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rx240 enough for 6970 and Q6600?

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Planning on getting a rx240. Would this be enough to cool a 6970 and a Q6600 overclocked to 3.2 Ghz? I might upgrade to an i7 in the future.

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post #2 of 11
Go with the RX360 if you're looking to upgrade in the near future - it's only a tad bit extra now when purchased in a kit than buying the rad separately down the road, but otherwise the 240 should be enough, unless you have REALLY high expectations for both your CPU and GPU temps.
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InitallyI say no,but if you let us in on some details (like what brand and model of 240,and what type of case and radiator mounting) this could easily change.

EDT:OK I see rx,did not mean anything right at first, but other details will help. gotta tell what kind of i7 and just what oc.A i7-930@4.05 puts out a good bit of heat.
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I would go 360, im running 240+360 with my rig
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Originally Posted by jinbei;14418117 
Planning on getting a rx240. Would this be enough to cool a 6970 and a Q6600 overclocked to 3.2 Ghz? I might upgrade to an i7 in the future.

It will, but I would highly recommend going with a 360 instead...
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360 with quality fans.
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360 would leave the question out of the equation + you'll have room for future expansion.

You pretty much limit yourself if you go with the smaller rad now.
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post #8 of 11
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Thanks for the responses guys. I'm planning on getting the xspc rx360 kit. I have an antec 300 case, so I'm planning on installing the rad outside using the external mounts.

Assuming my setup looks something similar to this with the addition of a gpu block: http://www.overclock.net/11528318-post175.html

What is the easiest way to drain the watercooling kit?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jinbei;14443148 
Thanks for the responses guys. I'm planning on getting the xspc rx360 kit. I have an antec 300 case, so I'm planning on installing the rad outside using the external mounts.

Assuming my setup looks something similar to this with the addition of a gpu block: http://www.overclock.net/11528318-post175.html

What is the easiest way to drain the watercooling kit?

You need to install a drain plug. A T-line is very common.
    
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Yeah, it'll do. But if you're looking to go Crossfire, go with RX360.
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