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post #1 of 6
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Hi Folks,

I've been an avid fan of water cooled rigs but I have yet to delve into it myself so I am very much considering the idea.

I'm at a loss as to which parts to go for - I didn't even realise the selection was so diverse .

Anyways, I seek to have a better cooling solution for my CPU and 2 GPUs on my Sig and so far I have narrowed down the water block choices:

CPU: Apogee XT rev2
GPU: XSPC Razor 6970

TLDR/MEH

Can anyone recommend what size/capacity/brand radiator(s)/pump to work with the above blocks and parts on my sig? (Mid/high value range)


Cheers!
post #2 of 6
I say get a XSPC RASA for cpu and for VGA... maybe an EK block...
Radiator I say maybe a BIX 360 gen 2 or a XSPC 360 radiator with either high speed yate loons w/ fan controller.. or some gentle typhoons. That is what I would suggest!!
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post #3 of 6
For two GPUs and cpu, I suggest the 355/35X pump, as its much better in restrictive loops.
A single RX360 should give you decent temps, depends on the fans you are going to use.
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post #5 of 6
The gpu blocks you got are good, some places have mentioned they are better than the ek blocks for the 6970.

As for pumps go with the 355 as its very good for restrictive loops. The BlackIce GTX360 performs very well and it was recommended to me when I was looking for a rad to cool my cpu and 2 6970's

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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone, excellent inputs. The only thing really stopping me is the cost, found a supplier for the CPU loop (incl pump/fittings res/rad etc) but the 2 GPU blocks will cost the same as the primary loop .
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