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Heya people,
I know these kind of questions are asked all the time, but I know you guys can help me out. I have an i7 930 and two evga GTX 570 SC and I am looking to water cool them. I already have an EK Supreme HF copper/acetal and will most likely get two FC580 copper/acetal blocks.

Just wondering how many and what size rads to cool these. I have an NZXT Phantom and am looking to put a 360 rad in the top but I know I will need more than that.

Any suggestions for pump/res/rads would be awesome.
I am also not against having two loops if necessary.

Thanks a lot in advance.
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You would probably be better off with another loop, but I don't suppose it's absolutely nessecary depending on tube length and how constricted your flow is. You will want to toss in at least another 240 rad. Do you have a pump already? IF not probably either of these: Swiftech MCP655 or the MCP35X. You can always customize the pump top or assembly for a more tailored look if you want. The 655 has more PSI but a lower head, so take that into consideration with your build. Tube diameter doesn't seem to matter all that much, but how the tubing is run, what type of fittings, and the block/rad/reservoir can impact flow.

Your case supposedly supports dual rads already without mods, but I don't know what the exact specs are.
    
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You would probably be better off with another loop, but I don't suppose it's absolutely nessecary depending on tube length and how constricted your flow is. You will want to toss in at least another 240 rad. Do you have a pump already? IF not probably either of these: Swiftech MCP655 or the MCP35X. You can always customize the pump top or assembly for a more tailored look if you want. The 655 has more PSI but a lower head, so take that into consideration with your build. Tube diameter doesn't seem to matter all that much, but how the tubing is run, what type of fittings, and the block/rad/reservoir can impact flow.

Your case supposedly supports dual rads already without mods, but I don't know what the exact specs are.
This might be a thread jack but I'm looking into something similar and this will also help the OP.

Good sir what if you were to purchase an RX480 plus an MCP355 with the xspc DDC LAING top + res which dramatically improves flow. Could an Rx 480 or possibly an gtx/Rx 360 + rs/Rx 240 support two gpus and a CPU all OCEd or would it better of to get a separate loop for gpu?
     
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I'm under the viel that an rx480 can power a dual gpu and a CPU, but if OPS rig can handle it, the question is, does it make sense to make one giant loop or two small ones?
     
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I would definitely suggest at least adding a 120, a 240 would be more ideal however. Adding a second loop won't help your temperatures at all so I'd advise against it.
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I would definitely suggest at least adding a 120, a 240 would be more ideal however. Adding a second loop won't help your temperatures at all so I'd advise against it.
I was thinking of doing an internal 360 and an rear mount external 240 or 360.
That will probably suffice I think? I hope to overclock my i7 to 4.0

I'm not sure overclocking my 570's will benefit me too much?
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If you did two loops you could mount an RS360 in the top of the case, and an RS240 in the bottom for the CPU.

I have my RS360 mounted in the top of my phantom, it works perfect.
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If you did two loops you could mount an RS360 in the top of the case, and an RS240 in the bottom for the CPU.

I have my RS360 mounted in the top of my phantom, it works perfect.
Wouldn't I have a lot of tubing if I did that? Cpu at the top of the case with a rad in the bottom, and gpu's in the lower half of the case with a rad in to top?
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Wouldn't I have a lot of tubing if I did that? Cpu at the top of the case with a rad in the bottom, and gpu's in the lower half of the case with a rad in to top?
It all depends on how you set it up. But the reason why i said that is because the 240 can handle a cpu with ease, and the 360 would be perfect for the GPU.
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I was thinking of doing an internal 360 and an rear mount external 240 or 360.
That will probably suffice I think? I hope to overclock my i7 to 4.0

I'm not sure , will overclocking my 570's will benefit me too much?


We have similar systems and while I will never tell someone to not try to get the most out of thier money with a good overclock, with SLi GTX 570's, you shouldn't need to.

I am at/past/near stock GTX 580 performance now.
With one GPU I can easily see why someone would want to overclock.

With two GTX 570's/580's having a overclock won't make a darn bit of difference. Only if you are into benchmark wars, but still you aren't going to see any noticeable difference in gameplay.

I can run my 570 at 830/1985 with great endurance and no voltage tweaks.
Thats probably the most I would go in SLi, and those temps are still far away from needing to be on water, other then fan noise.
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