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So I am upgrading my comp and at the sametime adding a GPU Loop. My Case is a Cosair 700D. The GPUs will be cooled with a RX360 rad taking the top portion of my case.

My question is this I have a H50 Currently, and am switching to a 2600K.

I am using a XPSC Dual Bay Res that can mount 2 355 Pumps. I do not feel entirley comfortable modding the bottom of my case to fit a 240 rad. Would it be feasible to instead getting a single 140mm rad and a EK Supreme HF CPU Block and use that over my H50?.
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The rx360 rad can handle a cpu and gpu
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You'll only need one 355 pump, no need for 2.
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Are you just running the one 5870 from your sig rig? If so then the 360 will be fine for CPU and GPU as Juggalo said. This will also save you money on a second pump.

You did say that the GPUs will be cooled, if you are running more than one then I would still go for a single loop but add in an extra 140 rad. Incidentally, you can get two 140 (or 120) rads into the 700D without modding; one in the bottom and one on the rear fan mount (near the CPU).
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I will be running 2 5870s in Crossfire. My sig rig is being fully upgraded with 8GB 2133mhz ram, P67A-UD7, 2600K, Corsair AX1200, C300 SSD, and 3 HP ZR24w monitors.

I was gonna have 2 loops 1 GPU 1 CPU. IF one 355 is sufficient enough for both loops then I will get another res but I was under the impression that each loop req's its own pump.
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I was gonna have 2 loops 1 GPU 1 CPU. IF one 355 is sufficient enough for both loops then I will get another res but I was under the impression that each loop req's its own pump.
You were right; if you are running two loops then you need two pumps otherwise the flows will mix in the pump and you are essentially running one loop.

I would run one big loop with everything in it in series (order isn't really important other than res>pump). Some of the advantages of a single loop are that it is cheaper, you have the full cooling performance available if you doing a CPU or GPU only intensive task (think folding) and it is easier to install and maintain. You will only see a few C difference, if that, between a well set up single loop and dual loop system.

A 360 and a 140 could easily handle the CPU and 2 5870s and one MCP 355 is more than enough to get a good flow rate through the system.
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