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Cooling SLI liquid cooling loop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by clownfart, 30 Oct 2008.

  1. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    I'm getting two GTX 260s soon, could be any version, I haven't decided yet. I'm not a fan of stock coolers, and there's no air coolers that I like, just the HR-03, but its too big for my case, and the fan on the first one would be blocked by the second card (as you can see here).

    Anyways I decided to get an over the top LC loop just for my video card, because I can.

    The prices in Canada are spiking cause our currency is staying low. not good for me since I want to upgrade soon. I'm waiting for the prices to be $300 for a GTX 260 then I'll buy them.

    So here's the over the top loop:

    • 2x GTX 260
    • 2x EK-FC280 GTX SLI Nickel plated
    • TFC Xchanger 360
    • MPC655
    • Feser One Fluid UV Black
    • Tygon 1/2 ID
    • 3x Noctua NF-P12


    So is that too much over kill, what could I get instead? I will only be putting the card in the loop, nothing else. The waterblocks are $300 alone, so I want to get this loop cheaper.

    I'm also wondering how I should build the loop.
     
  2. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Quite over the top. But if you're going for silence, I'd think you have it pegged. You'd have plenty of headroom for other stuff too, for the future. Honestly, you could go with a Swifty MCR-320 or something instead to save some cash. About a third of the price of the Feser ($50 versus $140) , and still enough performance for just the two GPU's. Assuming you can get that gear up there. :confused:
     
  3. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    I like the look of fat radiators. Another one I liked is the Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 its $45 more, so maybe I'll end up with the one you suggested. I really don't like noise from my PC. 20dBA is alright, but anything more and it becomes a nuisance.

    Also I want to get some compression fittings for everything. I'm probably buying from NCIX.com. If anyone knows of some good fittings I'd like to know. :)
     
  4. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    With that Feser 360 rad you could add a CPU to the loop, easily. XSPC is very cheap rad - 3x120 - same performance as Swiftech and lower price.
    But if you like the size of Fesres (I like it too:)) I would go with 240 rad - enough for SLI GTXs.
     
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