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Hello everyone, I had been thinking to water cool my GTX 480 not because I need it now but in a near future I'll be installing a 2nd 480, removing the GTX 260 I have installed that is not 'in really" use, as is used for physX only. anyways back to the point...

I do have a CPU water cooler installed but is sealed so I can't take some extra loops to water cool the GTX 480 block, I had been recommended to remove the water cooler I currently using for a Rasa 750 RX360 kit. but I got no many experience on this, so I have couple of questions...

1-It wasn't ask to much to this kit to cool down a CPU and 2 GTX 480?
2-Beside the Rasa 750 RX360 kit any other kit for recommendation?

3-Also I had been thinking to add a separate rad, 1 for CPU and other one for GPUs since I got an extra room in the case I see this as a possibility, what do you guys think?I'm just using a common sense, more fans = less heat, more rads = less heat = less work of each one. ( laugh if necessary )

Either way I'm planning to buy a good looking well performance water cooler for this 2 cards but under a descent budget, so this take me to the 2nd question.

Any advice will be well appreciate
sorry about my spelling and thanks!
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Welcome to the wonderfull world of water cooling, hopefully I can help.

1) The RX360 will handle the 480s+cpu but I wouldn't add anything else (or do any crazy OCs) to the loop without adding another 120rad before hand.

2) The Rasa kit is the best kit to get when moving into the WC world. It has everything you need for the loop and is a great kit in terms of price/performance.

3) No point having 2 loops, you will see some people post that it's better blah blah blah but its really not. 1 loop is the way to go for your set up. and yes more rad(+ fan) = cooler/lower temps.


I recommend you purchase the rasa kit + a good 120 rad (can stick with the RX rads if you'd like) and your waterblocks (+ fittings) for your GPUs and you will be set. This will give you good temps + room to move if you plan to OC.
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I thanks =]
tripping into the water cooler gallery I found tons of EkWb users, I think I will need to expend sometime by reading some reviews about this before get any kit, as I said I want a good performance kit BUT good looking too (Does not bother me expend couple of bucks more for a good looking set )

By more I search, more I know but also more I like can't take a choice.
and no I don't think I need to overclock (Yet) 3d modeling and rendering comes just easy as it is, of course games as well, overclock is not within my plans as far as I don't need it
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*gasp* "Blasphemy" Do consider an overclock, or at least a mild one. you should be able to get a 40%-50% speed increase on your processor pretty easily - and your games/apps would love you for it. That kind of free performance boost is nothing to sneeze at, and from 2.67 to 3.7+ should provide a noticeable day to day difference.

Anyways, on topic: If you can find a RX360 kit, just see if you can add a RX240 radiator to it and that ought to do it I would think. As Vertix said, if you don't overclock it'll handle them, and the kit will get you started in the world of watercooling. Best of luck!
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