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4.5-4.7Ghz Bloomfield
REIII full cover block
Pair of video cards. Possibly going TRI in the future

Will a 480 handle that? Looking at Alphacool rads.
Edited by Stay Puft - 4/19/13 at 6:49am
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I think the general rule is 120mm per block, but more is always going to be better and will leave room for future upgrades. smile.gif
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A 480 with mid speed fans will do CPU + 2 GPUs, your mobo will add very little heat so it is not an issue for rad sizing however the block will add restriction - make sure you allow for that when deciding on a pump.

When you go to three cards I would consider adding in an extra 120mm of rad depending on how the 480 works out with your current rig.
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

I think the general rule is 120mm per block, but more is always going to be better and will leave room for future upgrades. smile.gif

Thank you guys
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A 480 with mid speed fans will do CPU + 2 GPUs, your mobo will add very little heat so it is not an issue for rad sizing however the block will add restriction - make sure you allow for that when deciding on a pump.

When you go to three cards I would consider adding in an extra 120mm of rad depending on how the 480 works out with your current rig.
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