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No, I said a 360 would be very tight for 580 SLI.

If you want to do this correctly you are looking at around $1000 just for the case and water cooling. For 580 SLI I would want a minimum of a 480 radiator, and for tri-sli I would want a 240 and a 480.

They put out a lot of heat.

Check out mountain mods cases, they can fit an absolutely ridiculous amount of radiators inside of them.
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No, I said a 360 would be very tight for 580 SLI.

If you want to do this correctly you are looking at around $1000 just for the case and water cooling. For 580 SLI I would want a minimum of a 480 radiator, and for tri-sli I would want a 240 and a 480.

They put out a lot of heat.

Check out mountain mods cases, they can fit an absolutely ridiculous amount of radiators inside of them.
Lol a appreciate the advice for the new cases, but im either going with the rv03 and if not il stick to my rv01 which i can make work...

ok so if i can fit 2x 240rads in the rv03(or sum how make the rads equal to 480) i should be good with that case?

so your saying the 2way sli 580s need a 360rad(or equal to) on there own?
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technically a 240 rad can work, but you're looking at some super high rpm fans, in the neighborhood of 5k rpm and higher. Temps still wouldn't be good tho. I'm running a total of 12 x 120 rad area for my tri sli setup and temps are decent. I wouldn't run it in that case at all. I find my UFO tight for cooling a tri sli setup and it's not small by any means. There are some super high rpm delta fans out that that will run that setup on a 240 rad, but you're looking at something that will sound literally like an airplane turbine
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technically a 240 rad can work, but you're looking at some super high rpm fans, in the neighborhood of 5k rpm and higher. Temps still wouldn't be good tho. I'm running a total of 12 x 120 rad area for my tri sli setup and temps are decent. I wouldn't run it in that case at all. I find my UFO tight for cooling a tri sli setup and it's not small by any means. There are some super high rpm delta fans out that that will run that setup on a 240 rad, but you're looking at something that will sound literally like an airplane turbine
At which point, you're probably better off sticking with air anyway.
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Best advice I have- Press the buy button and never look back! Dont 2nd guess yourself on the temperature difference. I came from a NH-D14 to a custom setup with a 240mm rad and lost 10-12C! About 8C now that I overclocked higher!

When you are putting it togeather, hand tighten all the fittings till you cant turn them with your fingers. Make a plan beforehand about how you are going to run tubing through your case and where everything will fit, it makes it easier down the road. Also, get tubing 1/16" smaller than your fittings (for 1/2" barbs, get 7/16" tubing). Watercooling is ALOT easier than you think it is!
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Best advice I have- Press the buy button and never look back! Dont 2nd guess yourself on the temperature difference. I came from a NH-D14 to a custom setup with a 240mm rad and lost 10-12C! About 8C now that I overclocked higher!

When you are putting it togeather, hand tighten all the fittings till you cant turn them with your fingers. Make a plan beforehand about how you are going to run tubing through your case and where everything will fit, it makes it easier down the road. Also, get tubing 1/16" smaller than your fittings (for 1/2" barbs, get 7/16" tubing). Watercooling is ALOT easier than you think it is!
Im not scared of doing it, i just need to get my set up right im trying to run a Oc'd i7 and 2x gtx 580sli which is alot more heat then your set up, you prolly dont even have your gpu on ur loop.. its just hard because im trying to make a case work that isnt designed for watercooling but i want to make it work lol
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Ok So I once again looked threw all the pictures "HARD" pondering how i am going to get this case to work, and from the picture above(from youtube) i can see my Black Ice gtx360 mounting on the back, and putting a black ice 120 on the inside end of story lol il make it work!

One Question that you guys never answered, what is better for the 120rad, thick style with one fan, or a stealth style with push/pull?
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I'd stick with a thick radiator and a single fan.
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the 120 thick rad with 1 fan i believe would be better because its covering more surface area. Imho your probably better just sticking with your rv01 if your just going to ruin the way it looks by mounting a huge radiator to the back and remember when you get your radiators to clean the gunk out of them with water.
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I'd stick with a thick radiator and a single fan.
Should the single fan be doing push or pull?
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