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360mm rad big enough for my future build?

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I would like to plan ahead for my first time water cooling build that will happen down the road. Now since this build is going to happen in the future things will change and new products will come to market but for now i just need help answering a simple question. Is a 360mm rad enough to keep my rig cool. I would try and get max overclock with the CPU and GPU and i would probably water cool the motherboard as well. I would also like your opinion on websites that sell water cooling supplies, I've been looking around at EK and Alphacool and i determined that EK is very expensive but great quality so I've heard. I would most likely do Acrylic tubing as it just looks incredibly spectacular and need help finding where to buy that and also the compression fittings.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/mitchr46/saved/4nZl

^the list does not include hard drives or other things that are not included in water cooling because i already have a custom build and would not buy new drives. So the list only includes things i need to a new improved system.
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Hello there,

I don't see any reason to w/c the mobo too, but I believe that a 360 rad is sufficient. To be on the safe side, have it in a push pull config with Static pressure fans. I use an H100 AIO cooler for my CPU and I never get more than 60 C at 4.6 ghz. Don't know about adding a GPU too, but as I said before, I believe its fine.

However, I do not know of shops at the states for water cooling, I am sure someone will.

Regards.
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I have a 290x (runs a bit hotter than a 780ti) and a 3570k running at 4.5 under a single 240mm rad, and temps never even hit 50c on either. I think you're more than golden.
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post #4 of 5
A single 360 would be the recommended minimum for a CPU and 780ti. Generally the advice is one fan's worth for a CPU, two fans for a gaming GPU plus a spare if you overclock much.

I also have a 4770K at 4.5GHz and a single 780ti heavily overclocked and I am running one 140.2 30mm rad and one 140.2 60mm rad in push only at half speed and my temps are in the low 40s C.
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thanks everyone! biggrin.gif
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