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I'd probably have to add another 120 if I want to add more radiator space - my case isn't exactly the best, in my opinion. I can just barely fit the 240 in the front, and theres no way a 360 could fit there. I have no side vents and a single rear 120 vent, which is where I could put another if I need to.
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post #12 of 15
if you are going to put th 240 rad in the bays note that the xspc kit res/pump goes into 2 bays, tbh unless you can mount rads out of case you may need a bigger case
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by xMopx View Post
Ahh I'll keep that in mind.

Last question, I believe: Do full coverage gpu blocks offer any advantage over the chip-only ones?

I like the look (and price) of the chip only sort. I have a 5870, FYI. That block lists 4870 as compatible but nothing newer, but the mounts are identical IIRC?
Full cover:
Pros -
Cools VRM + RAM
Easier to plumb in multiple cards
Adds at least 1" of e-peen per block

Cons -
Expensive
Only fits one design of card
Limited compatibility (usually reference design cards only)
Heavy (can cause support issues on longer cards)

GPU only:
Pros -
(Slightly) cooler GPU core temp
Universal - can fit many cards and not just reference designs
Cheaper
Lighter

Cons -
Need to cool VRM + RAM separately
Harder to plumb in multiple cards


The mounts should be very similar, something like 45mm hole spacing, so that block should fit. Have a look at Skinnee's universal GPU block roundup for some info on which is best. I realise that it is again for a GTX480, but it still gives a comparison.

If you want a full cover block, have a look at the XSPC Razor, PPCs has them on special at the moment for $60, don't know how that will work out when you factor in shipping though. Just be sure that you have a reference design 5870, look for the AMD logo near the PCI-E connection and the fan at the back end of the card, not in the middle.

If it is non-reference then you will probably have to get a universal block anyway.
Edited by GingerJohn - 6/15/11 at 3:37pm
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post #14 of 15
Like others have said in countless other posts, I also recommend the rasa kit. It's a great beginner kit and will perform almost as well as high end custom stuff, at a fraction of the price. I am running the 360 rad with my sig rig. Cooling both the cpu and the gpu and it does an amazing job on this toasty fermi card.
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post #15 of 15
The RX240 should handle a cpu and gpu if you can't fit a 360mm rad. Op's gpu is not a heatmonster like the gtx480.
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