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post #1 of 10
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I was thinking of upgrading my gpu to a galax 980 v2 4gb. And I was going to water cool it.

Here are the specs:
8350@ 4.8
Gigabyte ud3 990fxa rev 4
8gb sniper gskill 1600 ddr3
Sapphire 290x tri-x
Evga 750 semi modular bronze PSU
Nzxt phantom 530
EK L360 2.0
Samsung 840 250gb sad
2x 350gb hdds

So the problem is is my cpu going to bottle neck it? and if a 360 mm rad is enough cooling for both CPU and GPU or should I get another 120 rad or something.

thanks thumb.gif
post #2 of 10
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Also is my psu good enough? and how much improvement will I see?

Thanks
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by TheEnfusedBird View Post

I was thinking of upgrading my gpu to a galax 980 v2 4gb. And I was going to water cool it.

Here are the specs:
8350@ 4.8
Gigabyte ud3 990fxa rev 4
8gb sniper gskill 1600 ddr3
Sapphire 290x tri-x
Evga 750 semi modular bronze PSU
Nzxt phantom 530
EK L360 2.0
Samsung 840 250gb sad
2x 350gb hdds

So the problem is is my cpu going to bottle neck it? and if a 360 mm rad is enough cooling for both CPU and GPU or should I get another 120 rad or something.

thanks thumb.gif
Here is a comparison between the two.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1439?vs=1442
For bottlenecking.
It depends on the game you play.
On CPU sensitive games then yes.
On GPU sensitive games then no.
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Also is my psu good enough? and how much improvement will I see?

Thanks
The EVGA PSU you have is made by Super Flower, which is one of the best PSU maker. It will handle it just fine.
Sorry. What model is the EVGA PSU?
Edited by dixson01974 - 11/2/15 at 4:45pm
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post #4 of 10
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Um this is my psu. also can a 360 rad an EK PE I think it is or the one in the ek l360 kit cool both cpu and gpu overclocked



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post #5 of 10
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Um this is my psu. also can a 360 rad an EK PE I think it is or the one in the ek l360 kit cool both cpu and gpu overclocked



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So which one is it?
Nex750B (120-PG-0750-KR)
750 B1 (110-B1-0750-VR)
750 B2 (110-B2-0750-VR)
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post #6 of 10
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Oh oops I forgot to add the link lolol soz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438028

that is the one I have thumb.gif\


also do you think its worth upgrading?
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Oh oops I forgot to add the link lolol soz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438028

that is the one I have thumb.gif\


also do you think its worth upgrading?
Well that is a EVGA 750 B2 (110-B2-0750-VR), which is made by Super Flower.
Great 750w PSU and it will handle it.
FX-8250 @ 4.8ghz is about 250 watts.
R9 290X is about 300 watts.
EK L360 2.0 is around 11 watts.
That is around 561 watts, so leaving 194 watts for the rest of the system.
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post #8 of 10
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thanks and what about upgrading to a 980 is it worth it? And will I be able to watercool it with just a 360 rad?

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post #9 of 10
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thanks and what about upgrading to a 980 is it worth it? And will I be able to watercool it with just a 360 rad?

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Shouldn't be a problem. Most pp here is using 240 or 360 rad for cooling 1 cpu and 1 gpu.
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post #10 of 10
A 240mm rad should hold the fx at 4.8 and a 120mm can handle the Gpu so that 360 should be good
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