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Hey guys, So I'm kind of over looking at my RX360 hanging off the back of my case and was wondering if an XSPC RX240 + XSPC EX/RS240 would be sufficient enough for overclocked i7 950 and SLI GTX 570's? I know rule of thumb is 120 rad per block, But it doesn't hurt to ask
Edited by gumbie - 10/20/11 at 10:40am
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Simply, yes it will be sufficient.
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I'm interested in the responses as well. I'm looking into the same issue, I7 2600k, x2 6970's though. I was looking at the http://www.frozencpu.com/products/53...r_-_Black.html myself, just wasn't sure if two radiators would be better. Like rad/cpu/rad video cards
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Simply, yes it will be sufficient.
Would there be much of a temp difference from what I am seeing currently with a 360 + 240?
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No after a while it dont matter how much rad you have the water will only get so cool
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I'm interested in the responses as well. I'm looking into the same issue, I7 2600k, x2 6970's though. I was looking at the http://www.frozencpu.com/products/53...r_-_Black.html myself, just wasn't sure if two radiators would be better. Like rad/cpu/rad video cards
Assuming it is the same rad and the same amount (1 480=2 240s), splitting it up wouldn't do anything; do whichever fits your case the best.


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Would there be much of a temp difference from what I am seeing currently with a 360 + 240?
Without crunching any numbers; I'd put my money on a few degrees, if that.
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post #7 of 9
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I can handle a few degrees less for a much tidier loop! I might wait for the XSPC EX240 reviews etc before i make a decision on a slim 240 rad.

Thanks for your help +rep.
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Hey guys, So I'm kind of over looking at my RX360 hanging off the back of my case and was wondering if an XSPC RX240 + XSPC EX/RS240 would be sufficient enough for overclocked i7 950 and SLI GTX 570's? I know rule of thumb is 120 rad per block, But it doesn't hurt to ask
It'll do fine; I have a 980X and two GTX 480s on a 480 rad.
    
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It'll do fine; I have a 980X and two GTX 480s on a 480 rad.
this...and 480 cards can get pretty hot...
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