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I'm sitting on a 240 Rad right now, however it's only cooling my CPU. I was wondering if a 240 would be able to handle a 580 and my CPU fine. I would go for a 360, but I'm looking to keep everything within my case, and the 650D cant fit a 360 up-top.

Also if I were to go ahead and WC the card, what block would you all recommend. It's a reference evga 580.

Thanks in advance.
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you won't be getting icy cold temps but you'll be able to run and OC them both fine.
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i would get a 360 and ad that to the loop ( can hang it on the back)

pump > cpu >240 > gpu >360 > res

thats what i do but i have way more blocks and cards laugher.gif

for blocks the new ek nickle blocks are awesome, ive been running there old and new one. the new one is awesome due to the built in standoffs, no more fiddling around with crappy plastic stand offs. ive never been a fan of other brands.. im an ek fanboi.
    
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Originally Posted by antonr90;14503433 
I'm sitting on a 240 Rad right now, however it's only cooling my CPU. I was wondering if a 240 would be able to handle a 580 and my CPU fine. I would go for a 360, but I'm looking to keep everything within my case, and the 650D cant fit a 360 up-top.

Also if I were to go ahead and WC the card, what block would you all recommend. It's a reference evga 580.

Thanks in advance.

I recently went through this a few months back.. I ended up going with 2x XSPC 240's though and two separate loops. Honestly you could cool them both in the same loop if you have a decent push/pull setup on the 240--just don't expect any great temps (which will kind of undo the point of water cooling) and after extended use the radiator will probably become heat saturated--unless you have it next to a source of cool outside air.

I'd vote to hang an extra off the back of my case. I didn't like that idea at first, but after doing it.. it really was not so bad at all.
post #5 of 11
install dual rad on top and get Phobia 200 RAD for front ,that's how most 650D's configured
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Here's my 650D build log.

Honestly the only options for internal placement are a slim 240 on top, with either a fat 120, or a 200mm rad in front.
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Originally Posted by usmcz;14503879 
I recently went through this a few months back.. I ended up going with 2x XSPC 240's though and two separate loops. Honestly you could cool them both in the same loop if you have a decent push/pull setup on the 240--just don't expect any great temps (which will kind of undo the point of water cooling) and after extended use the radiator will probably become heat saturated--unless you have it next to a source of cool outside air.

I'd vote to hang an extra off the back of my case. I didn't like that idea at first, but after doing it.. it really was not so bad at all.

Maybe with 250 cfm fans, something like what Dazmode did with his orange build. I would not recommend using a dual rad for those two components.
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So then a 200MM Rad on the front + the 240 ontop would work? I really don't want to go with anything external.. Or maybe a thick 120 on the rear?
Edited by antonr90 - 8/8/11 at 12:57am
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Originally Posted by antonr90;14504485 
So then a 200MM Rad on the front + the 240 ontop would work? I really don't want to go with anything external.. Or maybe a thick 120 on the rear?

Yes it will work, as long as you don't expected record temps.
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