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Poll Results: Which would provide better cooling?

 
  • 30% (4)
    Push/Pull for the RX360
  • 69% (9)
    Wait for reviews and add a EX240 into the loop
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post #11 of 17
I don't really get the point of getting a push-pull configuration, if you add another 240mm radiator it gives you the option of cooling other components in the loop.
post #12 of 17
I'm also going to suggest another 240, but in a roundabout way. How about this for a plan:

Buy / use 3 extra fans and go push / pull. If it does not get you the performance you want then buy a 240mm rad and use two of the extra fans you got for the p/p on the 240. That way you get to try out both options without loosing out on any more than a single shipping charge.

A 240 is going to give you more performance than push / pull. I am not going to give you figures as I don't know enough about your loop; I would be making them up. Try plugging your loop into Martin's pump / rad optimizer and seeing what difference you get from another 240.

If you can measure the difference in temperature between your water and ambient that will tell you what scope for cooling you have. Realistically you can reduce your water - air delta to 3°C with enough rad, so work off that as a minimum point.

Note that you can go lower than 3°C delta but you start getting into crazy amounts of rad. I think MartinM210 was getting 3°C with his 2600k and a quad 120...
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post #13 of 17
If I read this right, you have a 2600k and a 580 on a Rasa RX360 kit.

Is that correct?

If it is, the RX360 is more than enough radiator for that setup. You might look instead at your pump or some other cause for high temps.

I had: 2600k, p8p67 Mosfet block, and two 6950's oc'ed and ul'ed on an rx 360 and it worked like a charm. I added an RS360 and temps did obviously drop but I really didn't need it.

I have heard that the pumps that come with those kits aren't that great, especially since you added a GPU block. Someone else might have something more to say about that. I have a D5 on mine and it is good.

Edit: having said that, I'd go for the second rad if you want it. They are very effective at reducing temps. I have my fans set as low as they will run now with dual 360 rads...
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post #14 of 17
Those are great temperatures. I wouldn't spend a penny on more cooling until you have a second gpu. If you have uncontrollable shopping urges replace the stock fans with better ones. Or add two more and then move them to the 240 rad when you get a second gpu.
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I have two coolermaster blademasters mounted on the top of my case pulled from my old CM 212+, I'm likely to use those 2000RPM fans on the 240 rad, so I wouldn't have to purchase new fans for it. I don't want to mix fans with my RX360 for P/P, because the results might be weird. I know those are good temps, but I'd like to see my CPU get better temps at load.

I'm likely to purchase another 580 in the future and having a 240 already hooked up will only make it less work in getting the new GPU inside, which is why I'm thinking of adding another radiator soon.

Edit: Of course this won't be an impulse buy just yet, I gotta wait for the reviews to kick in biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 17
Get the 240 smile.gif

I ran three 580s 3gb versions and oc to 950 they never went past 50c while benching. Though, the two RX480s w/ push/pull had something to do with that biggrin.gif
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by LordOfCake;15391041 
Push pull will probably yield temps of 5c lower than your current ones (give or take).

Although it has been known that stock Rasa fans aren't too grand incomparison to others out there...

If you have tje room pop the 240 in there, should see a noticable drop in temps

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Actually the stock xspx fans for the rx kits are some of the best performance to noise fans currently available.

XinRuilian 120mm Fan 0.18A (RDL)
Ref: 1062

* Current - 0.18
* Speed - 1700RPM
* Airflow CFM - 65.12
* Noise dBA - 30
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