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I am thinking of buying a Corsair 800D soon, and will be rebuilding my water cooling loop. Will a single Swiftech MCR-320 be enough for a 2500k 4.8ghz + GTX 460 SLI?

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Originally Posted by vuxdu View Post

I am thinking of buying a Corsair 800D soon, and will be rebuilding my water cooling loop. Will a single Swiftech MCR-320 be enough for a 2500k 4.8ghz + GTX 460 SLI?
Thanks!

Would the system run and everything work? Yep. But I think your temps would be subpar and you will end up wanting to add another, so:
A. Save yourself the trouble and get an additional 120 or 240
Or
B. Be happy with the temps you get and fight off that never ending urge for MOAR.

Goodluck smile.gif

Edit: spelling errors frown.gif
post #3 of 9
360 at the top and a 240 at the bottom after you remove the Hdd cage thumb.gif
Edited by Los Hog - 2/16/12 at 5:21am
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After I remove the Hud cage I'll have to cut a hole in the case for the radiator right? I am not very good at modding cases, so I am thinking of maybe a thick 120mm radiator for the exhaust.

Thanks!

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With good fans you will be fine, but louder...what are the clocks on the 460s?
 
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Take it from a guy with an i7 @ 4.4GHz and a 570 @ 940/1880/2300. You'll be just fine. smile.gif
     
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Could a thicker rad fit up the top anyone? Xspc RX360 would be plenty to cool that.
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Originally Posted by vuxdu View Post

After I remove the Hud cage I'll have to cut a hole in the case for the radiator right? I am not very good at modding cases, so I am thinking of maybe a thick 120mm radiator for the exhaust.
Thanks!
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I'm running a 360 rad and 120 rad with only 3 fans in my 800D. The fan on my 120 rad broke last night and I don't have a spare so I had to do with only the 3 fans. So far my water system is handling my 2600k and 580 SLI just fine. I have a Thermochill PA 120.3 inside the top which I will be replacing as soon as my XSPC RX360 comes in and a XSPC RX120 in the back (I want my rads to match, don't ask biggrin.gif)

My idle temps are low-mid 30's and load at low-mid-high 60's. My 580's idle @ 32 and load between 38-43. My fans are high speed (2200 rpm) but controlled down to 1000-1200 rpms. My room right now is 20c (68f) and my front air intake for my case is 22c. My system is almost dead silent with the exception of the pump humming.

During the summer I usually keep my room around 74-78f so I'm not worried about my system.

I've only used thick rads and don't have any knowledge on thin rads, but if you're dishing out money for the 800D, I would say go thicker rads.

Good luck,
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With good fans you will be fine, but louder...what are the clocks on the 460s?

I am using GentleTyphoon AP-14 fans I may go for a push and pull with a slim radiator for now. The clocks on my 460s are stock @ 725. Plenty for StarCraft 2 biggrin.gif.
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I'm running a 360 rad and 120 rad with only 3 fans in my 800D. The fan on my 120 rad broke last night and I don't have a spare so I had to do with only the 3 fans. So far my water system is handling my 2600k and 580 SLI just fine. I have a Thermochill PA 120.3 inside the top which I will be replacing as soon as my XSPC RX360 comes in and a XSPC RX120 in the back (I want my rads to match, don't ask biggrin.gif)
My idle temps are low-mid 30's and load at low-mid-high 60's. My 580's idle @ 32 and load between 38-43. My fans are high speed (2200 rpm) but controlled down to 1000-1200 rpms. My room right now is 20c (68f) and my front air intake for my case is 22c. My system is almost dead silent with the exception of the pump humming.
During the summer I usually keep my room around 74-78f so I'm not worried about my system.
I've only used thick rads and don't have any knowledge on thin rads, but if you're dishing out money for the 800D, I would say go thicker rads.
Good luck,

Very Nice! I cannot wait for my taxes to come back so I can purchase everything. I'll probably purchase thicker radiators in the future, when I see good deals here in the FS section.

Thanks Everyone! Rep+ thumb.gif
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