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I am looking at changing my case to a Bitfenix Shinobi XL

Would these two be enough rads to cool.
Cpu:3930k
Gpu: Gtx Titan Sli
Rampage 4 Extreme motherboard waterblock
As for pumps i have two D5 pumps

XSPC EX240 Crossflow Radiator
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_297_1270&products_id=20423&zenid=74fd283937370d8d98a18b5696035556

XSPC EX360 Crossflow Radiator
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_297_1270&products_id=20427&zenid=74fd283937370d8d98a18b5696035556
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post #2 of 6
That should be enough radiator to cool your components. The general rule of thumb is to have single 120mm rad for each component you plan on cooling, and then an extra 120mm if you plan on overclocking. Depending on how much overclocking you plan on doing, you might need slightly more rad space.
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The XSPC EX rads are alright performance wise, you'll get more performance out of a higher PFI rad like the XSPC RX or Swiftech XP
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post #4 of 6
If you are interested in a direct comparison between radiators, Martin did a radiator shootout last year which provides some good information. http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/14/360-radiator-shootout-summary/
post #5 of 6
The EX have a significantly higher fin density than the RX, and thanks to the split fins, it's more surface area than the MCRxxxXP rads too. I have the EX420 and it's a beast. The only rads that I have used that I like better are the UT60/Monsta.
   
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I am looking at changing my case to a Bitfenix Shinobi XL

Would these two be enough rads to cool.
Cpu:3930k
Gpu: Gtx Titan Sli
Rampage 4 Extreme motherboard waterblock
As for pumps i have two D5 pumps

XSPC EX240 Crossflow Radiator
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_297_1270&products_id=20423&zenid=74fd283937370d8d98a18b5696035556

XSPC EX360 Crossflow Radiator
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_297_1270&products_id=20427&zenid=74fd283937370d8d98a18b5696035556


You'll need some nice fans because of the split fin rads, but yeah it should be enough. If possible, go with U-Flow as opposed to X-Flow rads. Two pass radiators perform better than X-Flow. If you're worried having too much tubing, don't be silly, you have two D5 pumps.


As previously stated, the general rule is 120mm radspace per device, 120mm radspace per overclock, and 120mm radspace per device if quiet fans are desired. I'm assuming you're only using dual SLI on the Titans.

Keep in mind, motherboard waterblocks don't quite count as a device, as their heatload isn't that big of a deal. In fact, there isn't a HUGE reason to cool them, other than aesthetics.
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