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hey there. quick question:

will an RX240 be enough to cool these components well?

i'll have an i7 920 OCed to anywhere from 3.66-4.0, plus a GTX 570 with a slight OC (no increased voltage.)

i can't fit a straight RX360, but i could add another 120 or even another 240.

i have no plans to SLI anywhere in the near future, if ever.

i game and plan to start folding.

the pump will be a Swiftech MCP35X. fans are GT2150s.

thanks!
Edited by nicodemus - 6/16/11 at 5:53am
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post #2 of 41
I would say no with only a 240.

Just looked at your case, are you sure a 360 wont fit on the front?
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post #3 of 41
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I would say no with only a 240.
would you recommend then another 120 or another 240?
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post #4 of 41
If you want to keep everything in your case, then the 120 should do the job.
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post #5 of 41
Agreed, an extra 120 will be needed.

I would only add a 240 if you did plan to SLI in the future.
 
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post #6 of 41
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If you want to keep everything in your case, then the 120 should do the job.
i do. ok, thanks!

if anyone has any dissenting opinions, please speak up. =)
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would you recommend then another 120 or another 240?
Are you using tehThermaltake Lanbox Lite case?

I think you could live with 360, but 480 would be ideal for those 2.
    
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post #8 of 41
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sorry, i'm not. i'm planning on replacing the case with a Mountain Mods H2gO.

ok, thanks all!
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post #9 of 41
Depends on the quality of the RAD, and how low temps you want.

with a good quality 240 rad and some good quality fans in push pull, you should be able to very comfortably cool those 2 componants. your temps wont be stella but they will still be plenty good enough.
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post #10 of 41
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Depends on the quality of the RAD, and how low temps you want.

with a good quality 240 rad and some good quality fans in push pull, you should be able to very comfortably cool those 2 componants. your temps wont be stella but they will still be plenty good enough.
i'll have an RX240 and GT2150s. can't fit push/pull though.

right now i'm leaning to getting another rad. debating on size though. the 120 is $45 and the 240 is like $67. for only 20 bux more maybe i should just get the 240 and be set in case i ever change my mind and decide to SLI.

no flow concerns, right? my pump (MCP35x) should be able to handle all this, yeah?
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