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Recommended #/size of radiators for 3 GTX 580s? (24/7 folding and gaming)

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Currently have SLI 580 (915/1830/2100), water cooled. Temps @ load folding are 34c (GPU #1) and 37c (GPU #2). Room temp is 25c.

Loop:
Res -> Dual Pump (EK Dual Top) -> RX 360 -> CPU -> RX 120 -> GPU #1 -> GPU #2

CPU temps @ load folding (SMP) are 55-60c (4 cores) @ 4.7Ghz, 1.392v (2600K).

If I added a third 580, would temps be fine with current radiators or would it be wise to add another radiator?

Another not as elegant solution, but cheapest without modifying the loop, would be fixing a 120mm fan in the area between the window and 3rd card for extra air-flow. The AP-15s are so quiet anyway, wouldn't matter to me far as noise goes.



Thoughts?
Edited by velocd - 2/19/11 at 4:12pm
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Your temperatures would be fine. They might rise a couple of C, but nothing to be worried about.
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Well since you already have a triple 120mm and a single 120mm rad you could either keep both and add another triple 120mm. But i believe that would be total overkill. Or you could sell your single 120mm rad and add a triple or a double 120mm rad of good quality. So something like this would be your new loop...
Res -> Dual Pump (EK Dual Top) -> RX 360 -> CPU -> RX 360 -> GPU #1 -> GPU #2 -> GPU #3
Res -> Dual Pump (EK Dual Top) -> RX 360 -> CPU -> RX 240 -> GPU #1 -> GPU #2 -> GPU #3

Edit: I dont know if this is possible but could you fit a 480 or 560 rad up top and maybe move your pumps and stuff around? Or what if you did two 240 rads up top and have a loop like this...
Res -> Dual Pump (EK Dual Top) -> RX 240 -> CPU -> GPU #1 -> RX 240 -> GPU #2 -> GPU #3

Just FYI my post is if you want to have some crazy water cooling lol
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You sure about going Tri-SLI with P67?
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You sure about going Tri-SLI with P67?
What's wrong with that?
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What's wrong with that?
Wondering also. I wont be sending my mobo in for recall, I only use the SATA 3.0 ports anyway.

I think I'll take Charlie's advice and see how temps are with 3. I'm not against spending money for better cooling but I'm just too busy ATM to swap out radiators and change my loop around.
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