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Hi guys, I'm looking into building a new (First build ever) Sandy rig, and these are the WC Parts I'm buying.

Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Water Pump

EK D5 X-Res Top 140 Pump Top / Reservoir Combo - Black Acetal

Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator - Black

EK Supreme HF Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Rev 2 - Nickel

EK GeForce 570 / 580 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acrylic (2 for sli)

Bitspower G1/4" Matte Black Dual Rotary 90° Adapter (4, one for pump out, one for cpu out, one for second GPU out, and one for res in)

Bitspower G1/4" Silver Shining Rotary 45 Degree G1/4" Adapter (for res out cpu in, vise versa)

1/4" ID Barb (8)

1/4" tubing, distilled water, biocide, clamps.


So, my questions are:

1. Does the radiator come with fans built in for cooling, or do I need to mount them?

2. For the two VGA Blocks, do I need a special connector for the SLI?

3. The P8P67 Evo board seems to have one extra lane between the two x16 lanes for SLI. Will a VGA waterblock connector (if needed) be able to reach that far?


Thanks a bunch!
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1. you will need to mount fans on it unless you case came with some fans that are good for water cooling
2. you might need to watch the spacing fo it becasue i know it gets tight with those massive gpus but you should be fine
3. yeah it should be fine
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What case and fans will you be using? I think you could get a better radiator for the same price.

1. The radiator does not come with any fans, you need to get some and then mount them with some bolts (usually 6-32 1-1/4).

2. You will need a special SLI connector, I would suggest the Danger Den Crossfire fitting kit, it's quite good and at $14 it's a steal.

3. The Danger den fitting kit will reach that far easily.

I also noticed you were using black and silver fittings, did you mean to do this? Don't you want the same color across your fittings?
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I'll be using these fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-121-_-Product

And I'll buy the DangerDen fittings. And, charlie, I was just using those as placeholders. They will all be silver.

I'll be putting all of this into a HAF X.
    
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The radiator should be swapped to the XSPC RX360 (best performance) or RS360 (cheaper). The radiator you currently have selected is not ideal for those fans.
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Switched. Thanks, charlie. + rep to both of you.
    
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