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I'm planning out a small form factor scratch build and its dimensions hinge largely on how much space I need to cool the components: a 2600k and two GPUs (likely 7950s).

Right now I'm looking at Aquacomputer GPU blocks, a Swiftech Apogee Drive II on the CPU, an Alphacool UT60 120 in push-pull, and an Alphacool XT45 360 in push-pull. How much headroom do you think this will give me to overclock the CPU and both GPUs? I'd like to run the 2600k at or near 4.5 and the GPUs at 1-1.1k / 1500 mem.


Funny enough - current internal dimensions calculate out to 26.4L... or .05L larger than the internal dims of the Prodigy. Only I'm fitting a 120 and 360 rad, 2x crossfire, and an mATX board. biggrin.gif
    
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some folks here stated something like 120er radiator per component + 120 for headroom.
you have 480 ( 360 + 120 ) .. this should be enough. especially since sandy bridge does
not produce that much heat than the previous platforms.

just be carefull how you place the radiators.. IMHO the coldest point in one rig
is logically at the bottom.. so i´d place the radiators there somewhere and let the heat
go upwards.. ( not going thru bad placed radiators and making them hotter..)
ah and i´d recommend to use push / pull on all or at least the 360 radiator.
Edited by smex - 5/15/13 at 11:34am
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some folks here stated something like 120er radiator per component + 120 for headroom.
you have 480 ( 360 + 120 ) .. this should be enough. especially since sandy bridge does
not produce that much heat than the previous platforms.

just be carefull how you place the radiators.. IMHO the coldest point in one rig
is logically at the bottom.. so i´d place the radiators there somewhere and let the heat
go upwards.. ( not going thru bad placed radiators and making them hotter..)
ah and i´d recommend to use push / pull on all or at least the 360 radiator.

This should definately be plenty. To be honest, I think you could get away with just the 360 if you don't overclock. 2600ks don't take much to disperse the heat. You should be fine doing a setup similar to what smex suggested.
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Yes, there will be overclocking. I'd be silly not to with a 2600k. biggrin.gif

The 360 will be going on the bottom pulling air up through a filter. The 120 will be in front of the case pulling air from the front, also through a filter (basically making an L with the two radiators).

I'm pretty sure I'll be using Noiseblocker Mutliframe M12-PS (600-1500RPM PWM fans). Since the biggest PWM splitter I can find is the 8way from Swiftech, I'll have to sacrifice one fan on the 360 so the Apogee Drive II has somewhere to plug into. Not a bad deal, since it'll let me move the front 120 rad down a touch and give me more room for a power button up top. The problem with this setup is I'd like to lock the Apogee DII at 20% but let the fans run PWM. I have no idea how to do this. Thoughts or ideas?
    
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This should definately be plenty. To be honest, I think you could get away with just the 360 if you don't overclock. 2600ks don't take much to disperse the heat. You should be fine doing a setup similar to what smex suggested.

another thing are ambient temps.. especially for the summer.. therefor the 480 (mass) for the radiator(s)..
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