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240mm rad enough?

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planning on building a new pc within a few a month or two and im doing reserch, I want to have a decent little water cooling loop. I am mainly looking for quiet performance and I do moderate/semi heavy gameing as well as music production. I am planning on something like a i5 6600k and a single gtx 1070 or a single 480x depending on benchmarks when it comes out. I am not going to overclock anything and was wondering if a single 240 mm rad top mounted in a mid tower case would be enough to cool the system effectivly keeping down noise and temperatures.
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240mm is enough for that.
    
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You would definitely be pushing it with only a 240mm. A 280 or 360 would be far more capable, and would allow for lower noise levels.

Also, impossible to have an opinion on this with the 480 involved. We haven't seen its true heat output yet, and AND isn't exactly known for cool running, efficient GPUs.
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You would definitely be pushing it with only a 240mm. A 280 or 360 would be far more capable, and would allow for lower noise levels.

Also, impossible to have an opinion on this with the 480 involved. We haven't seen its true heat output yet, and AND isn't exactly known for cool running, efficient GPUs.

Well, from what we do know, it only has a 6-pin connector, they claim a 150w TDP and that it runs quiet with the relatively small blower cooler. So I really doubt it'll put out much heat at all.

But I do agree that 280 or 360 is probably not a bad idea if you really want it to be quiet.
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Well, from what we do know, it only has a 6-pin connector, they claim a 150w TDP and that it runs quiet with the relatively small blower cooler. So I really doubt it'll put out much heat at all.

But I do agree that 280 or 360 is probably not a bad idea if you really want it to be quiet.

Unfortunately, after seeing AMD''s claims be completely false on essentially every component over the last five years, I have grown just a little skeptical of anything they say.
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Unfortunately, after seeing AMD''s claims be completely false on essentially every component over the last five years, I have grown just a little skeptical of anything they say.

Being skeptical is never bad, but with only one 6-pin, how hot can it really run? Unless its massively out of spec ofc, which they have done before, but I somehow doubt that would be the case on this card.
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Being skeptical is never bad, but with only one 6-pin, how hot can it really run? Unless its massively out of spec ofc, which they have done before, but I somehow doubt that would be the case on this card.

It's A MD, they make impossibly bad things possible. lol
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Honestly, you wont see low temps but it will work, even while overclocking. If your goal is to not reach thermal throttle it will work just fine.
post #9 of 16
I run a 5960x @ 4.6 and R9 Nano @ 1100 on a single 240 rad - I think you should be fine.

More radiator is alway better however, if there's room;)
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So I'm going to ask the question that no one else has... If it's a mid tower case why only a 240? if you buy the right case there should be no reason to not go at least a 360 or dual 240's/280's or a combination of them all. Plan ahead right the first time and save yourself lots of down time.
 
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