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*All of this is referring to my sig rig*

I will be running a 3-wblock setup that will include both of my GTX580's running on EK blocks (one Copper, one Nickel, hooray for matching, lol) and was told in the past that an RS360 kit wasn't going to cut it and I needed to spring for the more expensive RX360.

At the same time, I'm told it is next to impossible to fit an RX360 or equivalent thick rad inside my Phantom, whereas a regular 360 works just fine. Now I found a way to do it, but it's not going to be a lot of fun, and I'm definitely not going to get push/pull without buying an entire set of slim fans.

So my proposition/question is this: #1. Is an RX360 enough to cool 3 blocks/ will the X2O 750 RASA pump be good for that? #2.Rads on here are pretty cheap, would I be better off just getting the RS240/RS360 kit and saving some money vs the RX360 and then just buying a 360/240 rad from OCN and putting it in my loop? #3. Would a 2-rad setup be better overall than one RX360 setup?

Loop would go Pump/CPU/RAD1/GPU+GPU/RAD2/Pump at least this is the best it worked out in my head.

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*All of this is referring to my sig rig*

I will be running a 3-wblock setup that will include both of my GTX580's running on EK blocks (one Copper, one Nickel, hooray for matching, lol) and was told in the past that an RS360 kit wasn't going to cut it and I needed to spring for the more expensive RX360.

At the same time, I'm told it is next to impossible to fit an RX360 or equivalent thick rad inside my Phantom, whereas a regular 360 works just fine. Now I found a way to do it, but it's not going to be a lot of fun, and I'm definitely not going to get push/pull without buying an entire set of slim fans.

So my proposition/question is this: #1. Is an RX360 enough to cool 3 blocks/ will the X2O 750 RASA pump be good for that? #2.Rads on here are pretty cheap, would I be better off just getting the RS240/RS360 kit and saving some money vs the RX360 and then just buying a 360/240 rad from OCN and putting it in my loop? #3. Would a 2-rad setup be better overall than one RX360 setup?

Loop would go Pump/CPU/RAD1/GPU+GPU/RAD2/Pump at least this is the best it worked out in my head.

Thanks All!
I wouldn't use any less than an RX 360, and I would even add an RS/X 240 to that.

Buy the kit, since it comes with everything you need.

See #1
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I think you will kill the pump in 1 year or less myself, my friend run this kit on a 26k and two 6970's and it really hurt his flow so I can pretty much guarantee his pump will fail (he never ever listens to me and always pays the price hahaha), i'd grab a second pump/micro res and then you know it will be solid for a long time.No need for more rad it cools is rig very nicely (everything in 40's while gaming).
    
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IMO, if you're cooling 2 3GB GTX 580's and the CPU: One RX360 would be the bare minimum. I would highly suggest getting one RX480 for that, or at least getting an RX360 and RS120.

Just my 2 cents if you want more than adequate cooling performance.
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I think you will kill the pump in 1 year or less myself, my friend run this kit on a 26k and two 6970's and it really hurt his flow so I can pretty much guarantee his pump will fail (he never ever listens to me and always pays the price hahaha), i'd grab a second pump/micro res and then you know it will be solid for a long time.
The pump is good enough for a cpu block and two gpu blocks. If the gpu blocks are highly restrictive, it might be something to think about, but I think with most gpu blocks you're still in the clear with two.
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the pump will be fine with cpu + 2GPU.
you are going to need a RX360 + rx120 or RS240 with it if you want overclocking room, especially if you are only going push on the fans of the 360, depending on your psu I think you can get a 120 in the bottom and a 240 if you remove hdd bays but with out going down in the cellar and pulling my phantom out of it's box this is just a if I remember correctly situation
I know the problems of the phantom and a 360 rad in the top which is why mine is in the cellar
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Hmmm, mixed feelings on the pump, but you guys seem to agree that an RX360 will do the job on its own.

And I never said I would get something less, if you read my post you'll notice I said I'd be getting the RS240/360 in addition to another Rad. I'm not stupid enough to think that cooling 3 blocks on an RS240 is a good idea.

So I was thinking of getting an RS360 to put in the top for push/pull, and getting a 240 rad to put in the bottom. To me, this would roughly equate to "better than" RX360 performance. I could check out a pump/micro-res addition later on to maybe put between the top rad and the GPU blocks to extend the system's life?

EDIT: I will NEVER get a 120 rad thick OR regular. they are ugly and damn near pointless unless you really don't have the space.
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Hmmm, mixed feelings on the pump, but you guys seem to agree that an RX360 will do the job on its own.

And I never said I would get something less, if you read my post you'll notice I said I'd be getting the RS240/360 in addition to another Rad. I'm not stupid enough to think that cooling 3 blocks on an RS240 is a good idea.

So I was thinking of getting an RS360 to put in the top for push/pull, and getting a 240 rad to put in the bottom. To me, this would roughly equate to "better than" RX360 performance. I could check out a pump/micro-res addition later on to maybe put between the top rad and the GPU blocks to extend the system's life?

EDIT: I will NEVER get a 120 rad thick OR regular. they are ugly and damn near pointless unless you really don't have the space.
I think the general consensus was you would need more than an rx 360 (especially if overclocking).

An RS 360 + RS 240 will perform the same as an RX 360 + RS 120.
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I think the general consensus was you would need more than an rx 360 (especially if overclocking).

An RS 360 + RS 240 will perform the same as an RX 360 + RS 120.
And cost ~$30-40 less
Edited by Nytehawk - 7/17/11 at 1:02pm
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