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Hello, I already have an RX360 cooling my i5 750 and 580, how much temperature drop would I see if I added an extra 120 radiator in general ?
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my bet is that you will. add 120 before going to gpu.
    
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What are your current idle/load temps?

It's certainly not needed but if you are looking for a slightly more quiet setup then it would help.
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For cpu idles at about 22-26 and gpu 30-35 depending on ambient and my playing of fan speeds lol
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post #5 of 10
I tried playing a bit with Matins XSPC radiator calculator based on the follwing assumptions (you dont mention pump and fans used):

  1. CPU heat dump: 160 Watt at 4 GHz
  2. GTX 580 heat dump: 250 Watt
  3. Pump heat dump: 15W
  4. Fans: no shroud, no push/pull, 1800 RPM

Then the calculator gives (for the RS version):
  1. Air/temp delta with just RS360: 9.5 C
  2. Air/temp delta with RX360 + 120: 7 C

So a improvement of 2.5 degree C for the RS version (the only version where there is a 360 and a 120 radiator in the estimator). Since the RX version is more efficient I will guess that the diffecent will be about 1.5-2 degrees improvement at load.



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Edited by Nordar - 1/25/11 at 11:05am
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post #6 of 10
Well if your temps are already in check then you are going to see diminishing returns especially on idle temps. Idle temps are more determined by the temperature of the AIR not the amount of rads you have.
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post #7 of 10
Don't waste your money.... Bal3wolf just did this exact upgrade, actually rose temps at some oc levels, and exactly the same at others.
    
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post #8 of 10
Don't bother, the results will be negligible. Save the $50 or whatever and fill up your gas tank
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post #9 of 10
Dont do it i had a rx360 and when i added the rx240 my temps are the same if not a little higher unless i run higher clocks then it handles them a little better.
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post #10 of 10
imo no point in getting more than 1 rad unless it's a dual or larger.
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