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Will this be enough?

post #1 of 7
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I am currently water cooling my cpu only and was hoping to add my HD6970 and my motherboard (Rampage III Extreme). I am also thinking of getting an additional HD6970 and adding that as well.

Here is what I am currently using to water cool my i7 950....

Block: EK Supreme HF Acetal
Pump: MCP655 with speed controller
Rad: RX360 with 3 AP-15 gentle typhoons pushing out hot air
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...stom-loop.html

Now I know my RX360 probably wont be enough so I figure I can add an RX120 rad to the back of my case and pull in cool air through it using another AP-15. Would that be enough rad to cool my CPU, GPU (possibly 2 GPU's), and my motherboard?

I know I could mod and put a 480 on the top of my case but I dont want to cut anything. I also dont want to fit a radiator at the bottom of my case cuz its cramped enough as it is. Pretty much the only spot I can add a rad is in the 120-140mm spot in the back of my case.
post #2 of 7
The 120 might be enough.

You running stock speeds on everything? if so then a 360 and a 120 should do it.

Pump > RX360 > CPU > mobo > 120 > cards > res > pump
post #3 of 7
the 360 will cool it, especially with those fans.


I think you will see decent improvements from up to a 240 rad on top of that though, so another 120 will be good imo.



Edit:
If you're running stock speeds, just the 360 will be fine.
    
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post #4 of 7
Yeah it will be fine, Push/pull would be a good idea if you plan heavy overclock's.

Don't bother with the mobo block, constrictive and pointless except for looks. It may help if your having problems hitting higher Baseclock's though.
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A 360 + 120 RX will do it. (My friend has a loop with a i7-920 + 2x5970's + his Classy 3-way.) He has a SR-1 360 + SR-1 120 and has great temps.
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Thanks a lot for the info guys. I forgot to mention that im overclocking to 3.71ghz. Nothing major. I know I dont really have to water cool the motherboard, I just dont want that little fan on the north bridge anymore since its kind of loud. I guess I could go back to the regular heat sink without the fan that came with the board also though. Im really not looking to overclock the hell out of it, I just want it to be really quiet so I can leave it on in my room all night. The gpu and the north bridge fan have an annoying whine to them.
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more than enough
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