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Is the RX360 enough to cool a 7970 and a i7 920? Here's my "plan"

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I want to upgrade to Haswell when it launches, but I am itching to get a new case now and watercool my 7970 for the time being. I'd like to overclock my 7970, nothing insane, and my 920 is overclocked with a H70 at the moment at 3.8GHz. I don't have interest in doing in insane overclocks on either my CPU in the future, or Haswell in the future, and same with my 7970. I just want quiet and cool.

In a nutshell, is a 360mm rad enough for a overclocked CPU and an overclocked 7970? I see diff opinions everywhere. I'm thinking that Rad and a Switch 810 or similar case with it mounted at the top, and then I can go with a fullcover block for the 7970 for my GPU, then down the road probably the Raystorm CPU block. I'd use the MCP665 and a bay res.

But is that doable, the RX360 for both, and just the GPU for now and CPU down the road?

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Yes, that's enough with good temps.
    
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The RX360 is a great radiator, loved mine. It's plenty for what you have planned.
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Thanks guys. Hope it'll be enough for Haswell and it doesn't throw a wrench into everyones plans and is a heat monster!

I think I'll plan a loop for just the 7970 and then add the rest in later. Thx!
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if I were you id keep the h70 on the cpu & just do the gpu for now.
will be easier to remove stuff when upgrading.
ive found that just doing the gpu's or the cpu & mobo makes things a lot easier down the road lol.

plus you'll get more benefit in cooling.

just my opinion.

its a headache when you have to drain a loop.

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