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Okay so I have finally become feed up with my reference cooler on my GTX 580 not being able to keep my temps below 90C (its a OC problem not a card problem) and i have a GPU block that I will probably buy so my question is how much RAD is needed for a heavily OCed GTX 580 soon to be joined by a twin and a moderately OCed 3930k?

1. for the GTX 580 alone

2. for two 580's

and 3. for the whole shhebang.
Edited by zdude - 2/21/12 at 7:56pm
post #2 of 7
well depends, what your case?
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Roswill THOR V2

however i will probably mount the RAD's externally
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I'd say you're fine with a single RX360. If you want to be "just in case", you can throw in a 120mm OR 240mm after the cpu.
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okay thanks for the help... i needed to know relevantly quick.
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Assuming you are using 120mm rads go with the following:

With medium speed fans and respectable temperatures:

1. 240
2. 360
3. 480

Bare minimum / high speed fans:

1. 120
2. 240
3. 360

With low speed fans and respectable temperatures:

1. 240
2. 360-480
3. 600

Note that the rad space does not all have to be one item, e.g 480 could be 2 240s, or a 360 and a 120.
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I hear you on the Reference 580 was the Loudest thing in my case frown.gif

I Have it under an XSPC razor block with my 2600k @ 4.5 My temps for my 580 hit 51c in a 8 hour heaven loop clocked at 950/1900.
^All under a RX240 with yates pushing.

Prime and Furmark:
CPU 72c
GPU 52c

But the thing that made it worth it is the Silence.

*feels good*
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