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So, I just had a massive budget cut. It stinks, but I'll still be able to build a very nice gaming rig.

I was originally planning on cooling 2 GTX590s, a 990x + Ram and Motherboard. Now I'm gonna be cooling just an i7 2600k and 2 GTX580s.

Both the GPUs and the CPU will be seriously overclocked, but they'll still generate a LOT less heat than my previous specs. So, in your opinion, would this watercooling setup suffice for these components?

1x XSPC RX360 Rad (3 Gentle Typhoon 1850s)
1x XSPC RX120 Rad (1 Gentle Typhoon 1850)
1x Swiftech RCP355

That way I can keep the bottom area of the 800D for a pure air intake fan, instead of another rad. I can also put 6 fans on the RX360 and 2 on the RX120.

What do you think?
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post #2 of 8
Yea, you'll be able to cool that no problem with that much rad.
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What about this, instead of the i7 using the i5-2500k since you are building a gaming rig, the money that you save you can then cool the mother board and upgrade the 120 rad to a dual 120 rad. Just a suggestion, I know a lot of people would agree that the i5 will run just as good as a i7 in games. Now if you are trying to put up high bench marks and will be using software that uses the HT then you will not see the difference. But i could be wrong. I was Trying to make the same choice for the last week and I decided to go with the i5 after everything I read a bunch of stuff about the 2 cpu's.
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i did the same thing, went with the I5 because I don't really do anything that will use the HT cores. only other diff is slight bigger L3 cache.. clock for clock they are pretty similar and you wont notice the difference in games. i am sitting comfortably at 4.5Ghz on Air, i can run 5.0 Ghz but temps get up in the early 70's (under IBT), so i will wait till i get a decent water setup to run 5.0 Ghz 24/7

go with the i5.
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Originally Posted by leichtwork View Post
What about this, instead of the i7 using the i5-2500k since you are building a gaming rig, the money that you save you can then cool the mother board and upgrade the 120 rad to a dual 120 rad. Just a suggestion, I know a lot of people would agree that the i5 will run just as good as a i7 in games. Now if you are trying to put up high bench marks and will be using software that uses the HT then you will not see the difference. But i could be wrong. I was Trying to make the same choice for the last week and I decided to go with the i5 after everything I read a bunch of stuff about the 2 cpu's.
Agreed with a SB.

Disagree with mb block. Its not crucial, more bling and "look at me!" factor. Good air flow to the mb area will be suffice.


OP, that water setup is good imo if you're on a tight budget. good luck
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Agreed with a SB.

Disagree with mb block. Its not crucial, more bling and "look at me!" factor. Good air flow to the mb area will be suffice.


OP, that water setup is good imo if you're on a tight budget. good luck
I agree with you, I only suggest the MB block because he said he was going to do that before he had the budget cut. I would like to put my MB under water but like you said its more for bling and e-peen, lol... Unless you are trying to go dead silent and/or your case sucks at cooling.
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I agree with you, I only suggest the MB block because he said he was going to do that before he had the budget cut. I would like to put my MB under water but like you said its more for bling and e-peen, lol... Unless you are trying to go dead silent and/or your case sucks at cooling.
There will only be a single 140mm intake fan. Should I be worried about that?
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There will only be a single 140mm intake fan. Should I be worried about that?
I have one intake fan and 2 exhust fans and my case runs pretty cool and my ambient temps are pretty high. The room that my PC is in stays hotter then the rest of the house. My room is 80 degrees F and the inside of my case is 82 degrees F. Underload it jumps up to 86 (30 degrees C) but my GPU runs really hot. Thats going under water next.
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