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OK, my point may be lost.

When I was assuming that there wasn't a specific store to buy from, I suggested that there were other options. Corsair has the H80 and H100 at the top of their sealed water cooling units (the i series doesn't yet seem to be available at the stated retailer). The H80 comes as single radiator, with a fan for each side. It does a good job cooling, but it only slightly outperforms some air cooling options.

The H100 comes as a dual width radiator, and is packaged so that two fans can be placed on one side (you can get 2 more fans, but it doesn't come packaged with them). The H100 has better performance than the H80. If you've got room in your case, get the H100. If you want something smaller get the H80.

My original point was that the H series is not as great as the Thermaltake alternatives. Noisier fans, a 100 USD additional purchase for digital fan speed control, and more rigid tubing make the other options worth pursuing if you can. As the OP doesn't have this option, the H100 should be a good fit. It's capable enough, and you can connect the fans to your MOBO for control.
For reference, my H80 does 23c idle 37c load on my pII 945 overclocked. Some of the best air cooling can come close, but nothing air can touch that.
 
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OK, my point may be lost.

When I was assuming that there wasn't a specific store to buy from, I suggested that there were other options. Corsair has the H80 and H100 at the top of their sealed water cooling units (the i series doesn't yet seem to be available at the stated retailer). The H80 comes as single radiator, with a fan for each side. It does a good job cooling, but it only slightly outperforms some air cooling options.

The H100 comes as a dual width radiator, and is packaged so that two fans can be placed on one side (you can get 2 more fans, but it doesn't come packaged with them). The H100 has better performance than the H80. If you've got room in your case, get the H100. If you want something smaller get the H80.

My original point was that the H series is not as great as the Thermaltake alternatives. Noisier fans, a 100 USD additional purchase for digital fan speed control, and more rigid tubing make the other options worth pursuing if you can. As the OP doesn't have this option, the H100 should be a good fit. It's capable enough, and you can connect the fans to your MOBO for control.
So, looking at the Phantom 410 case, could i fit the H100 on the case? or would it have to be the h80?
 

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Cougar turbines? Are those more powerful fans? I plan on running 1 1080p monitor but possibly 2 when i can afford it. Is the GTX680 more for running multiple monitors? Compared to the HD 7970, which is better?
They offer higher air pressure (better rad cooling) and are quieter due to the design, and they are MoFo'ing orange :D. 7970 scales better with monitors, as far as im aware the 680 was a flop and most people are going 7970's or 670's
 
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So, looking at the Phantom 410 case, could i fit the H100 on the case? or would it have to be the h80?
As mentioned in the previous thread; yes, the H100 will mount to the top of the Phantom 410.
 
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For reference, my H80 does 23c idle 37c load on my pII 945 overclocked. Some of the best air cooling can come close, but nothing air can touch that.
Oh wow, true.
 
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They offer higher CFM (better rad cooling) and are quieter due to the design, and they are MoFo'ing orange :D. 7970 scales better with monitors, as far as im aware the 680 was a flop and most people are going 7970's or 670's
Aaah, are the cougar turbines much more expensive?
 

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Just out of curiosity, can you crossfire two different cards, eg. a 7970 and gtx680?
 

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You can only crossfire cards of same series for AMD. ex: 7xxx. The crossfire will take the core speeds of lowest card.

Nvidea: you need the same card. Ex: GTX670> GTX670. GTX670 will not SLI with GTX680