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Old March 7, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Default Preliminary watercooling parts list.... any thoughts?

Hi guys. I'm looking to watercool my computer. 2 GTX 470's and cpu.
I'm looking mostly to just make things a little quieter as I know little about overclocking. A little wiggle room would be nice if I decide to take it up though.
I have little room in my case for rads but I'd like it mostly contained inside. I should be able to fit the dual rad on the top inside of case.
I currently have a corsair h70 on the cpu that will go away to make room for another rad if needed.
If I go with another rad, would it have to be a separate loop or can it just be a separate rad in a 2 radiator single loop?
Also, the quieter pump is...? d5 or ddc
VGA blocks -Aquacomputer 2X GTX 470

CPU block -Aquacomputer cuplex kryos pro

Reservoir -XPSC Dual bay / D5 pump

Radiator -Alhphacool nexxxos xt45 dual 120mm.... or
-XPSC EX240 dual 120mm low profile

SLI Connector -Phobya 2 slot (or 1)... or
-Aquacomputer SLI bridge

Fittings -phobya 3/8 x 1/2 compression fittings- black nickel
(buying 4 straight, two 45 degree and two 90 degree... should be enough)

Case -Cooler Master HAF 922

PSU -Ultra X4 750 watt

Motherboard -Asus Sabertooth 990FX

CPU -AMD 1055t
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Old March 8, 2012, 12:28 AM
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1. If you are worried about noise get the d5 vario or the new mcp-35x which gives you PWM control. IMHO, get the 35x.
There are mixed views on which is quieter, i believe its the d5. (Then again i dont think you have enough pressure with a d5.)
2.Radiator is a matter of preference, they dont differ by much. Just make sure you get fans appropriate to the fin density(fpi) of the rad.
3. Fittings requires planning on your side, but get rotary fittings.They can be more expensive but they are much easier to setup.
4.sli bridge? no idea... only done a single gpu setup..
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Old March 8, 2012, 02:23 PM
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You can have multiple radiators in the same loop. If you wish to have separate loops then you will need a pump for each. An additional radiator will require two additional fittings, so factor in that additional cost. You will be happy with your setup if your setup if you don't overclock, but with CPU + dual GPUs you will want the extra radiator from the get go. That should give you a bit of wiggle. Can't help you with the SLI bridge, either of them look like they will fit your application. The aquacomputer ones look like they will cost your more money, if that's any concern.
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