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RS360 enough for 2500K and 580?

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Purchasing a 580 for my build is the Rasa RS360 rad enough with push pull GT AP-15's. Still need decent temps though.

Is it enough for a 2500k and 580?
post #2 of 12
It is okay but, monitor temps after build and you should be fine.
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You sure? will it still take a bit of overclocking?
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it might but IMO i would look at two options
1; change to an RX360 thinker rad
2: add a 240 rad to the loop

both options should give you some headroom
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my pref for fans are yate loons but thoose GT AP-15's are darn good too
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I say it would, as for OCing, it might get a little dicey, but for average gaming and so forth on slight OCs and stock, you should be fine. As Stubass said above, a 240 Rad would do wonders and definitely give you the headroom for definite overclocks with nice temps all around. But you could definitely start off with the RS360 and go from there, dont expect AMAZING temps right off the bat though, it will take some tinkering, as well as good ambient temps, as you will definitely be getting close to the point where the RS360 wont be able to dump enough heat efficiently. Just some tips smile.gif

PS. once again like stubass said, the RX360 should do just fine, and then adding a 240 later, when funds allow, would allow OCs with ease smile.gif
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I started with a RS360 on my CPU alone, but when I added my GPUs to the loop, I added an EX360. Also heard mention of yate loon fans, I second that motion.
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post #7 of 12
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Ok thanks everyone, i was thinking the RS360 just wouldnt cut it, its got no depth. Ive got the funds to add a EX240 to the bottom, problem is.. will the XSPC Dual bay Res/Pump be enough adding another small radiator? Will it work?

Thanks again everyone..
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Ok thanks everyone, i was thinking the RS360 just wouldnt cut it, its got no depth. Ive got the funds to add a EX240 to the bottom, problem is.. will the XSPC Dual bay Res/Pump be enough adding another small radiator? Will it work?
Thanks again everyone..

That was my issue with the whole thing, idk why i didnt bring it up.... But personally I am not sure. I have a friend that has this kit and his has been going strong with a super thick 240 rad added to the loop (same kit, but I have zero clue on the brand of the added 240) for over a year or so, and it hasnt even skipped a beat. So its a crap shoot I guess, these pumps are known for sudden deaths, but tend to be very reliable if you get a good one from a good batch, that is, if you dont over stress it for long periods of time (like just keeping your comp on 24/7). I say it would definitely hold up long enough for you to save up the funds to later upgrade or replace the pump and go with a better res/pump (preferably separate units for upgrades down the road, it is more efficient and if one fails, you dont have to RMA/Trash the pair).


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post #9 of 12
Thick rads are overrated, you'll gain maybe 1/2C lower water temps at the best, rule of thumb is 120rad per component so a 360 rad thick/thin would fair well with a cpu + gpu. If you're itching to add another rad by all means go ahead it'll just give you room to upgrade later on and slightly better temps, your rasa res/pump combo won't mind the extra radiator since they're usually negligible in hindering flow.
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I think it would take about five RX360's to = the drop of one cpu block in flow
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