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is this enough rad for 2x titan and a 3770k?

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http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p15241_Alphacool-NexXxoS-XT45-Full-Copper-180mm-Dual.html
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http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p12339_Alphacool-NexXxoS-XT45-Full-Copper-120mm.html
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Personally, I don't think it is.

I'm not suer how hot the Titans get but the Ivy chips aren't cool by any means. With that, I'd probably want a 480 minimum. I'd probably add a 120 or 240 in the bottom for good measure too.

How much you're overclocking can make a difference too. What are you trying to achieve, silence or performance?
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I am pretty sure that dual 180mm alphacool has more surface area/ performance then a alphacool 480 rad
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A good rule of thumb and what someone told me when I first got into watercooling is you always want 120MM rad to start and add 120 on for every block you have. So like another poster said 480 is as low as I think anyone else on here would recommend for the 3770k (which runs hot) and 2x Titan's.

Usually GPU's tend to benefit more with watercooling. However given that the Titan is new and seems to be most limited by power draw not heat I would cool the 3770k if you don't have space for the 480mm rad space. Needless to say a 180mm rad and a 120 rad might cool those items on stock but I wouldn't recommend it.
d it.

Let me start over just re-read you post. A 180 Dual plus a 120 should be enough to cool what you are looking for with a little bit of overhead. Mind you there really isn't enough information out on the Titan's to say weather or not a 120mm is enough for each block. To be safe I would always had as much rad space as you can because it would mean you could run your fan speed lower and still remove the same amount of heat.
Edited by freitz - 3/7/13 at 4:29am
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Originally Posted by freitz View Post

A good rule of thumb and what someone told me when I first got into watercooling is you always want 120MM rad to start and add 120 on for every block you have. So like another poster said 480 is as low as I think anyone else on here would recommend for the 3770k (which runs hot) and 2x Titan's.

Usually GPU's tend to benefit more with watercooling. However given that the Titan is new and seems to be most limited by power draw not heat I would cool the 3770k if you don't have space for the 480mm rad space. Needless to say a 180mm rad and a 120 rad might cool those items on stock but I wouldn't recommend it.
d it.

Let me start over just re-read you post. A 180 Dual plus a 120 should be enough to cool what you are looking for with a little bit of overhead. Mind you there really isn't enough information out on the Titan's to say weather or not a 120mm is enough for each block. To be safe I would always had as much rad space as you can because it would mean you could run your fan speed lower and still remove the same amount of heat.

Thanks for the advice, yeah, I just don't really want to go with like a 900d or something and fill it up with huge rads. That kind of setup is just too large for me, I prefer more a compact type system.
post #6 of 14
I would say no. I haven't seen any spec's on how much heat a Titan puts out, but considering it is going up against a GTX 690, I can't imagine that it is low. So having a pair of them would at least be "3 cards worth" of 120mm radiator (if not 4) plus the 1 120mm for the 3770k, plus 1 120mm for "extra", so that is 5 or 6 120mm radiators equivalent (600 or 720 equivalent). What you have is 480 equivalent.

Then there is the whole argument of "How much worse are 180mm fans for cooling than 120mm fans?" that will naturally ensue.

As far as cases that can handle 5 or 6 120mm equivalent of radiators without being a 900D ... well, there is always the NZXT Switch 810 which right off the bat, without ANY modifications can hold a 360 or 420 up top and a 240 down below. With just very MINOR mods you can put a 360 or 420 up top and a 360 up front. With a lot of hacking, you can cram in a Monsta 480 in "push/pull" up top and a Monst 360 in "push/pull" down below.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 3/7/13 at 5:07am
post #7 of 14
I'd be going with a 480 rad and a 360 rad just to be sure. It's always better to be safe than sorry especially when it comes to spending money. You wanna do it right the first time. thumb.gif
post #8 of 14
I've got a 900D on the way in and I plan on grabbing three Hydrocopper Titans when they become available, and for that I plan on running the Titans on one 480 rad and a second 240 just to be safe, plus a 480 in the roof for the CPU, a 3930k of course.biggrin.gif
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I've got a 900D on the way in and I plan on grabbing three Hydrocopper Titans when they become available, and for that I plan on running the Titans on one 480 rad and a second 240 just to be safe, plus a 480 in the roof for the CPU, a 3930k of course.biggrin.gif

Water blocks for the Titan are already available from EK. Why not go with those. They'll probably be cheaper than Hydro copper variants too smile.gif
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post #10 of 14
I'd start with a 480 and see what happens. No reason to buy a ton of rads right now...not like it difficult to add more into your loop.
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