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Hi folks

My current setup is to cool cpu but I may include my gpu in the future.

My cpu is cooled by EK Supreme HF fueled by 355 pump with XSPC top and radiate by a Cooltrek 360 rad.

I was thinking of adding another 360, maybe a gtx360 or rx360.

Im getting about 19 delta for load - ambient and i want it to drop to about 15.

My question is that whether i be able to get that drop in temperature if i get another 360 or i need a 480 or i should just forget about it since its not worth the money.

Thanks !!
 
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post #2 of 28
Well

If you get something like the black ice GTX 360, you'll only need the single rad, they are pretty much the best rad on the market.

I'm going to be using mine for a CPU/NB/GPU sli setup.

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Well

If you get something like the black ice GTX 360, you'll only need the single rad, they are pretty much the best rad on the market.

I'm going to be using mine for a CPU/NB/GPU sli setup.

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yeah..either that or a tfc 360 ..but a gtx360 need high speed fans for optimal results..
 
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post #4 of 28
I'm using some ultra kaze 3k RPM fans but i'm controlling them to 1800 which is fine.

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Your pump will handle it so if you have room for another radiator it wont hurt to add it. But for just the cpu a 120.3 rad is overkill (if you're doing more than just blowing on the rad for airflow that is) so I doubt you will see any better temps.
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I'm using some ultra kaze 3k RPM fans but i'm controlling them to 1800 which is fine.

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true dat..ap15 is totally out of stock over here

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Your pump will handle it so if you have room for another radiator it wont hurt to add it. But for just the cpu a 120.3 rad is overkill (if you're doing more than just blowing on the rad for airflow that is) so I doubt you will see any better temps.
im on a pull/push..yeah..its kinda overkill. if adding another rad, will give me a 5-10 celcius drop, i dont mind getting one...
 
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Your pump will handle it so if you have room for another radiator it wont hurt to add it. But for just the cpu a 120.3 rad is overkill (if you're doing more than just blowing on the rad for airflow that is) so I doubt you will see any better temps.
Whilst his pump can handle it, he won't see any decrease in temps tbh
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Whilst his pump can handle it, he won't see any decrease in temps tbh
or i dump my current 360, get a 480?
 
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I would just stick with a Black ICE GTX360. That's pretty much ample for most setups.

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I think you have to decide what your noise tolerance is. I would not consider a set up with fans turning faster then 10000 rpm tolerable and so for that reason, I would use RX rads and never black ice GTX...... too noisy for me.
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