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Hey guys,

I want to water cool my rig but I'm pretty satisfied with the temps that my H50 is giving me. So I was thinking of just water cooling my cards.

I don't want to move the H50's rad so would a 240 rad mounted next to it work well enough to cool 2 580s?
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Next to it where? Won't something important be blocked that way?

BTW, I recognize your avatar...Ren and Stimpy right?
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Next to it where? Won't something important be blocked that way?
I have the H50's rad in the roof of my 700d. There's another two spaces for 120mm fans next to it where I thought I might stick a 240 rad.


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BTW, I recognize your avatar...Ren and Stimpy right?
It is

"No sir, I don't like it!"
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Hey guys,

I want to water cool my rig but I'm pretty satisfied with the temps that my H50 is giving me. So I was thinking of just water cooling my cards.

I don't want to move the H50's rad so would a 240 rad mounted next to it work well enough to cool 2 580s?
It will cool them, but it wouldn't be a huge improvement over air cooling. Generally you want at least a 1.5 120mm rads per 580 (so a triple rad min for 2 of them).
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As long as it's a clean fit, I don't see why not. There's room enough up there, and with the right fans it should work well.
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I agree, the triple rad will be the way to go. The 580s spit out a lot of heat. Are you looking for a completely internal setup?
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I have the H50's rad in the roof of my 700d. There's another two spaces for 120mm fans next to it where I thought I might stick a 240 rad.
It probably wont fit. A 120 and a 240 physically take up more room than a 360 due to doubling up on the port and top chambers.

What will work is moving the H50 rad to the fan mount near the CPU (I know you don't want to move it) and putting a 360 in the roof.

Then when you want to bring your CPU into the mix, sell the H50 and add a CPU block and a 120mm rad where the H50 rad is. Sorted.
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What will work is moving the H50 rad to the fan mount near the CPU (I know you don't want to move it) and putting a 360 in the roof.

Then when you want to bring your CPU into the mix, sell the H50 and add a CPU block and a 120mm rad where the H50 rad is. Sorted.
Ah, I like it. I'll try it that way then

The only reason I didn't want to move it was that I'd lose the exhaust fan - or doesn't it matter?



Would these do for a start:

2x EK-FC580 GTX (Acetal+Nickel GPU Waterblock)
1x XSPC RX360 Black High Performance Radiator
1x XSPC X2O 750 Dual 5.25” Bay Reservoir Pump V2
Edited by Mobius01 - 3/29/11 at 3:43pm
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Yep those parts are great just missing tubing, kill coil/pt nuke, fittings(barbs/compressions and a sli connector), and fans.
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