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I was going to watercool r9 290x and i5 3570k but I womdered how many radiators I would probably need! I already have 1x240mm and 1x120mm, but is that enough? I can fit a 200mm radiator in the front if it is nessesary. I

And will a 3pin water pump be able to run this smooth?

I will be using bitspower compression fittings.
post #2 of 34
Well, I would use two 240mm for cooling a i5 and a r9 290x, so I would probably just buy another 240mm and sell the 120mm one. You say 3 pin pump, what kind more specific?
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2 120 rads here with an i7 @ 4.5GHz and a 290 stock. 2 fans for the cpu rad for a total of 3 fans in my intel rig. i don't see 60C on my gpu and my cpu do not see 70C. this using a cheap XSPC kit.

edit: three dead silent cougar fans, so all i hear is the pump.
Edited by rdr09 - 4/22/14 at 5:33pm
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I was going to watercool r9 290x and i5 3570k but I womdered how many radiators I would probably need! I already have 1x240mm and 1x120mm, but is that enough? I can fit a 200mm radiator in the front if it is nessesary. I

And will a 3pin water pump be able to run this smooth?

I will be using bitspower compression fittings.

With a 240mm, 120mm, and some good fans you should be able to do just fine.
  
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post #5 of 34
With a single 240 and a 120 you will just get away with it, though you'll need some pretty high speed fans, and might not have much thermal room for over volting.
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Well, I would use two 240mm for cooling a i5 and a r9 290x, so I would probably just buy another 240mm and sell the 120mm one. You say 3 pin pump, what kind more specific?
I can't fit 2x240mm in my 650d. My limit is 240mm in the top, 200mm in the front and 120mm in the back.

I don't actually know what pump it is. But it is connected to the motherboard with 3pin for power.
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I'm going to be running a 360mm with my sig rig + 290x. You'll be fine with the rad space you have. If you want to add a front rad it will help a little. But I think you'll be fine with what you have.
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post #8 of 34
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Ok. I think I will use 1x120mm 1x200mm and 1x240mm. I will have to buy the 200mm for 100 dollars but I want to make the best out of my watercooling system. But I still don't know if a 3 pin waterpumå that needs to be connected to the motherboard for power is enough!?
post #9 of 34
It should be enough, so long as it's a pump designed for PC watercooling. What manufacturer/model is it?
post #10 of 34
It will be enough with a 240mm and a 200mm, scrap the 120mm and save some space. You should get more info on the pump though and post a pic on it, because it would be fun to see ^^. You say 200mm rad, wouldnt it work as good with a 140mm one and same some money maybe? A 240mm + 140mm rad should be enough to cool a i5 and a r9 290x?? Its also important to know what kind of res and fittings you will use.
Edited by PachAz - 4/23/14 at 7:54am
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