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Hi all

I'm all new to water-cooling and I have som questions I was hooping people in this forum could help me with.
I want to WC my CPU and both my GPUs. Can one 340 radiator handle this or should I get to smaller ones?
Can you have more than one radiator in the same loop so you only have one good pump?
What is the benefit from using fullcover heads to the gfx card?
And last I would be very happy if you could post some links to the products. I live in Denmark so If you could recommend a good webshop who can deliver to my country would it would be great.

I thank you all in advance
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I use the stock XSPC Rasa 240 kit, with a second 240 rad to run my with nice load temps. A 340 would be fine as long as you got some nice fans like Gentle Typhoons or something along those lines.

A fullcover block would be best if you want to get into overclocking, and get the overall lowest temps.
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Its technically feasible to stuff an RX360/GTX360 inside the HAF-X.
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How much rad? All of it. All of the radiator.
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Originally Posted by Brohus View Post
Hi all

I'm all new to water-cooling and I have som questions I was hooping people in this forum could help me with.
I want to WC my CPU and both my GPUs. Can one 340 radiator handle this or should I get to smaller ones?
I have a oc'd pII 965be and a oc'd 5850 in the same loop with a single 360mm rad and have no problems keeping them both cool so you will be fine.

With everything at 100% load, the gfx card sits around 40C and CPU sits around 54C - and that's with a room temp of 30C.
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Ok so i guess what you are all saying is that one 360mm would be fine for one CPU and two GPUs. Can someone maybe link to a good quality 360kit. I know I should have the EK-FC5X0 GTX GW blocks for my GPUs so the kit should be with a good CPU block and low noice pump.
And yes I want to be able to overclock my setup.

Btw if it would be better to go with two 240 rads instead of one 360 then that what I will rather pay a bit more money and be shure that I have enough cooling (and low noice)
Edited by Brohus - 4/27/11 at 11:27pm
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post #7 of 12
Rasa RX360 kit, just add two gpu blocks
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Ok so i guess what you are all saying is that one 360mm would be fine for one CPU and two GPUs. Can someone maybe link to a good quality 360kit. I know I should have the EK-FC5X0 GTX GW blocks for my GPUs so the kit should be with a good CPU block and low noice pump.
And yes I want to be able to overclock my setup.

Btw if it would be better to go with two 240 rads instead of one 360 then that what I will rather pay a bit more money and be shure that I have enough cooling (and low noice)
You've got two Phantoms? If so, you've got a sick build Make sure the full cover blocks fit the extra ram chips.

If you can fit two 240mm radiators into your case, go for that. If you can fit two 280mm radiators you might want to consider that too...
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post #9 of 12
a good 360mm rad with good fans
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post #10 of 12
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You've got two Phantoms? If so, you've got a sick build Make sure the full cover blocks fit the extra ram chips.

If you can fit two 240mm radiators into your case, go for that. If you can fit two 280mm radiators you might want to consider that too...
Yes I know that it's not a reference card and the only fullcover for the cards is the EK model I mentioned.

But I think I should be able to fit two 280mm in the HAF x cabinet one in top and one in the back.

So what 280 kit plus one extra 280rad should I get? And should I have one loop with to rads or two loops (one for CPU and one for the GPUs) I would like If I could do with one loop only.
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