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Old November 16, 2011, 05:53 PM
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So I currently have:

EVGA P55 SLI
i5 760
2 x XFX 6870's
2 x Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro
Corsair 600D
Corsair H70

I'm using the 200mm fans that came with the case as well as the fans that came with the H70. I was pretty close to just slapping on the mesh side 600t door with 4 fans and calling it a day but it already sounds like a f14 jet is in full flight while I'm playing games and its pretty loud at idle too.

I figure I can get 50 bucks for the twin turbo pro's with a new set of heatsinks and maybe another 40 from the H70.

Now, with that said...I can't spend any more than $500. From what I've read and seen online, I've pieced together what I think might be a decent setup. For me, it isnt so much to overclock to hell and back or get insanely cool temps, but to have a decently clean setup with ALOT less noise.

DAZmode Rasa STORM RS240 D5 Complete WaterCooling Kit:
Rasa Black (Acetal) CPU Waterblock
DazMode STORM D5 Strong Pump
XSPC Dual bay Reservoir for single Laing D5 pump
RS240 Radiator
120mm Fan x2
2 Meters of Clear 7/16" Hose
G1/4" to 1/2" barbs x6

I would also get:
2 x Watercool Heatkiller FC 6870 block
Another XSPC RS240 Rad
Random barbs and connectors (compression fittings are too expensive)

I was thinking of taking out the top 200mm mounting 1 of the rads on the inside top rad spot and cutting the grille a bit to get some better airflow. Push or pull only though due to lack of space. I was also thinking of ousting the front 200 fan and only using 1 HD cage. That would hopefully leave enough space to mount the other RS240 up there with a single 120mm fan too.

1. Are 2 RS240's going to work alright?
2. Do I have enough pumping power for that loop?
3. Any fatal flaws in the system that I should know about?

Thanks for the help guys
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Old November 17, 2011, 06:37 AM
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1: The 2x240 should be fine for a cpu block and 2 fc gpu blocks. The general rule is a single 120mm rad per block.

2: If you are worried about pumping power buy a 24v controller. I believe Daz sells some Koolance ones that are designed for the D5. 5.9 gal/min is the 24v flow rate. Sweet. The d5 works hardest with 24V, but will be louder (up to 40db@24v).

3: Noise might be a problem. The rs series of radiator is best for mid to high speed fans, and four 120mm fans blowing at mid to high speed can be too much noise for some people. You can instead buy the EX slim series Slim High Density Dual 120mm Radiator XSPC EX240 [EX240] - $49.99 : DazMode, The Best Canadian PC Watercooling and Modding Store! as it will perform better at lower rpm.

Also, do not forget to buy some biocide/rust inhibitor. Dazmode sells it, or a silver kill coil, w/e you want to do.
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Old November 17, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for the input. I've done some more searching and I kind of like this build. Its a bit more commitment with the cutting and all...Id probably just use a 120 or 240 up front but use a 360 up top. I probably woudnt do the acrylic cover though.
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Old November 19, 2011, 12:27 AM
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That's a really nice clean build. I like that acrylic cover! Ever thought about not going kit and just piecing what you need for the loop?
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Old November 20, 2011, 11:41 AM
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That's what I had originally thought of doing but it seemed like I could get exactly what I needed for cheeper than piecing together individual parts. The only way it'd be cheaper was if I could buy some of the stuff used but I cant seem to find what I'm looking for.

If anybody knows where to get a couple of full cover 6870 blocks for less than 120 each that'd be awesome!
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one 360 rad will do the cpu and vid card no problem.
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:56 AM
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but there are 2 vid cards...still enough?
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120mm per block, so 2 gpus, and one cpu should be fine. I wouldn't get a $120 block for a $150 card though. Get universal blocks. When you upgrade, you can bring them with you, plus at the cost of one FC block you can get two universal blocks.

Had it been at least a 6950/570 I would have said that a FC block makes sense, but not so much when you spend more on the blocks than you do for two used cards.
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Old November 21, 2011, 01:40 PM
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I thought universal gpu blocks were a bit of a headache to use for sli/xfire? How would I go about connecting them without spending the 60 dollar difference in fittings.
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I thought universal gpu blocks were a bit of a headache to use for sli/xfire? How would I go about connecting them without spending the 60 dollar difference in fittings.
They are a hassle for multi card setups. You would have to use 90 degree fittings and cut little short pieces of tubing to plumb them in. I did 3 way sli with ek universal blocks a while back, very tough.
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