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Regarding Rad space, what will you be doing with this system? Gaming? Folding? BOINC? Will both the GPU set and CPU be maxed at the same time? Sure, the general rule of thumb is 120mm of rad per device (I agree with 240 being ideal), but if you will be using the GPUs or CPU individually or just gaming, you can get by with less. You could go as little as 480mm of total and still be fine. The temps will be slightly elevated, though still well below what you'd see on air. If you plan to BOINC or Fold with both CPU and all GPUs cranked at 100%, you will need at least 720mm of rad space.
 
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I would go with the 480. It will carry over when you move up to 4way SLI. Also I have have both the EK 480 XTX rad and the XSPC RX480 rad in my current rig, both are massive. They are about the same thickness, while the EK one is a fraction wider. I am happy with the performance of both, but I appreciate the extra ports on the EK one as its alot easier to bleed and drain. You can't go wrong with either one though. And I think a chunk of thick 120 rad per GPU is good enough to over clock with and have respectable temps. If your in NM I imagine cooling can be tricky. I lived in Las Cruces for awhile while in college, so I know it gets warm over there. smile.gif
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Regarding Rad space, what will you be doing with this system? Gaming? Folding? BOINC? Will both the GPU set and CPU be maxed at the same time? Sure, the general rule of thumb is 120mm of rad per device (I agree with 240 being ideal), but if you will be using the GPUs or CPU individually or just gaming, you can get by with less. You could go as little as 480mm of total and still be fine. The temps will be slightly elevated, though still well below what you'd see on air. If you plan to BOINC or Fold with both CPU and all GPUs cranked at 100%, you will need at least 720mm of rad space.

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I would go with the 480. It will carry over when you move up to 4way SLI. Also I have have both the EK 480 XTX rad and the XSPC RX480 rad in my current rig, both are massive. They are about the same thickness, while the EK one is a fraction wider. I am happy with the performance of both, but I appreciate the extra ports on the EK one as its alot easier to bleed and drain. You can't go wrong with either one though. And I think a chunk of thick 120 rad per GPU is good enough to over clock with and have respectable temps. If your in NM I imagine cooling can be tricky. I lived in Las Cruces for awhile while in college, so I know it gets warm over there. smile.gif

yeah man air just isnt cutting it anymore here in the sunny LC.....
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Ok first off... Everyone on here recommends one 120 per component cooled. Right now I have 1 120 and 1 240 res cooling my setup below. All overclocked and the gpus are at 1.2 volts. my temps are sub 30 at idle and sub 60 under load. Mind you that the 470s are some of the hottest running cards.

I think your 240 and a 360 will be enough. Get 2 mcp350s and a dual pump top from xspc. The pumps can be had on here from bmaverick for 35 a piece. Run it in series and enjoy
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