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I am soon going to be buying my first components for watercooling my Pc. The main reason wanted to even do this was simply to keep my main GPU cool. The reason I want to do this is because I am soon about to SLI GTX 470s and the way my mobo is layed out they would be right on top of eachother, suffocating my uppermost card. Now what I am needing to know is, since I really only need to cool my GPU, would a Rasa RS 240 be enough, rather than the RX 240? I am looking in my case (Coolermaster Storm Sniper) and really the only spot to mount a 240mm rad is where the top 200mm fan is located. In this spot there is very limited space between the mobo and ceiling, so I was worried that a RX 240 would be too fat to fit. What I am basically asking is, Should I just splurge and get the RX 240 and cool my CPU and GPU, or should I just get the RS 240 and cool my GPU? If you guys think I should splurge, that also means you think I'll have room to fit the rx 240 with fans.
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would a Rasa RS 240 be enough
Yes. You need some good fans to push through for the best result but theres no worries there. You can get the EK coolstream for the same price I think, and that will make a better job, its thicker than the RS with a lower FPI, not quite the RX but its a good rad.
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Yes. You need some good fans to push through for the best result but theres no worries there.
Would the included 120 mm fans be sufficient? You mean to cool only my GPU right?
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Would the included 120 mm fans be sufficient? You mean to cool only my GPU right?
"Single GPU only loop question." Yes I was just refering to the GPU there, by Kit do you mean that you are getting a RASA kit?
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"Single GPU only loop question." Yes I was just refering to the GPU there, by Kit do you mean that you are getting a RASA kit?
Yes, that's what I meant. Between the Rasa RS 240 and The rx 240. Aren't they the same kit's with only different sized rads?
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Yes, that's what I meant. Between the Rasa RS 240 and The rx 240. Aren't they the same kit's with only different sized rads?
Yes the only difference is the rad, You should be fine with the RX240 for CPU and GPU. (ive seen the rad fit, the fans have to go on the roof under the plastic)
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Yes the only difference is the rad, You should be fine with the RX240 for CPU and GPU. (ive seen the rad fit, the fans have to go on the roof under the plastic)
Awesome, didn't think about that. Now 2 more nooby questions. 1. If I were to put the fans on top like you said, should the fans be blowing down ontop of the rad, or Pulling air up from the top of the rad? 2. Are compression fittings good, like these bitspower ones? http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...ion-Page1.html Thanks for all your help Andrew, REP+.
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You shouldn't be worried about temps on the gpu if you're putting it under water. GPU's take water better than cpu's and even something minimal would make a huge difference in temperatures. Even a single thin 120 radiator hooked up to a gtx 480 (I'm using this as an example because it's been done with the H50 and the 480 runs hotter than the 580) gave a 20-30C drop in temperatures. If you want a 240 radiator and have the room for it, just get the least dense radiator so you can use low speed fans so you'd get a quieter system
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Awesome, didn't think about that. Now 2 more nooby questions. 1. If I were to put the fans on top like you said, should the fans be blowing down ontop of the rad, or Pulling air up from the top of the rad? 2. Are compression fittings good, like these bitspower ones? http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...ion-Page1.html Thanks for all your help Andrew, REP+.
Fittings are all pretty much the same. If you want to save money, just get barbs, but it is slightly easier to work with compressions and they look better but cost more. If you use your fans as intake for the rad at the top, you'd get slightly better temps but it won't make a huge difference and may throw off the airflow of the case if the flow is from front/side to rear/top
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Fittings are all pretty much the same. If you want to save money, just get barbs, but it is slightly easier to work with compressions and they look better but cost more. If you use your fans as intake for the rad at the top, you'd get slightly better temps but it won't make a huge difference and may throw off the airflow of the case if the flow is from front/side to rear/top
Ok, thanks for the reply. Guess I'll just have to decide on whether I really want to cool only the GPU or not, and I'll go from there. So RS 240 for Gpu only, and RX 240 For both. Got it.
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