What Radiator and pump i should get?

i need to cool cpu two gtx 260 ssc and the chipset. what size of radiator i need to get? and what pump is the best for that?
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  1. This is the pump I've been using for the last 3 years. http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd12v-d5_pump-variable-speed-by-laing.html

    I'm not sure what your budget for this is but the bigger the radiator the better. I used a radiator like this with my setup. http://www.dangerden.com/store/black-ice-gtx360.html

    From what little I've read about the 260's temps they are fairly close to what my 8800 GTS was. With stock coolers a single card was hitting 80+ C. With SLI they were over 90 C. I used a radiator like that one and dropped my load temps with sli down to around 54 C.

    Note: I was using full coverage blocks for my GPUs.
  2. so radiator with 3 fans will be fine to cool CPU, chipset, and 2 GPU? and i probobly gonna get this pump http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpu.html
  3. What about this?
    http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCR320-DRIVE-With-Pump-pr-4623.html

    You would have to mount it to the back of your case.
  4. i am thinking to put the radiator inside of the case maybe at front. this is my case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133021
  5. what do you think?
  6. What you need:

    A 2x220 radiator.
    A D5 pump aka MCP655
    You can find very good rad reviews here: http://skinneelabs.com/Radiators/TripleV2/Triples-V2.html

    In this order: res>pump>1st GPU>radiator>2nd GPU>2nd radiator>back to res.
    That would be the optimal set up.
  7. What waterblocks are you using on your GPUs? I see two different CPU waterblocks in there.

    The stuff you list looks fine. The biggest thing you want to avoid is using parts with dissimilar metals in them to avoid galvanic corrosion. http://www.dangerden.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9188
  8. you recommend to get 2 radiators, two fan each how about CPU? ( to Shadow703793 )
  9. kaa0653 said:
    What waterblocks are you using on your GPUs? I see two different CPU waterblocks in there.

    The stuff you list looks fine. The biggest thing you want to avoid is using parts with dissimilar metals in them to avoid galvanic corrosion. http://www.dangerden.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9188



    you are right. but in my list all parts made from copper.
  10. kaa0653 said:
    What waterblocks are you using on your GPUs? I see two different CPU waterblocks in there.

    The stuff you list looks fine. The biggest thing you want to avoid is using parts with dissimilar metals in them to avoid galvanic corrosion. http://www.dangerden.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9188



    it is not 2nd CPU block it is a chipset water block
  11. Those seem pretty tall. Unless I misread your original post you have SLI. You would need a lot of clearance between the cards to fit those and the tubing. If you bend the tubing to much it will restrict the flow of liquid which will decrease the efficiency of your cooling system. Also, everything I can find regarding that particular block shows it being used with CPUs. I'm sure it could work on a GPU as well but the size may be an issue (L x W x H: 44 x 33 x 54mm, 1.75" x 1.30" x 2.1", with fittings). All the GPU blocks I have seen have the fittings coming out the side so they don't interfere with other GPUs or expansion cards. The exception would be some full coverage blocks, but the fittings are so far away from the MB that they don't really cause this problem.
  12. kaa0653 said:
    Those seem pretty tall. Unless I misread your original post you have SLI. You would need a lot of clearance between the cards to fit those and the tubing. If you bend the tubing to much it will restrict the flow of liquid which will decrease the efficiency of your cooling system. Also, everything I can find regarding that particular block shows it being used with CPUs. I'm sure it could work on a GPU as well but the size may be an issue (L x W x H: 44 x 33 x 54mm, 1.75" x 1.30" x 2.1", with fittings). All the GPU blocks I have seen have the fittings coming out the side so they don't interfere with other GPUs or expansion cards. The exception would be some full coverage blocks, but the fittings are so far away from the MB that they don't really cause this problem.


    i gonna use this water blocks for my 2 gtx i don't need to band the tubes, they comes with SLI fittings http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_240_579&products_id=25170
  13. hmm... it all makes sense when I read this without my son yelling at me. Sorry for injecting my confusion there. That should drop your temps quite a bit. Good luck setting it all up.
  14. I would get a triple rad for that setup and danger den is always good stuff...
  15. matvey said:
    you recommend to get 2 radiators, two fan each how about CPU? ( to Shadow703793 )

    For CPU, keep a seperate loop.

    Specs:
    D5 + Swiftech XT (best) or GTZ,HK,etc (if cost is a problem).

    A 320/360 rad.

    A few recommendations:

    1. There really is no need for cooling the Northbridge unless you have a hotrunning Northbridge and/or going to OC it a lot.

    2. I highly recommend you getting a Universal GPU block (ie Swiftech MCW60) and the needed MOSFET/VRAM heatsinks. This will allow you to use the GPU block with the future GPUs and different GPUs
  16. but i gonna do 3 way SLI . and now i have 2 way sli, it is hard to band the tubes
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