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looking at rad setups for my future loop

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So it's been my initial plan to build my loop and now that the rest of my system is done, I'm ready to start actively planning the loop. Everything in my sig rig is essentially what I'm going to be using. Hoping to get 5+ on my chip under water and full coverage blocks for both of my 6850s.

Im thinking I'm going to do a 360 at the top in push/pull (no shrouds) and a 120 on the back between the gpus and cpu also in push/pull. I'm set on the fans i'm using, the Xigmatech 120 1600rpm.

1st question: With the way I envision the loop on my head, considering what I'm cooling with a 360 and a 120, how negatively would a X flow radiator for the 360 affect my temps, or would I be ok? because it would make my loop order work out very well.

2nd question: Which radiator would work best with my fan setups, the 1600 Xig's, as well as the 120 being capable of being a 140, which would be the 1000 rpm ones. Or would I just be better off going with a 120x1 there as well with the higher rpm fans.

3rd question: Not really a rad question, but would an mcp350 work well this general setup, plan is to use koolance full coverage blocks for both of the gpus as well as a koolance 360 for the cpu.
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with an X flow radiator, the water makes the same amount of passes, it just leaves at the opposite end to were it enters, there should not be any difference in temps between a normal radiator and an X radiator.

id use either a Swiftech, EK or Stealth GT radiator as these 3 have a really high fin per inch count and will make the most of the fast fans your using.

since your wanting to use full cover waterblocks, 1/2" tubing is recommended so that rules the MCP350 out as it only uses 1/4" tubing. also having a waterblock for the cpu, plus the 2 HD 6850 waterblocks and the radiators is going to add up to a lot of restriction, so a faster flow pump would be a good choice. a MCP655 would be perfect, and if you dont want to pay that much a EK DCP 4.0 is also good
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Intel i7 3930K Batch: 3135B495T Gigabyte X79 UD7 GTX 570 3-way SLi Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB OCZ Vertex II / 3x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supreme HF Nickel, EK DCP4.0, Stealth GT 360... Windows 7 Ult 64bit Acer 22" G225HQ 
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Razor Lacosa Mirror Edition Silverstone Strider 1500w  Aerocool X-Preditor  CM Storm Sentinel Advanced 
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Razer Goliathus Speed edition 
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yeah, I actually wouldn't have any problem switching the pump to a 655, as for the x flow, I've heard it doesn't have quite the efficiency as a u flow
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