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Is a RX480 Enough for I7 970 and 2 GTX 570's?

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I've asked the question in another thread but rather make a new thread on the question in case others need answers for this combo as well.

I currently have a RX360 cooling my CPU. I recently purchased 2 koolance blocks for my 570s and a RX240. I was wondering if a RX480 would cool everything the same as this would allow me to have cleaner look overall. I'd just sell the RX360 and RX240 and get some of my cash back.

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dpends on what temps are you yearning for based on your ambient-system temp. delta.
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If your ambients are good and depending on where the radiator is placed... and degree of over clocking and type of fans and.... well there are plenty of variables. You can pretty much expect a decrease in temps over air though.
    
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Ugh, decisions decisions decisions.
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when considering watercooling, there are two main things you need to consider... radiator space with cold air getting to them and ambient temps. This will drop your temperatures more than anything. Sure waterblocks, coolants, fans, running the tubing the shortest distance make a difference, but if you can't get the water cool it doesn't matter how well the rest of you loop works. If you want to really push your system (and later on go SLI) then you will at least consider more. Not to mention, I personally like to have rads in between waterblocks (but this of course is preference).
    
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Depends on what you plan to do with your computer. If all your computer is going to be 24/7 at 100% load then probably not (if you overclock), but if you want it for gaming you will be have astonishing temperatures, I can tell you that.
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I'm already on water for the CPU, just adding my 570s to the mix. I fold for OCN at times and game most of the time. I just need to know if switching to a 480 rad would suffice for all 3 blocks. My rooms ambient during the summer are pretty high though.
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I'd do the 480 Rad For The GPU's Itself, a 240 Rad for the CPU.

You gotta keep those beasts really cool. Or, you can switch it around and use the 480 Rad for the CPU itself and a 240 Rad for the GPU's.
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