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I will be building a rig when Ivy comes out to replace my sigrig, will be getting a 3770K, and using my 470. I want to start water cooling when I make this change, and want to make sure what these two will need for awesome temps.

I was planning on getting a XSPC Rasa kit, just not sure which one. I was thinking of getting this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=30280
then adding a RX120 rad as well as a http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29841:fa52fdb2834acdf4fef1efe4ff5af275 for the 470. (already have a nice heatsink from a Zalman 3000F for the card, figured a simple block for the GPU would be sufficient.)

So, basically, with a RX240 and RX120, would that be enough for a overclocked 3770K (assuming its close temp-wise to a 2600K?) and an overclocked 470? (Maxed voltage and core)
Or would just the RX240 be enough, or do I need a bigger second rad, or what? Just want to make sure I get what I need right off the bat.

Also: I plan on using it for folding as well as gaming, so also take into account too biggrin.gif I was hoping to get a nice overclock on the 3770K, and see if I can take the 470 further on water too. So plenty of heat. thumb.gif

EDIT: On a side note, I plan on using Gentle Typhoons on this setup, I already have a single AP-14, so I was planning on either doing all 3 as AP-14, or the 120 as AP-14 and the 240 as AP-15s, if the performance increase would warrant the higher noise level?
Edited by Fooxz - 2/5/12 at 8:02pm
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Just get the rx360 kit to cool the cpu and gpu
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i hate universal blocks, i ended up killing my 9800 with one because it doesnt cool the ram or any other vital part. do yourself a favor and spend the extra money so you dont kill the card. i would also get the rx360 kit so you can cool the card and processor
    
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Just get the rx360 kit to cool the cpu and gpu

I was hoping that I wouldnt have to get a hugemongo case for a triple rad. I was hoping to keep everything internal. Would the RX360 cool better than an RX240 plus a RX120? I just ask since its easy to fit a 240+120 in a case, a bit tougher to fit a 360 in a case.
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i hate universal blocks, i ended up killing my 9800 with one because it doesnt cool the ram or any other vital part. do yourself a favor and spend the extra money so you dont kill the card. i would also get the rx360 kit so you can cool the card and processor

I have a heatsink that covers the rest of the card already. Will have a fan cooling said heatsink. See: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29247 (picture near the bottom shows the full block.) A full cover block is at least double the price depending on which one I would get, seem like a lot when I already have something to cool the rest of the card.


Seeing the price difference between the 360 and the 240... I may just have to figure out how to fit the 360 inside a case, or just keep it external... and a RX360 would be pretty sexy...

I guess that does answer my question... a 360 would be enough cooling capacity for a overclocked 3770K and 470?
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