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Old March 9, 2012, 03:16 PM
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I just purchased the following items from a fellow HWC and need to know if they are up to the task of cooling both my i7 2600k and a GTX 580 or 7970.

Swiftech MCR320 (360 rad,res,MCP35X pump)
Swiftech Apogee XT rev2 Water block
Swiftech Micro Res

There will be 1/2 barbs for all the items (6x)
Clamps (6x)
Mounting kit for 1366/1155/1156 for the cpu
Some mounting hardware for the res
Screws for mounting fans on the rad.

I have some 120mm Noctua fans and some 120mm Fractal fans that I can fit to the rad.
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Old March 9, 2012, 03:26 PM
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It will definitely cool your processor. You will need a water block for whatever video card you choose. Either fullcover or universal depending what route you wish to take.
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Old March 9, 2012, 05:18 PM
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I run a GTX580 and a i7 920 on a triple rad with no problems, and the 2600k isn't near as hot as the X58 chips.
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Old March 9, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Great news, now I just need o either sell my MSi GTX580 and get one with a block, or buy a 7970 and a block.
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Old March 10, 2012, 04:47 PM
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You might need more RAD if you dont ramp up the fans. I run my fans @ 5-7v so 360 is not enough for me.
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Old March 11, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Easily enough, Since i ran that rad with GTs @1100RPM and had really good temps with a 4.6 2600K and 2 470GTXs.

I ran Noctura P12s on that rad and they did an ok job, i switched to GTs and found they where alot better over all.
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Old March 11, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Ok so I have purchased the following new items.

A Radeon 6990 with a waterblock from Zealotki11er along with 6 Feser Compression fittings 3/8ID - 1/2OD Straight Compression Fitting - Silver FC High Flow Fitting G1/4 - 3/8ID - 1/2OD [3812] - $7.49 : DazMode, The Best Canadian PC Watercooling and Modding Store!. All I need now is clarification on the tubing I require and how much? Also should I purchase one of these, 5A External DC Power Supply (MOLEX) for System Testing 5AMP 12V,AC/DC POWER ADAPTER W/ 4PIN MOLEX CONNECTOR [PS-12V5A] - $18.99 : DazMode, The Best Canadian PC Watercooling and Modding Store!

I would also like to clarify that all of this will easily fit into the top of a HAF 932 case, I believe so, although Swiftechs site seems to mentions issues with the reservoir if top mounted and it not being higher than the pump?
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Old March 12, 2012, 01:05 PM
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You don't really need that need that power supply. You could grab one of these:Link

or just short your own: Turn on a Power Supply without a Motherboard - YouTube


Any of this tubing will do for your compression fittings you bought.
Dazmode 3/8" ID - 1/2" OD TUBE
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Old March 12, 2012, 04:53 PM
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I was also wondering how I am going to line up the fillport from my HAF 932 Black edition to the Swiftech MCR320, do I need some extra parts for this? Also do I need to use the Micro Res, will it be of any use?
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:48 PM
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If you have a fillport you can use a t-junction with the tubing to the fillport acting as your res which would replace the micro-res. As far as the tubing goes... your fittings tell you everything you need to know about the size... 3/8 ID 1/2 OD (inner diameter and outer diameter).
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