i dont really have a budget. but id like to get the cheapest and most reliable setup as possible
im most likely going to be getting a second gtx 670 ftw graphics card and doing an eyefinity/nvidia surround setup at 5760 x 1080 on 3 27 inch monitors. i would be wanting to overclock the cpu and graphics cards as much as possible to get the best performance for the nvidia surround setup.
so i would be cooling two gtx 670 ftw and my cpu 3570k. and would i need more than a 280mm rad with fans on both sides to cool all of this??
my questions would be is watercooling worth it? and would i need it for overlocking just to game? and if i didd watercool and overclock how much of a performance boost would i see?
the items for the watercooling system would be..
Radiator. i would put fans on both sides for a push pull method
and then these for the gpu waterblocks i guess.. i have no idea if these are good or not. i looked up that gtx 680 referance water blocks will fit on non referance gtx 670s. if you could confirm that that would be great
First off Nvidia does not do Eyefinity that is an AMD feature , Nvidia does 3D surround.
You would need a 420mm radiator with three 140mm fans on each side for push/pull.
You can't use the GTX 680 water blocks for the FTW 670 video cards and I would do a lot more research before buying a 680 water block for the 670 FTW card. The cpu water block is a good choice. I would be careful with the uv red tubing as some of it can look orange when the uv light is not on or is not strong enough. You can use any fans that you want as long as they are the 140mm size but it would pay to shop around and get four of the same cfm and dba.
The radiator that you have chosen is a thin one and a thicker one would be better. The pump resivoir is a good choice.
You can use GTX 680 full coverage waterblock for GTX 670 FTW. I have a friend with a GTX 670 FTW, it has the exact same layout as the GTX 680 reference board. Any GTX 680 reference waterblock will fit (Aquacomputer Aquagrafx GTX 680 waterblock, Watercool Heatkiller GTX 680 LT and hole edition, Koolance GTX 680 waterblock, EK GTX 680 waterblock, XSPC GTX 680 waterblock all fit).
A reference GTX 670 waterblock, however, DOES NOT fit.
so if i went with a thick 280 mm radiator and did a push pull with that and then got a 120mm rad and only put one fan on that would that be enough to cool a cpu and two gtx 670s??
You need at least a 420 mm to do 1 cpu and 2 GTX 670. It would be best to get 2 radiators (1 big one on top such as 420 mm radiator and a 240 mm radiator on the bottom) to cool 1 CPu and 2 video cards.
A 420mm radiator is three 140mm fans on each side and will cool the cpu and two video cards, you do seem to want to use the 280mm radiator is there a reason for that ? Having one radiator in the loop would be better than having two seperate ones , just more connections and more work. Do you not have the room for the 420?