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Hello people,

I'd like to put water cooling on my GTX 570 SLI, the airflow and temperatures are not good under load (like 70 - 80) and I don't even talk about overclocking + also lot of noise is not my way.

I've already found tempting water block in this shop>
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...cks-Page1.html

I just wonder what is the real difference between them (Nickel, Acryl, Acetal...)

Still, if I'd choose one of them I am not exactly sure where to start with the rest of the components (which pump, water cables...etc.)

Can you help? Thanks!
post #2 of 15
Frozen CPU is not a bad place you get a water block, you might want to check danger den also. Youll need a pump, radiator, and reservoir.
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post #3 of 15
Acrylic can crack if you tighten the barbs too much. I don't think Acetal has that problem. Nickel is just a plating over the copper block, so that is just aesthetics.

I would chose your blocks first. Then choose all the other components based on you case size, budget and properties of the blocks you choose.
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post #4 of 15
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Hi Stealth, thanks for reply.

One more point, what about cable compatibility? Is there any problem with sizes etc.? I don't want to have leakage or sth. Sorry for asking like that, just started with that topic
post #5 of 15
Do you mean tubing? You just need to make sure the OD of your barbs are the ID of you tubing. For example, get 1/2ID, 3/4OD tubing and 1/2OD barbs.

Just to clarify, barbs usually say what the ID of the tubing should be.
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post #6 of 15
You should read around the water cooling cooling guides.

Here's the tl;dr version

Every case is different. You need a place to put your pump, radiator, and reservoir. For two 570's I wouldn't go less than a 3x120mm or 320 rad. XSPC also makes dual 5.25 bay res/pump housing combo things. There is also different sized tubing ("cable") and barbs and compression fittings. It takes a bit of planning to water cool. It isn't something you just jump into and expect to work. However, once you do the planning it is not very hard.
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I would highly recommend you check this thread and its accompanying links. Helped me out for my first time immensely.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l-threads.html
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Your HAF should have enough room for a 360 radiator....
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post #9 of 15
Really, what you should do is buy the XSPC Rasa RX360 kit for $190, and then add on two GPU blocks. You can sell the H70 and get under 50C load GPU under 60C load CPU for a total cost of around $450 (with shipping).
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Acetal/nickel is a top combination used in premium products of block like EK etc...cheers!
    
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