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post #841 of 979
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Needless to say I will be watching that build log religiously!

If it takes bifurcated risers to be the trojan horse for mDTX, I'm all for it! Sadly a bifurcated build (using perpendicular GPUs at least) will never be as compact as a mDTX can be. The first slot on the case will be wasted by the riser. Either have to go over a slot or go up an inch or so.
post #842 of 979
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Needless to say I will be watching that build log religiously!

If it takes bifurcated risers to be the trojan horse for mDTX, I'm all for it! Sadly a bifurcated build (using perpendicular GPUs at least) will never be as compact as a mDTX can be. The first slot on the case will be wasted by the riser. Either have to go over a slot or go up an inch or so.

One thing that can be done with that first slot is a low profile sound card and a mpcie to pcie x1 adapter. Then you have all 3 slots used.

I too will be watching to see what goes down and how it works.
Sli 950s would be my road since cooling them both with a single 120 would be easy.
post #843 of 979
You can easily cool any 2 GPU cores using a 120 rad as the 295x2 proves
post #844 of 979
The 295X2 is a hybrid cooler though, isn't it? It's not exclusively water?
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post #845 of 979
Looks like the 295x2 has a fan, but it's only cooling the memory.
post #846 of 979
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Correct, the onboard fan on the 295x2 is just cooling the memory and VRMs.

If a 120 mm aluminum ran can keep 400+ watts of GPU cool, there's no reason a 120 mm copper rad can't keep any two GPUs today cool.

Right this minute I'm folding on a 4.5 GHz 2500k, and 1000 MHz R9 290, using a 240 mm aluminum rad on a modded AIO cooler and my temps are insanely good:



A decent 120 copper rad on a real loop could keep two GPUs and a CPU reasonable I'm sure.
post #847 of 979
Alrighty then, wow. My entire system could work off, like, an 80mm rad then.

I've probably asked this same question before and forgotten. rolleyes.gif
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post #848 of 979
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I'm just tired of the argument that you have to have massive radiator area to keep a system cool. There's a lower limit, yes, but people don't understand that once you have enough area to remove the heat load, anything else is just a waste. 120mm is probably on the small side, but I think it would be adequate. We know that 240 mm will work all day long (unless you think the 295x2 and a Corsair H80 would suddenly blow up if you combined their radiators)
post #849 of 979
If you search my started threads, you will actually find where I ran a 3570k off a dual 40mm radiator smile.gif. I know you can keep alot cool with a single 120.
post #850 of 979
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Hah! That's awesome. I ran an i5 3470 without a heatsink for a few days. It was 100% stable, but of course throttled quite a bit. Point being, it doesn't take a lot of cooling to have a usable system.

I know it's blasphemous to talk about having a CPU at 60, 70 or even 80C, but the fact of the matter is that there's nothing technically wrong with it. Intel was perfectly happy to ship 4770k's that ran at over 90C stock. Intel knows more about the effects of heat on CPUs than we do, and they decided it was fine. Sacrificing cooling for space is one of the tradeoffs we make for having super-sff systems.
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