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Hey guys so in a few months i was thinking of putting together a loop for my sig rig. I have 2 questions, I was going to get 3 ek blocks (with sli connectors) for my 470s and was wondering if i got a 460 ek block could i add that to the 470 blocks or would the connectors not line up. If not might i be better off just getting a 465 and get a 470 block for that?

Lastly I was going to get an xspc rx360 rad would that be enough for three 470's and a 460/465? I was going to run a single 140 rad for the cpu.

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RX360 should be enough for the 470. If the 460 is being used for physx no to water cool. If you want the absolute best rad, the gtx 360 is with kazes 120x120x38

Get a 240 rad for the cpu
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Those radiators will not give you great temperatures for the setup you described. For quad sli 470s you really want a 480 radiator - minimum. Don't worry though, the top of the 800D is easily modded to fit an RX480 (I have the same combo) and it fits great. For the CPU the bottom of the case can be modded to fit a 240mm radiator.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11964965 
Those radiators will not give you great temperatures for the setup you described. For quad sli 470s you really want a 480 radiator - minimum. Don't worry though, the top of the 800D is easily modded to fit an RX480 (I have the same combo) and it fits great. For the CPU the bottom of the case can be modded to fit a 240mm radiator.

Not quad tri sli.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggalo23451;11965300 
Not quad tri sli.

tri sli 470s + 465 physx is basically 470 quad sli heat dump.
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I was going to have $250 initially when spring break comes along (was going to use that to WC the cpu) and a two later i was going to get the cards cooled too

I was thinking of getting this to start with in WCing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggalo23451;11964881 
RX360 should be enough for the 470. If the 460 is being used for physx no to water cool. If you want the absolute best rad, the gtx 360 is with kazes 120x120x38

Get a 240 rad for the cpu

hmmm, if i wanted to WC all the cards (the physx mostly for aesthetics i guess) would i be better off with a 465/470 waterblock for a gtx 465 instead of getting a 460? or would adding the physx card into the loop throw off the cooling? Just wondering =\ but by the sounds of it i should get a different rad
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Those radiators will not give you great temperatures for the setup you described. For quad sli 470s you really want a 480 radiator - minimum. Don't worry though, the top of the 800D is easily modded to fit an RX480 (I have the same combo) and it fits great. For the CPU the bottom of the case can be modded to fit a 240mm radiator.

Thanks for the input biggrin.gif + rep
hmmm what would be a better set up if i was not so good at moding? could go with better rads ( 360 rad and two 120/140 on back and bottom?)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11965476 
tri sli 470s + 465 physx is basically 470 quad sli heat dump.
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There is no need to wc physx card,but if you really want to you will need to get 1200rpm fans or higher for the rx360. The next option will be getting a bigger rad
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my RX360 seems to be working hard to cool my setup, I have an RX240 coming in to supplement my loop. I was also thinking of adding a gtx 460 for physx and add an ek block but I have a feeling that the ports won't line up when using the ek sli bridge (I have the triple parallel). gtx465 would use the same block as the gtx470 so you can use ek's quad sli bridge. though, quad or triple + physx seems just for benchmarking purposes.
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Just a few notes, as I have done something similar.

4 GPUs won't be cooled enough on a single RX360. Its a good radiator, but just not enough.

A GTX360 with either a push/pull if you are into lowering the noise, or a good 38mm fan will be much better. I'm using AP15s on GTX360s are push/pull and they work great together.
A GTX480 will be much better if you can fit one.

As long as the physx card will be the last in the list of GPUs, should be fine heat wise.
I get 10c difference between the first and last GPUs when I push my system, but they all work.

Also a 140mm single card for the cpu, tbh, its better using a H70 over that.
If you can fit a 2x120 rad, you can add all of them to one bit loop. It should be fine heat wise.

Also, I'm not sure if the 460 EK block will allign. I suggest you message them and ask.
I do know that the 470 EK block alligns with the 580 EK block tho (perfect fit even), so it might work if they keep all the outlets of the blocks at the same place.
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So modding the Corsair 800D to fit a 480 radiator is worth it for op's set up.
I am gonna be getting the Corsair 700D in a few months and I am wondering cause with a new case will come another gpu. I am just gonna be doing 2 way sli.

OT: Will my radiators I have now be enough for the additional gpu..
I have MCR220 and MCR320 I will be getting the 3 extra fans for the 360 rad for push/pull and keep the 240 rad in maybe a pull configuration.

On Topic...
You would need more radiator maybe get a 240 radiator in there or 2 360's mount on outside on the back after everything settles with temps hopefully it'll be enough.
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