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And get your CPU at 4.0Ghz! +
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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.
Well on my mobo, the cards are right over top of each other and in game, the top card pushes towards 90C and I don't like that.

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And get your CPU at 4.0Ghz! +
I definitely will get there as soon as I can. The highest I have gotten up to on my crummy eco is 3.6 I think.
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So since I have limited space in the top of the phantom, I was thinking these fans
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-138-_-Product

And the swiftech MCR320-QP rad.
http://www.swiftnets.com/assets/imag...ons-600x81.gif

I deal with a cnc shop through my work so I can have a mounting bracket made for a 360.

Thoughts?
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Sorry for the bump. But still looking for advice!
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Don't need mounting brackets for a 360mm rad in the phantom. You just have to drill some holes.
let me get some pictures for you.
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How detrimental to flow are 90 degree compression fittings? I think I might need to use some if I mount a 360 to the back of the case.
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I basically have a similar build going, kind of just want to subscribe but while I'm here I'll add my 2cents.

I will probably be adding the second 570 in a month or so. Over the past 2 weeks I've got my cpu watercooled OK with a 240 rad. I don't think it would make too much sense to throw one or two 570s in that loop. For one thing I'm still trying to get the cpu temps down a good 5c, i need to check this cpu for straightness I think it is literally warped on one side...

Did you buy both 570s at the same time or start off with one by itself for a bit? If the latter, would you say its a big difference and worth spending the $ for the second card?

Like someone had said earlier, I'm not even sure if it's worth overclocking the 570s that much to begin with. I would think 2 of those on the stock clock is just about going to blow anything away. I haven't spent much time OCing the one 570 yet, but I've gotten it bumped just short of the 'superclocked' version of the card without any trouble. If I wanted to take it any higher than that and/or lower the temps in there, I'd end up with a 360 or 480 rad and no place to mount that. The idea of a rad hanging off the case somewhere turns me off. I would either try to get a huge MM case and keep it all inside, or build a totally external setup in a wall cabinet with disconnects.. Either way that's a huge time and money expensive project, and just the one cpu loop and stock 570s are probably more than I need anyway...

I also see people watercooling the chipsets and ram, is that at all worth doing? Do those components deserve their own loop or can you squeeze it in with the cpu and/or gpus?
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Pictures of my rad mounting.


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Did you buy both 570s at the same time or start off with one by itself for a bit? If the latter, would you say its a big difference and worth spending the $ for the second card?
I actually was gifted the second card about a week after I got the first one. I don't see enough of a performance increase to justify paying $350 - $400 on a second card. But if you hope to go with 3 monitors at high spec like I hope to do, I think it might be a good investment.
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Pictures of my rad mounting.]
Thanks for posting those. It's nice to see that mounting a 360 will not take to much modding. Also, what is your fan set up on that rad?

I don't think there is space for and 25mm thick fans underneath the rad. Am I correct?

If it isn't to much hassle, can you post some pics of the under side of your rad?
Edited by Ovlazek - 2/7/11 at 8:35pm
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