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Okay guys, I've traditionally watercooled either the CPU alone or CPU and Northbridge but with the advent of the X58 chipset I've been cooling only the CPU.

I'm SLI'ing my GTX 570's and I'm looking to watercool at least the card located at the top since it's being starved of air.

I'm going to add the top GTX 570 (not OC'd) to the loop. My i7 930 is OC'd currently @ 3.9Ghz. Right now when I stress test I see about 69-70C being put out by the CPU. With my radiator - Swiftech 320 QP, would it adequately handle my CPU and a single GTX 570?

I could use some constructive feedback and thoughts. Thanks in advance!

Loop:
Res -> Pump -> Rad -> CPU -> GPU -> Res

Additional Info:
Res/Pump
CPU Block:
Swiftech XT
GPU Block:
XSPC Razor
Rad:
Swiftech 320 Quiet Power
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post #2 of 9
depends on how deep your pockets are

cheap way
rasa xspc kit with 360 rad and add gpu block to it

best way

cpu block: ek supreme hf
rad : 360mm (swiftech 320qp)
res : any micro size (swiftech micro res)
pump : 655 either (b series) or variable speed B would be fine
you could go with a 35x if you want (I like my 655)
gpu block: ANY full cover block

you could go with a xspc dual bay res/pump combo in place of the micro res and the 655 will go right on that but it does take up 2 5.25 drive bays
it is nice and makes for a clean install
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depends on how deep your pockets are

cheap way
rasa xspc kit with 360 rad and add gpu block to it

best way

cpu block: ek supreme hf
rad : 360mm (swiftech 320qp)
res : any micro size (swiftech micro res)
pump : 655 either (b series) or variable speed B would be fine
you could go with a 35x if you want (I like my 655)
gpu block: ANY full cover block

you could go with a xspc dual bay res/pump combo in place of the micro res and the 655 will go right on that but it does take up 2 5.25 drive bays
it is nice and makes for a clean install
I actually have all the parts. I'm just concerned with TDP performance.
My parts so far are:
CPU - Swiftech XT
GPU - XSPC Razor
Res - XSPC D5 Res combo w/ D5 Variable version
Rad - Swiftech 320 QP

Do you think the parts I have will provide adequate cooling performance? I spent the bulk of my limited budget on the res/pump combo and a Silverstone TJ07 case.
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post #4 of 9
Might as well add the second GTX 570 to the loop and pick up another radiator.
Edited by UrbanSmooth - 3/12/11 at 10:35pm
    
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post #5 of 9
you should get a thicker radiator like thermochill pa120.3 or Feser 360, your system produces alot more heat than a Swiftech 320 QP can dissipate.
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post #6 of 9
A thicker rad is better espeically if you are going sli 580's those suckers toss off a lot of heat. Normally I would say you want the equivalence of a this 480 rad or a thin 480 in push/pull to cool sli 580's and a i7.
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Would the RX 360 do? I believe it is about 22mm thicker.
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I have three RX360s in my current project. So far, so good!
    
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post #9 of 9
I use the RASA 360 cause it great with low cfm and noise fans. I cool a 930 @ 4.2 and my 5970 and my temps are very solid always under 70 unless my room ambient goes over 75F.
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