I will probably SLI or upgrade my GPU to a 670 but before I get flamed for WC a 660TI, I am just really into WC and do it more for a hobby than anything. That being said...
I have already chosen some parts but I am trying to decide how much rad I need to ensure proper cooling if I were to SLI my GPU. I also want to pick the right ones. I have enough space for a thick 120x3 rad on a push/pull in the front of my case and another 120x2 or single 120 rad.
Parts Picked for my Loop:
Pump - Swiftech MCP35x
Res - EK X3 150
CPU Block - EK Supreme LTX
GPU Block - Haven't found anything that fits the chipset
Rad 1 - XSPC EX360
Rad 2 ???
As far as blocks go, the EVGA cards are all reference design, and 660Tis use the 670 reference blocks (since both use the short PCB, unlike the GTX 680). You can see what EK has at http://www.coolingconfigurator.com, to get an idea of what the blocks look like.
Your other option is to use universal waterblocks, which are still very good performers, and give you a lot of flexibility when upgrading. I used to be (and hopefully will be again) a yearly upgrader, so not having to buy new blocks all the time was great and made selling the old cards much easier.
I have already chosen some parts but I am trying to decide how much rad I need to ensure proper cooling. I also want to pick the right ones. I have enough space for a thick 120x3 rad on a push/pull in the front of my case and another 120x2 or single 120 rad.
Awesome info boiler. I was wondering, the universal gpu blocks say something about setting up cooling for passive RAMs and Mosfest chips. I am a total nub when it comes to this lingo and was wondering what this meant?
I also think I'll probably go for a thick 120 single rad just for shits and giggles.
What Manofchalk posted is the basic setup - heatsinks on the VRAM chips. That's the bare minimum and should be sufficient for any GPU with decent airflow in the case.
If you're thinking about doing some voltage tweaking with the GPU, you may want to invest in some for the VRMs. You'll have to look up where the VRMs are on your GPU's board, because sometimes each one is a little different.
Yeah, graduated, worked over the summer, now in grad school. The last 6 months are kind of a blur but I'm hanging in there. Broke down the RV02 but am hoping to invest some good money in a PC this summer