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I was just wondering if a 240mm rad and a 120mm rad would be enough to cool my sig rig? I will be getting sli cards as well. The loop would be 240mm-sli gpu-120mm-CPU-res-pump. I may be getting bulldozer later which would have the possibilities to be hotter as well (maybe). If there are any other suggestions I am alm ears. Thank in advance rep+
    
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I would imagine so, however you should look at getting two 240's instead. Your case can fit one at the bottom beside the PSU and one at the top.
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I'd play it safe and get dual 240's in there, RS240 top and RX240 bottom for example.

You could probably get it cooled on 240+120, but I doubt your temperatures would be great.
    
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you can put 240mm rad on top, 120mm on the rear and another 240mm rad on the bottom with a little modding/cutting needed and that's it, you can cool those monsters even on sli.
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rx240 and rx120 should definitely be enough to handle your build..
If you can't afford GT AP-15's or don't wanna spend the money for them, then get medium/high speed yate loons and put them in push/pull (if you have space) and get them on a fan controller.

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I would imagine so, however you should look at getting two 240's instead. Your case can fit one at the bottom beside the PSU and one at the top.
Actually, you should definitely do this instead.. A couple thick 240 rads would be awesome.
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Thing is, his case can't fit a thick rad at the top. The max you can get internal is:

thin 240
thick 240
thick 120
    
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Doesn't matter really, as long as one is thick. Also you can mod the top of the case to accommodate a thick rad
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How's the muscle on that Processor? I have not touched AMD since the Athlon X2 days..

Are you planning on 2x full cover blocks for those 560's? I suggest rethinking maybe a 570 + cover block instead of forking the cash for 2x full blocks for 560's.. You will get better performance... or maybe you are after the "bling" factor...?

As for your question, I think 2x 240's will work for 560 SLI + CPU, I have seen people put a single 240 on 1x 480 and those put out a lot of heat.. The question I think that's more important is...

Do you want quiet or noisy? if high RPM's don't matter to you, then a high FPI rad + some high CFM fan would rock, but if you want quiet, it's going to be tough...
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I would imagine so, however you should look at getting two 240's instead. Your case can fit one at the bottom beside the PSU and one at the top.
Ya i know i can fit two the problem comes after that is how to set up the loop. i would have no room for my pump...

It would be like that but just with another rad at the top... and between the two yellow dots i would need to put my pump somewhere.

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I'd play it safe and get dual 240's in there, RS240 top and RX240 bottom for example.

You could probably get it cooled on 240+120, but I doubt your temperatures would be great.
mhm same problem as ^^

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you can put 240mm rad on top, 120mm on the rear and another 240mm rad on the bottom with a little modding/cutting needed and that's it, you can cool those monsters even on sli.
how would you set up the loop then??? like would u have 240-gpu-120-? idk

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rx240 and rx120 should definitely be enough to handle your build..
If you can't afford GT AP-15's or don't wanna spend the money for them, then get medium/high speed yate loons and put them in push/pull (if you have space) and get them on a fan controller.

Edit:


Actually, you should definitely do this instead.. A couple thick 240 rads would be awesome.
ya but then it comes to the problem as comment below

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Thing is, his case can't fit a thick rad at the top. The max you can get internal is:

thin 240
thick 240
thick 120
yup

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Originally Posted by JoshHunter View Post
Doesn't matter really, as long as one is thick. Also you can mod the top of the case to accommodate a thick rad
How???

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Originally Posted by frank anderson View Post
How's the muscle on that Processor? I have not touched AMD since the Athlon X2 days..

Are you planning on 2x full cover blocks for those 560's? I suggest rethinking maybe a 570 + cover block instead of forking the cash for 2x full blocks for 560's.. You will get better performance... or maybe you are after the "bling" factor...?

As for your question, I think 2x 240's will work for 560 SLI + CPU, I have seen people put a single 240 on 1x 480 and those put out a lot of heat.. The question I think that's more important is...

Do you want quiet or noisy? if high RPM's don't matter to you, then a high FPI rad + some high CFM fan would rock, but if you want quiet, it's going to be tough...
I love my cpu i will be selling my 560 in the near future and maybe getting 570 where i can have a full block... and i want quite


Thanks for your help everyone if i could get a few more answers to these comments that would be great!!! thanks and rep+
    
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How???
You cut the bezel at the top, but you have to suspend the rad with cable ties. I'll try and find the build log

EDIT: Found it!
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