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Watercooling advices needed.

Snorri

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Hey guys,

I am going to build a top end gaming rig soon, and have decided to go watercooling. After some research i think i will be getting this cooling kit: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...ooling Kit (Socket 462/478/LGA775/754/939/940).

I will be using watercooling on a QX9650 overclocked to 4ghz and the chipset on ausu striker 2 extrem 790i motherbroad, and 3x geforce gtx280 in tri-sli (i will be getting the water cooled version of these cards).

I am new to watercooling, could anyone please advice me whether using one of this watercooling kit will be enough to cool all the components above? only thing i am worry about is the cooling on 3 gtx280, they run hot.

If anyone has any opinion, please share it with us.

Thanks.
 

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Thats a pretty good kit for a CPU only and the chipset and/or 1GPU added. I dont know for sure it would perform better than air cooling all 5 blocks on just that loop!
 

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add a second 2x120mm rad and it could do it
 

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add a second 2x120mm rad and it could do it
Agreed, but with just the one radiator, I dont think it will cover your plans.
 

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Thanks for the quick replies, yes thats exactly my worry. could any of you give me some guide on how to connect a second rad on the same kit please? i really dont know much about watercooling. thanks.
 

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I say pump>>>rad#1>>>CPU block>>>Chipest block>>>Rad#2>>>Tri SLI blocks>>>back to the pump!

Its just a matter of the tubing getting tho everything, or making room for the second rad somewhere. Maybe a good 3X120 radiator could do it?
 

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I say pump>>>rad#1>>>CPU block>>>Chipest block>>>Rad#2>>>Tri SLI blocks>>>back to the pump!

Its just a matter of the tubing getting tho everything, or making room for the second rad somewhere. Maybe a good 3X120 radiator could do it?
doubtful he would be better off getting a 2nd 2x120 rad
 

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Ah ok thanks guys. is the rad made by swiftech good enough? Or do Danger Den or Koolance make better rads?
 

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I am using the Swiftech on my Striker Extreme 2 for the Chip and my 2 watercooled XFX 8800Ultra's. Absolutely love it. Reduced the video cards from 70 to 42 degrees. System is stable. QX 6600 OC to 3.5Ghz, air cooled ram, Mobo chipset not watercooled. I did by a second rad, but never used it.
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