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Have a Alphacool XT45 240 and it cant handle my 4.6Ghz bloomfield so im going to step up to a 480 monsta for all my future cooling needs. Anyone have any idea how much of a degree drop i'll see going from a 240 to a 480 alone? 10C under load? 20C?
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Depends on what fans you're using but maybe 1-3ºC
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Depends on what fans you're using but maybe 1-3ºC

Likely this unless you are running your fans @ 600 rpm or less.
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For a CPU, you're really not going to see much of a temp drop. At that point with that frequency on those chips, you're more looking for a means of pulling heat away from the chip, not cooling the coolant.
 
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post #5 of 14
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For a CPU, you're really not going to see much of a temp drop. At that point with that frequency on those chips, you're more looking for a means of pulling heat away from the chip, not cooling the coolant.

Thanks guys. Would the 480 monsta have an issue cooling a 5Ghz 4770K and a pair of 660s?
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Thanks guys. Would the 480 monsta have an issue cooling a 5Ghz 4770K and a pair of 660s?

It would do fine.
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Thanks guys. Would the 480 monsta have an issue cooling a 5Ghz 4770K and a pair of 660s?

Shouldn't have any issues with that what so ever.... it's a very capable rad. I'm temporarily running my sig rig off of an RS360. Higher deltas than the 8.120, but the temps aren't maxing. Just for comparison.

We obviously have no idea what the thermals are exactly like on high clocked haswells but it shouldn't be bad. You'd be fine.
 
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post #8 of 14
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Last question. The monsta wont fit in my case. It wont even be close. Are there any good radiator stands that will work with it? I'd like to run the rad external and stand it up next to the case.
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post #9 of 14
Why not just get a external rad like a PHOYBA or Mo-Ra?
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post #10 of 14
You might try PM'ing spotswood and see if he's make one for ya.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/reviews/case-reviews/spotswood-modular-radiator-stand/

There are a lot of options out there though, DIY is always an option. That's the route I went anyways a while back on my 2500k rig and temp used on parts of the sig rig

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