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So, I'm planning a water cooling loop, and I was wondering what size of a radiator(s) I should get for a loop with three gtx 480s, a motherboard block (my motherboard gets SUPER hot, so keep that in mind), and an i7 920. Would something like 2 360s do it? How much do I need? Thanks!
    
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man overclocked it will be like 1kw of tdp to cool i dont think any single rad could handle this XD
i saw a 360 barely doing the job for the single 480 + i7. maybe some 3x360?
the worst crap is that only swiftech is giving an information how many w of tdp their rads can dispatch. but it can still provide some information
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What fans will you be using? It makes all the difference in the world.
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Ok, that 4x180mm rad may just about do it, otherwise, a pair of 360s or 480s would do it fine. You could probably get away with a 360 and a 240, or a 480 and a 120...

You'll want some good pumps too, a pair of them, 4 GPU blocks will be very restrictive, you may want to split them up into 2 loops just for better flow.
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Well what I plan to do is this:



The blue tube in the picture is coming from the radiators and the pump (which will be under my house because 1.) it's very cool, even in Summer, and 2.), I won't hear the pump or fans, because it's under my house ), and the pink tube is the hot water that will be going back to the radiator and pump. I don't plan to buy this all at once, I plan to go for just the cpu, then buy another gtx 480, and buy 2 gpu blocks, then the motherboard, then another 480 and another gpu block.
    
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post #7 of 15
Okay, I would get the GTX480 radiator. Buy some Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM fans and you will have more than enough cooling power for that loop of yours.

For the GPU blocks I would recommend EK waterblocks because of their amazing bridge connector. Buy the triple parallel version and a single blank link. The blank link will fill in the spot where your third card will be installed to in the future.
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Do you think I'll be able to hear 3000rpm fans with just a layer of carpeting, and wood between me and the fans?
    
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post #9 of 15
Yes. What about some 2150 RPM GentleTyphoons?

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...oon-2150s.html

Have to wait a month for them but in the mean time $3.50 yate loons would work very well.
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..What about some 2150 RPM GentleTyphoons?

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...oon-2150s.html
Bingo. Jackpot. Do that .
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