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Hehe.
Well, seriously, yeah, it is overkill. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Why dont you get a nice mechanical keyboard, instead? smile.gif
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Or a shemxy backplate for your GPU?

Or a mice with an almost flawless sensor?

Or, if you really want to have the swagga..




Wait.. nevermind those.
Just throwing some ideas.

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Originally Posted by smiley22432 View Post

I actually have all of those. Cherry MX brown keyboard, Asus GTX 670 DC2T comes with a back plate, My MX518 mouse is still a beast, and my room mate has the dre beats studio edition and the dre beats beat box. Thats $1000 of speakers.

lol dang.

I think it is overkill, my 2500K is being cooled by a humble H60 (push-pull with some fans i don't remember) and comfortably sitting at 4.5Ghz (for IBT and Prime benching, IBT maxed at 88C or so when I last benched sometime in summer 2011).
Of course, it doesn't get nearly as hot for regular use and gaming.
My GPU on the other hand .... is a different story ...

I'd say a 240mm rad is sufficient. However, if you intend to cool your gpu with the same rad in the future, then you might as well get a 360mm rad to keep you happy
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post #12 of 15
I have to agree that a 240mm rad should be plenty for your rig. I run a XSPC 240mm kit in my i5 2500k rig and it's clocked to 4.9ghz. and I could probably put my GTX 570 in the loop as well. I idle at 25c and load in the mid to high 60c range.

I use Scythe Slip Stream fans with a fan controller (built-in to my Coolermaster Storm Sniper case) and I usually run them at half speed. I like having the option to run them at full speed if I'm doing anything really CPU/GPU intensive.
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I could do all that with a 30 dollar CPU Heat sink. I wouldn't spend any more money for an i5 2500k
I don't see why you're upgrading your loop at all? You're definitely not stressing it yet.

What?
It's a bit early yet to be disowning the 2500k, people.

Go for broke, I say get the 360. As an above poster said--get a high end 360 rad; you'll reuse it in future builds.
RX360 or SR1-360 if you want low speed, or Black Ice GTX-360 for high speed.
     
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I'd say go for it, I myself now run a 540mm radiator (3x180) on my 2500k alone. While it's heavily unecessary, at this point I can let my fans run quieter than my pump and still have the room to add in two GPUs in SLI/Crossfire. If you are into watercooling for the long term, you'll definitely be able to find uses for the radiator in future builds even if you are only cooling your processor for now.
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I've ran my 2500k @ 4.5ghz on a single 360mm radiator with No fans. No problems at all.
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