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Hey, i have 3 GTX 480's with water blocks already installed and i have a Corsair 800D case. I need to cool all 3 of my GPU's not my CPU. Money is not an issue right now because i can still spend about 1400 on water cooling in by budget. (Sold some stuff on ebay and now have more cash ) How many rads do i need to PROPERLY cool 3 480's?
This is the options i was thinking:
1.)http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=668 Only 1000 watts of cooling, and i heard its pretty loud.

2.)http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1030 2000 watts of cooling!! But apparently it is also loud

3.) http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29721 Load this up with 3x 360 120mm rad's and have a push pull config. Probably do the job to. What RPM? I want it really quiet. (I would have a fan controller.)

4.) Any other options?

Out of what i came up with so far, which would be the quietest? I'm willing to buy whatever to get my rig really quiet almost silent and still cool the GPU's properly.

Please help me out greatly appreciated
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I think that if you use a good rad like the XSPC RX series that 3 x 360 might a bit overkill. Especially in push-pull. Depending on fans of course.

If you look Luke997s build: link

You will notice that in his final version he uses 2 x XSPC RX360 and 1 x XSPC 240. "Only" one RX360 and RX240 runs push pull. He uses the Akasa Apache fans. I would recommend Gentle Typhoons 1850 as they are more powerful and not really much louder.

With this setup he manages to run CPU (i7 980), 3 x GTX 480, MB MOSFETS and MB bridges and he does a really high overclock (if Iremember he reaches about 5GHz on te i980 (not sure if stable).

Check it out you might discover that less radiator will be enough.


Hope this was helpfull


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What case you got? then we can think up a waterloop plan
it will be a lot cheaper if you buy the Radiators and fans your self over some pre-build one


^ /fail

didn't see you put 800D


this on the bottom and a triple on the top and you will have ice cold temps.

and if you want to be hyper OP have on the bottom Fans then 120.4 more fans another 120.4 and then more fans

Epic sandwich!
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Hey, i have 3 GTX 480's with water blocks already installed and i have a Corsair 800D case. I need to cool all 3 of my GPU's not my CPU. Money is not an issue right now because i can still spend about 1400 on water cooling in by budget. (Sold some stuff on ebay and now have more cash ) How many rads do i need to PROPERLY cool 3 480's?
This is the options i was thinking:
1.)http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=668 Only 1000 watts of cooling, and i heard its pretty loud.

2.)http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1030 2000 watts of cooling!! But apparently it is also loud

3.) http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29721 Load this up with 3x 360 120mm rad's and have a push pull config. Probably do the job to. What RPM? I want it really quiet. (I would have a fan controller.)

4.) Any other options?

Out of what i came up with so far, which would be the quietest? I'm willing to buy whatever to get my rig really quiet almost silent and still cool the GPU's properly.

Please help me out greatly appreciated
Since you are concerned with the dB of the fans, I would recommend a HWLabs GTX360 with 6 Gentile Typhoon AP-15s in push/pull with shrouds. That's going to give you the absolute best performance while remaining impressively quiet.

If you weren't concerned with how loud the fans were, I would suggest 6 Delta AFB1212HE Rev3's in push/pull with shrouds, connected to a sunbeam rheobus extreme fan controller. Running those fans at around 2000rpm would push more air than the GT15s due to the superior static pressure, and they wouldn't be *that* much louder.

Either option is absolute top shelf performance though.
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I was planning on using maybe some 1150 RPM fans because they would be be even quieter. I like the gentle typhoons, but would having 3x360's with 1150 RMP fans on push pull be over kill or just right? I might even like to turn down the fans slightly with a fan controller.(I really want this to be inaudible, if thats is possible.)
What are your thoughts on this setup? since i'm only cooling 3 cpu's maybe i might not need 3x360 rads? I'm not sure how many i would need if i use 1150 RPM.
any ideas?
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I was planning on using maybe some 1150 RPM fans because they would be be even quieter. I like the gentle typhoons, but would having 3x360's with 1150 RMP fans on push pull be over kill or just right? I might even like to turn down the fans slightly with a fan controller.(I really want this to be inaudible, if thats is possible.)
What are your thoughts on this setup? since i'm only cooling 3 cpu's maybe i might not need 3x360 rads? I'm not sure how many i would need if i use 1150 RPM.
any ideas?
1150RPM is no good for Radiators...
you need fast spinning fans
this has epic air flow and very low noise. comes in three colours and you can get them without LED's if you want
    
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I was planning on using maybe some 1150 RPM fans because they would be be even quieter. I like the gentle typhoons, but would having 3x360's with 1150 RMP fans on push pull be over kill or just right? I might even like to turn down the fans slightly with a fan controller.(I really want this to be inaudible, if thats is possible.)
What are your thoughts on this setup? since i'm only cooling 3 cpu's maybe i might not need 3x360 rads? I'm not sure how many i would need if i use 1150 RPM.
any ideas?
You just need one good 360 rad (HWLabs GTX360), with 6 good fans for push/pull. Get the Gentile Typhoon AP-15s dude, they're super quiet. Toss them on a fan controller if you're really worried about it.

I have 12 GT15s, and when they're spinning at full blast inside my closed case, I can't hear them.
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Ok well i'm liking the 90 cfm at 19 dba fans from http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=4355
I will probably install those on push and pull.

I can mount a 360 on the top of my case, and i see in the picture above the guy has a 480 in the bottom somehow. I'm assuming you need to mod the case in some way, i could do that.

So to sum it up a 360 on top with push pull and those fans mentioned above from coolmaster and a 480 or maybe even a 360 in the bottom? with just push?

Will this work or do i need more rads
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Ok well i'm liking the 90 cfm at 19 dba fans from http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=4355
I will probably install those on push and pull.

I can mount a 360 on the top of my case, and i see in the picture above the guy has a 480 in the bottom somehow. I'm assuming you need to mod the case in some way, i could do that.

So to sum it up a 360 on top with push pull and those fans mentioned above from coolmaster and a 480 or maybe even a 360 in the bottom? with just push?

Will this work or do i need more rads
Do not buy those fans. They don't have much static pressure and won't work well on a rad.

Buy either Gentile Typhoon AP-15s, or Yate Loon high speeds.

Buy only one radiator, a HWLabs GTX360. Buy 6 fans, and attach them in a push/pull configuration. Mount the Rad at the top of the 800D case. It fits perfectly.
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Ok well i'm liking the 90 cfm at 19 dba fans from http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=4355
I will probably install those on push and pull.

I can mount a 360 on the top of my case, and i see in the picture above the guy has a 480 in the bottom somehow. I'm assuming you need to mod the case in some way, i could do that.

So to sum it up a 360 on top with push pull and those fans mentioned above from coolmaster and a 480 or maybe even a 360 in the bottom? with just push?

Will this work or do i need more rads
tbh you don't need the 120.4 at the bottom, that is overkill

120.3 on top and a single 120 on the bottom, all with CM R4's in push n pull
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