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Any fans that are at least 1800rpm ~60-80 CFM will work great on that GTX. I got some 1800rpm turbines on mine that I bought based on looks only and they work great
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Is there any reason why you want a flow indicator? It's definitely not a required component, just something to monitor. I'm pretty sure you'd be fine without one.
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Not really any reason, just another gadget.
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post #14 of 32
The 800D, as I have found, is GARBAGE for air cooling. However, it makes a fantastic water cooled rig.

I put my gpu and cpu under water and I love the silence + the cool temps. You'll def be pleased with going water cooling.
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A question on tubing routing.
I'm planning on using this block for my GPU's, http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=966
I'm trying to figure out the best way to run between the 2 blocks, I don't know if the 7/16" tubing can handle a bend that tight or if there are some other fittings that I haven't seen to make it easier. Any suggestions?
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A question on tubing routing.
I'm planning on using this block for my GPU's, http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=966
I'm trying to figure out the best way to run between the 2 blocks, I don't know if the 7/16" tubing can handle a bend that tight or if there are some other fittings that I haven't seen to make it easier. Any suggestions?
One way to make the tubing bend that tightly is to run this cycle.

Heat the tubing up, very hot so that it becomes very flexible. Bend it into the shape you need. Next, put it into a bucket of ice water so it cools down VERY quickly. Repeat this cycle 4-5 times for the best results and you will get tubing that is stuck in that bend and will NOT kink if done correctly.

It is very useful if you want your tubing to make a very tight bend while still looking good.
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Thanks Kinru, I'll give that a try.
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The parts are starting to roll in!

FrozenCPU ships REALLY fast!
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Nice choice. Hope you enjoy your build.
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The temps are too much on the GPU's for my liking, even when spaced out with a 4" crossfire cable, so it's time for water!

As this is my first foray into water cooling I've been looking at parts and reading stuff for 2-3 weeks and am planning to cool only the GPU's at this time, air is good enough on the CPU for the time being.

So far I've picked the following;
Black Ice Stealth GTS 360
GT AP-15's in push/pull or possibly AP-29,30,31's
D5 pump
1/2" or 7/16" tygon clear tubing
StealthRes 175 Multi-Option Reservoir
Koolance GPU-220 GPU waterblocks (no full coverage for my cards)

I'm not too worried about noise as long as idle is a relatively low rumble and full load temps are reasonable. I have a Lamptron Touchscreen Fan Controller on the way to tame the fans and automagicly ramp up the speed when needed.

Any comments/recommendations?
hmm I have crossfire 6970's and they seem to run fine and idle at 40 degrees average.. sure you dont have some funny settings on or extra displays turned on that are not used?
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