154.html
Edited by charliehorse55 - 1/11/11 at 6:53pm
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u can get the xspc rx360 kit for cpu for 200$ and 2 blocks are around 300$ make sure to get EK blocks from what ive seen they are the best so far
and here is ur 500%
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ZealotKi11er tends to give pretty useless advice
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post #20 of 28
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No matter, I made a list haphazardly anyways:

xspc full cover gtx 460 block x2 ......$150
xspc rasa........................................$50
xpsc 360---------------------------------$85
355 pump.......................................$70
resevoir.........................................$ 50
tubing/fitting/fans/additives.........$50

Total with shipping should put it just under $500
Looks like a good setup, but save $50 and do a simple T-line instead. Once the loop is properly bled there isn't enough (read: any) change in volume to be noticed or compensated for by a res. Unless you're set on the look of a reservoir, I'd save your money. I've had a constantly evolving loop for about 3 years now, and it's been more important to me to spend the money on blocks and other parts instead of a res when there's no performance to be gained. Others might feel differently though, there certainly aren't too many bigtime builds running Ts these days...

Actually, you could get a top for the 355 with the money you save. I've always been a 655 guy myself, I currently am running two 3 and 2 years old respectively, so I can't say much for which top to get, but Charlie or others will know!
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